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Old 10-05-2019, 10:56 PM
Cosine26 Cosine26 is online now
 
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I am one month short of 93. I joined the USN at 17, That was my first of 4 wars.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:53 AM
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I am one month short of 93. I joined the USN at 17, That was my first of 4 wars.
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Wow... I love this thread and its personal stories. After reading I think it is a good time to THANK YOU ALL for your service!
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:12 AM
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A 1911A1 rattletrap concealed in a vertical shoulder rig under my BDU blouse while running around Central America in the late eighties. And why I "had to have" one of the CMP guns when they became available. The one I carried back then I don't think had ever been worked on except maybe at the company level. Looked rough but never failed to go bang. Want to say it was an Ithaca but honestly don't remember.
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:52 PM
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I was a US Army pilot. Flew Birddogs in RVN in 66-67. Carried a 1911 pistol every day and also had an M-16A1 in the aircraft in case we ended up on the ground in unfriendly territory. Never paid too much attention to the individual characteristics of my weapons in those days so I don't know if I had a 1911 or an A1 or a Colt or RR or whatever. I had never fired an M-16 before I got over there so before I could go on a mission by myself I, and several others, had to go to the range and get familiar with that thing.
Second tour, flew U-1A Otters. Both pilots carried a 1911 and the crew chief had an M-14 with an ammo box full of loaded magazines.
Very grateful for the CMP1911 program that has allowed me to acquire a memento of my own military history that I can pass on to my son who is currently serving in the USAF.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:39 PM
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great stories

thank you for your service Cosine26

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Old 10-06-2019, 11:16 PM
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In the 82nd from 84-88 had a couple different 1911a1 but don’t remember any 1911’s. We did have a Singer and a US&S in our Arms room. Unfortunately we had to turn them in for that POS Beretta in the 87 time frame.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:50 AM
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M9 actually 92FS.

USMC 2-1LT 1989 to 1991. Bought a pistol from a Major off base that was selling them and used it as my service pistol for the rest of my service. A bunch of us did in TBS class 8-89. Had it inspected by the Armory and stored there. The Armory adjusted the sights for me and I shot expert with it.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:02 PM
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I managed somehow to qualify with a 1911 for the Marksman badge during Infantry AIT at Fort Polk in 1969. The 1911 used was a training pistol in very bad shape as I recall, very, very loose and nearly in the white from wear. I don't recall anything about what make or model it was. The .45 would have been my issue weapon as a 11C10 mortar gunner.
At the end of AIT I applied for and was accepted to Engineer OCS at Fort Belvoir. I don't recall doing any weapons training at all during that six months. I was commissioned into the Ordnance Corps and sent to Germany in 1970. For 10 months I was assigned to ASP #1 at Vilseck. Every month I strapped a 1911 on for Pay Call. I also carried for a couple of brief field training exercises. I don't remember a thing about those pistols as to make and model and I never fired any of them.
I am proud to have a CMP 1911 as a memento of my Army days.

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Old 10-07-2019, 05:22 PM
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As an M578 recovery vehicle operator, I swear we had more guns than tools. Each crewman had a 45, an M3 submachine gun, an M16, plus we had an M2 mounted up top.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:44 PM
Ketiwa-SG Ketiwa-SG is offline
 
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Carried a 1911A1 my whole time in the 80ís. Roving Security Patrol/Security Team while in port. Much better duty then standing QD watch. They were well worn pistols but I did manage to qual expert, just got lucky and got a decent one that day. Discharged right before the Navy transitioned to the Berettas.
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