Austin, E. Ray, MSG

Adjutant General (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
00R -Retention
Current/Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1990-1991, 00R , Army Garrison Fort Ord, CA
Previously Held MOS
36K10-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
05C-Radio Teletypewriter Operator
31B-Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic
31G-Tactical Communications Chief
31V-Tactical Radio Mechanic
Service Years
1964 - 1991
Foreign Language(s)
Voice Edition

Master Sergeant

Eight Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Post-2007) Career Counselor I Field Force, Vietnam US Army Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Signal Shoulder Cord Armor Shoulder Cord Artillery Shoulder Cord

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:

Now? I am officially retired and loving life as much as I can.

Please visit my website and view hundreds of photos, and many are from Vietnam.


Other Comments:

After retiring from the Army in 1991, I worked part-time at a Radio Shack in the Hampton Mall in Hampton Roads, VA. Moved from VA in 1993 to Gatlinburg, TN and lived and worked about six months for a Chalet Company. Moved from Gatlinburg in June 1993 to Cookeville, TN, and graduated from an Architectural Drafting School in Livingston TN, then moved to Dale Hollow Lake in Pickett County TN where for about ten years I ran my own Professional Photography business and also worked part-time at a local Funeral Home.  In 2004, I moved back to Scott County Tennessee where I was born and raised, in Norma to be exact, and for a few years I worked for FOUR OAKS FUNEERAL HOME before finally retiring for good.

Now, I'm loving retirement, and just trying to stay out of trouble!

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Military Bio posted by SC Glaeseman, Ron R, SP 5 4
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   1967-1967, 36K10, 2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment

Specialist 4
From Month/Year
February / 1967
To Month/Year
August / 1967
2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment Unit Page
Specialist 4
36K10-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
Fort Sill
 2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment Details

2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment
Artillery Unit
Parent Unit
Field Artillery Units
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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
I had just returned from a 2 year tour in Germany and had only 5 months left until ETS. I left the Army in August 1967, got married, and Reenlisted in December 1968. Volunteered for immediate assignment to Vietnam and remained on Active Duty until I retired in 1991.

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3 Members Also There at Same Time
2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment

Cassidy, Charles, SP 4, (1965-1967) MD 91A Specialist 4
B Battery

Tuffs, Lloyd, CW3, (1959-1980) OD 21G Specialist 5
Service Battery

Campbell, Ronald, CW2, (1958-1981) OD 63Z Sergeant

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