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Know anybody in this photo?

Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:32 pm

Third from left top row is Dennis Moss. He served in Charlie company end of 68 and for sometime in 69. At one juncture he became a sniper ..and a highly decorated one judging from his obituary. This may have been the Sniper School as a guess or...not. Anybody shed any light on where this was, who else is in the photo, and why they were getting their pictures taken?
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Postby Niner Delta » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:46 pm

No idea who or where or why photo was taken. But I have doubts it is a sniper school.
Moss is one of the lowest ranked men in photo, a SGT E-5, all the rest have at least one rocker
and 2 or 3 are E-7. Some of these guys seem too old to be crawling in the mud to be a sniper.
The back row far left is a Major or Lt Col, man in charge of whatever is going on??
IMHO these guys have too much rank for sniper school, and did Moss make SGT before school??
At least 2 have had previous tours of RVN and one has airborne wings.
It just doesn't seem to fit a sniper school, at least not to me.

Edit: I didn't see his obituary first. He certainly was highly decorated. Nice photo of him
with an M-14 with a Starlight Scope.

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Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:12 pm

Moss ended up an E6. This may be some HQ outfit at maybe the brigade level. Can't tell for sure but a good percentage don't seem to have CIB's.

But SSgt Moss was a real hero. He was put in for a DSC and a boat load of other medals that he actually received.
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Postby Niner Delta » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:02 pm

Instructors..... that makes sense, I never thought of that........... :D

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