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. Mortarman56 says:

    I’ve never posted any comments on the site but have been following it for years.
    USMC. 74-79

    US ARMY 79-86

    ARMY National Guard 87-2001

    ARMY Reserve 2001-2011

    Enjoy the group and will continue to enjoy.

  2. Aussiepusser says:

    Retired Royal Australian Navy Supply Officer, living in Langkawi, Malaysia and another TAH lioness. Visit here daily but don’t comment very often. I love the banter!!

  3. Fyrfighter says:

    Better late than never I guess.. My service is nothing compared to that of some here, but if you want a bio / update, here it is.

    Army reserve 1988-1996, most of it inactive after my reserve unit was shut down (as ate up as it was, not surprising. they called y house to find out why I wasn’t at drill… WHILE i was in basic..) Been a firefighter since 1986 (yep, about to start my 34th year). Started life outside of Philly, In Colorado now. Got a wife, a married daughter, and a son that rides bulls. Just went back to college (online so I don’t kill any of these stupid snowflakes in my classes), trying to rebuild a barn on my property, and waiting for a bigger fire department to take over mine, and drop me back from LT to firefighter..
    Anyone visiting Colorado, drop me a line, and the first round’s on me!

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Ohh, if it means anything, I check in a couple times a day, my dad was a Vietnam vet, he was awarded the Bronze Star with V, among others. I read the commendation (he never told me about it), and it was damn impressive…

  4. HMC Ret says:

    Retired Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman. I served 1968-1991. I had 8 duty stations the first 3 1/2 years and only 4 duty stations the last 19 1/2 years. My NEC meant I didn’t PCS very often. It was a wonderful experience.

  5. Andy says:

    Love the site. Check in daily at least twice.

    Retired Army 84 to 05.

  6. Love and respect from your friend Toasty, recovering from numerous back surgeries. <3

  7. UpNorth says:

    U.S. Army 1966-1968

  8. SSG Kane says:

    I comment often sometimes and then go through dry spells.

    USAR 12B 1991-1995

    USAR 37F 2007-Current

    Moved to NH in 2012, still love it out here and now that the youngest just left the wife and I are busy finding lots to do in New England.

  9. Jim Hubbard says:

    I am a retired Vietnam vet who served with the 9th Infantry Division. I worked for the American Legion for 20+ years doing veterans work. I have a pretty good legacy if anybody is interested. I recently served as a mentor for a Veterans’ Treatment Court in Frederick County, Maryland. I guess I am as busy as I wish to be. If anybody wants more info, check with CV.

  10. Mike Yankee says:

    Retired USAF MSgt (1964-1985). I have been lurking this site for 3 or 4 years. Love the topics and check in daily.

  11. I have been following TAH for almost ten years now. It is informative and insightful.

  12. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    Served on a “Fast Attack” oiler during The Cold War years. 2 Meds & N. Atlantic supplying Nimitz Carrier Group.

  13. Charles says:

    I check in at least once a day.

    I was lured into this site by Jonn who needed some assistance tracking down some SV cases.

    Apparently TAH has withdrawn as a primary source of Stolen Valor disclosures. It’s even missing from the top tab line.

    Still, I will continue to read and contribute when and where appropriate.

    Retired LTC, (1970-1998) U.S. Army Ranger, Special Forces, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster, etc. A Combat Engineer in my enlisted days (12B40 Sergeant), Infantry OCS Graduate, then Military Intelligence (no Military Intelligence jokes please, unless they are some I haven’t heard) and finished up as a lawyer (Judge Advocate) (no lawyer jokes please, unless they are some I haven’t heard).

  14. Rich Smith says:

    Hi. I’m not a vet but have been lurking on the site for a few years. Found it off of Michele Malkin’s website if I remember right.

    I don’t really comment but stop by the site several times a week. There is news here that I don’t find elsewhere.

    Occasionally check out the comments too. Love the sense of humor on this site.

  15. CWO5USMC RET says:

    Recently retired USMC CWO5, 1988 to 2018.
    Check in here daily, or at least try to.
    Enjoying time off before starting a new career.

  16. Clay More says:

    1st. Cavalry Division (Airmobile)..
    III Corp – The Delta – ’69 – ’71..

    It’s all about SV, and catchin’ the guilty.. Have ’em arrested, or humiliate the shit out of them..

    If nothing is broke around here, there’s nothing to fix, or change around here.. … ..Clay

  17. HEART OF TEXAS, says:

    US army Retired
    Drafted Dec 1968
    Retired Jun 30 1991
    Daily reader, rarely comment.

  18. Garold says:

    SMSgt Garold Cole, 3D190. Served 18 Jan 1980 to 17 Jan 2016, 10 years active, 10 years full-time Guard, 16 years full-time Reserves. Spent most of my time in Combat Comm and TALCE. Deployed to 1st Gulf War twice, Colombia three times, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. Also deployed well over 100 times to non-combat areas.

    I used to post here quite often but have been remiss in posting. Since retiring from the military I’ve been concentrating on my marriage and becoming a better husband; as I had been deployed for over 12 years of it collectively. We were headed for a divorce a year ago but we’ve been going to a Christian VA marriage counselor and the guy is great. He holds me to task and readily throws the bullshit flag. There have been times I’ve felt my blood pressure rise tremendously but after I’ve soaked in what he’s said I realize the challenge flag had been thrown. It has been the best decision I’ve made in a long time. The wife and I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary this summer, staying at the Navy Lodge for a few days at North Island.

    I should mention two of our five children have joined the service; Air Force and Marines. We also have nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    • Mason says:

      Glad you’re checking in Gary. Been meaning to send ya an e-mail to see how you’re doing since you’ve been quiet lately.

      • Garold says:

        Howdy Mason, good to see you as well. I’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible with the wife. I’m retiring from my civilian job in a year and she and I have been making lots of plans. We’re heading to Alabama on Saturday for nine days to spend with my AF daughter and family.

  19. SK2Bob says:

    Checking in. Post now and then, but not often. Navy 66-70, brown water VN 68-69.

  20. Qweebo says:

    Long time lurker, usually once per day.
    US Army Signal Corps 1980-1990

  21. Stu says:

    Following for years, don’t comment often.

    SW Indiana, trudging toward my second retirement.

  22. Zip says:

    Check in at TAH daily, but i have no aspiration to be an oxygen thief.
    Active Duty misplaced paratrooper stationed at Fort Carson, but desperately missing Mother Bragg.

  23. W2 says:

    Check in daily.

  24. MSG Eric says:

    Army Civil Affairs guy, may or may not still be on Active Duty.

    I found this site because of one SSG Cambodia from my unit who was in Afghanistan and told Stars and Stripes about how he was in Cambodia in the 70s and they did a story about it. This was the second link on a google search of the guy.

    Been here ever since, glad to be here and glad to read what I can when I can be here.

    Thanks for doing what you do TAH!

  25. 7711C20 says:

    Check in daily if near a computer.
    1975-79 Army 11C
    1979-81 ANG 11C in an aviation unit, weird but that’s the guard and why I left it.
    Retired LEO and still working.

  26. 20EngBde1967 says:

    Hup Sarge!

    Engineer RVN 1967-68

    “Met” Jonn years ago on the old History Channel veterans board. Miss him and his sharp wit.

  27. PLASTIC DUCK says:

    Ex British Army. Grade 1 Private soldier.
    1969 to 1971 Ist Bn The Light Infantry C Company.
    HQ Company -I section and Training Team
    Served in N Ireland and BAOR with a small time in Kenya
    1971 TO 1974 RAMC Medical assistant, Army Nurse.
    Garden Contractor until finished University with degree in Geology and Heritage Management in 1990. Worked as Geologist in Geo conservation. Retired in 2010
    Now work in anti fraud matters helping victims and preventing people from getting scammed, and also in community archaeology.
    I am on parade here every day, and sometimes comment.

  28. rgr1480 says:


    USAF: 1973 – 1978
    Civilian, Isle of Skye, Scotland: 1978-1979
    US Army: 1979 – 1994
    NASA: 1995 – Present [will retire in 2020]

    Basic merit badges: OCS (50th Co), EIB, Ranger Tab, Airborne (7 jumps: 2 at Camp MacKall), Air Assault

    3rd generation mustang

    Best assignment ever: 1978 – Ski Patrol, Garmisch Germany. I didn’t ski yet, so ended up renting out ice skates at the 1936 Olympic Ice Stadium. Would cross-country ski from the Gebirgsjaeger Kaserne to the stadium and back …. in the dark. Learned to downhill ski using cross country skis. Mountaineering on the weekends …. ooooo baby!

  29. Sarge says:

    Hi folks!

    USAF 1989-2013
    Civil Service 2014 – Pres

    Just PCS’ed to Hawaii

  30. exWO RAN says:

    Retired Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer
    1982-2007 full time then active reserves until 2017.

    I live in country New South Wales and like most former E9’s I have a very finely calibrated bullshit detector.
    I did have a bit of a write up on what I’ve done and been part of in a 37 year career, but it read like what some of these wankspangles put up, so I deleted it. I suppose you get that when you spend a bit of time in uniform; by happenstance you get to do “stuff” :^)

  31. A Proud Canadian says:

    Canadian civilian, Daily Reader, infrequent Commenter.
    I’m a conservitive in a sea of blue.
    god help me i’m all alone.

    • nobunny says:

      Just come over the border buddy, apparently no one will stop you. All the cool stuff is over here – and you wouldn’t be alone. We have guns… and cookies…

  32. James Nowlin says:


    Love visiting here daily to check in and especially enjoy the FGS section. While I have truly missed John I deeply appreciate and admire the lent men filling the gaps in the line.
    Will continue to financially support when needed and encourage the team to “Pass the Hat” when necessary.
    JNowlin, Area Support Group Kuwait, present and accounted for Sir!

  33. Rob says:

    Army. 92-14.

  34. Wireman611 says:

    US NAVY 1973-1985
    Daily visitor here.

  35. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Deplorable B Woodman here.
    US Army, Retired, SSG, 1978-1998. Started as commo 31E Field Radio Repair (PRC77 backpack, VRC12 vehicle mount RT524, RT246, R442, et al, AN/GRC106, SB22, TA312, TA1, etc, etc).
    Served with and supported grunts, DATs, and CDATs.
    Somewhere near the end was lateraled to 35C (multichannel microwave if I remember correctly).
    Missed the Kohbar Tower bombing by one day. As a POGUE, that’s as close excitement as I’ve ever come.
    I usually try to comment on the daily FGS in the morning. After that, I’m at work with no access.

  36. George V says:

    Greetings all,
    Daily visitor, occasional commenter.
    US Navy, 1974-1980
    VF-142, VC-6

    Retired some years ago. Now I try not to waste time on the internet…..

  37. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Commissioner Wretched, he of the trivia column, present and accounted for.

  38. Reaperman says:

    Navy 2002-08, hung around in various capacities after that. Daily visitor, sometimes comment. I come here for the SV pictures.

  39. Teddy996 says:

    Don’t visit as often as I used to and haven’t commented in awhile but I’m still here for the SV lolz.

  40. Mustang Major says:

    Mustang Major here-

    US Army 1971 – 1991, Aviation Maintenance and Recruiting as enlisted, Infantry after OCS. Recently retired from a 24 year career working wealth management with a regional bank. Primary job now is walking three Shi Tuzu dogs. Wife still works to support my lifestyle.

    I usually check in over a morning cup of coffee. I am always amazed with the clowns exposed as wannabes.

    I have to thank the team running this site on providing the information on how to check on someone’s military service. My daughter was dating a cop who claimed to be a war hero in so many words. Sent off for his records- Boom! Postal clerk Ft. Hood. When confronted, he moved on without a word. As a father, I couldn’t be happier.

  41. Sapper3307 says:


  42. USAF RET says:

    USAF Retired (well duuuhhhh)

    Now working as a civilian draining the civilian swamp
    2018 – 18 confirmed kills (terminations)

  43. TankBoy says:

    Retired Marine 1stSgt
    Tanker 1984-2006
    Still involved in the armor world on the civilian side. Divorced 18 months ago and a ton of travel last year, so haven’t been on as much as in the past.

  44. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Willing and Able, Sir!

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Revising and extending my remarks….

      Served as Infantry back in the mid eighties, drafted into HQ as a Mailclerk, then worked my way through college. After trying a few things, wound up in IT for 20 years.

  45. Guard Bum says:

    USMC 1977-1993, Enl, Warrant Officer, Commissioned Officer; Army National Guard AGR 2002 -2010 and retired as a Captain. Operation Eagle Claw, Desert Storm, Somalia, OIF and have been a Fire Fighter and farmer since retirement. I am in my last semester towards a BA in History and will be teaching Hist next school year. Been on the site for 6 or 7 years and am an infrequent poster

  46. Stephen F. McCartney, M.D. says:

    CAPT Bones USN (ret)

    1982 – 2012 US Navy vascular surgeon. Joined USNR in surgical training at UCLA. Retired out of Camp Lejeune Navy Hospital Dec 2012. OIF,OEF x 3, 2004 Tsunami JTF (IIIMEF). Enjoying retirement, kids, grandkids and great grandson without one day yet being bored. Keep exposing the phonies, our “real deal” comrades deserve no less.

  47. Lthrnck1775 says:

    Former USMC(R) SSgt 1987-2002
    2537 Radio Chief

    6th MTBN and 1/23 MAR

    Desert Storm/Shield/Cleanup Vet

    Longtime (pretty much daily)lurker and rare poster. I was brought here by COB’s Blog and stayed for the snark and sarcasm. Split time back in the day between reading Blackfive and TAH. Loved the straight scoop (then) on the war progress and (now) the Daily Feel Good Stories and comments here are priceless! Keep up the great work, there is nothing like TAH out there.

    Semper Fi

  48. David Balsley says:

    Pa ANG 12/63 to 12/69 Firefighter then Fire Chief.Last Career Drug & Alcohol Counselor, retired 2009, worked PRN until 2011. Live in Sun City Hilton Head.

  49. Richard DeStefano says:

    Army Signal Officer 1966-1969

  50. Richard DeStefano says:

    .for 1 year, then OCS Army. Signal Officer 1967-1969