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GUTTERRATT Member Posts: 18 ✭✭
edited October 2009 in US Military Veteran Forum
My oldest son, 42 years old, will graduate from basic at Ft. Knox on 2 Oct. I am going to try and be there but I fly in from AK to Huntsville at noon on the 1st so I am going to have to make tracks to make it.[^]
If you can't feel the music; it's only pink noise!
In 1967 while at AIT at Fort Gordan before I went to Nam, I had a Class and field exercise on escape and evade, it was very rudamentory.
Camp Crockett no doubt..[8D]
I watched a movie called tigerland the other day and what I was wondering is if they actually had pow basic training they subjected you guys to before they shipped you out. Was there a real tigerland ? I mean no disrespect to any POWs or any who served I just want to know
They touched on escape and invasion and what to do if captured if you had an 11-B MOS, during AIT; but very little in basic. In Vietnam the 101st., and I'm sure numerous other infantry units had a one week in country referser course that was called Charm School. Which covered most of the crtitical things you'd needed to know to get you through your first few weeks being in the field.
And additional questions on operational procedures or rules after your training was completed you asked your buddy or squad leader, because some rules varied, according to your CO.[8D]