TAH Roll Call (Pinned)

| January 10, 2019

 

TAH has a spirit of strong camaraderie among those who frequent here, both military and civilian. The diverse experiences and opinions that people share is invaluable. Over the years many have come and gone for one reason or another, however, there are many who have been here for years. Some visit hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or rarely. Whether by contributing, commenting, supporting financially or just lurking, your presence is welcome and appreciated.

With that said, we would like to conduct a TAH roll call. We encourage everyone to simply sound off and perhaps if you so choose, include a brief update of what you have been up to. We are especially interested in those that frequently commented in the past but have not in a while.

 

We look forward to your participation.

 

 

Thanks to Poetrooper for the suggestion.

 

 

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Administrative

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  1. CavScoutCoastie says:

    Still around. Lurking mostly. Lost my job and had to relocate to the Savannah Ga area. Everything was going well but now my wife is hospitalized due to her alcoholism and I’m debating whether I still have the strength to stay with her. My 8 year old wants her back but I don’t want us to be hurt anymore.

    • Lurker Curt says:

      My wife just got out after going into a mental health treatment center before Halloween- turns out she really is schizophrenic.

      I feel for ya Cav- sometimes it is very hard to try again after that kind of thing. Gotta take care of you and yours, and you are the best one to decide how.

      Wishing you strength and peace, Brother.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        I feel for both of you my Brothers. I myself have had a starring role in the same movies that y’all are in now.

        I’ll just leave this here.

        You can not fix someone who doesn’t want to help fix themselves.

        You must do what is best for yourself and your children, and that does not always mean staying in a toxic place. Sometimes it’s best to just walk away. I did, twice.

      • OWB says:

        Echoing the sentiment of others – not anything substantive to add, except for you to know that you are not alone on your journey. Make the decisions you must, and press on.

    • Graybeard says:

      CSC: I’ll be praying for you.
      That is a hard row to hoe. Mrs. GB went into full-blown manic-depression after the birth of our 2nd child and was not the woman I married. It was hard, but we found her help (back then we didn’t even know what the hell manic-depression was) and with the proper help she has been doing fine for 30+ years.
      I gave up a PhD to save my wife, and it was hard to do. I’m not really all that strong, but I’m stubborn.
      I had the support of my family and our church. If you have a support network there to just be there, great. Find one if you don’t.
      You know your situation best, and your wife. I pray she wants to get well. If so, you’ve got a chance I believe.

      • HMC Ret says:

        CSC & Lurker Curt: I will be holding each of you up in prayer, both for yourself and for your wives.

        I’m an alcoholic, having missed several years by being in the bottle. I’m now 100% dry since June 1984. It is only with the love and support of my wife, The Russian, that I am alive.

        Know you are welcome here, among friends who support you.

        Blessings …

        • Lurker Curt says:

          Thanks to all for your kindness- that’s why I love the folks here. I get support here every day, even if you don’t know you are providing it! I also know I will be chastised if I step out of line…

          And after reading an update from Extra Admin, maybe I should change my handle from Lurker to Spider web…?

    • CavScoutCoastie says:

      Thanks all for your words and prayers. It means a lot to me.

  2. Lurker Curt says:

    Present-
    IdARNG 83-87, 63B Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. Went RA, 101st Chem Co, STB, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, 87-88. Right after Basic Airborne, got orders for 41st FA Brigade, Babenhausen Germany…out in late 91. Was in Germany during Desert Shield/Storm, the closest I ever came to shots fired.
    Sittin at a desk working customer service at a construction supply yard- I check in daily, kinda get a fix, if ya know what I mean.

  3. John the Kraut says:

    I´m a reader from a small town near Hamburg, Germany. Did my time as a draftee in the german armed forces as a „Panzergrenadier”. Being rather unathletic I was quite a shitty infantryman and didn´t earn anything. But I finished my duty and I´m proud of it.

    I don´t have any connections to the U.S. armed forces at all. I can´t explain why I love your site so much and why I visit it daily.

    Perhaps because veterans and soldiers are treated with so much respect in your country.
    Over here soldiers are treated really bad. Traveling home without insults is impossible when you´re wearing your uniform. And handshakes or stuff like that are completely unimaginable. It´s really sad.

    • Muqdadiyah19D says:

      I have some random sites I visit, and have for years, that I’m no where even closely affiliated with. But, like you, I fit right in. Glad to have you around, sir.

    • streetsweeper says:

      Welcome aboard, John the Kraut!

    • Steve1371 says:

      Sounds like the US back in the 60s, 70s. Be proud of your service. You are doing more for your country than those creeps and pukes ridiculing you .

    • PFM says:

      You must sense all of the time I spent hanging out at Graf and Hohenfels, and drinking beer in Munich. Used to have a partership unit in the Bundeswehr south of Munich many years ago, great bunch of guys. Welcome to the site.

    • OWB says:

      Good to “see” you, John. And thank you for your service.

    • Graybeard says:

      Wilkommen, John.

    • FuzeVT says:

      Panzergrenadiere, vorwärts, zum Siege voran!

      Hey John, Glad to have you here. Sorry to hear of your treatment over there. Doens’t surprise me a whole lot, but still sad to hear.

  4. Flakpup says:

    Former USAF K-9 3PO71/3PO51A
    Current Facility Security Officer
    Future TBD

  5. Top W Kone says:

    12Z (12B Combat Engineer), now in the Army Reserves and just got back four months ago from a state side mission

    Will be likely mobilized again this fall. Since 2002 I’ve been mobilized over 7 years.

    On the civilian side I’m a paramedic in Louisville

  6. Ratt22 says:

    I have always admired the site and did my time in the Army from 1987-2007 as a 19D and paratrooper, Scouts Out!

    Thanks for what you do!

  7. Muqdadiyah19D says:

    Been on here since 2008 -ish. Maybe 2009. Stop here DAILY.

  8. Dinotanker says:

    Present. Generally I lurk. But I check in at least once a day. I too love the NOT PC commentary.

    I grew up in Western Washington I am thankful I have spent the last 25 years on the Eastern side of the Cascade Mountains.

    Cold war weekend warrior 19E who somehow managed to get a commission. All of my service was in the reserve components. I did pull a couple of extended tours of duty; first with 2/1 Cavalry, 2 AD (this was my dream assignment, to serve with the longest mounted, active cavalry regiment in the Army)in 85 and secondly during the Gulf War at Ft Lewis with the 104th Division (basically a back to back series of 5 ATs). Worked hard, tried to learn from stepping on my crank, and owe any success in my career to some outstanding NCO’s and patient senior officers.

    Married for 22 years to the real combat soldier in our family; Mrs Dino. She served in Korea during the late 70’s and drove ammo trucks in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. Pretty kick ass for a Clerk-Typist, huh?

    Currently working for the State of WA in one of the eastern Washington mostly forgotten regional offices.

    You guys always make me think, laugh and provide the occasional WTF!? Thank You.

    Courage and Faith,

    Dinotanker

  9. Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    Looks like I get to claim senior geezer status.

    • Frankie Cee says:

      Welcome to the club. I cam here right after Jonn established the site, following COB6 over from his site. With 78 laps around the Sun completed, working on 79, I am “old school”.

      • Club Manager, USA ret. says:

        You have me by two years and I happily concede but agree about being old school.
        I would not survive in today’s PC military nor would I want to. Back in the day our guys would have a beer with lunch at the club then spend the afternoon hanging AIM-17 missiles on a deuce, never had an accident. Today if you have a beer after work in uniform you are so screwed. Used to be okay for boys to chase girls and occasionally for girls to chase boys. No mas.

  10. streetsweeper says:

    Present and accounted for, SIR! Been here, been there. Done this, done that. Collected t-shirts while I was at it. And good ol Daddy Birdbath is still a meatcicle.

  11. Muqdadiyah19D says:

    I guess others are elaborating so I will, too, on my second comment.

    First off, I love the TAH community, and it was an emotional week when I found out Jon passed. It did affect me.

    I live in the Bay Area, California – full of trannies, Marxists, and other haters. I’m also a teacher (Thank you GI Bill).

    Besides the cost of living, I love it here.

    Was a Scout in First Cav Division during the surge in Diyala Province, FOB Normandy/Warhorse. Lot’s of Islamic State. 9th Cav, Buffalo Soldier. “We Can, We Will.”

    I enjoy this community and love reading everyone’s opinions. I can dig it.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Get a chance check out Fort Robinson State Park @ Crawford Nebraska. Nice facility, killer museum, fine destination vacation spot. Home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Been twice & spent a week each time. Still did get to see and do all that was available. Google fu it.

    • Twist says:

      I was out of Warhorse 08-09. My COP was in Zaganiyah.

  12. Steve1371 says:

    I came here from that other site I can’t remember the name of that Sgt. Hanson posted on. I served only 3 years but I think they were significant years, 67-70. Nam vet Feb 68-Mar 69. My last duty station was Marine Detachment USNDC Portsmouth N H. I am a currently retired but still working part time tractor trailer driver. I enjoy the topics and comments very much. I check in almost daily but comment only occasionally. The armed forces of all branches are my favorite team!

  13. LRRP2 says:

    Check this site daily to help maintain the thought that I’m not nearly as crazy as some folks think I am . Feel like I’m among those who are as sane as I am .

  14. C2Show says:

    Hey, still here and posting occasionally Former Air Force, 1C3X1.

    Working at Fort Polk. Getting ready to leave for another federal job.

    Tomorrow is 2 years anniversary with my beautiful wife.
    Hope everyone is having a great new year!

  15. Frankie Cee says:

    I am still around, got a lot going on, nearly all of it is positive, still healthy enough to be doing some work, even after 78 laps around the Sun. Still chasing posers, still watching for Kyle Barwan to get back to his old crap. Still working my dogs, shooting nearly daily, and listening to AC-130s, F-35s, F-22s, F-18s and Osprey aircraft over the place. I even enjoy hearing the Navy’s trainer helicopters from Whiting Field NAS as they work formation training over my place. Life is good.

    • Frankie Cee says:

      I could have mentioned that I am old school enough to have worn OG-107 fatiques, Block caps, worn bright patches and insignia, white t-shirts and white boxers, did Jump School at the 101st Airborne School while in Charlie Co, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 506th Infantry, before re-enlisting to be a crew chief on “A” model HUEYs. 3/60 to 4/64 Currahee!

  16. Mike Kozlowski says:

    …Retired USAF 46170 (Ammo) – 379 BMW Wurtsmith AFB MI 78-84, 8TFW (The Mighty Wolfpack) Kunsan AB ROK 84-85, 1TFW Langley AFB VA 85-89, USAFRS 89-93, and 363TFW/20FW Shaw AFB SC 93-98 with a side trip to Prince Sultan AB KSA in 95. Still madly, joyously and happily in love with anything that flies in US insignia. Here a couple times daily at least, and still enjoying it.

  17. ghostrider_oz says:

    Long time follower – got dragged in from a SV post on another site and just loved the free flowing expressions of love that emanate from the member here.

    Coming from little ol Tasmania (hanging off the bottom of Australia) it nice to see that there are still free speaking and brutally honest people out in the world.

    I like to chuck my two cents in occasionally but with no military background only comments where I can guarantee I won’t make too big an arse of myself.

  18. 3E9 says:

    Still lurking. Still a USAF IG guy.

  19. Buckeye Jim says:

    Check in a couple of times a day and post occasionaly for the past four or five years. Retired Navy surface warfare officer. 5+ years active and 21 reserve.

    I really enjoy this as a sanity check since I live in the Democratic People’s Republic of Massachusetts. ( 42 years now… my, how the time does fly!)

  20. RRaider says:

    I check in every few days. Been doing that for 5 or 6 years now. USMC 0151 from 81 to 87. Worked in G-2 1st MAW HQ on Butler and then went to 1st MarDiv for the balance. International training in between.

    Currently in sales and bilingual Japanese. S/F all!

  21. Crusty says:

    I have been reading and following this page for years. Rarely do I comment as just about anything I want to say has already been said. Except for how nice it is here at Fort Polk. Hahaha! From what I could tell I don’t think Jon liked Polk very well.

    83 to 07 both active and Reserve. Did nothing special. Just my job. Hoping to live to at least 60 to get my retirement pay and medical. Meantime I am working at an ECS shop at Polk as a maintenance inspector close to the FLS on north fort. Anyone that finds themselves in a maintenance bind while on rotation come by the shop and ask for TC. I’ll do what I can to help but, probably give you some shit in the process.

  22. Grunt says:

    Present

    Cocksuckers

  23. 5th/77th FA says:

    Not presently unaccountable to anyone for anything.

    It wasn’t me.

    I didn’t do it.

    I wasn’t even there.

    Is the statute of limitations up yet?

    I’ll be hiding out in the basement with charles w. Bring some staples.

  24. JP76er says:

    I have posted a few times. Civilian here. I came for the Stolen Valor. I have a brother and several friends who are veterans. I was naive and didn’t realize their were people that would be so low to lie and embellish. Opened my eyes wide. I enjoy watching them get roasted here, I wish SCOTUS would find that a more biting law against SV was constitutional. They deserve much more punishment. I’ve been here around 5 years mostly lurking.

  25. MSGRetired says:

    Been here a long time. Assisted with a few Phony Investigations. My Best work was the Round Ranger LOL I got his entire record Packet from the NC National Guard. Saved Jonn a lot of work on that one as he was tied up with a few others at the time. I am glad the site continues on in Jonn’s Honor, he will always be missed and never forgotten. Anyway I am still around and available to help when needed.

  26. Eggs says:

    Present and/or accounted for.

    Tired of semi-retirement (Air Reserve Tech), back at work with test/eval of big (real big) yellow construction vehicles.

  27. LL says:

    I have you in my RSS feed. I read everything that catches my eye.

    ~LL from Chromed Curses (from back in the day)

  28. Cobrakai99 says:

    Present.

    Getting paid more money to fly more hours a year while spending more time at home.

    • Cobrakai99 says:

      I flew circles over third world shitholes making sure the guys dropping bombs and shooting 30mm DU rounds hade enough gas to be there when they were needed. Spent some time as a lAir Mobility Liaison at Fort Benning, somewhere between the towers and the airfield. During that time I had opertunities to sit at a desk at Bastion AB/Camp Leatherneck and Bagram AB for a few months. Went back to flying, got an early retirement, because there were too many pilots. Than laughed my ass off when big Blue was asking people to come back about a year later, because there was not enough pilots.

  29. David Neylon says:

    Just a lurker. 13 years US Army as 74F. One year as National Guard 12B. 67 and still working with no hope of retirement.

  30. Glenn Toothman says:

    I’ve been reading here for a couple years, enjoy it, lots of perspectives unique to our special mindsets, i.e. trooper talk for troopers hahahaha

    I do post once in a blue moon.. mostly I totally enjoy the posts.

  31. TopGoz says:

    MSgt USMC, Ret. Been a daily visitor, occasional commenter since discovering the site after a mention from Michelle Malkin in late 2008 (I was deployed to Bagram AB at the time, attached to CJTF-101 JOC).

  32. M48DAT says:

    My wife and I are both retired Army guys. Lotta tours, lotta fun. Love busting poser assholes. Keep up the good work.

  33. johca says:

    Present. Retired Air Force MSgt

  34. Graybeard says:

    Present as requested, Sir.

    As others, just a civilian, started watching (and learning from) TAH while our 2nd son was in Iraq with some Indian-head Stryker group. Hung around just because I enjoy the back-and-forth, and I even learn some stuff.

    Dad served as what we’d now call a SAW gunner during WWII, which is what 2nd son did in Iraq. Oldest of my brothers (still younger than me) unaccountably became the black sheep of the family and joined the Navy, served on I think the USS Ranger. His son, my nephew, is a currently-serving bubble-head. My grandfathers served in WWI, my great-great-grandfathers served in the Confederate Army, and at least one of our ancestors served in the American Revolution. I was waiting on my draft notice when Nixon stopped the draft, and being engaged to Mrs. GB never joined up.

    Currently retired from the State of Texas, working whatever I can to supplement the income, while caring for a brother in a nursing home and enjoying 8, soon to be 9, grandchildren.

    And I guess that when I get a moment I need to finish the Stolen Valor Race standings up to the point where we lost Jonn. I kinda lost enthusiasm for that project after that.

    • M48DAT says:

      To GB, I tell people that never served that they didn’t miss anything, you are a very valued part of our family and thank you for your support and wisdom.

      BTW, I retired from the state last year so I feel your pain, Ha!

    • Lurker Curt says:

      Point of Order #1, Mr. Proctor…thank you for what you do, and for your level headed, well worded comments- I try to learn from you and others (looking at Hondo and VoV specifically, though there are others).

      Point of Order #2- I have been jealous and, dare I say, covetous, since the first time I saw your name on this site… 😉

  35. Animal says:

    USMC 92-96. 3/8 in Lejeune and last 4 months on the Marine Corps rifle team in Quantico. Went back on active duty with 1/23 when they activated to go to Iraq. Retired state trooper and head dishwasher at Camp Animal.

  36. I miss Jonn. Miss his calls. Miss him saying, “love ya darlin'” Miss his friendship and support. Miss the hijinks with him. Just freakin’ miss him.

  37. 100E says:

    Visit daily, comment every now and then …. if I feel I can add something worth knowing.
    I stay in touch with a few guys I served with in the 25th in 66/67, and 8 of those I flew with in 69/70 as part of A/2/17 Cav, 101st.

  38. pookysgirl says:

    Lurker here. Found you guys thanks to Michelle Malkin, started reading this place daily in early 2015 when I needed something to keep my mind off the mending of my shattered tibia. Husband got out of the AF 1.5 years ago after they screwed up his head (but won’t admit it, of course) and I miss being an AF wife. Oh well, at least I can remember 9 good years of my husband saving the world in his WC-135.

  39. Dan Hyatt says:

    I retired from the bench in 2014, and practice law part time these days. Like a few other TAH members, I slept well for the first time in years the night I heard Bernath augured in. Still follow TAH daily and am very proud of the work you guys do busting poseurs. The sad part of all this is that when I see a guy with a Viet Nam vet hat or Ranger t shirt I always wonder “is he for real or just a wanna be.”
    Last week I visited the Palm Springs Air Museum (highly recommended) and was in the gift shop waiting for my grandkids to scope everything out. The gift shop has a large board where they have miniature medals and rank insignia etc for sale. Sadly, the only two articles that they were sold out on were the seal tridents and Sniper badges. A lot more wanna be’s out there than the real thing. Keep up the good fight guys!

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Nice to see you here again, Judge.

      • rgr1480 says:

        Ditto, Judge: good to see you and that you survived intact …. unlike Birdbath.

        I was one of the many co-defendants in that particularly nasty affair up in Portlandia.

        I was never fired from my job as someone liked to believe, and will retire in 2020.

        • RGR 4-78 says:

          “will retire in 2020”

          Congratulations, you are almost there.

          • rgr1480 says:

            Thanks RGR 4-78!

            Army Retirement now …
            Social Security now …
            Civil Service paycheck now …(well, after the shutdown ends)

            Life is already grand and I’m not yet retired. (^__^)

    • 3/10/MED/b says:

      Augered.

      Again, brilliance!

      3/10/MED/b out.

  40. Hossman says:

    Faithful reader for years, commented whenever the spirit took hold. Getting ready to retire from post-service job. Bought a place in West Virginia, a farm called Thundering Paws. If you are in the Wardensville area, look me up. I always have a couple of cold ones to share with a fellow traveler.

  41. 3/10/MED/b says:

    A couple of weeks ago, after searching, finally got in touch with a friend from the 10th who was in the California fires.He is safe. There is a bond that those who never served will never know.

  42. Scrappy says:

    Long-time lurker, infrequent poster.

    USAF ’88-’96 as a B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer. “Scrappy” was my call sign.

    Laid off from Skunk Works in ’13, just kind of taking a sabbatical before getting back to work, most certainly in a different industry (renewable energy most likely). Have been traveling and tinkering for most of the time!

  43. Militant Bibliophile says:

    Still mostly lurking, but around. Graduated college, bouncing in and out of various positions at my civilian job, 2 and change years from retiring from the Guard. Finally in a house that has heat, a necessity in a Northern climate.

  44. FuzeVT says:

    Recently retired Marine.
    1995-1999 NBC nasty reservist
    2000-2003 Artillery officer with 2/10
    2004-2019 Communications officer with some
    -Acquisitions
    -South East Asia Planner (Loves me some Cobra Gold)
    -Company Commander
    -Battalion S-3
    time thrown in to make things interesting.

    Came to the site from another site linking a story about some poser douche bag in about 2010+/-. Sometimes I’m more busy making comments than others. Not much from me lately since I’ve been trying to get a job and whatnot.

    I was just starting to get more connected with John via email. Living in Quantico, I always said that I would visit the TAH bar in DC to see John after he posted the link but never made it. Waited too long. . .

  45. NDHoosier says:

    Civilian here – never served.

    I can’t remember how I found my way into the TAH Tavern, but it was refreshing to find a place free of PC bullshit – and very often gut-bustingly funny.

    Explanation of user name: grew up in North Dakota, now live in Indiana (for 20 years now).

    Quick story: When I was a supervisor, I had a standing-schedule staff meeting every week. One of my staff was a veteran Marine (13 years enlisted). He started showing up late for the staff meeting. At a subsequent meeting, I told him he would be punished for being late, whereupon I took out my smartphone and played “Anchors Aweigh”. The look of pain on his face was priceless! Hw was never late to a meeting again – in fact, he would get to the meeting room 10 minutes early!

  46. Green Thumb says:

    Green Thumb – Here.

    • OWB says:

      Can neither confirm nor deny that Green Thumb is there, but I can confirm that Green Thumb is not here.

      Unless that is Green Thumb lurking over there behind the chicken house.

      Nope. That wasn’t Green Thumb.

  47. Doc Savage says:

    23 years active duty Army, 68W4H…retired in 08 after leaving Iraq, and have been here in Afghanistan the last 10 years as an Advisor.

    Mrs Savage has 11 years as an Army Nurse and got out when the war began to raise our offspring when it looked like we would both be deployed.

    Both my brats are adults now, and I have just relocated the entire family from Minnesota to “Bama.

    Taxes and politics in Minnesota had become unbearable….I imagine I’ll do another 24 months here and call it quits.

  48. The Other Whitey says:

    Civilian firefighter…well, captain now, still not used to that part. Going on 18 years of doing that for a living, 20 if you count my volunteer time. Really hating the fact that my crew full of 20-year-old firefighters are making me feel old in my mid-30s.

    Also one of the millions of Americans trapped in Soviet-occupied California. Currently working overtime to pay off Mrs. Whitey’s SUV, hoping to have some ammo money left over once that’s done. Also need to buy carbines for the kids.

    TAH status: seagull.

  49. CAPT Jake says:

    Present. Keeping an eye on Master Chief. Plus you guys can be funny as hell sometimes.

  50. Bill W. says:

    USAF 1977-1999, currently in IT position for DoD. I lurk on a daily basis, and post every once in a great while. Keep up the good work everyone!!