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Michael Snyder
Worked at Nonesuch Records
Attended Bayless High School
Lived in St. Louis, MO
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VA Pension/Disability, Permanently and totally disabled.
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  • Nonesuch Records
    Permanently and totally disabled.
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St. Louis, MO
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Hey everyone how are you all doing? I'm Michael R Snyder, from the Bayless area and graduated from Bayless High School in 1984.
Introduction
I'm Michael R Snyder who graduated from Bayless High School in 1984. After graduation I got married, was expecting my first child in 1988. In 1987, I voluntarily joined the U.S. Army and did my whole 4 years in Schweinfurt, Germany. If you remember Anthony Dobroch, the big tall guy who was the goalie for Bayless B-Soccer, well I saw Anthony and talked to Anthony in Germany. My entire brigade was shipped off to the Gulf War in 1991 and participated in Desert Storm. While the entire brigade was in Kuwait, only my unit remained assigned to Schweinfurt, Germany, to perform security and was assigned to Border Patrol along East Germany and Czechoslovakia in case the Russians decided to attack West Germany and enter via those border points. Therefore, I am considered to be a Combat Veteran as we were all awarded a Presidential Combat Medal by President Clinton and we all received a Combat Medal and Patch and currently receive all the benefits of a Combat Veteran; I, and our entire Brigade, receive many benefits as Combat Veterans that many other veterans since the Vietnam War do not receive. I am very lucky, and very appreciative of the benefits I currently receive from the Veterans Affairs, known as the VA. I currently have several health issues and permanent diseases that entitle me to receive Permanent and Totally Disabled benefits from the VA and receive a monthly monetary benefit and will receive it for the rest of my life. I didn't see combat exactly, but most of my unit and company did. We were also ready to deploy and remained in combat-ready status, ready to deploy within 2 hours. So, we were on all toes for a year, ready to deploy at any minute, while we also provided support and protection to units throughout Germany and all along the West German border. We put in the time. We were all trained on many weapons, tanks, and troop carrier vehicles. Our particular platoon received a lot of top-secret training as Scouts and attended many secret training that were month long training sessions with the German Army, the British Army, the French Army, and the Italian Army. They offered training to the U.S. Army and taught us things they teach to their army just as though we were in their army. It was very top-secret and it was awesome! They taught us things they teach their own Scouts and we also got to learn, fire and shoot their weapons and became qualified on their weapons and received marksmanship awards presented and given by each country. That too was very awesome to learn their weapons in case we were in combat with them and had to pick up their dead soldier's weapon and use it in war. It was important that we knew how to fire their weapons and drive their vehicles during a combat situation. We remained combat ready at all times, provided protection along the East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Austria borders, and earned our Presidential Combat Medal as we stayed out, away from home, away from our families for months at a time providing border patrol for everyone while they remained protected and secured in their homes and at their jobs as they continued to live their normal lives unaware of the duties and risks we were secretly and simultaneously performing our duties to protect all lives throughout West Germany and Europe. We never refused to perform our duties and did them with pride, as we continued to provide protection and security along the borders until the Gulf War, Desert Storm, ended.
Bragging rights
We remained combat ready at all times, provided protection along the East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Austria borders, and earned our Presidential Combat Medal as we stayed out, away from home, away from our families for months at a time providing border patrol for everyone while they remained protected and secured in their homes and at their jobs as they continued to live their normal lives unaware of the duties and risks we were secretly and simultaneously performing our duties to protect all lives throughout West Germany and Europe. We never refused to perform our duties and did them with pride, as we continued to provide protection and security along the borders until the Gulf War, Desert Storm, ended.
Education
  • Bayless High School
    1974 - 1984
    General Studies
  • Sterling College
    Business Admin., 1995 - 1997
    B.S.B.A. (Bachelor of Science Business Administration) Christian college based in Sterling, Kansas. Attended satellite branch in Poplar Bluff, MO.
  • Webster University
    Executive Management, 2001 - 2003
    M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) Webster University located in Webster Groves, St. Louis, MO. Attended satellite branch in Rolla, MO.
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