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LEO, military, firefighters, paramedics?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 240kph, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. 240kph

    240kph Grants Pass, OR Member

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    Hi,

    I wanted to see how many people that have served their city, state, country are on here? Law enforcement, all branches of the military, paramedics, firefighters, etc... feel free to post about your experiences. I would like to thank you in advance for your service.

    Myself, I was only in Navy training to be a Hull Maintenance Tech for a short while before getting into a car wreck and being found unfit afterwards. Too bad.

    -Steve
     
  2. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    10 years US Army
     
  3. macdougall29

    macdougall29 Newberg, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Firefighter since 1992:thumbup: Volunteer and career...
     
  4. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    13 years between the Army and the Oregon Army National Guard. Currently on a medical program trying not to get kicked out.
     
  5. ghanderson10

    ghanderson10 Woodburn, OR Member

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    What unit, Parsons? 4 years Oregon NG myself
     
  6. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    US Army from 86 -90... Recalled for Desert Storm only to be release because I got out of the Service as a single Dad... The job was great, the politics sucked! I worked on both the Cobra weapons system and Apache... I still have a 30mm round (inert:() on my dresser.
     
  7. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    Career Air Force, now retired and going back to school.
     
  8. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Spent most of my time in a Engineer unit in Dallas and my current unit in Lebanon
     
  9. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    Former Army Medic
     
  10. MikeIsh

    MikeIsh Portland Member

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    Not given a chance to serve, labeled M-4 asthma.

    I have been a paramedic for 27 years with private ambulance. anyone remember Buck, or Willamette Falls Ambulance?

    how about TVA in Multnomah I volunteered there for 4 years.
     
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    hunterdad66 PNW Member

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    7 years LE with a small town that lies between two huge cities. The world is what you make of it. hehe.

    7 years to present... enterprise security for a large aircraft manufacturer.
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I remember Buck and Willamette Falls.
     
  13. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    USMC 66-69 - 13mo. vietnam - then two years MP.CO. MCRD San Diego Ca.
     
  14. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have obtained a commision in the US ARMY, served as a state patrolman, and worked as a volunteer EMT in my day. Got to see a big chunk of the world...Panama, Korea, Iraq, Hong Kong, Germany, etc. Only got shot at a few times and lived to tell the tale. I consider it a pretty fun ride so far and hope the best is still ahead of me. :)
     
  15. BryanO

    BryanO W.WA Member

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    MI Officer in the WA Army Guard, in the last stages of hiring for the BP.

    Its not all about who serves. A lot of it is the warrior's heart, and giving it an honest go qualifies you there. America needs more service people, but it REALLY needs more warriors.
     
  16. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    MI here also in the ARMY. Started off as a 96B and then moved into less savory fields that involved those nasty arm bands. :)

    As for who serves...any teacher, any nurse, any man or woman that filled sandbags for a stranger during a flood, provided a hot meal to someone down on their luck, volunteers at a youth shelter or battered women's group, donates time and/or money to humane society, and so on does more for this country than any soldier. All we get to do most of the time is fight. Everyone else I mentioned gets to build and nurture.
     
  17. A2theK

    A2theK Olympia Member

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    8yrs Intel (not the computer one)
     
  18. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    Former U.S. Army officer. Nine years total between active duty, reserve, and national guard time.
     
  19. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    fireman, Lazyboy's R&D devision:)
     
  20. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    5 years U.S. Army MP:thumbup: