Thursday, March 08, 2007

Happy 22nd Anniversary...

It's been 22 years to the day when I enlisted. Goofy college freshman John became Private John. 11B - Infantry. CSC 2/130th.

Eventually I became LT John...

Then Captain John ...

And now, Major John!

God willing, and the creek don't rise - I may someday be LTC John. One way or the other, it has been quite an experience.

9 Comments:

Blogger Gail said...

A very happy anniversary to you and gratitude for every moment you've spent in your country's service.

8:14 AM  
Blogger BUCK SARGENT said...

Holy cow you're old, Sir!

But any officer who started out enlisted 11B is okay in my book. You may have gone over to the dark side of the farce, but I won't hold it against you.

Congrats from USARAK,
Buck

10:30 AM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

Happy anniversary MJ.

Buck, is 67N okay? I enlisted as a Huey mechanic. That's right, I said Huey, and my original field jacket (issued at Basic Training) was OD Green (they had run out of BDU field jackets in my size).

And to think that MJ is about five months older than me!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

40 years old, 22 years in the service. I almost cannot remember what it was like to not be in anymore.

Buck SGT - I do feel a bit old. I thought when I went to the dark side, I was supposed to have eldritch sources of energy?!

12:43 PM  
Blogger irish_cream442 said...

Happy Anniversary!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, and thank you for all you've done to defend our country!

For your anniversary gift, I'm going down to the basement and cast a few spells to see if John Murtha can't be transformed into Lt. Gen. Russel Honore.

1:49 AM  
Blogger Suzi said...

Happy anniversary!

And thank you, very much, for your service over those 22 years.

Looking forward to hearing about the promotion. Although I still like the Maj. pic.

7:30 PM  
Blogger haji-o-matic said...

rfptIF you had told me in 1986 when I joined that we would be fighting a 2 front war in Afghanistan and Iraq and the Evil Empire would have folded without a whimper...I would have said you've been reading some of Inner Props sci-fi...

3:15 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Sorry I'm late!!!!

Congratulations Major John!

7:05 PM  

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