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Father, Son, and the US Army Signal Corps

Updated: May 13

That is me at the left of this picture below. I was an 18-year-old Specialist 4th Class, serving as a Fire Control Operator in a HAWK missile unit in Key West. The top right image is my son, Lieutenant Jason Scanga, a Signal Platoon Leader in Kuwait. The bottom right image is from the time he served as the Battalion S6 with the 19th Special Forces Group in Afghanistan. The father/son one is my favorite.

After HAWK, I attended the Signal School at Fort Monmouth to become an NCR/IBM Computer Repairman. I spent three years with VII Corps in Germany as a Specialist 5th Class, with the Signal Corps, supporting various installations.

After 20 years in the Colorado National Guard, Jason recently retired as a Major, but continues to serve the Army today through his civilian occupation with VMware, which provides information technology products and services to multiple Army force elements.

We both ended up serving in the Signal Corps. Just many decades apart 😉

Not surprisingly, the title of my next eBook is "Talking Flags" - A History Of The United States Army Signal Corps.

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