McGill, Roger, SP 4

Armor (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, HHT, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Previously Held MOS
19D20-Cavalry Scout
Service Years
1964 - 1966

Specialist 4

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
  1985, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
At the present time work for Vietnam Veterans of America State of Illinois Veterans Service Office - at the Chicago VA Regional Office. 2122 W. Taylor St. Chicago, IL. Working on Benefit Claims for Veterans and family members - past & present

Retired Manager from Illinois Bell, Ameritech/SBC Telecommunications after 30 yrs service. Worked in Transportation Department, DS I&M. Installation, repair. Test Desk. Special Service, Planning and Engineering.

Then was a Manager for the Archodiceese of Chicago and ran the Mtce for our Parish for 12 years.

Owned my own telecommunications company for a few years after Ameritech/SBC and the Archodiceese of Chicago.

I am on the Mayor of Chicago Veterans Advisory Council - as a member and have been for 20 yrs.

Was the Program Chairman for the Chicago Weclome Home Parade in 1986.  Was the Co-Chairman for the New Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated on Nov. 11th, 2005 in Downtown Chicago. Was an Active member of the New Illinois State Vietnam Veterans Memorial that was dedicated in 1988 in Springfield, IL. Am presently on the Mayfair Veterans Committee in our local 39th Ward in the City of Chicago.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Training (Fort Knox, KY), D/12
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1965-1966, 19D20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1965-1966, HHT, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Birmingham7
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Lewis University
  1961-1964, Lewis University
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