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Old July 26th, 2016, 07:39 PM   #136
 
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1967 Ft. Lewis, WA basic training used M14s qualified Expert with it. They didn't know that I had just spent 7 years shooting almost every day. Lived in the wilds of NE Washington State. My DI set me to helping the rest of my platoon to qualify expert. The whole platoon qualified Expert!! Made the DI extremely happy!!! After Basic I was doing R&D in Satellite Communications so never used a firearm for the rest of my 3 year enlistment.



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I qualified M14 in basic, then went to Medic school. Went to RVN and ended up in Army Aviation in rotary winged assault aircraft. Carried a Colt 1911, and traded a ROK Lt a pair of sunglasses for a brand new M1A2 carbine with a selector switch, and a dozen banana mags. Lots easier to work with in a helicopter, and never touched another M14. They were just phasing in M16 during that period, and were very troublesome, so never used one of them. Occasionally acted as door gunner on the M60, and they were fun.

It was good duty to be a Medic on assault helicopters. Lots to do, and lots of variety. Very unlike dedicated Medevac duty.
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Old August 8th, 2016, 10:43 AM   #140
 
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Qualified with M1,M1 carbine,BAR,fired for familiarization 30cal Light MG and Watercooled MG, 3.5 RL,M3 grease gun,1911. Qualified with M14,M16. and M60.
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Qualified Marksman (barely) with the M16 in 1977. I had no firearms training while growing up. I was very eager to learn though. The day prior to qualification I managed to shoot well into the Expert score. The next day in formation at the qualification range I heard Drill Sgt. Barnwell bellow my name. With the first name of Jody I always tried to stay under the radar so hearing him call my name in front of the platoon I began to sweat. "I saw you shoot expert yesterday Trainee! I expect you to better your score by at least one target DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME TRAINEE!?" What could I saw but, "YES DRILL SERGEANT!"

So I proceeded to knock down just enough to slink off the range with the Marksman badge. Weren't they called Bolo Badges? More than ten and a half years in the Army and I was never required to requalify with the M16 again. Nope, I take that back. Probably my last year in the army I was told that I had to qualify again. I looked forward to it but was disappointed when the Command Staff told me that they just reinstated my Marksman badge so I didn't have to go to the range.

Other than that I enjoyed working with the Nike Hercules missile.
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Been in the Navy, favorite "weapon" was a bottle opener.....
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Ha! Just found my DD-214! I was mistaken, they had upgraded me to Expert! All without requalifying.
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I was pretty fortunate while in to shoot ALOT. Always volunteered to go to the ranges.😁Basic training we qualified with the M16A1. Permanent party I qualified on the M16A2, M4 M60, M249, M2 ( Ma Deuce ), M1911A1, M9, M3 (Grease gun), Claymore mine, M67 frag, LAW and M240 Coax. Familiarized with Mossberg shotgun, AK47, MP5SD, M203, M240B and AT4 (sub cal and live)
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I used several different M16A1's, M203, M60MG ,M2MG, M109A2 155mm Howitzer. 15 and 40 lb shaped charges, C4, TNT , Det Cord, M60 igniters, Claymore mines and although I obviously never actually fired one, a nuclear artillery projectile.

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