Chrisler, Danny, SGT

Armor (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11D40- Armor Reconnaissance Senior NCO
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11D40, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1969


Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 1Department of ArizonaWounded Warrior Project
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Phoenix, Arizona) - Chap. Page
  2018, American Legion, Department of Arizona (Member) (Arizona) - Chap. Page
  2018, Wounded Warrior Project

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After my 2 year U.S. Army committment, I returned back to Wisconsin to my old job of working at the Gulf gas station that I had before entering the service. I then worked at International Harvester truck company for 10 years, then I worked at another truck company Wisconsin Kenworth for 18 years. My wife and I moved to Arizona in June of 1996. I got a job working in a prison as a Corrections Officer in Tucson, AZ. Then my wife and I went to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department 7 week training academy and became Detention Officers working in their jails. After two years, I went from there to the City of Tempe AZ Jail as a Detention Officer and retired from there after 15 years. After battling cancer, I am happily retired going on 7 years. I got divorced in 2002 and am happily married to a wonderful woman for the last 15 years. Living every day to it's fullest.
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  1969, 10th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY)
10th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY)

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Start Date 
Jun, 1969

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Last Updated:Feb 25, 2018
Personal Memories

Best Friends
I did not have or make any lasting friendships while at Fort Knox. I was named the Platoon Sgt. for the barracks I was staying in, so I had my own little room inside the end of the barracks. I found that about 90% of these soldiers were just like me and just putting in their last 6 months of service before they got out of the Army like I was doing.

Best Moment
The Best Moment at Fort Knox was when I got my Honorable Discharge papers presented to me at a graduation ceremony. Finally, I get to go home!


Worst Moment
My worst moment was almost every day that I was there at Fort Knox. I was in Headquarters platoon, so that meant that we always had to be the very best shining example of what beautiful tanks, jeeps and trucks the United States Army had. That meant that whenever there was an inspection (which there were plenty of) I had to order all of my men in my barracks to account for all of the vehicles, then wash and polish (yes, that's right, I said wax) all of the vehicles to a high gloss shine. Now that also goes for the tanks that we had! What a joke that was!

Other Memories
One of the funniest things that I saw happen was that on graduation day, there were a couple of Private E1's that were retiring from the Army that had over 20 years of service in the Army! We later found that these guys were hardened alcoholics and the bottle seemed to always get in the way of any advancement in rank. I remember that with only two days before I was to be honorably discharged from the Army, I checked my paperwork and found that I did not have any orders for a Good Conduct Medal. I ran into the CQ's office and I demanded to know why. I told him that I had kept my nose clean for 24 months and that included a year in Vietnam. The very next day I had my orders for that medal.

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  4 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Porter, Terry, SP 4, (1969-1971) May, 1969
Rakovich, Richard, SP 5, (1969-1971) Jul, 1969
Schneider, Raymond, MSG, (1969-1995) E 5 May, 1969
Urbanek, Francis, SP 4, (1969-1972) Jul, 1969
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