My short bio: I volunteered in 1967, did Basic & Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Knox, Jump School at Fort Benning. Then went to Fort Bragg for Special Forces training Phase 1, 2 & 3. Next stop, Quan Tri south Vietnam, assigned to P company Rangers in 1969. Team Lead on 22 missions, no friendly KIA!
Edit: It is hard to believe it has been almost four decades
I was asked for my dd-214 but after sifting through a few stacks of paper and bills from the VA here is the summary of my VA benefits. Which shows my service time and Honorable discharge. I thought I knew right where it was, now I know I need to find it.
edit: Ok, Thank you Redddit for your interest and questions. I am back 3/30/14 - 3:30pm ET. I will do a few more hours but not more, I couldn't get to sleep until 6am thinking about all that crap.
edit: Ok I am done (6:30pm ET), other than posting my dd-214 when I can put my hands on it. Thank you for your appreciation.
edit: FYI, the computer operator was a student of Troll's from about 15 years ago. He helped me then, and I try to help him now. He seems to feel comfortable telling me things, so I asked him if he wanted to do an IAMA, he said yes.
I typed every response word for word. There were a few posts I didn't bother to read to Troll. There were a few things asked that he did not want to answer also. Thank you to the Reddit community for asking questions. I know some of this was tough for Troll, (choked up a few times, and took a break) but he said it was worth it, and he enjoyed it.