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October 22, 2007

While digging through 25 years worth of personal effects, looking to get rid of a lot of pointless junk that has accumulated over the course of my life (and without which I could really do), I found stacks of photos — hundreds of them — that I took while I was in the Army in Korea from 1988 to 1990.

Sorting them and identifying the people in the pictures will be an overwhelming task... but I think I might scan a few and post them here from time to time.

For now, a picture from October 1988, somewhere near the DMZ in South Korea, a much younger me takes a break to listen to a cassette and write home.

Wow. I used to have hair.

Posted by Russ at 01:07 PM, October 22, 2007 in Soldiers/Vets

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Wow, BDUs? I thought when you were in the choice was between Blue or Gray jackets depending on your home state?

(Popping white smoke and running away.)

Posted by: RTO Trainer at October 23, 2007 02:02 AM

Blue or red, depending on one's loyalties.

Posted by: Russ at October 23, 2007 06:46 PM

Obviously they never "asked", or you never "told".

A. Troll

Posted by: rj3000 at October 23, 2007 09:27 PM

That's just so not right.

Posted by: Russ at October 23, 2007 10:55 PM

Russ, yer alright in my book.

No mattter what the others say about ya.

Posted by: RTO Trainer at October 24, 2007 02:22 AM


It just looks that way becasue Russ's mustache actually met the standards in 670-1. That'll make any gaydar go off.

Indicentally, Russ, tell us you don't wear that anymore, eh?

Posted by: RTO Trainer at October 24, 2007 02:26 AM

The mustache surprised and disoriented me as well--good thing you weren't in the navy!

And you were indeed in great shape--better than at Wheaton! A fine specimen for not only jamming but intimidating the Norks. :) (Or was your physical and mental conditioning due only to your following the lead of Kim Jong Il, the world's greatest athlete? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDBCGNGAypY )

Posted by: John at October 24, 2007 12:10 PM

I was going for the Tom Selleck look. The mustache was all I could manage.

Posted by: Russ at October 24, 2007 07:23 PM

Love the photo! Yes, I do read you.

Posted by: Jay at October 26, 2007 10:43 PM

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