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Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-09-2021 at 15:17:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • If the world is round. . .
  • How can you put something on it that is level?

    John in Mich    Posted 11-09-2021 at 17:51:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: If the world is round. . .
  • You put it on the flat side. Sorry, just had to say it.
    The building that I worked in for 30 years was the former Ford B-24 Liberator assembly plant. Supposedly, from one end to the other was about 6" of curvature.
    Being that the two lines moved planes west to east, they were always going down hill. LOL

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-12-2021 at 15:43:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That reminds me of being inside Building number Two, I believe, at Ft Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. The US Army's finance center. You couldn't see the end of the hallways due to the rise in the ground. I started at one end with a fouled up pay stub and by the time I got out the other end my 3 days of leave in the hole, not the issue I was there to get resolved, turned into about 7 days to the good.
    I believe the Pentagon is actually a smaller building.

    John in Mich    Posted 11-12-2021 at 19:47:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • AH!, Ft Benjamin Harrison. My last three years in USAR I spent in the personnel (201) section of the 310th Maint. Co., 5th Army, Jackson, Michigan. My last 6 months, I was in charge of it.
    Part of my responsibilities was to submit the requests for discharge to 5th Army at Ft. Ben., on a timely basis, for those members whose active reserve commitment was ending. Requests had to be signed by the company commander.
    When my time was up, I was called into the Captain's office to discuss the possibly of extending my enlistment. I was (truly) interested, but with conditions: promotion and return to the Ann Arbor Reserve Center, closer to my home.
    He told me that was not possible.
    So, I said I would submit my request for discharge. He said that he would not sign it. I told him that I had submitted it the prior month with a stack of others. I knew that I could cancel it if it suited me.
    What an insult to him. He obviously did not read names of discharge requests last month, just signed them.
    I have my honorable discharge, and my DD214 is in a safe.
    At 78 do I need to worry about my military status? LOL

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-12-2021 at 21:13:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Is it true then that SIDPERS stood for "Silly Individuals Desperately Pretending Everything's Running Smoothly"?
    I joined that volunteer disaster and after a few too many years, manage to escape with an honorable discharge on the DD214 and 00 years, 00 months and 00 days remaining on inactive reserve, so when I was out, I was out and done.
    That didn't stop me from going back once or twice to visit the recruiter just to see if they would take me back. I never was serious.
    I did enjoy the 110 General test score needed to become an officer.
    118 was the score for an air traffic controller.
    Mine was a bit higher than those.
    Maybe that helps explain why I didn't play army too well.
    I enjoyed military intelligence and often poked fun at it.
    I often repeated the Section of the General Patton speech regarding dying for one's country. That just annoyed all the wanna be Heroes.

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