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My first Article 15. The charges read: "It has been reported that on or about 2200 hours, 1 September, 1972, at El Paso, Texas, you did wrongfully have in your possession three (3) grams, more or less, of marihuana." I foolishly walked back across the border at Juarez, Mexico, with 3 joints in my pocket, wearing sunglasses to hide my red eyes, at 11 pm! The US Customs border guard was not impressed.
This supreme act of stupidity cost me my Security Clearance and removed me from school where I was training to be a Nike Hercules Electronic Mechanic. So, instead of training for a hi-tech occupation in electronics I was sent to be a warehouseman, doing grunt work.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HQS, STU BN, THE SCH BDE, USAADS Fort Bliss, Texas 79916 UNIT ORDERS 14 September 1972 NUMBER 8 1. TC 430. The following FORFEITURE or DETENTION of pay is announced. SCHNEIDER, JOHN J. xxx-xx-xxxx PV2 09B00 3d Enl Stu Btry, Stu Bn, The Sch Bde USAADS (W1D204A) Fort Bliss, Texas 79916 Action: Forfeiture Authority: Article 15 UCMJ and AR 27-10 Amount: $75.00 per month for two months Imposed by: CO, Stu Br_, The Sch Bde Reason: Misconduct Effective date: 14 September 1972 2. TC 424. Following individual REDUCED as indicated. SCHNEIDER, JOHN J. xxx-xx-xxxx PV2 09B00 3d Enl Stu Btry, Stu Bn, The Sch Bde USAADS (W1D204A) Fort Bliss, Texas 79916 Authority: UCMJ, Article 15 and AR 27-10 Grade reduced to: PV1 (E-1) Reduced by: CO, Stu Bn, The Sch Bde Reason: Misconduct Effective date: 14 September 1972 Date of rank: 14 September 1972 V0C0 date cfm (signed) ROBERT K. SWISHER LTC, ADA Commanding DISTR1BUTION: 5 - Ea indiv conc (dotal 5) 1 - CO, The Sch Bde 1 - CO, Stu Bn 3 - Custodian, PFR of ea zndiv conc 14- CTS & BDS, HQ, The Sch Bde 1 - Indiv 201 File 1 - CO, 3d Enl Stu Btry 1 - Record Set I - Reference File