I guess it wasn't that clear. You're right about the MOS, but not the "V". The problem is that it was supposed to be a motorcycle plate and they only allow me to pick a total of four letters or digits.Veteran 11 Bravo, Infantry
Yeah, but I guess it wasn't as clear as I thought as that didn't seem to be anybody's first guess. If I could have known that I would get a large plate, it could have been "VN11B", which would have been clearer.Vietnam 11 Bravo?
Yeah, but I guess that "V11B" is the best I can do with just four spaces. But I wonder if I could have asked for a car plate (as I got by DMV's mistake anyway) with "VN11B", Which would be a lot clearer. The "RVN11B" is one letter over the limit on any NV Vet plate.I did not get the connection of the 'V' but I probably would not get the 'N' reference either. Now RVN.,I get it.
Same to you. I mainly served the Central Highland Jungles between or near An Khe & Pleiku, but also was in the 1970 Cambodia incursion.Welcome home.., fellow 11B here., A Co, 2nd Bat, 22nd Reg, 25th Infantry Dv.
Here, there is an added $30.00 yearly fee even to renew a Vet plate, but all the money goes to some type of program to support some type of NV state Vet program.In Ohio the Motorcycle plates are offered for special order (vanity etc) but I do not pay the extra for that.
You can get a veteran marking for free., but it just says 'VET'., I was in the parking lot of a grocery store and a women asked me " are you Veterinarian"., I guess I looked quizzical in answering "no". Oh., she says I saw the "VET" on your motorcycle plates and thought..., . I explained the reference to her.
Our car plates are free for Purple Heart, Medal of Honor and POW. But only one vehicle and not a motorcycle.
Yes., we crossed over into Cambodia crossing the Rach Cai Bac River along with other Mechanized units of the 1st of the 5th Mech and 3/4 Cav. around May 9, 1970 +/-. In Mechanized Infantry we moved a lot and usually stayed in the field for 45 days at a stretch. Though it depended on the mission. Anything from RIF to Artillery Fire Support Base security or reaction to activity with other units etc. Cambodia was a trip of pretty much activity.Yeah, but I guess that "V11B" is the best I can do with just four spaces. But I wonder if I could have asked for a car plate (as I got by DMV's mistake anyway) with "VN11B", Which would be a lot clearer. The "RVN11B" is one letter over the limit on any NV Vet plate.Same to you. I mainly served the Central Highland Jungles between or near An Khe & Pleiku, but also was in the 1970 Cambodia incursion.
B-3-8, 4TH Div.
-Don- Reno, NV
Well, at least the "infantry" part is clear.If I saw this for the first time, I'd think it was an 11B infantry guy who earned a V device - probably on a bronze star.
MRE? WTF is a MRE?It's a secret code for the guys who stand in the tank exhaust on a cold day and cook coffee on our heater exhaust in the morning. They usually never have enough water, Copenhagen or MRE's, but they are really handy for peeking around corners before your Tank crosses the street in a city.
If cross attatched their XO will want to know why any Platoon needs 2000 gallons of JP5 a day and swear you're selling it on the black market.
then he will ask if you have any Copenhagen.
During my year in Iraq, I never even got shot at or bombed once. Convoys ahead of me and behind me would get hit, but never mine. The troops joked that I had an invisible force field around me.Well, at least the "infantry" part is clear.
No fancy medals here. Just the usual common stuff. I was once shot at while in a helicopter. IIRC, it was my very first chopper ride ever. I didn't do a thing. That gave me the air medal for "being in combat from the air". But I would have also received it later anyway for having so many flights in a combat zone, even if there was no action at all.
I received several mickey-mouse medals from simply being there, no action required on my part. That air medal of mine is just one example of many.
-Don- Reno, NV
My worse time in Vietnam, by far, was my fist month. In fact, was the worse time of my entire life.During my year in Iraq, I never even got shot at or bombed once. Convoys ahead of me and behind me would get hit, but never mine. The troops joked that I had an invisible force field around me.