Conroy, Johnny, SP 4

Infantry (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment
Previously Held MOS
45H-Small Missile Systems Repairman
16P-Chaparral Crewman
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Service Years
1967 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition

Specialist 4

Two Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
-National Rifle Association (NRA)Department of New MexicoNational HeadquartersPost 3242, Ray Mc Corkle Post
Police Together We Served
  1975, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of New Mexico (Member) (New Mexico) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), National Headquarters (Member) - Chap. Page
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3242, Ray Mc Corkle Post (Member) (Las Cruces, New Mexico) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2014, Police Together We Served

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Machine Gun

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Polk, LA), A4
  1967, Basic Training (Fort Polk, LA)
  1967, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Polk, LA), D
 Unit Assignments
US Navy4th ArmyLeadership Preparation Course (LPC), Ft. Polk, LAInfantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne DivisionSurgical/Evacuation Hospital UnitsGarrision Hospitals/Clinics
90th Replacement Battalion1st Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment197th Infantry Brigade
  1963-1967, 45H, US Navy
  1967-1967, 45H, US Navy/US Navy Reserve
  1967-1968, 11B10, 4th Army
  1968-1968, 16P, Leadership Preparation Course (LPC), Ft. Polk, LA
  1968-1969, 11B20, The School Brigade (Cadre/Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1969-1969, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 11B10, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
  1969-1969, 11B10, 27th Surgical Hospital
  1969-1969, 11B10, 6th Convalescence Center
  1969-1969, 7th Field Hospital
  1969-1969, 11B10, US Army Hospital, Camp Zama, Japan
  1969-1969, 11B10, 90th Replacement Battalion
  1969-1969, 11B10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 11B20, 90th Replacement Battalion
  1969-1970, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment
  1969-1970, 11B10, 197th Infantry Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1965-1965 Operation Flaming Dart
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1965 Operation Rolling Thunder5
  1965-1967 Operation Barrel Roll2
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign/Operation Lamar Plain 9 Jun to 13 Aug 687
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign/Operation Massachusetts Striker
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign/Operation Bristol Boots
 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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
San Jacinto College, Houston TxUniversity of Houston, Clear LakeNavarro College
  1974-1976, San Jacinto College, Houston Tx
  1976-1977, University of Houston, Clear Lake
  1982-1983, Navarro College
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
 I am retired. I travel and seek other types of leisure activities. I attend reunuions of fellow former members the crew of the USS Coral Sea as well as more frequent reuniuons with fellow former members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during the Viet Nam War.
Other Comments:
As copied from my military records. I worked in the United States Navy Boatswain's Mate job while unassigned for approximately 2 years, and only a short while as assigned BM0100. I never worked in either United States Army Guided Missile Repairman MOS I was awarded, but attended a Leadership Course and filled an infantry slot while I tried to get the Army to straighten the mess out. The MOS mix up was based on my Navy experience with Sidewinder Air to Air Missiles, which the Army used as Chapparal Ground to Air missiles.
Job Specialty Codes or MOS's which I held:
As Johnny S. Conroy, USN< serial number 6997078:
22 Oct 63- 21 May 65        Navy Code - Unassigned                                            0000
22 May 65 - 25 Aug 65      Boatswain's Mate                                                  BM0100 
26 Nov 65-01 Jan 67         Aviation Ordnanceman, Guided Missile                    AO6800
02 Jan- 29 May 67            Aviation Ordnanceman, Guided  MIssile                       6878
As Johnny S. Conroy, USA, serial number RA15810079:
24 Nov 67 - 25 Feb 68       Basic Combat Trainee                                              09B00
26 Feb 68 - 31 May 68       AIT Trainee                                                             11B10
20 June 1968 - ?               Special Electronic Development Repairman                35E20
31 May 68 - 25 Sep 68      Small Missile Systems Repairman                             45H20
26 Sep 68 - 30 Jan 69       Light Weapons Infantryman                                       11B20
31 Jan 69 - 1 May 69        Light Weapons Infantry Instructor                               11B4H
Then it was no longer instructor as I was assigned to Viet Nam, and both there and later back in the states it reverted to 11B series, light weapons infantryman and I remained assigned as an infantryman until my discharge.

Formal Military Schools attended:
1. Sidewinder 1-C Systems        5 days      March 1966    NAS Mirimar, California
2. Certificate of Qualification as Qualified Helmsman, USS Coral Sea (CVA 43)
                                                                        4 Mar 1965,         Tonkin Gulf, Viet Nam
3. Leadership                            5 days     Feb 1968         Ft Polk Academy, Ft Polk, La.
4. 101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles Combat Leader's Course #39
                                               6 days       April 1969       Camp Ray, Bien Hoa, RVN
5. Personnel Management Procedures  60 hours  July 1970             Ft Benning, GA
6. TOW MIssile Instructor Training          5 days   Aug 1970             Ft Benning, GA
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