US Army Retired

US Army Retired

Thursday, January 21, 2016

My First Army Tour of Duty

When I started this blog, I wrote about the first time I enlisted. I wrote about the initial testing and swearing the Oath of Enlistment -- as laid out in the US Constitution. I talked about going by train from Los Angeles to Fort Ord for Basic Training followed by undergoing Advanced Training at Fort Belvoir, Virgina. That was followed by boarding a troop ship to go to Europe and my next assignment to an Engineer Maintenance Platoon in the South of France. It ended with my return to the USA and my discharge from the Army.

Since that time, I've learned a lot more about blogging - and hopefully have improved my writing skills.

So, for the next week or so, I am going to repost that story with better images.

I hope you will enjoy them.

And, I can only suggest that comments are always welcome. And, just below this are three little boxes in which you can indicate your reaction. Participation will tell me how I'm doing.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to hearing (reading) your stories. I retired after twenty. I joined in '58 and retired in '79. It just wasn't the same Army I had joined, and it was time to get out. I was in France from 1963 to 1966, at Poitiers. www.pulpden.blogspot.con