<VV> no Corvair - military compensation

Jay Maechtlen jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Mon Aug 26 15:06:11 EDT 2013

On 8/20/2013 4:04 PM, Jim Davis wrote:
> Base pay for a private in 1960 was $78 a month.  A college graduate,
> second lieutenant base pay was $222.   I remember very vividly, as I was
> one.  Pay didn't really go up until the US abolished the draft.
> <http://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/payentitlements/militarypaytables.html>

well, they actually raised the pay rates before the draft ended - I was 
drafted in 1969, but entered active duty in 1970. I got Spec 4 out of 
school, and remained that.

as of Jan 1970:
        Under 2 Over2

E-5 275.40 339.30
E-4 231.60 290.10

> On 8/20/2013 5:11 PM, BBRT wrote:
>> Might be. MOST soldiers did NOT have a car in Germany. Lot of soldiers, big
>> bases, very low pay back when, very strict regulations. Don't forget, the
>> Army issued everything you needed... and if they didn't issue it, you didn't
>> need it.
>> Chuck S
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