AITP Pgh Chapter May Meeting
Stan Hoffman presenting his life in the U.S. Navy.
Date: Monday May 22, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Birmingham Bridge Tavern, upstairs room.
Address: 2901 Sarah St, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203
Parking: Available all along Sarah St
Cost: Only what you eat and drink.
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Since this month we will celebrate Memorial Day, what better way to learn about our heroes and the dedication they had for our country. As technology was advancing in the modern world, the government was also using technology in their day to day military combat.
Stan Hoffman will present pictures taken in Mytho along the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. He will give us a brief summary of his Navy background before and after his tour of duty in Vietnam.
Everyone who has not served in the military, has questions on how the military soldiers lived during war time. If you haven’t had the privilege of talking to someone who has served about their tour, this is the meeting to find out the answers. There will be other veterans at this meeting who have had different experiences in their military background who will be willing to share their background and the education they received in the military.
Stan Hoffman is currently President of the AITP Pittsburgh Chapter. He has a BS Degree in Computer Science from Point Park University and has over 40 years of experience in IT working with IBM Mid-Range Systems. He served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years with 4 years active duty, including 1 year in Vietnam during the TET Offensive, 1967-1968, and 2 years active reserve. During his one year duty in Vietnam, he served in Mytho on the Mekong Delta supporting the Navy Seals and the River Boat (PPR) patrol Navy men. He had many different jobs in the Navy once he got out of Boot Camp. His first duty was in Glynco, Georgia where he was a front gate security guard and also served as a Brig Guard. After spending one year in Glynco, he had 3 weeks of Counter Insurgency training at Little Creek, Virginia before going to Vietnam. His first week was spent in class, his second week was weapons training and third week he learned how to live off the land where he was captured on his last day. After training they flew to Vietnam where he spent a year. During his last year in the U.S. Navy, he was on a ship, the USS Northampton CC1 Presidential Commend Cruiser, during which he served as Personnelman.