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  •  AND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (5+ / 0-)

    I now have a complete set of my military records.
    There's plenty of evidence in them to make the award.
    they just flatout lied to me...........again

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:58:41 AM PST

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    •  Also re: spitting hippies (6+ / 0-)

      No one ever, EVER insulted me like the US Army did

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:01:57 AM PST

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    •  That is why the term (4+ / 0-)

      "military intelligence" is an oxymoron!

      My husband got turned down for Chief the first time - no surprise as very few get it the first time, but when he was turned down the second time it made him and lots of his contemporaries wonder.   I had seen and heard several times that you should send for your military records - check them for errors just like you would do for your credit report.  Sure enough there it was -- a claim that he'd turned down an invite into the  LDO (Limited Duty Officer) program.  Heh.

      Seems years earlier he'd applied and (we thought) never heard back.  Not so.  They approved him and sent the paperwork to his last command who never forwarded it to him.  

      Got that error corrected and he made CPO the next go round.

      Always check those records and you can't have enough DD214s.  (I heard that so much that over the years that I'm not surprised that in the 18 months since he died, I'm still finding copies of the DD214 in different places - I probably have 15 copies of it).

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:11:03 AM PST

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    •  yep you are living proof and you are not the (4+ / 0-)

      only vet; in the short time I was at the VA in the 70's I found plenty of WWII and Korea vets who were having the same troubles as the military yoyoed the numbers you needed to have been a combat vet or needed to be considered a vet.  In those days, eligibility tended to be a moving target.

      Heck I even have my grandfather's records now (and his uniform) in case they decide to rescind the flag he had draped on his coffin

      •  They had me down in a different MOS (3+ / 0-)
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        entlord, Otteray Scribe, chimene

        In the time in the lrrps, they had me down as being a commo MOS. I didn't find this out untill I got my records in 2003. Yet on the  CIB orders, and other places, they had me down in an infantry MOS, they would not have given me the CIB if I was in commo.
        I have no idea why they did that, I never was anything but an infantryman 11B as far as I knew, had no reason to think anything else. I believe this is why I did not make sgt in Vietnam, tho.

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:30:19 AM PST

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