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Manchu Warrior

One of my company commanders was a Captain Profit and we all could not wait until he was promoted to Major. And it is not n odd name but I also once worked with Lt. George Custer when I was attached to a battalion S3 shop. And for what ever reason the soldiers around me always stated they hoped they were not in the unit if he ever became a Light Colonel. I never understood why??

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I worked with Major Hans Marvel. While he was a captain, he shared an office at NORAD Headquarters with a Captain America.

 

Maj Gen Richard A. Head commanded 2nd Allied tactical Air Force when I was in Germany in the mid-1980s.

 

You can't make this stuff up

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When I was enlisted, I was a disbursement accounting specialist (ie, pay clerk), and I saw a few odd names. One was SSgt Butt. One day he came into the office, and I waited on him. I immediately saw his nametag and didn't think much of it until one of my coworkers stared at his name tag, did a double-take and said, "Oh, it's BUTT. I thought it was BOTT," and I had to turn away. Another man, TSgt Titsworth, came in to the office to officially change his name (I figured it had to do with excessive teasing of his kids?). I don't recall what he changed it to. When I was an officer, I served with a lady named Minor, and yes, she was a Major. Major Minor.

Pete

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When I was in the Army, the head of our motor pool was Chief Ripley. At another base was an S-2 with the last name of Manure. She pronounced it monyer, but she was using the military as a steping stone towards a political career and was a political sciences major, so we knew she was as full of what she claimed her name wasn't!!

 

Fins..

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In basic training I had a platoon sgt. His last name was Marvel. Don't know if Sgt. Marvel ever became Capt. Marvel.

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Forgive me please. But I had to share this. It is the absolute truth. Not military, but I had a fraternity brother at a nearby university who's last name was Peters. We did an interfraternal event with them. His girlfriend at the time was Fonda. Not sure if they ever married---I was long gone to Yankee Station soon after that. Thanks, Al.

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My last name is Brig...in the USN and USMC, the Brig is the prison...and I'm in the USMC

 

A dogtag sold on eBay recently to a Marine named 'Makepeace'

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My last name is Brig...in the USN and USMC, the Brig is the prison...and I'm in the USMC

 

A dogtag sold on eBay recently to a Marine named 'Makepeace'

 

As you know, a Brig is also a sailing (war and merchant) vessel. Locked up in the brig aboard a Brig.

 

Best regards,

 

The Wharfmaster

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My last name is Brig...in the USN and USMC, the Brig is the prison...and I'm in the USMC

 

A dogtag sold on eBay recently to a Marine named 'Makepeace'

 

My ultimate goal is now to find and buy the Makepeace dog tag, and then find a PFC Notwar dog tag.

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In my home town of Maryborough QLD,

there was a German family by the name of "Kunst",many of whom served with distinction in the A.I.F. in WW2.

I know the U would be pronounced differently in the German dialect,but unfortunately the Aussie accent doesnt lend itself to foreign pronunciations. :rolleyes:

They were a nice bunch of Kunsts,anyway :P

Mick

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I became friends with Vrigil Grier, a Yeoman who served aboard USS Escambia. We became very good friends over the years and he willed me the original Disney art for the Escambia which featured Jose Carioca from the Disney film Salus Amigos. Virgil told me about the ribbing he took when shipmates found out his middle name was Duane...they called him "VD" for short.

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In my home town of Maryborough QLD,

there was a German family by the name of "Kunst",many of whom served with distinction in the A.I.F. in WW2.

I know the U would be pronounced differently in the German dialect,but unfortunately the Aussie accent doesnt lend itself to foreign pronunciations. :rolleyes:

They were a nice bunch of Kunsts,anyway :P

Mick

 

That last statement made me laugh out loud. Thanks, al.

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Corpl. Cleaver

I know a Nam vet who worked with a Kit Carson scout named "Phuc" I'm sure the guys got some fun out of that.

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