A Salute To Forum Vets

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    To all the Military Veterans on the Forum:

    Thank You for your Service, and tell us something about it!

    SP/4 Hal Pollner, US Army Signal Corps, 1960-66

     
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    U.S. Navy, Destroyer Escort Group in San Diego and Long Beach. 1968 -1972 active

    Glad I enlisted before I graduated high school. My Draft Notice came to my parents place when I was at NTC "Boot Camp".
     
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    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    I volunteered for the Draft in 1960, and my Greetings arrived on the next callup.

    I chose to be drafted, because the active duty term was 2 years, as compared to 3 years if I had enlisted.

    I got a good duty assignment because of my Electronics Degree.

    2 years Active, 4 years Reserve.

    Hal
     
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    Cody Fousnaugh Veteran Member
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    What do you think of those that don't celebrate either Veterans Day or Memorial Day, because they don't know anyone in the military? No family or friends. There are those out there that don't and take Memorial Day as a just a day off of work.
     
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    Although I guess you didn't thank me, I'm a military vet as well. And since you are asking about military service a second time I take the liberty of replying. :)

    As one would expect, I served in the East German Army because military service was compulsory. I was drafted at the age of 19 and was initially trained as a recon in an armored reconnaissance corps for 18 months and later selected to train as a scout in a long-range reconnaissance patrol for three months. Reserve: 10 years actively. Discharged as corporal, no deployment abroad.
     
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