Benjamin Miles

Profile Updated: January 27, 2018
Residing In: Whittier, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Mary C. Miles
Homepage: View Website
Children: Children: Linh Oi born 1968, Angie born 1970, Susan born 1972, Benjamin C. III born 1980, Daniel W. More…born 1990, Christine born 1977, Brian born 1979
Occupation: Gunsmith mainly restorations, repairs & rebuilds
Military Service: 502 & 506 PIR of the 101st Abn 1967-69, MACV 1970  
Years You Attended (19??):

1964 - 1965 school year

What Class Were You In When Attending CMA?

Freshmen

Cell Phone :

562-206-5933

Military Service:

U.S. Army enlisted 6/66

Medic Training - 9/66 Fort Sam Houston TX (San Antonio)

Parachute jump school - 1/67 Fort Benning GA

2/67 Assigned 1/502 101st ABN DIV

12/67 101st ABN DIV Deployed to RVN, took part in Tet Offensive 68 and several operations.

12/68 30 day leave stateside (visited CMA and spoke to student body)

1/69 redeploy to RVN took part in Hamburger Hill May 69

6/69 returned to states honorable discharge

1/70 Re-enlisted in Army for duty in RVN. I'd rather get shot at than crapped on by the hippies! Assigned to MACV as medical adviser training South Vietnamese medics.

10/70 I got my wish, chopper shot down/ evacuated to states/ 6 months later I could remember things. 11/72 Discharged medically.

Comments:

Of all my memories I cherish those of CMA and have many times revisited old faces and old places to be with my friends again, but only in my memories and dreams. I hope to make a reunion one time before I die.

Have you attended A CMA Reunion?

No

How Did You Find The CMA Website?

Surfing The WEB

Why Were You A Cadet At CMA?

I harassed my parents until they allowed me to attend and they could have 1 years peace in the home!

Did You Have A Nickname at CMA?

Ben

Bragging Rights:

I was one of the idiots that took part in the raid on the officers quarters third floor of B Company when we released all those pigeons into their quarters. There was about 8 or 9 of us that did that. I was not the leader and planner but a follower. It was a hoot at the time. Hard to hold back the laughs and smiles next morning at formation when the officers showed up with pigeon feathers, crap and blood all over their uniforms.

I had to confess I could not carry that to my grave.

Fondest Memories of CMA:

The food in the mess hall! Sgt Benson, James Renneker, Donald Jensen, Dewey Poole, John Burgess, Graham Creech, Art Flowers, Salem Agustus Van Every III, James Lattay, Roddy Mac Neil, George and Randy Ray and so many others that I looked on as very special people, as brothers all who were a part and special part of my life. All my friends buddies and co-conspirators in crimes!

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Oct 09, 2018 at 7:41 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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Sep 02, 2018 at 8:22 AM

Posted on: Sep 01, 2018 at 8:14 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!

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Aug 05, 2018 at 5:23 PM

I just wanna wish ya a happy happy birthday!

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Jun 26, 2018 at 2:01 PM

Posted on: Jun 26, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Glad to hear that you have made it another year so I can wish you a very happy birthday my old friend!

So here goes: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A GREAT CADET AND FRIEND!!!!


PS: Sorry I am a day late, the wife held me imprisoned at a Macy's while she shopped yesterday!

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May 31, 2018 at 2:25 PM

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD MAN AND I HOPE YOU HAVE MANY MANY MORE OF THEM!

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Apr 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM

I HOPE YOU FIND THIS BIRTHDAY A GREAT ONE SURROUNDED BY FAMILY, FRIENDS, LOVE AND MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFE TIME!

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Jan 27, 2018 at 2:28 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SGT POOLE!

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Jan 24, 2018 at 2:23 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!

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Oct 06, 2017 at 12:46 PM

HERE IT COMES AGAIN! ANOTHER BIRTHDAY AND ONE MORE CHANCE TO SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER!

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May 25, 2017 at 2:29 PM

ANOTHER REMINDER THAT TIME IS NOT WAITING ON US........................ A BIRTHDAY!!!!

I HOPE YOURS IS A HAPPY DAY AND THERE WILL BE MANY MORE FOR YOU IN THE FUTURE!

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Apr 29, 2017 at 12:41 AM

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY OL FRIEND!!!!

Apr 23, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Happy Birthday, Ben !! Hope you have a great day and many more to come my old friend.

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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Jan 16, 2017 at 6:26 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALEM! WISHING YOU THE BEST IN THE COMING YEAR!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY RANDY!

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Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Wasn't I one purty little thing?
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:11 PM
BOY WAS I ONE HANDSOME DEVIL?!?!?
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:07 PM
Photo taken during parachute training January 67 at Fort Benning GA.
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Nov 1967 home for 1 week before 101st Abn Div deployed to Vietnam.
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:12 PM
Pose on the bunker with SP/6 Aldrich at Cu Chi, RVN Dec 1967
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:05 PM
Yep that's me taking a break in Vietnam 1968. Believe me war really is HELL for those who take orders and participate in it. It is not what the movies make it out to be.
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:17 PM
My wife Mary
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:17 PM
My wife Mary
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:37 PM
My wife Mary today
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 at 3:18 PM
Mary and I on our wedding day in Las Vegas NV
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Posted: Sep 01, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Weird Al Happy Birthday

A slideshow of Weird Al's Happy Birthday. I made it to prove that my slideshows are better than Bhudd9906's!