At the bottom

Discussion in 'Vietnam Memories Forum' started by Guest, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    (6/28/01 4:19:31 pm)
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    The following is info I recall being passed around during my tenure at the stockade. Military personnel with the prefix numbers "55" were considered on the low end of the learning curve. Most that I dealt with had the serial number that started with US 55- - - - - -, which indicated that they were drafted and at the bottom. I don't recall anything in re to RA's.

    Rons Toys
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    (6/28/01 10:47:53 pm)
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    If you enlisted you got a RA prefix, IIRC If you were drafted then enlisted you had a new S/N prefix of RA(regular army) but retained the 54xxxxx