Grunts

Grunts

  1. SgtQuattlebaumJ
    SgtQuattlebaumJ
    My most memorable combat experience ever is....(start typing)
  2. SgtQuattlebaumJ
    SgtQuattlebaumJ
    For me, back during OIF IV-VI in Operation Matador (Do some research), I was with 3rd BN 2nd Mar Kilo Co and we had been clearing houses and detaining insurgents -North of the Euphraties river starting above New Ubadyi, and going all the way to the Syrian border (kind of like clearing through RI). We'd been doing this almost non stop for about 3 days WALKING a total of 80mi (according to our Am Tracks) and we were all worn thin. Our cammies were water logged with sweat and and chow was scarce. Our resupply was halted due an intense attack on the convoy by insurgents who knew what it was we were up to. Anyway, we get near the border at this little town and was given the Order to hold our positions for the night. (Obviously after we established defensive positions and roof top overwatch of the entire area.
    Well my squad had the entire first level of this enormous (for that area) house to sleep in. Once our first shift of boots were posted for fire watch. the squad's leadership (obviously that includes myself) consolidated in this one room, and without any word between each other, literally stripped down to our boxers so that both, our bodies, and our cammies and gear could catch some air and hopefully dry before carrying on with the mission. I could remember laying there thinking: This is awesome, im in a foriegn country wreaking havoc on everything I come in contact with, kicking homeowners out of their homes, im laying on their mattresses, buck naked with only boxers on, holding a fully loaded weapon that's ready to rock and roll, and I honestly dont give a #($K!!
    That night someone actually took a pic of us like that, and from then on it was a regular conversation piece of interest between all us. Ill never forget that.
  3. James117
    James117
    HaHaHa sounds like a fun time. do u have that pic?
  4. SgtQuattlebaumJ
    SgtQuattlebaumJ
    I had it, I think someone swiped it from me before I came up to Quantico. I'll have to see if I can get a copy from someone...
  5. MARTINEZ53
    MARTINEZ53
    Just returned from Mini Bootcamp at Camp Custer in Augusta, MI. Very cool experience. RSS North Lansing kicked some serious A$$ over the weekend, we didnt win the trophy but we made everyone very sad about their IST scores. Rumor also has it that my RSS has turned out the best recruits 2 years in a row. How's that for some motivation?
  6. James117
    James117
    any other fun stories you would be willing to share Sgt
  7. SgtQuattlebaumJ
    SgtQuattlebaumJ
    For the NewBies. If you have questions or concerns about grunt life, Trust me, im the one to ask. Never feel as if you're asking a dumb question. The only dumb question, is the one you don't ask....
  8. SgtQuattlebaumJ
    SgtQuattlebaumJ
    Hell, I've been a grunt over 6 yrs, and there's still a butt load more that I have to learn....
  9. MARTINEZ53
    MARTINEZ53
    In the wake of the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I've been doing alot of thinking and remembering. I remember that I was in the 5th grade and I was sitting in my history class when the attack happened. Growing up I'd known all about Marines, my dad and grandpa are both retired Marines, but I'd never known what I wanted to do. But when the attack happened I knew I wanted to kill the people that did that. Throughout middle school I played with ideas but in the 8th grade I decided to join the Marine Corps. Everyday from 8th grade until the day she signed for me, I bothered my mom with it. Now thinking about my decision I made in the 5th grade, I am so proud of the man I'm becoming and I owe everything to the United States Marine Corps.
  10. SgtQuattlebaumJ
    SgtQuattlebaumJ
    OOH Rah! Keep em coming!
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