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Today is my 30th anniversary

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Today is my 30th anniversary
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 08, 2017 12:20 PM

Thirty years ago today, I got off a plane in Frankfurt, Germany and arrived in Mannheim to become the 2nd platoon leader in A Company, 5-77th Armor Regiment. Cold War was in full swing. The first thing I saw on the German TV was some East Germans trying to escape to West Berlin. They were unsuccessful and paid for it with their lives.

My DEROS (Date of Return from Overseas Service) was 7 December 1990, but was delayed due to Desert Storm.

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, December 08, 2017 1:26 PM

Congrats and THANK YOU for your sevice. I was newly inducted into the U.S. Navy and was in Millington Tenn. for "A" school. Wow long time ago 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, December 08, 2017 2:57 PM

Hello Rob!

If the war broke out my pops would fight against you! That's why I'm so glad the things turned out the way they did - and we can be friends instead of enemies.

So - are you celebrating the anniversary?

In any case, have a nice day!

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 08, 2017 3:30 PM
No, not celebrating in any way, although I do have the day off from work. I left for Germany on Dec. 7th, a day in infamy, so if I see something that reminds me of the date, like yesterday a local sailor who died at Pearl Harbor was identified and returned to Kentucky. Today just happens to be the 30th and it doesn't seem like it's been that long.
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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, December 08, 2017 3:34 PM

Thank you for your service, Rob.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, December 08, 2017 8:33 PM

Yes, thank you for your service!  Beer

Chad

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  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, December 08, 2017 10:35 PM

Thank you for your service Rob!

Jim  Captain

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 09, 2017 1:12 AM

Time flies when you’re having fun... it’s amazing how the world has changed in those 30 years.

 

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 09, 2017 7:39 AM
Thanks Rob. Your service is greatly appreciated

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, December 09, 2017 9:25 AM

Hi ROB ;

 As you know most of us fellow members served . I thank you personally for your service .Remember this , as an immigrant I feel strongly about the U.S.A. and those who serve her .  Men like You made it possible for me to have a good life .

  I do know that my time in two different uniforms was something that makes me say , even at 74 , if needed I would step up again ! Thank You ,,T.B.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, December 09, 2017 9:52 AM

Tanker - Builder

Hi ROB ;

 As you know most of us fellow members served . I thank you personally for your service .Remember this , as an immigrant I feel strongly about the U.S.A. and those who serve her .  Men like You made it possible for me to have a good life .

  I do know that my time in two different uniforms was something that makes me say , even at 74 , if needed I would step up again ! Thank You ,,T.B.

 

My parents were immigrants. They were born in Indonesia when it was a Dutch colony. After Indonesia gained its independence, all people of mixed Dutch descent had to leave or be killed. So their families had been there for generations and now had to move to Holland. My parents were teenagers and met on the boat to Holland. They married several years later and immigrated to the US in 1962.

I'd go back onto active duty in a minute.

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:56 PM

I agree if I was asked to serve again I would step up. Our freedom isn't free and I truly miss the camaraderie, espri d' corps, heck sometimes I miss the feeling of being on the ship, the noise, the smells, the feeling of power my vessel expressed. Sorry shared to much for this thread. Yep I would go again.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:28 PM

Thanks as well from me for your service Rob.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Spartanburg, SC
Posted by subfixer on Saturday, January 06, 2018 10:07 PM

Thank you, Rob, for your long and faithful service.

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