Calvin Bridges (Army)

Gender: Male
Marital Status: married
Birthday: 1951
Hometown: Spartanburg
Military Status: Veteran
Military Branch: Army
Military Rank: E-5
About Me:
I am from Spartanburg SC

I was Drafted, June 1971.

' Basic Training' at Ft.Jackson SC, June to Aug. 1971. Rank - E1.

I went to 'MP School', Ft. Gordon GA, Aug. to Oct. 1971. Rank - E2.

I failed MP training and was Re-assigned to 'Radio Operator School' at Ft.Jackson SC, Oct. 71 to Jan.72, MOS - 05E10 - Voice Radio Operator. Rank - E3.

I was assigned to D Btry. 3/84 FA, (Pershing Missile), 'Nickersulm Kaserne', in Heilbronn Germany, Jan. 72 to June 73. MOS - 05E10. Rank - E4.

I served as Gate Guard, Radio Operator and Radio Operator Crew Chief.

ETS - June 1973.

I attended 'Nielson's Electronic School' in Charleston SC, 1973 to 75. I was Inactive Army, 'Standby Reserve', June 73 to Oct. 75.

I joined 'The Active Army Ready Reserves', 'Charleston Army Depot'. - 941st. Trans. Petro.
Oct. 1975 to July 1976. MOS - Truck Driver. Rank E4.
I re-enlisted into 'Active Army', July 1976.
Rank - E3.
I went to 'Minute Man Training', Ft Leonard Wood MO, July - Aug. 1976.

I then went to 'Hawk Missile School', Ft. Bliss TX. Aug. to Oct. 1976. MOS - 16D20 - Hawk Missile Crewman. Rank - E3.

Then I was assigned to C Btry. 1/2 ADA (Hawk Missile), Namyang Korea, Nov.76 to Nov.77. MOS - 16D20 and 05E10. Rank - E4.
I served as Radio Operator, Hawk Missile Crewman and Hawk Missile Crew Chief.

I made an Inter-theater Transfer to Germany in Nov. 77.
I was assigned to C Btry. 3/7ADA (Hawk Missile), 'Warner Barracks' in Bamberg Germany. Dec.77 to July 80. MOS - 16D20. Rank - E5.
I served as a Hawk Missile Crewman and Hawk Missile Crew Chief.
ETS July 1980.

I am a member of the American Legion, Post 28, Spartanburg SC.
Member of VVA Chapter 1049.
Ham Radio Operator, KJ4HGT.
I go by SGT Trapper.

Calvin's Assignment History

Bamberg Germany
Unit: C3/7th.ADA
1978 1980
Namyang Korea
Unit: C1/2nd.ADA, 'Hawk Missile'
1976 1977
U.S. Army Depot, Charleston SC
Unit: U.S. Active Army Reserve Group
1973 1976
Heilbronn Germany
Unit: D3/84th. FA 'Pershing Missile'
1972 1973

Calvin's Salutes

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Michael Acierno
Michael Acierno said on 12/05/2014 at 07:01 pm
I was stationed in Namyang Korea 1971-1972, I had heard that they turned it over to the ROK Soldiers.
Calvin Bridges
Calvin Bridges said on 03/31/2014 at 07:07 am
Reminder To Our US Army, Hawk ADA Veterans: May 5, 2014 - We will meet at the Best Western Plus at Helen, GA for our Hawkers Reunion 2014. This is a 3 day event. Many of us Hawk Veterans are going to be there. Contact the Best Western at 706 878 2111 for your Reservation. Tell them you are attending the Hawker Reunion for our Discount Price for our rooms. Bring Snacks and/or Drinks for joining our Reception Party that Monday Evening, 3 to 6 PM there at the Hotel. (5/5/14) Uniform for our Photo Events is Kacie Pants, White Polo Shirt & Black Cap. I'm looking to meet many of you there! SGT Trapper

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