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Slowpoke
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I’ve been a member of army ranger since the beginnings but I’ve been gone quite a while and figure an intro might be appropriate. I was a LRRP in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne in 1966-1967 for those who don’t know me.
I never wore a cape, but I still have my dog tags.

Experienced Peek Freak!!

173rd Abn LRRP...'66/'67
C/1/506 101st Abn
B/2/325 82nd Abn

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Good to see you, Ranger! Hope you're doing well these days.
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Great to see you, Slowpoke. Hope all is going well with you & your family.


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My father was a LRRP around the same time as you with the 173rd / 74th infantry detachment.
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hey there 'poke. good to see you back here.
A Co & HHC 3/75 '93-'98.
RS 10-94.


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Poke...How are you brother?
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Great to see you back here again brother.

Connor got a quick few days home this weekend and we were laughing last night about you giving him blood wings at graduation after the airborne announcement that blood wings were not allowed under Army policy. :lol:
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Welcome back, glad to have you here again.
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I’ve been doing pretty well. I’ve spent the past couple of years in one of the more rewarding experiences of my life. At the request of a Ranger member here, I mentored his son from MEPS to present day when he just got back from school with his Tab. I got to pin his Blood Wings at Jump school! Like I said, a very rewarding experience.....I recommend it highly !!!!!!
I never wore a cape, but I still have my dog tags.

Experienced Peek Freak!!

173rd Abn LRRP...'66/'67
C/1/506 101st Abn
B/2/325 82nd Abn
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I got to make a stop in and pin blood wings on a kid I watched growing up. that was a good time. a tab would be well worth the trip.
A Co & HHC 3/75 '93-'98.
RS 10-94.


200 meters of green shit next to a river in the desert does not qualify as a "Crescent of Fertility" -me

"The meek shall inherit the earth, one meter wide and two meters long" -Lazarus Long
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'Poke!

Glad to see you are still kicking around. If I recall, you were tooling around in a travel trailer for a while. Still at it?
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I remember reading all of your posts and comments, when I first joined. Great stuff, glad your back
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I’ll second jesters post.. welcome back Ranger Slowpoke.
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