My name is PV2 Lopez and I’m a 42A in the United States Army, it’s not the most exciting or action packed American hero job but it’s still needed. You also meet a lot of soldiers (mostly NCO’s) who had to take this job because of an injury. The Picture on the bottom right is SFC Manning, he might be the coolest NCO I know. He’s done 28 years in the army, mostly as an Apache Helicopter repairman and LARC-60 Operator. This mans got stories for days and after meeting him he’s taught me how to do my job efficiently and inspired me to become a warrant officer when I hit E-5 when we took a day out to see an apache that landed near by he told me all about it and he’s pushed me to go forward and fly apaches. By next year SFC Manning will retire from the army and he’ll be greatly missed not only from myself but his Unit the 336rd MP BN. It sucks that SFC manning isn’t in my unit but I’m glad I got to do my annual training and pick his brain he’s a great mentor and great leader.
Reblogged from wattchewant
Couple people wanted my avatar gif so here it is, with a couple different versions. more coming whenever.