Carlson, Sam, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Last Primary MOS
31A-Military Police Officer
Last MOS Group
Military Police
Primary Unit
2009-2010, 35E, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
Service Years
1967 - 2010
Other Languages
German
Italian
Spanish
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Cold War Certificate
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Captain
Six Service Stripes
Five Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1947
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CW4 Ward T Blanchard, Jr. to remember Carlson, Sam (OCITA), CPT USA(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Tacoma
Last Address
4415 Morlowe Court NW
Date of Passing
Nov 02, 2023
 


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 Official Badges 

101st Airborne Division 10th Mountain Division 82nd Airbone Division US Army South

US Army Retired Army Military Police Department of the Army Military Intelligence Infantry Shoulder Cord

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) US Army Retired (Post-2007) Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present)


 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Advisor Military Police Mountain MP Shoulder Cord

US Army S.E.R.E. insignia Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Border Tab

Global War On Terror


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Rifle Association (NRA)United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Society of 1st Infantry Division Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
9th Infantry Division AssociationBlackhorse Association (11th Armored Cavalry)Association of 3rd Armored Division VeteransIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
The National Association of the 10th Mountain DivisionAmerican LegionMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)ATWS Unit Historian
TWS Memorial TeamTWS Profile IntegrityNational Association of the 6th Infantry Division
  1966, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  1975, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  1982, Society of 1st Infantry Division - Assoc. Page
  1983, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Assoc. Page
  2000, 9th Infantry Division Association
  2001, Blackhorse Association (11th Armored Cavalry)
  2009, Association of 3rd Armored Division Veterans - Assoc. Page
  2009, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) - Assoc. Page
  2010, The National Association of the 10th Mountain Division
  2010, American Legion - Assoc. Page
  2012, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - Assoc. Page
  2013, ATWS Unit Historian
  2016, TWS Memorial Team
  2018, TWS Profile Integrity
  2021, National Association of the 6th Infantry Division


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity:

I retired from the Army (again) in late March 2010 and from Lockheed Martin effective 1 July 2010. 

I'm currently enrolled in school at Kennesaw State University drawing down my Post 9/11 GI Bill in order to take fun and interesting courses.  I was only able to  use 6 months of my Vietnam GI Bill before I received my MS degree and the Vietnam GI Bill expired in 1989.  The VA subtracted those six months from my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.  This means I can be a professional student for 3 1/2 years!

I almost feel like Rodney Dangerfield in "Back to School".

   
Other Comments:

I am the third generation of five generations of US Army.
 
1.  Grandfather, PFC Charles A. Carlson, a Scandinavian immigrant, served from 1917 to 1919 in the Army's Air Service (23rd Balloon Company) in France during WWI.  His TWS memorial profile is located at http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/280259

2.  Father, LTC Carsten Carlson served from 1937 to 1963... WWII in the Pacific ('41-'42) and Europe '44 -'45) & Korea (1950) plus the Vietnam era.  His TWS memorial profile page is at http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/388780

3.  I served in the Regular Army from 1967 to 1987; in the TX Guard from 1992 to 1995; and again in the Regular Army from 2005 to 2010 as a recalled retiree.
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4.  My son, 1SG Sam Carlson, was active duty starting in 1984, served as a tank commander with the 2d ACR during the first Gulf War and was the 1SG of the Laghman PRT in Afghanistan at about the same time as I was there with the 3d IBCT, 10th Mtn Div (LI) during my 2009 - 2010 deployment  He retired with over 26 years AFS effective September 2010.

5.  Grandson, SGT David Carlson, was also on active duty and recently returned from a deployment to Iraq where he was an Army UAV Pilot.  His TWS Profile is at http://army.togetherweserved.com/Profile/88564

Uncle, Vernon L. Carlson, USMC, served from 1940 to 1946 with combat service at Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guam, Okinawa and as a China Marine.  See his proile on the Marine TWS site at http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/219359

Brother, Carsten D. Carlson, LTC, USA (Ret), served in combat with C Co, 2d Bn 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam from approximately January 1968 to August 1968 when he was medically evacuated with serious wounds.  He enlisted in the USAR in 1962 and was commissioned in about 1966.  He later went on active duty, retiring as a Regular Army officer with 20 years of active service.    

Uncle Charles R. Carlson, SGM, USA (Ret) /  CPT, AUS (Ret),  served from 1947 to 1968 with combat service in Korea and Vietnam.  See his profile at the Army TWS site at http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/87789

In addition to my time with the US Army, I served in the Texas Guard from 1992 to 1995.   I served as the XO of the 502d Military Police Battalion and later as Commander, 2d Bn, 4th Bde from 1993 to 1995.  I entered the Guard as a Captain and was soon promoted to Major by the State AG..  I left the Guard in 1995 as a Lt Colonel.

Other members of my famly have served, particularly on my father's mother's side of the family, with Union forces in the Civil War, the War of 1812, the American Revolution, French & Indian Wars.... and others, going back to my 10th Great Grandparents who came over on the Mayflower in 1620.  Their daughter (my 9th Great Grandmother), Rebecca Towne, was hanged as a witch during the time of the Salem witch trials.  She was later found not guilty, but that verdict came a little late.  Another ancestor from that side of the family participated in the Norman Invasion of 1066 and the Battle of Hastings.  That side of the family has aslo been traced back to ancient royals of the House of Wessex as well as other French and English Royalty, including ancient  French, Scandinavian and Germanic Kings. 
 

   

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1967, 3rd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (BCT) (Fort Lewis, WA), E/1
 Unit Assignments
6th Infantry Division293rd Engineer BattalionUS Army Europe (USAREUR)Military Intelligence Units
115th Military Intelligence Group502nd Military Intelligence Battalion8th Army9th Infantry Division
2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment3rd Armored DivisionIndividual Ready Reserve (IRR)101st Military Intelligence Battalion
1st Infantry Division66th Military Intelligence GroupUnited States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)Berlin Command
902nd Military Intelligence GroupJoint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B)502nd Military Police Battalion308th Military Intelligence Battalion
Combined Joint Task Force 82 (CJTF-82)Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF-101)10th Mountain Division (LI)
  1967-1968, 11B10, HHC, 6th Infantry Division
  1968-1968, 71B10, A Company, 293rd Engineer Battalion
  1968-1968, 97D, HHC, 513th Military Intelligence Group
  1968-1969, 97D, 430th Military Intelligence Battalion
  1969-1971, 97D, 430th Military Intelligence Battalion
  1972-1973, 97B20, 115th Military Intelligence Group
  1973-1973, 97B20, B Company, 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion
  1973-1975, 97B20, 8th Army
  1975-1977, 97B20, 9th Military Intelligence Company, 9th Infantry Division
  1977-1978, 19D20, HHT, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1978-1980, 97B20, 3rd Armored Division
  1978-1981, 31A, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
  1980-1981, 97B20, HHC, 101st Military Intelligence Battalion
  1980-1981, 97B20, HHC, 1st Infantry Division
  1981-1983, 97B20, 66th Military Intelligence Group
  1981-1985, 31A, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
  1982-1983, 97B40, United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)
  1983-1985, 97B40, HQ Berlin Command
  1985-1985, 97B20, 902nd Military Intelligence Group
  1985-1986, 97B20, Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B)
  1985-1987, 31A, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
  1986-1987, 902nd Military Intelligence Group
  1992-1993, 31A, HHC, 502nd Military Police Battalion
  1993-1995, 31A, HHC, 502nd Military Police Battalion
  2005-2007, 35E, HHC, 308th Military Intelligence Battalion
  2005-2007, 35E, 308th Military Intelligence Battalion
  2007-2008, 35E, Combined Joint Task Force 82 (CJTF-82)
  2008-2008, 35E, Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF-101)
  2009-2010, 35E, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  2001-2014 Operation Noble Eagle
  2001-2006 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
  2010-2010 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation III (2009-11)


Reflections on CPT Carlson's US Army Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE, WHAT INFLUENCED HIS/HER DECISION TO JOIN THE ARMY?
My father was a career soldier, enlisting as an Infantry Private in 1937 and retiring as a LtCol in 1963.

As an Army Brat and as far back as I can remember, joining the military was always something I had in my mind to do.

For a while,
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - To the best of your knowledge, what influenced his/her decision to join the Army?
Mom & Dad
I thought that goal was out of reach since I married and had a child and was not eligible under the enlistment criteria in place at the time. With the helpful advice of an Army Recruiter in Tacoma, Washington, I found two ways to enlist. The first was to join the National Guard and, while in Basic Training, I could transfer to the Regular Army. The only other alternative was to volunteer for the draft and reclassification to 1A. Upon reclassification to 1A, I would be allowed to enlist. I visited the National Guard Armory in downtown Tacoma, Washington, and spoke with a CWO and told him what I was trying to do. He showed me his status board and advised that there was a six-month waiting list to enlist in the Guard. I opted for the Draft reclassification and wound up in Basic Combat Training about two weeks later. During my second or third week of Basic, I received a draft notice and a letter of acceptance from the CWO for enlistment in the National Guard. From the recruiter and the CWO, I learned that there is always a way to make things happen.
TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH HE/SHE TOOK IN HIS/HER MILITARY SERVICE. WHERE DID THEY GO FOR BASIC TRAINING AND WHAT UNITS, BASES OR SQUADRONS WERE THEY ASSIGNED TO? WHAT WAS HIS/HER REASON FOR LEAVING?
Normally, when asked about my career path, I give this "Reader's Digest" version: "I enlisted as an Infantry Private. I rose to First Sergeant and got "busted" down to Second Lieutenant and retired as a Captain."

The following is the long version of my story:

After Basic, I was assigned to Tiger
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - To the best of your knowledge, please describe the direction or path he/she took in his/her military service. Where did they go for basic training and what units, bases or squadrons were they assigned to? What was his/her reason for leaving?
Oldest Captain in Afghanistan
Land, Fort Polk, Louisiana, for Light Weapons Infantry Advanced Individual Training. I was selected as Trainee of The Cycle and wound up remaining at Fort Polk and helping train the next cycle of Infantry trainees. After that cycle graduated, I was transferred to the 6th Infantry Division, which had been recently reactivated and was forming up at Fort Campbell, KY.

Several months later, I was approached by my unit career counselor for an opportunity to take a short reenlistment for intelligence duties. Not long after, I found myself assigned to an intelligence unit at Oberursel, Germany, starting a new career path as an Intelligence Coordinator and attending intelligence operations and German language school. In 1971 I was sent to the Counterintelligence Special Agent course, followed by the Defense Language Institute and a technical intelligence course. I later served in intelligence units at Fort MacArthur, CA, and The Republic of Korea. In 1975 I was assigned to the 9th Infantry Division and in 1977 to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's 2d Squadron at Bad Kissingen, Germany. While serving as the Squadron's Border Operations NCO, I applied for and received a direct commission as second lieutenant, USAR, becoming a Dual Component NCO/Officer. Soon thereafter, I was reassigned to the 3d Armored Division in Frankfurt. Upon completion of my European tour, I was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley and then to Munich, Germany, in late 1981. A year later, I was selected for a special assignment to Central America, returning to Germany in mid-1983 and on to an assignment with the Berlin Brigade. I returned to the USA in 1985, attended a couple military schools, and was sent back to Central America, returning to the USA in mid-1986. I retired in late 1987.

The day Iraq invaded Kuwait, I called the Army's Retiree Mobilization Branch and volunteered for recall to support any operations for which I might be needed. I finally received notification that orders were coming as the ground war started. The ground war ended so fast that I did not get to deploy, and all recalls were canceled. As kind of a "consolation prize," I did wind up in the TX Guard, initially as a Military Police Battalion Executive Officer and eventually selected to command the battalion, receiving State AG promotions to Major and Lt Colonel before I left the Guard in 1995 to relocate to Wisconsin.

In September 2001, after finding that my sister-in-law survived the attack on the WTC building in which she worked, I called the Army's Retiree Mobilization Branch and again volunteered for active duty. In about November 2004, I received a call from the Intelligence and Security Command, inquiring if I'd consider a recall to command one of their intelligence units supporting Operation Noble Eagle. I was recalled to active duty in 2005 in my permanent retired rank of Captain and served two additional years of active duty in CONUS commanding the intelligence unit. I retired again in May 2007, only to be recalled to active duty again about three months later for deployment to Afghanistan with CJTF-82 ad CJTF-101. I returned to the USA in 2008 and retired again. Six months later, I was recalled again and sent to Fort Drum, NY, to deploy with the 3d Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, serving that Brigade at FOB Shank, FOB Airborne, and Camp Dubs. I returned to Fort Drum upon completion of the deployment and retired again in March 2010.
IF HE/SHE PARTICIPATED IN ANY MILITARY OPERATIONS, INCLUDING COMBAT, HUMANITARIAN AND PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE, PLEASE DESCRIBE THOSE YOU FEEL WERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TO HIM/HER AND, IF LIFE-CHANGING, IN WHAT WAY.
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - If he/she participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, to the best of your knowledge, please describe those you feel were the most significant to him/her and, if life-changing, in what way.
Official acknowledgment of our operations in Central America during the early 1980s did not come about until about twenty years afterward.

I had two deployments on Operation Enduring Freedom, serving at Bagram Air Field during my first deployment. I managed to get out of Bagram three times... to Kandahar, Camp Phoenix, and to Salerno. I served with CJTF-82 and CJTF-101.

Six months after my return from Afghanistan, I found myself redeploying back to Afghanistan from Fort Drum with the 3d IBCT, 10th Mountain Division. I was in the provinces of Wardak and Logar (FOB Shank, FOB Airborne, and also Camp Dubs). I was on the receiving end of rocket and mortar attacks, some small arms fire, and one IED strike. However, I did not actively participate in offensive combat operations, other than from a Battalion or Brigade TOC as an S2/S3 battle captain.

I am particularly proud to have served in Afghanistan with Task Force Spartan, 3d IBCT, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). That was one of the best units I ever served with.
OF ALL THEIR DUTY STATIONS OR ASSIGNMENTS, ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY HE/SHE HAD FONDEST MEMORIES OF AND WHY? WHICH WAS THEIR LEAST FAVORITE?
Of the many units I was assigned to, I can confidently say the ones I have the fondest memories of were the following:

9th Infantry Division, Ft Lewis WA (75-77). I naturally loved Ft Lewis. I was born there, and the adjacent city was my hometown. The 9th Infantry Division at
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - Of all their duty stations or assignments, are you aware of any he/she had fondest memories of and why? Which was their least favorite?
the time was extremely active, and we spent a lot of time in the field training at Ft Lewis or at Yakima. The Division CG at the time was MG (later GEN), Volney Warner. He gave us a lot of room to experiment and make mistakes in training that we would not make in combat.

2d Squadron 11th ACR (77-78). This was a hard-charging unit with an active recon and surveillance mission adjacent to the East German Border. I was placed in a position to play an extremely demanding role supervising the Squadron's mission.

During 1982-1983, I was sent to Central America to be with a ragtag bunch of soldiers who were performing an important combat support mission in El Salvador/Honduras. It wasn't until a little over 20 years later that I was allowed to say I was there and finally get 'credit' for the deployment.

2009-2010 - Deploying with the 3d IBCT, 10th Mtn, back to Afghanistan was a great assignment with a great unit and people. Because of them, I felt I ended my long career on a very high note, serving with some outstanding Soldiers.
FROM THEIR ENTIRE MILITARY SERVICE, DESCRIBE ANY PERSONAL MEMORIES, YOU MAY BE AWARE OF, WHICH IMPACTED HIM/HER THE MOST.
There is no one single memory, but a collection of memories of the periodic absolutely outstanding Soldier, NCO, or Officer I had the honor to learn from or the pleasure to serve with.
OF ALL THE MEDALS, AWARDS, FORMAL PRESENTATIONS AND QUALIFICATION BADGES HE/SHE RECEIVED, WHICH WERE THE MOST MEANINGFUL TO HIM/HER AND WHY?
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges he/she received, which were the most meaningful to him/her and why?
The first for which I had immense pride was the blue infantry cord after completing Infantry Training at "Tiger Land," Fort Polk, in September 1967.

Each subsequent award received between that time and my most recent retirement in 2010 had some special meaning to me. Those with the most meaning didn't have the event, achievement, or service associated with it, but who submitted the award and/or from whom I received it.
IF KNOWN, PLEASE LIST ANY INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM HIS/HER TIME IN THE MILITARY WHO STOOD OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEM AND WHY?
There were too many, I can't select just one. First, there were my Drill Sergeants in Basic Combat Training at Fort Lewis, WA. After that, there were two from "Tiger Land," whom I learned so much from not only their training but also from the examples they set. They were
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - If known, please list any individual(s) from his/her time in the military who stood out as having the most positive impact on them and why?
the Company Commander, Cpt Glenn H. Mutter (R.I.P.), and SFC Joe Crosby. Others I admired were MG Volney Warner, Col William D. Neal, Jr., and Col J. Barry Williams (R.I.P.). I also had the pleasure to work a project in Central America with Col James N. Rowe.

Without a doubt, the one person in my life who had the greatest influence would be my father, LtCol Carsten D. Carlson I. Besides being a great father, he was an outstanding Soldier, NCO, and Officer who loved the Army and always set the example for others to emulate. He gave me the appreciation that a good unit was like family, not only for the Soldiers but their family members as well. I experienced this feeling of the family during his Regimental assignments, then again with the Spartans (3d IBCT, 10th Mtn Div).
ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY PARTICULAR INCIDENT FROM HIS/HER SERVICE, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FUNNY AT THE TIME, BUT STILL MADE THEM LAUGH LATER ON?
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - Are you aware of any particular incident from his/her service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still made them laugh later on?
First Sergeant & Capt Carlson
I have many, but most of these stories should not be shared in a public forum.

A recent event happened during my first deployment to Afghanistan. I had just joined CJTF-101 and was sitting in my area for a shift change. There was a young Soldier sitting next to me who mumbled, "Samuel Carlson, Samuel Carlson." Then, "Sir, are you any relation to another Samuel Carlson in the Army?" I replied, "There are only two Samuel D. Carlson's in the US Army, me and my son the First Sergeant." The Soldier replied, "In Korea?" I answered, "First Tank!" The young Soldier sat straighter and said, "He was MY First Sergeant!" I answered that with, "You know, between the two of us, he is the NICE one!" The poor Soldier slumped down into his chair and groaned, "OH GOD!"
IF HE/SHE SURVIVED MILITARY SERVICE, WHAT PROFESSION(S) DID HE/SHE FOLLOW AFTER DISCHARGE?
From my first retirement in 1987 until 1995, I worked in Defense Special Projects with Texas Instruments and General Dynamics. Because of the cutbacks during the Clinton Administration, I worked for a couple of years as the Director of the JOBS program and welfare reform in Wisconsin. I then moved
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - If he/she survived military service, what profession(s) did he/she follow after discharge?
to Lockheed Martin to work international programs security. I took a military leave of absence from Lockheed during my three retiree recall periods between 2005 and 2010. I retired from Lockheed in June 2010.

My only "job" now is being a Dad and Grandpa, and periodically performing with the reunited Rock n Roll Band I had in the 1960s. I started school at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in the Fall of 2012. I'm not going for another graduate degree, but to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill to take the fun and interesting undergrad courses.

I only used six months of my Vietnam GI Bill before I finished my Master's program. Those six months were subtracted from my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. I'm mostly concentrating on foreign languages and history at KSU, and at my age, I am also enjoying playing the part of Rodney Dangerfield in the movie "Back to School."
IF KNOWN, WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS WAS HE OR SHE A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY SPECIFIC BENEFITS THEY DERIVED FROM THEIR MEMBERSHIPS?
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - If known, what military associations was he or she a member of, if any? Are you aware of any specific benefits they derived from their memberships?
I am a life member of the Black-horse Association (11th ACR) and the VFW. I am also a member of the Associations of the 1st Infantry Division, 3d Armored Division, 6th Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Division. American Legion, IAVA, and the 10th Mountain Division.

I have not been very active in any of the organizations or associations, with the exception of my local American Legion Post #304 in Kennesaw, Georgia. It is a very active Post, and I serve as one of their volunteers to man our Veterans Information Referral Office, assisting veterans/families with benefit information and direct referrals to the VA.
IF HE/SHE SURVIVED MILITARY SERVICE, IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU BELIEVE HIS/HER SERVING IN THE MILITARY INFLUENCED THE WAY THEY APPROACHED THEIR PERSONAL LIFE, FAMILY LIFE AND CAREER?
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - If he/she survived military service, in what ways do you believe his/her serving in the military influenced the way they approached their personal life, family life and career?
My service has made it so much easier for me to work with different people who have different skills, education, backgrounds, and abilities.

In my civilian life, I find it difficult to get too excited about the little things that go wrong. They are normally easy fixes. The big problems just take a little more planning and action to fix.
IF THEY WERE HERE TODAY, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU THINK HE OR SHE WOULD GIVE TO THOSE WHO FOLLOWED IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS AND RECENTLY ENTERED MILITARY SERVICE?
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - If they were here today, what advice do you think he or she would give to those who followed in their footsteps and recently entered military service?
No matter how knowledgeable and experienced you think you might be, you will always have more to learn. Savor every moment of your time in the military. It will be extremely rare to experience in the civilian world the same friendships, teamwork, and camaraderie you find in the military.
HOW EFFECTIVE HAS TOGETHERWESERVED.COM BEEN IN HELPING YOU RECORD YOUR REMEMBERED PERSONS MILITARY SERVICE? DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE?
CPT Sam Carlson (OCITA) - How effective has TogetherWeServed.com been in helping you record your remembered persons military service? Do you have any additional comments or suggestions you would like to make?
TWS and the US Army
Togetherweserved.com has helped me find so many old friends, make new ones, and maintain contact with them. The military is much more than a uniform, a specialty, or a rank; it is a unique and bonding way of life as shown in the many pages of this site.

DS 8/21/18
KC 3/26/19

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