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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 09:20 AM

I found a LES from 1986 my army pay

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Looking at this Iím like and my wife of 33 years calls me a hoarder. But it brought memories I made $824 a month a corporal and that was in mech infantry battalion west germany. No jump pay as I was taken off jump status I broke my ankle second ankle break army sent me from 82nd. To Europe I owed army time that $824 month pay I had $600 taken out and sent to my soon to be wife as she was carrying our daughter first daughter we were not married.

My wife at that time was attending Rutgers for teaching degree yet living with her parents. I figured out what my wife needed and I did not need and itís life. I remember going to phone in first sgt Office and my wife crying calling me from the states Iím pregnant. She was sobbing then she speaks are you mad at me. She was 18 in college I was 20 in army I told her no look Iíll make this ok. No rude I at 20 never expected this nor did a 18 year old woman I slept with at time. I was on leave and met my wife through my sister in law they were at university together.

We were young summer I was on leave for 30 days my brother came up from his obligations from marine Corp camp lejeune beach house and booze. After the phone call from my wife you know hey I did not need much no rent meals were free i was single had meal card for mess hall. Iím going finance and sending my wife well we were not married then but sending her cash. I became a barracks rat stopped partying on economy no big deal a man has stand up.

Night time little sleep 30 hour days were the common were in Graf west Germany it was training area. Caught message maybe Red Cross allís I remember it was cold we just ended company size live fire and I was told wild B your we all had nicknames is why I said it that way. You a father mother and baby are doing I asked can you tell me did we have a boy or girl. And the runner message runner said sorry bro you have a 7 pound baby daughter wild b her name is Heather.

My infantry brothers and I early morning snowing dark out drinking whiskey celebrating the birth of Heather In back of the 113 itís a apc cleaning our rifles the m60 machine gun the ma deuce 50 cal. Joking wild b gonna be a lifer now joking as Grunts joke should kept that horse in the barn bro.

The army charged me $25 dollars I think for Heathers birth. Years later when our son was born in 04 his bill was I think it was $ 185.000. Young mister was 5 weeks neo natal he was preemie my teamsters Insurace paid it all. Today looking at him you could never tell he was premature. Iím 6 foot 150 he is 5-10 185 he and his brother lift weights where as I always been a runner in exercise I ramble all over a 33 year old leave earning statement.

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tblue37 Oct 21 #1

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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 09:23 AM

1. I actually got a bit puddly reading about your daughter's birth. nt

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