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"The Old Sergeant" and Jodies
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Posted on 09/22/2005 1:56:42 PM PDT by Steve Newton

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To: Steve Newton
Here's one for when the deployment or training event is almost over. Let's say it's six days until whatever it is is over.

Six More Days and I'll be home, Babe, Babe
Six More Days and I'll be home, Babe, Babe
Six More Days and I'll be home,

Drinking Beer and Pissing Foam, Honey oh Babe of Mine
Gimmie your left, your right, your left.
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AFROTC field Training, Vandenberg AFB, July/August 1971. One of the last years of all male or all female AFROTC encampments.
51 posted on 09/22/2005 4:13:19 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Antonello

Ha

Great stuff

Thank you

Steve


52 posted on 09/22/2005 4:15:01 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: elbucko
He's Bill Clinton.

Exactly, the long haired maggot version. He doesn't have the long hair anymore, but he's still the same old maggot.

Of course he didn't get your gal, he got Hillary, so to some extent, the joke was on him. :)

53 posted on 09/22/2005 4:15:21 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Steve Newton

Jesse james before he died
Named 3 things that he wanted to ride
Bicycle tricycle automobile
A bowlegged lady on a Ferris Wheel
I like it I like it I like it
I love it I love it I love it


54 posted on 09/22/2005 4:16:51 PM PDT by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: Rembrandt_fan

Sorry my friend

But thats better than Green Acres!

Green acres is the place for me-------

Steve


55 posted on 09/22/2005 4:18:11 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: joesnuffy
Further to your Jody:

If I die on the old drop zone

Box me up and ship me home.

Pin my wings upon my chest.

Bury me in the leaning rest.

And yes, I was one.

56 posted on 09/22/2005 4:20:46 PM PDT by Airborne Longhorn
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To: hurly

YES''

I remember that one. You all are a wealth of history.

Blessings

Steve


57 posted on 09/22/2005 4:21:51 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: Little Bill

Truth

Wished many times I could find him!

Steve


58 posted on 09/22/2005 4:26:52 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: El Gato

OUTSTANDING

Steve


59 posted on 09/22/2005 4:28:26 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: csmusaret

Good one

Thank you my friend

Steve


60 posted on 09/22/2005 4:29:30 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: Bringbackthedraft

.....it was "James Whitmore", the Sgt that was limping...

Correcto, my bad

The scene as in December 1944. I doubtthe veracity of the May 1944 date for jody.


61 posted on 09/22/2005 4:30:01 PM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . I smell a dead rat in Baton Rouge!)
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To: Steve Newton
My Brother-in-law is a retired naval aviator. I remember when he was at Pensacola he got one sort of like this. Can't be sure if I have the words exactly right.

I don't know but I've been told

Navy wings are made of gold.

I don't know but heard it said

Air force wings are made of lead.

62 posted on 09/22/2005 4:32:57 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ShadowDancer

Good military stuff...


63 posted on 09/22/2005 4:38:38 PM PDT by dakine
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To: yarddog

Ha

That will do just fine.

Love it

Thank you my friend.

Steve


64 posted on 09/22/2005 4:38:51 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: Steve Newton
Thanks Chief.

The night before I left for Officer Candidate School, my father sat me down on the couch and made me read the short story "Dr. Blakey's first command" from C. S. Forrester's book The man in the yellow life raft. I highly recommend it.

The point was not to read a good story but to teach me about the value of Chiefs. I learned the lesson the FIRST time.

Shortly after I took over OI Division (CIC) some of the men came to me asking if they could do something. Without looking up, I asked them "What did the Chief say?" "Ah, um, we didn't ask him." I looked up at them and said, "Well?" They went down to the goat locker and asked the Chief. He asked them if they had asked me. They said, "Yes." "What did he say?" "He asked us if we had asked you." After that I could do NO wrong as far as the Chief was concerned. The fact that I was better than anyone except the Chief at maneuvering board didn't hurt either. The OS1 I beat at maneuvering board made Chief at 9.5 years and evaluated us at Gitmo. We passed. BTW - I still know my navigation and rules of the road, COLD.

I hope you and yours are well.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

65 posted on 09/22/2005 4:42:26 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Steve Newton
Around her head she wore a yellow ribbon.
She wore in the springtime and in the month of May.
And if you asked her why the heck she wore it,
She wore it for her lover who was in the Calvary.

Calvary, Calvary, she wore it for her lover who was in the Calvary.

---

Since I was in Foxtrot Flight, and we wore Red ball caps, we had a slight variation.

Around her head she wore a red ribbon
She wore it in the spring time and in the month of May
And if you asked her why the heck she wore it,
she wore it for her lover who was in F-Troop

F-Troop, F-Troop, she wore it for her lover who was in F-Troop.

Around the block the she pushed a baby carriage...
She pushed it in the spring time and in the month of May
And if you asked her why the heck she pushed it,
she pushed it for her lover who was in F-Troop

Behind the door her Father kept a shotgun.
He kept it in the spring time and in the month of May
And if you asked him why the heck he kept it,
he kept it for her lover who was in F-Troop

F Troop was a popular comedy TV show from 1965-67, but I think it may have been still in re-runs in '71.

Let's just say that while our FTO (Field Training Officer) didn't mind our version too much, it drove the other FTO's slightly batty, and they all outranked ours. (Ours was the only Captain, the rest were Majors, the exec or admin officer (some of each actually) was a mustang Captain and the CO was full bird. All of them, plus the enlisted and civilian support staff were drawn from various AF ROTC detachments around the country. There were two encampments at Vandy that year. The first was 4 weeks, for those that had done two years of ROTC on campus already, while our 6 week camp was for those who were in the two year program. In that extra two weeks, we put in as many hours in the classroom and on the drill pad as they did in two years (but they only went to class one hour a week and spent an additional hour on drill and ceremonies.)

66 posted on 09/22/2005 4:44:58 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Steve Newton
G.I. beans and G.I. gravy

Gee I wish I'd joined the Navy

G.I. coffee, G.I. chow

Gee I feel it comin' up now

67 posted on 09/22/2005 4:52:08 PM PDT by Uncle Fud (Imagine the President calling fascism a "religion of peace" in 1942)
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To: yarddog
I don't know but I've been told Navy wings are made of gold. I don't know but heard it said Air force wings are made of lead.

That one was featured in "An Officer and Gentleman, with Lou Gosset Jr. as the DI. Debra Winger as the townie who didn't want to snare an officer cadet, but did. Some dumb SoB as the officer cadet... oh yea, Richard Gere.

68 posted on 09/22/2005 4:54:42 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Sensei Ern
On our way to the church service, I would sing Amazing Grace and other hymns to cadence.

Cool!

69 posted on 09/22/2005 6:22:24 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Anyone want to be on my Civil Engineers ping list? Infrequent pings only to relevant stuff.)
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To: Antonello
And then I smashed his little yellow head!

"..little yellow..."? LOL, not in my Air Force! We had a different adjective that went here.

70 posted on 09/22/2005 7:58:04 PM PDT by T Minus Four (Some assembly required.)
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To: T Minus Four
Yeah well, I didn't teach that other version to my daughters, either; they got the one I posted. Besides, I figured I was pushing my luck already by saying that Jesus had a magnet in his ass. ;)
71 posted on 09/22/2005 10:27:21 PM PDT by Antonello
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To: Antonello

yes, that may have been pushing it :-)


72 posted on 09/23/2005 5:24:40 AM PDT by T Minus Four (Some assembly required.)
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To: Steve Newton
Hello all,

I am new to this forum. I spent 10 years in te 2/75th Ranger Battalion so I know a few "jodies". Here is a sample...

Hail, Hail Rock and Roll
The sound of the rotors are loud and cold
And I was always ready to go
So early in the morning

They took us up a mile high
And one by one we all came down
We stabbed and sliced with bayonet
Killing those fools without regret

Hail, Hail Rock and Roll
The sound of the rotors are loud and cold
And I was always ready to go
So early in the morning

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Airborne Ranger, Airborne Ranger where have you been?

I been around the world and back again!

Airborne Ranger, Airborne Ranger how did you go?

In a C-130, flyin' low!

Airborne Ranger, Airborne Ranger what did you do?

I smashed commie heads for me and you!

Airborne Ranger, Airborne Ranger how did you get back?

In a black and gold body sack!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Coon skin and alligator hide,
Makes a pair of jump boots just the right size

Stand up, Hook up, Shuffle to the door
Jump right out on the count of four

If my chute don't open wide,
I have a reserve by my side

If that one should fail me too,
Look out ground I'm comin through

Pin my wings upon my chest,
Tell my mama I done my best

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have tons more by most would make you all blush =p
73 posted on 09/23/2005 5:47:34 AM PDT by LeadTheWay (Rangers Lead The Way)
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To: Steve Newton

A good doubletime jody...

Chorus:
Hey lawdy-dawdy,
All: (Hey-hey),
Hey lawdy-dawdy-dah-dah,
(Hey-Hey)
Hey lawdy-dawdy,
(Hey-hey),
Hey lawdy-dawdy-dah-dah,
(Hey-Hey)

That's okay and that's alright,
(Hey-Hey)
I didn't sleep at all last night,
(Hey-Hey)
That's okay and that's alright,
(Hey-Hey)
I didn't sleep at all last night,
(Hey-Hey)

That's alright and that's okay,
(Hey-Hey)
I don't need sleep anyway!
(Hey-Hey)
That's alright and that's okay,
(Hey-Hey)
I don't need sleep anyway!
(Hey-Hey)

CHORUS

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick,
(Hey-Hey)
Jack jump over the canslestick,
(Hey-Hey)
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick,
(Hey-Hey)
Jack jump over the canslestick,
(Hey-Hey)

CHORUS


74 posted on 09/23/2005 6:13:32 AM PDT by MortMan (Mostly Harmless)
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To: MortMan

Errr... "candlestick"


75 posted on 09/23/2005 6:13:55 AM PDT by MortMan (Mostly Harmless)
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To: Steve Newton

“Pvt. Willie Duck-worth, a black soldier on detached service with Fort Slocum's Provisional Training Center, sang out the first-ever rendition of Sound-off, Sound-off; 1-2; Sound-off; 3-4; Count cadence; 1-2-3-4; 1-2 -- 3-4. Other soldiers in the formation joined in and their dragging feet picked up momentum

Cadence was used in the Civil War and history tells us even the Roman shoulders marched to cadence so what is wtih Pvt. Duckwork being the first?


76 posted on 09/23/2005 6:37:21 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: LonePalm

Thank you my friend

Yes, the NCO's really ARE the backbone of the military. I have know several officers who learned this the hard way. A good Chief can make you look good-----or very very bad.

Godd story my friend. All is well and I hope all is well with you and yours too.

God Bless

Steve


77 posted on 09/23/2005 7:35:56 AM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: El Gato

Good ones


Thank you


Steve


78 posted on 09/23/2005 7:36:57 AM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: Uncle Fud

Great Stuff

Steve


79 posted on 09/23/2005 7:37:40 AM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: LeadTheWay

Very very good

Thank you. And thank you for your service

Steve


80 posted on 09/23/2005 7:39:19 AM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: MortMan

Great stuff!

Steve


81 posted on 09/23/2005 7:40:03 AM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: edcoil

Many armies sang while marching, but according to legend the first actual cadence was the Duckworth Jodie.

Steve


82 posted on 09/23/2005 7:41:49 AM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: Steve Newton

I spent five years in the military, my brother did, my dad and grandfather , his dad and his grandfather did and that must be your legend because we have never heard of it.


83 posted on 09/23/2005 7:43:30 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: LeadTheWay
Another version of the Airborne jody

So ya wanna be an Airborne Ranger

Live a life of fun and danger

Airborne, airborne, have ya heard?

We're gonna jump from a big iron bird

Stand up, hook up, wait at the door

Step right out at the count of four

If my chute don't open wide

I've got another one at my side

If that chute don't open too

Tell the devil I'm coming through

84 posted on 09/23/2005 9:10:54 AM PDT by Uncle Fud (Imagine the President calling fascism a "religion of peace" in 1942)
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To: Uncle Fud

Good Stuff

I am going to collect all of these and put them on my site

Thank you my friend

Steve


85 posted on 09/23/2005 12:48:16 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: Bob
I am the historian of Ft. Slocum, NY (whence the Jody, aka Duckworth chant, originated). No it is not an urban legend. Pvt. (later T/4) Willie Lee Duckworth Sr. did not conjure the Jody out of thin air; but what he did was innovative, and involved the cooperation of other players, such as the post CO Col. Bernard Lentz, the post band, and the drillmasters of the Provisional Training Center. You can find a short general account of the development of the Jody on the Ft Slocum Features page of my website . On the subject of integration, while Truman did not make it official until years later, and while combat units remained segregated, there was limited racial mixing at Ft. Slocum during WWII. Duckworth was apparently one of 8 Black troops on detached duty with the Provisional Training Center in 1944 though within that unit they were kept segregated. Later, 1945-46 Slocum conducted rehabilitation training for court-martialed soldiers, and these classes were fully integrated. There are a number of photos of this, one of which is on the above page following the tale of the Jody.
86 posted on 05/09/2006 11:19:35 AM PDT by Michael A Cavanaugh (Duckworth's contribution to the Jody call is not an urban legend)
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