Hi from Ft. Hood Texas

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by jerry1983ww, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. jerry1983ww

    jerry1983ww New to Mu-43

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    Feb 3, 2013
    FT. HOOD TX
    I am new to the forum. I am in the military and have been a long time 4/3s shooter. I am looking to get into to m4/3s and go out and respark my love of photography.
     
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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Hey Soldier!
    I've got your air support here from Lackland....:cool:
     
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Welcome to the forum! :43: is a great system and the size makes it very convenient. Enjoy! :thumbup:
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Welcome to the forum, Jerry! Look forward to seeing some images from you.
     
  5. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    1st Cav, Vietnam 1965.

    Welcome to our little group. Take lots of photos and keep up with where they are located, LR is great for that. My web page has less than 100 shots from Nam, and still it gets the most hits. Just had someone who served with me in 1965 find me. Don't worry if your work isn't all that good, as my work from that time was really bad. It is about the times we live in more than the quality of the photo. And thank you for serving.
    Images for books, magazines and calendars | photosbypike
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Chuck,
    1st Cav! - Did you serve with LTG Hal Moore:confused:
     
  7. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Jerry, welcome to the forum! I'm a Vietnam vet and have two kids currently in the military (the third retired from the Army in January...geeze, makes me really old :biggrin:).

    Looking forward to seeing some photos of Fort Hood!

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  8. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Lot's of vet's here (including myself) and I'm even a "Mu-43 Top Veteran" here!

    :biggrin:

    Man- take tons of pic's.. I have so few from my 4 years active (Ft. Carson/Germany) that I regret it. Us a cloud service (google or apple) to safe keep them.
     
  9. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    Because of a photo, I found someone from 1965.

    Here is one of my very poor shots from 1965. However, because someone here or on Dpreview looked at it, they contacted me and we have found that we served at the same time, and were one tent apart. When I joined the first Cav, it was at Ft. Benning, and was just forming up. They brought in 500 from the 82nd and 500 from the 101 as its core. As a result, we didn’t know each other all that well. While most of you Nam Vets flew over, we went by troop transport, taking a 30 day boat ride. While I served in the sister 1st Cav to the 7th Cav, the story about how we got there is the same. I didn’t realize why many of us who were short were sent, and felt we would be extended for the good of the service. I was only in country for 129 days. I was held up past my discharge date because of the battle detailed in Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway’s book, “We were soldiers once and young.” I was held up because we were Inf. Replacements if the battle went the wrong way, but they held, and I went back home.

    <img src='http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000o6gnQ0tR2pg/s/500/I0000o6gnQ0tR2pg.jpg' />

    You never know what a photo posted here might mean to someone. Robert Smith’s name is on the display hanging from the ceiling. He is the one who contacted me.

    Images for books, magazines and calendars | photosbypike
     
  10. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    welcome from austin! :)
     
  11. jerry1983ww

    jerry1983ww New to Mu-43

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    Feb 3, 2013
    FT. HOOD TX
    surprised

    I am really surprised to see the amount of vets on the forum. :smile:
     
  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Incredible experience Chuck & I'm honored that you shared it. :smile: But you know what they say - the longer you stick around, the smaller the world. I'll be retiring soon after 24yrs but what amazes me is that people I was stationed with in the 1990s are still around and now I'm stationed with them again! :smile: