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About RetiredMSG

Master Sergeant (E-8), US Army (Retired) (10/01/1990) MOS 98Z50, 98C source MOS Ft. Dix, NJ; Ft. Devens, MA; 8th RRFS Phu Bai, RVN; 407th RRD Quang Tri, RVN; 313th ASA Bn, Ft. Bragg, NC; Defense Language Institute-East Coast, Anacostia, MD; 1st USASAFS Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton, VA; Consolidated Security Operations Center, San Antonio, TX; HQ USASA Arlington Hall Station, Arlington, VA; Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Education School, Ft. Devens, MA; 330th EW Avn Co (Fwd), Kaiserslautern/Gruenstadt, GE; HQ USAINSCOM Arlington Hall Station, Arlington, VA; 370th EW Co (HF DF Rear), Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton, VA; AFCENT Reserve Corps (Fwd), Maastricht, NL; HQ USAINSCOM Arlington Hall Station, Arlington, VA; HQ USAINSCOM Nolan Building, Ft. Belvoir, VA DoD Civilian (Retired) (12/31/2012) 2009 - 2012 Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence 2010 - 2011 U.S. Forces - Iraq/Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission - Intelligence Department of the Army Civilian 2002 - 2009 Hq Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence 1990 - 2002 Hq U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

He Brought Us Together

Over 40 years after most of us had served in the 407th Radio Research Group, a former Commander of the Detachment, Captain John Osmundsen, reached out to as many as he could contact, and organized an informal reunion of Soldiers who … Continue reading

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Honoring Heroes in Small Town USA – Greene, NY

Greene, New York, population 1,580. Another small town with a great memorial park to its residents who have served their country in the Nation’s wars is the town of Greene, NY.  I visited this area several years ago, so while … Continue reading

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Honoring Heroes in Small Town USA – Springville, NY

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I love the tapestry that is this United States of America. The small communities and hamlets sprinkled across America’s geography form the fabric and inject the color and context necessary to this tapestry’s vibrancy.  Each of these communities, whether they’re … Continue reading

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Four Decades

Four decades ago, March 30th, 1972, we lost two fellow soldiers and friends. We have not forgotten.

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Thirty-Nine Years Later

For thirty-nine years, every time March 30th rolls around, my mind takes a journey back in time and thinks of the loss of two fellow Soldiers.  Every year.  Unprompted by anything other than a mental post-it note reminding me that … Continue reading

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Vietnam War Commemoration Announcement

Army Launches 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War By J.D. Leipold, Army News Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 – The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium on Aug. 28 was a time for reflection on a war that spanned 10 years … Continue reading

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Thank You

Thank You … It’s amazing how those two words, delivered from a sincere and obviously grateful heart, can warm the soul, spark the emotions, and lift the spirit of the recipient.  Two little words, fitly spoken, deeply felt, warmly welcomed. … Continue reading

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