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 , USAG Fort Ord
Previously Held MOS
36A-Wireman
36K-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)
German
Korean
Vietnamese
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Master Sergeant


Eight Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Post-2007) Career Counselor 1st Aviation Brigade I Field Force, Vietnam

US Army Retired 7th Signal Brigade 101st Airbone Division Training and Doctrine Command

USA Forces Command 12th Combat Aviation Brigade 2nd Infantry Division 3rd Infantry Division




 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 http://eraya.fotki.com/ 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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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, 6th Training Battalion, 2nd Training Regiment (Fort Gordon, GA), D1
 Unit Assignments
83rd Field Artillery Battalion (pre-1960)72nd Field Artillery Group79th Field Artillery Regiment1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment1st Aviation Brigade194th Armored Brigade30th Infantry Regiment/1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion, 26th Field Artillery Regiment321st Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division2nd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
101st Airborne Division United States Army Information Systems Command (USAISC)7th Signal BrigadeUSAG Fort Ord
  1964-1965, 36A, 83rd Field Artillery Battalion (pre-1960)
  1965-1967, 36K, 72nd Field Artillery Group
  1967-1967, 36K, 79th Field Artillery Regiment/2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment
  1969-1970, 36K, 1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
  1970-1970, 05C, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment
  1971-1972, 31B, 1st Aviation Brigade/12th Combat Aviation Group
  1972-1974, 31B, 194th Armored Brigade
  1974-1974, 31G, 30th Infantry Regiment/1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
  1974-1976, 31G, 1st Battalion, 26th Field Artillery Regiment/B Battery 26 TAB
  1977-1979, 31V, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
  1979-1980, 31V, 2nd Infantry Division/HHC
  1980-1980, 31V, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1980-1985, 00R , 101st Administration Company
  1985-1987, 00R , United States Army Information Systems Command (USAISC)
  1987-1990, 00R , 7th Signal Brigade
  1990-1991, 00R , USAG Fort Ord
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 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?
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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