Carter, James, SGT

Chemical (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Chemical Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
54B-Decontamination Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Chemical (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1971, 54B, US Army Materiel Command (AMC)
Previously Held MOS
11B10-Infantryman
54A-Chemical Operations Specialist
Service Years
1968 - 1971

Sergeant


One Service Stripe


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 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)American Legion
  1971, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:


Retired  01/03//2003. U.S. Postal Service.

Letter Carrier PS-5, Carrier Technician PS-6, & 
Distribution Clerk PS-5

Enjoying 5 Grandchildren (2 Boys & 3 Girls) 


                        


I have been fighting Leukemia (MLS / APL) since June of 2006.  I Lost 100 lbs from June of 2006 until January of 2007.  I am in remission since my last Intravenous Chemotherapy in Februray 2007. I will not be considered to be Cured and Cancer Free until Februrary of 2012. I am still taking oral chemotherapy at home, until Februrary of 2009.  CANCER REALLY SUCKS !!!!!!! 

 I'M NOT BITCHING. I'M JUST THANKFUL FOR THE TIME I HAVE LEFT !!!!!!

Monitor your health, as we were exposed to Cancer Causing Agents. There were more defoliants than the popular "Agent Orange". I used and disposed of Defoliants Red, Orange, White, Purple etc. plus other Carcinogenics. We were told these were "as safe as drinking water". Radiation, which can cause Leukemia, is something else to consider, if you were exposed.



Did any of you attend the Chemical Corps 75th anniversary celebration  (held at the Edgewood Area of  Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.) in 1993.???

I think the 90th Anniversary was held this year at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Does anyone know ??? 

Any of Y'all Former or Present Day Technical Escorts from Any of the Services ??????

We had Sailors, Marines, and Airforce (both Officers & Enlisted) in our J-5 Training and Certification at Ft. McClellan while I was was in from 1968- 71.
   
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                                         Carter, James Dennis  SGT E-5

                                   ******   M.O.S.  54B40 J-5  ******

                                          U.S. Army Technical Escort   
                      

                                       "DRAGON SOLDIER  All THE WAY"

                                  
Chemical Corps My Entire Enlistment

                                            9 July 1968  -  8 July  1971
                   
                  



                                      Permanent Changes of Station :

11 B  E-1    ( Basic Training -   Ft. Benning, Georgia )

54 A 10   E-2 & E-3   (A.I.T. Chemical Operations Apprentice -   Ft.McClellan, Alabama )

54 B 20  E-4    ( Decontamination Squad 13th Support Brigade -  Ft. Hood, Texas )

54 B 20  E-4     (Technical Escort  J-5 Training & Certification -   Ft. McClellan, Alabama)

54 B 40  J-5   Sgt.E-5  ( Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland  -   Technical Escort Center) ***

54 B  40  J-5  Sgt E-5   (Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland -  Security  Fields)  *** 

E.T.S. - Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland - 08 Jul 1971



    ***  .Technical Escort ,  Assistant Escort & Disposal Team Chief , and Assistant  Platoon Sergeant  in J-Field & O-Field Operations (Aberdeen Proving Grounds Security Fields) from 1969-1971. 



                           ARE ANY TECHNICAL ESCORTS  OUT THERE ?????? 

Drop me an e-mail, if you are or were an Atropine Drinker who likes or liked a Nerve Gas Chaser !!!!!! 

Any "Sneak DS-2 or Nitrogen Mustard -Aholics out there??????"

How about any Dragon Soldiers ??????  HOOOOOHAH!!!!!!!

Tell an "Old Fart" how it was then and how it is now !!!!!!

den53car@yahoo.com

              






   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, 10th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), D
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GAAirborne School553rd Quartermaster Battalion13th Support Brigade
US Army Materiel Command (AMC)/Technical Escort UnitUS Army Materiel Command (AMC)
  1968-1968, 11B10, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1968-1968, 54A, Airborne School
  1968-1969, 54A, Airborne School
  1969-1969, 54B, 553rd Quartermaster Battalion
  1969-1969, 54B, 13th Support Brigade
  1969-1971, 54B, US Army Materiel Command (AMC)/Technical Escort Unit
  1969-1971, 54B, US Army Materiel Command (AMC)
  1969-1971, 54B, US Army Materiel Command (AMC)
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  1975-1979, Others/Not Listed
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