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Posted: 12/14/2003 5:49:24 PM EDT
Any know what this MOS was? (I do)
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 10:47:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2003 10:48:46 PM EDT by GulDuCal]
I haven't heard anything about a 12E in my time. I'm guessing it was an MOS in the 1960s or 1970s. Maybe "Tunnel Rat Specialist?" "Combat Rice Paddy ditch digger?"
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 4:24:09 AM EDT
Not sure when it came into being, propaably mid-late '60s. It was phased out in the late '80s. FYI, you had to complete 12B OSUT before you could attend 12E AIT and you had to have a Top Secret clearance before you could attend school.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 4:52:27 AM EDT
12E Atomic Demolition Munitions Specialist
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 5:20:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RED_5: 12E Atomic Demolition Munitions Specialist
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Correct-a-mundo! I had just recalled that the other day remembering a fallen comrade. He was a 12E. He used to tell the funniest stories about the gags they played on the grunts with their "training devices". [ROFL]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 6:24:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2003 6:28:56 AM EDT by CAR-10]
Yes, I'm a former AF 2W2X1. I maintained them rather than demolished them. Plus, they aren't atomic anymore, they're thermonuclear. Ah, the memories of the field mice splattered with glow stick chemicals and the frightened Security Forces personnel. Most of my other stories are classified. Take my word, we had a real good time. I sure miss that job.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 9:52:44 AM EDT
I knew somebody who was in ADM while I was a Leg. We had similar interests at the time. Only he was married while I was single. He made Sgt before I did. Then several months before I went to Fort Benning he was Transferred to another Post. It turned out the Post he was Transferred to was in Italy. A few weeks after I got overseas (and no longer a Leg) I happened to see his in the Posts PX. We got together a couple of times after that. But as the unit I was with and his unit had different Missions and schedules, I lost track of the three of them. Did I mention she was Pregnant when I last saw her? Cute looking boy. I wonder how they ended up.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 5:04:40 AM EDT
Has anyone ever read the story told by MAJ John Plaster about the Nuke officer in Vietnam, who was nearly captured by the NVA? Unbelievable read, its out in cyberspace somewhere, I wish I had a link.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 7:17:58 AM EDT
This [url]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0451195086/qid=1071936942/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/102-1596636-7043319?v=glance&s=books[/url]?
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 6:01:58 PM EDT
Actually, that is not it, I happen to own a hardcover autographed copy of that book, addressed to me by the man himself. That book is also an absolutely incredible read - those SOG warriors were ruthless, smart, cunning, loved gadgets, booby traps, and custom weapons. Amazing stories abound in this volume, from the MOH recipient who jumped into the middle of an intense firefight carrying nothing but his survival knife, to the seven man patrol that completely wiped out 300 VC on the Ho Chi Minh trail in one fell swoop (no air or arty). I am not making either of those stories up.
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