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08-02-07, 06:04 PM #61
I was in a convienant store in Durant OK, have a tattoo on right shoulder that says USMC. Guy behind the counter who by the way is 5 ft nothing and about 250 has on a ballcap that says MARINES on it. He asks when was I in, I reply 93-97. He goes on to say he was in Force Recon in the late 80's. I had neither the time nor inclination to keep talking about it. Just told him that I was 2531 (radio operator) with 3rd AABN (AMTRACS) out of Delmar. Did deploy to Somalia to assist with the pullout with MEU and spent time in Okinawa (Camp Schwab). Not a "glorious" tour and not a lot of action to speak of. I am very proud that I served but it burns me up when you see a store clerk telling me he was Force Recon and he looks like a bag of sh*t. I could be wrong and this guy was Chesty reborn, but very doubtful. You would think someone with as much training as Force Recon goes through he would have qualified for a much better job. Recon was right across the st from the ramp at Delmar and I watched those guys train. Just an observation.
Cpl Tracy Rimpel 2531
Echo Co. Maint Plt, 3rd AABN 93-97
08-02-07, 10:05 PM #62Originally Posted by CPLCLINK
But if he was truly a Force Recon Marine...then ooorah and carry on lol
08-02-07, 10:08 PM #63Originally Posted by mark king
You can go from Rangers to SF (Green Berets) or Rangers to 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force) but yeah you don't just jump branches of service...even in the Special Forces community lol
lol what a gaywad this guy is full of crap
08-02-07, 10:16 PM #64Originally Posted by bigdog43701
Nice !!!!! What a piece of crap !!!
Besides...retard (not you, the guy lol), there is no SEAL Team 6 anymore, its now called Naval Special Warfare Development Group...or DEVGRU
and no SEAL would ever go around saying "I'm a US Navy SEAL, Team 6"
freaking homo needs to be punched in the face
08-06-07, 05:52 AM #65
Originally Posted by JCam0331
Of course, the lad in question was FOS, but don't assume it cannot be done. It has.
I weep for what this country is becoming, and fear for my children and grandchildren's future if any more democrats gain national office. We lose more and more freedoms every single day to creeping nannystatism and those who vote for Democrats only want to increase that. Anyone voting for a 'dem' is someone who likely wants to take everything YOU have worked for and mortgage your kids future as well.
The Malignant Leprechaun
08-06-07, 06:51 AM #66
Originally Posted by JCam0331
My weight in the Corps was about 165 (I'm 5' 11"). As a police officer, my weight ran about 175 - 180, but I lifted more weights than I did while in the Corps. I bossed a part-time SWAT team, so getting soft wasn't an option.
Right now, I'd love to just get below 200. I've recently lost 20-lbs so I'm happy about that, but I'm still 230.
Moreover, while I am working on a PhD to keep my mind active, I work part-time for a friend as a printer at his print shop. That job is more for a reason to get my fat butt out of bed early and out of the house for a few hours daily since I don't drink any more. So, sometimes a "lowly" seeming job is just to keep busy more than it is to earn money.
Sometimes sh*t happens to people who would rather not be the way they are, but can't do much about it. So they improvise, adapt, and overcome.
08-06-07, 07:57 AM #67Originally Posted by Sgt Leprechaun
As for soldiers rating the SEAL Trident...umm I've never heard of that in my life unless the soldier finished his enlistment in the Army then went to the Navy intending to be a SEAL. Then he would no longer be a soldier, he would be a sailor for all intents and purposes.
09-04-07, 12:51 PM #68
Well here’s a story that royally ****ed me off. I work for Fort Worth PD and one of our recruits went to our local Birthday Ball last year. Well, they had a WWII vet come as the guest speaker and he was great. When it came time for the oldest/youngest (he was approx 24ish) marines there, guess who comes up saying he was the youngest marine present. Well after all said and done, someone heard about this and called him on it. Well, in true marine fashion, people got on the phone and started calling each other. Well, I’m sorry to say I knew the kid so I called him to check, because, no there was no way he would be soooooo stupid and if it was true, I wanted a piece of his ass. Well the conversation went like this.
So “dumba$$” I hear you’re a marine. He says he was. I begin asking the questions to let him dig a hole i.e. unit, rank, MOS. Well after not knowing any, I politely asked, “you don’t know what your F***ing MOS was?” and then it comes out of his mouth. “Well, I hurt my ankle in boot camp so they didn’t let me graduate.” OOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhh really, I was fit to be tied. I wanted to bead him to a bloody pulp. Not only was he lying about earning a title that he did not earn but he disgraced a tradition for marines. Well, the son of one of the head instructors for our academy is a marine and he takes great pride in this fact. So, we made sure he was well informed of this information. Yeah, I only wish I could have been there when the kid got peppered sprayed. The hosed him good. Well, after all was said and done, the kid got fired on an unrelated incident.
09-05-07, 03:48 AM #69yellowwingGuest Free MemberWell, after all was said and done, the kid got fired on an unrelated incident.
09-05-07, 04:20 AM #70
I worked with an Arizona ranch cowboy who once told me matter of fact that he was a Navy SEAL, Vietnam. He was a decent guy and a good hand so i didn't pry much but one of his eyes had been knocked out and the good one looked through coke bottle glass. So i had to say something and asked if the Kingman Arizona high school had a good swim team. Say's he didn't have much use for high school and learned to swim in the Colorado river. Well i didn't feel like disecting any sea stories so i left it at that.
09-05-07, 10:02 AM #71Originally Posted by yellowwing
09-05-07, 11:55 PM #72
Anybody that claims to be or have been in the military regardless of which branch they served should have there **s whipped! Either tell the truth or shut the **** up!
09-06-07, 07:12 AM #73
Based on personal experience, those that have distinguished themselves in combat or have served in elite units such as SEALS and Recon do not brag about their exploits. They are generally some of the most humble individuals you will ever meet. My rule of thumb is that those who brag about their service are more than likely frauds. Combat and elite units seem to have a way of "weeding out" those with the braggard mentality.
09-06-07, 07:28 AM #74
Speaking of bragging about awards. I knew an Army Captain who had served in Vietnam and was always bragging about his Bronze Star. As it turned out he was legitimate, although he received the award for serving a tour in Vietnam as an adjutant in Saigon. His award turned out to simply be an "end of tour" award and had nothing to do with heroic acts. It seems that a Bronze Star was a routine award for officers completing a satisfactory tour in Vietnam at the time.
In fairness to this man, he never claimed to be a hero, he just let everyone assume he was by bragging about his Bronze Star. As I said above, be suspicious of those who brag.
09-06-07, 07:42 AM #75yellowwingGuest Free Member
The only bragging I heard in service was an Air Wing Colonel. He was prideful of the Award he didn't have. The Purple Heart, because he was such a great combat Aviator.
Then I boldly asked him, "Where did you earn your Silver Star, Sir?"
"In combat," was his simple humble reply.
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