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Old 10-02-2009, 10:50 AM
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Mike never said he went to jump school at Ft. Gordon.

That was cleared up in subsequent posts.

He went through what he referred to as "Airborne Infantry AIT" and described it as a bit more gung-ho brand of AIT for those already slated for jump school at Benning.

Please go back and read the posts by some of your fellow PF members.

And, David has just stated that having the same IP address does not necessarily mean that FarmBoy and RandyC are sharing computers or are the same person. I can assure you they are not.

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:54 AM
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written by an aquantance of mine sonny hoffman but i cant link to it so here are some excerpts:

These centers could dispense with all instruction applicable to the nuclear, tank, open country battlefield, and replace it with Vietnam prepatory training. Camp Crocket, on the Fort Gordon reservation at Augusta, Georgia was such a place. Camp Crocket took the concept one step further. It would specialize in Airborne Infantry; that is, for those who were slated for jump school after infantry training. Camp Crocket was to prepare troops for jump school and for duty as an infantrymen in Vietnam. Camp Crocket was double smart. The Camp Crocket story is the story of a great plan poorly executed. It was a step in the right direction, but a step not appreciated by the Fort Gordon brass....

The training was nonstop and very physical. Constant cycling of troops through the camp graduated one company (approx 176 men) each week. After eight weeks of advanced airborne infantry training the entire company was bussed to Fort Benning, Georgia for jump school. When I arrived on the scene in September of 1968, the training center was running at full capacity.

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