O'Rourke, Joseph, SP 4

Armor (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Armor
Current/Last Primary MOS
11E20-Armor Loader/Driver
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11E20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Previously Held MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Service Years
1968 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 4


 Official Badges 

1st Armored Division 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord




 Additional Information
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Rifle
Tank Weapons

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, 1st Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Dix, NJ), E/214
 Unit Assignments
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1969-1970, 11E10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1969-1970, 11E20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
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