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#1 Geoff Winnington-Ball

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1619 PM

It was brought up on another thread that we here at Tanknet have a truly international readership. WE know it, but it's time for all to to speak up...


Mine first post. Pipe up so people here know who they're dealing with!

Edit to add TANKNET WORLD TOUR link....
[url="http://"http://www.geocities.com/i_reccesoldier/tank-net-world.html?1068923632835"]Tank-Net World[/url]

<font size=1>[Edited by Geoff Winnington-Ball (16 Oct 2003).]

[Edited by MODERATOR (15 Nov 2003).]
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#2 Guest_Murph_*

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1621 PM

Name: Murph
Age: 41 (0ld enough to know better)
Country: Texas!
Service: Infantry (Heavy mortars (4.2") and Mech Inf)
Interest: Computers, guns, books
Tanknet: Charter member, before that the old Heavy Metal site for a long time.
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#3 Geoff Winnington-Ball

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1623 PM

Name: Geoff Winnington-Ball
Age: 48
Country: Canada
Service: ex-infantry officer
Interest: WW2 Commonwealth (see my profile)
Tanknet: Co-founder & Senior Administrator

Comments: I just love the old guys, the fellows who went to war as kids in the forties and came home to try to make this world something they believed in, despite their nightmares. I think I was born a generation too late... Posted Image
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#4 Guest_Sargent_*

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1625 PM

Name: King Sargent
Age: 55
Country: Alaska, USA
Service: ROTC training, no active service, policework.
Interest: Books, weapons, military history
Tanknet: Since the OOULD FORUM.... charter member of TankNet
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#5 Red Ant

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1625 PM

Name: Markus Kemp
Age: 23
Country: Germany
Service: Logistics/maintenance (We used to repair Leopard 2A5 MBT's. Dunno the proper English term for that job.)
Interest: history, physics, programming (C/C++), naval sim's and flight sim's
Tanknet: don't know what I'm supposed to type here. I think I joined the fora about 1 year ago or so.

[Edited by Red Ant (20 Dec 2001).]
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#6 Guest_Master Blaster_*

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1640 PM

Name: Michael J. Steele
Country:USA (Colorado)
Service:US Army 21 years. Master Gunner M60A3, M1, M1A1
Interest:Tanks, Politics, Good discussions
Tanknet:Master Blaster - Late to the party, but a supporter.
Comments: I really like this group, there is a world wide sample of thought on just about any subject, and if you don't see one ask.
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#7 gwshaw



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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1651 PM

Name: Greg Shaw
Age: 34 (for another couple of weeks at least)
Country: USA, Ohio for the last 6 weeks, Utah for the previous 25 years
Service: none
Interest: history, computers, shooting, snowmobiles
Tanknet: the old, old forum, sometime in winter 96-97 IIRC
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#8 Al


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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1656 PM

Name: Alan Woods (everyone calls me Al)
Age: 42
Country: USA (Nebraska)
Service: 10 years active, 3 years Reserve in Military Intelligence - Russian Language Transcriber
Interests: AFVs of all types, Military History, Computer wargaming
Tanknet: Lurking, then fairly active posting for about 2+ years
Comments: I visit a lot of sites, but only this one regularly. Good mix of useful info & humor. Hopefully someday will make an I&I.

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#9 Tony Evans

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1726 PM

Name: Anthony O. Evans
Age: 39
Country: USA (Utah at the moment)
Service: 10 years infantry crew served weapons, mostly machineguns (USMC)
Interest: Military history, SF, Computer Science, getting my BS by the time I'm 40
Tanknet: Plankowner; Heavy Metal for two years before that
Comments: Where else can you get good war stories that don't start with "There I was..."?

[Edited by Tony Evans (29 Nov 2003).]
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#10 Guest_Dwight Pruitt_*

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1756 PM

Name: Dwight Pruitt

Age: 44

Country: United States

Service: Armor Crewman-US Army, Indiana National Guard. 19J and 19 E

Interest: Cold War Armor, Medal Collecting

Tanknet: Ever since Mike Brunk pulled the plug on Heavy Metal. Stumbled on to that site in 1996.

Comments: Like Geoff, I spend most of my free time learning about men who paid the ultimate price during WW2. Those men, who didn't want to be soldiers, but still gave up their futures to defeat evil. The same men who left the cities and farms to defeat forces comprised of men who were raised from childhood to be soldiers. My website: [url="http://"http://www.lorwings.net/PurpleHearts/index.shtml"]http://www.lorwings.net/PurpleHearts/index.shtml[/url]

[Edited by Dwight Pruitt (13 Jun 2003).]
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#11 Colin Williams

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1757 PM

Name: Colin Williams
Age: 40
Country: USA (California)
Service: None that I remember
Interest: My Family, Military history (up to about 1953), History, Politics, Baseball, Eating, Cooking, and World Peace (that always impresses the judges!)
Tanknet: In at the beginning. Lurked and then posted on old forum for a couple of years.
Comments: Best place to go on the web.
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#12 Allan Wotherspoon

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1803 PM

Name: Allan Wotherspoon
Age: 40
Country: Canada
Service: None
Interest: Military history & modern military affairs
Tanknet: Charter Member & Shareholder. Moderator in AFV forum.
Comments: I second Colin's comments
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#13 Kadet



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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1806 PM

Name:Boris Kogan
Age: 20 (don't tell the bartender)
Country: Brooklyn
Service: USAR 12B (Combat Engineer, Mechanized,) 1 1/2 years, ROTC
Interest: military and other history, aikido, biology
Tanknet: since the winter of 1999
Comments: man, you guys are OLD. I'm gonna feel like even more of a jerk for disagreeing with you than I already do Posted Image
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#14 richard g

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1833 PM

Name: Richard Greenup
Age: 52
Country: Australia
Service: ex Army Reserve
Interests: Australian and associated army history WW1 and 2, motorsports, world affairs
Tanknet: arrived around the time of the lively Sherman Wars
Comments: plenty of interesting views and people here, this is the place to come for definitive military technical information, and subjective comments on everything else except my objective views of course Posted Image
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#15 Markus



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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1843 PM

Name: Markus Jansson.
Age: 23.
Country: Finland.
Service: Conscription done and in reserve now.
Interests: Weapons & weapon systems, computer security & privacy, military history, society & politics, beer.
Tanknet: Arrived...long(?) ago. Posted Image
Comments: Nice forums indeed...and remember to check my homepages! Posted Image
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#16 G.Hebert



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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1848 PM

Name:Gerry Hebert
Service:Canadian Infantry (1st Bn The Royal Canadian Regt.)
Interest:IPSC Shooting,Long Rifle,Firearms Collecting
Tanknet:since 1997ish
Comments: An outstanding knowledge base from persons of all ilks.
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#17 Wolf Werther

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1853 PM

Name: Alexander Wolf

Age: 26

Country: Germany

Service: 1 year mech. Inf., now active Army Reserve

Interests: history, programming (flash), reserve webpage, travel and Tanks...

Tanknet: simply the only international place to hear qualified people talk, including many views - not the common industry ad´s and the own national army officers ...

Comments: stay as you are.
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#18 Kenneth P. Katz

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 1940 PM

Name: Kenneth P. Katz (but call me Ken)
Age: 38
Country: USA
Service: US Air Force, 2Lt-Capt, flight test engineer (1985-89)
Interest: Military equipment and history, wargaming, aviation and aerospace, politics
Tanknet: Heavy Metal since 1996, Tanknet since it opened
Comments: I flight tested the V-22 as a Boeing employee; member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy; there is an impressive collection of intelligence, knowledge and experience within this community.

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#19 Dan Weaver

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 2024 PM

Name: Dan Weaver Posted Image
Age: 19
Country: United States
Service: None
Interests: biophysics, nanotechnology, economics, literature, military (moreso the non-technical aspects thereof), making bread, drinking alcohol, and learning things.
Tanknet: Um, 1997? I posted extensively until the past few months, and now I find myself reading more than posting. I finally realized that I didn't know much about military matters, so I started keeping my trap shut. Posted Image
Comments: Hey. It's Tanknet. I've been here since 1997 and I find myself checking the site several times a day, so there must be something right about it. Right?
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#20 Harold Jones

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Posted 20 December 2001 - 2100 PM

Name: Harold Jones
Age: 37 soon to be 38
Country: USA (Colorado)
Service: 8 years active Army on M60A1/A3s M1/M1A1s, 1yr USAR Mortor Gunner, 4yrs IANG TOW missile repair
Interest: History, Tanks, Beer
Tanknet: Stumbled on Brunk's forum in '96 been here ever since.
Comments: You owe it to yourself to make it to at least one I&I.
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