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    It's been a number of years since I started my blog, A Soldier's Tales, and I am going through the posts I did about my first tour of duty in the Army from 1957-60. I decided to revise/rewrite them and post them again. My first post will soon appear about enlisting and making it from the Inprocessing Station to Basic Training.

    As they progress, they will take you on my Ocean Cruise to Europe and the train ride of Bordeaux, France. From there by bus to the 1st Platoon, 581st Engineer Company (Field Mainenance) at Landes de Bussac.

    I look forward to your reactions and comments. Check it out @ A Soldier's Stories
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    MSgt Dale Day, US Army, Retired

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    I responded to you on Armystudyguide but you need to get involved on this forum https://forums.goarmy.com/index.jspa
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO Sharkey View Post
    I responded to you on Armystudyguide but you need to get involved on this forum https://forums.goarmy.com/index.jspa
    I've just registered and will log on when I leave here.

    Meanwhile, just posted this - My first army tour of duty 1957 to 1960 @ A Soldier's Stories
    What it was like to enlist and get started in a new life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO Sharkey View Post
    I responded to you on Armystudyguide but you need to get involved on this forum https://forums.goarmy.com/index.jspa
    I registered got the initial email, went to establish a user name and password and , when I tried to log it, it wouldn't let me!

    Sent an email to admin hoping to get it straight.

    Just posted the first post about my entering the army, going to Fort Ord, and inprocessing.

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    LOL. My first day in the Military (Navy) is just a blur. I can remember my first day in the Army, though. I was a junior NCO & was put in charge of an Infantry team. I had to concentrate on calling a deck a floor, a head a latrine, doors were not hatches, walls were not bulkheads, etc., LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO Sharkey View Post
    I responded to you on Armystudyguide but you need to get involved on this forum https://forums.goarmy.com/index.jspa
    Well, I finally got properly logged on and have found the various areas. Where do you suggest I post about my blog thread?

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    Welcome to Army life @ A Soldier's Stories

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    Good reading, MSG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
    Good reading, MSG.
    Still haven't figured out how to make use of the Ask a Soldier site you directed me to. Is there a place there to post stories like this?

    And, did you take time to mark one of the little squares at the bottom of the post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSGDay View Post
    Still haven't figured out how to make use of the Ask a Soldier site you directed me to. Is there a place there to post stories like this?

    And, did you take time to mark one of the little squares at the bottom of the post?
    I think the Chief is the one who directed you. I haven't been on that site for years.
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