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Old 03-11-2020, 08:17 PM
BRAVO 23 BRAVO 23 is offline
 
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Call "Ghost Busters"!
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:50 AM
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You bunch of sentimental jarheads. 4 years USAF and I never once slept on the ground or ate a cold meal. Eat your hearts out!!!!!!!
Hi Sir,

You were TRULY blessed! I /WE thank you for your service!

We have to thank all of the troops that win a battle, the supply people , artillery units, ALL the medical people that support your unit, the Navy the Air Force the Coast Guard that put people on the beach or help cross rivers.

On the other hand my uncle & many thousands like him was in the front line in Europe & the Pacific for over a solid month. He ate only K & C rations the entire time- wore the same clothes till they came apart.
They slept in a fox hole or depression on rocky ground half filled with water many times.
They had to resort to taking usable cloths off the dead or wounded.
As they were being removed for burial or to a field hospital's & medical ships off shore.
Yes, you were truly blessed & I'm sure you would have put up with the rough going too, if you had to.

Enjoy every day,
broom
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:07 AM
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Yeah! What “Broom” said. Thank you ALL.
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:16 AM
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When we were “really” in trouble we called for Arty.
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Old 03-12-2020, 04:38 PM
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When we were “really” in trouble we called for Arty.
Because the Infantry is known as the Queen of Battle and the artillery’s role is “to put the balls where the Queen wants them”.
There is also an old military saying about Field Artillery that states, “Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.”

Hi Fr8dog,

I have a few pals that were in Vietnam for more then one tour. Artillery saved their backsides a few times. Very close in fire support on one occasion all night long.
The near by artillery units put the shells in EXACTLY the right place & the forward observer never made a grid error.

By the way, I'm sure all of you know about the Army & Marine Helicopter pilots, machine gunners & aircraft repair crews that kept them in the air.
They did many impossible feats day after day!
It could be supply, recon. fire support or getting the wounded off the field as soon as humanly possible.

GOD Bless ALL of them,
broom
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Old 03-12-2020, 10:18 PM
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Broom is right and I am just having fun stirring the pot!
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:31 AM
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Broom is right and I am just having fun stirring the pot!
I figured as much and took no offense. All in good fun.

Thanks for your service brother.
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:51 PM
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No problem here!

My pal was a Air Force MP in Greenland. The President's plane came in unexpectedly for some type of problem .The Officer on duty told his entire group.
They would be guarding the aircraft for it's time on the ground. Did I mention there was a major ARCTIC storm on & WAY below 0!

They were tied to the aircraft for about a hour at a time, with one guy reliving the other at a station then the other guy would walk around the aircraft holding a rope or cable so he would not wander off. Said he was still cold inside for about two days ! It was along night, even with good relief!

broom
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Old 04-29-2020, 02:45 PM
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I think it's a advanced prototype man portable model of a 2,000,000 mega watt rail gun.
" Hey, just what you see, pal! "

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Old 04-29-2020, 02:54 PM
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