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  1. #76
    i was always given the schittest detail during police call they always put me in the head detail i served there a lot


  2. #77
    I was in OIF 1 with 1st TSB at LSA Viper. Anybody else????


  3. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by Komenko View Post
    Since when doesn't an airbase count for OIF1 and 2? I got my Campaign Medal so according to the Military it does count!
    But did you get a C.A.R?? The one that matters


  4. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by 1812USMC View Post
    But did you get a C.A.R?? The one that matters
    Since when did getting a Combat Action Ribbon have anything to do about this conversation? Read all the posts please. Dback was complaining that those of us Marines who were posted on Air bases didn't count as being in OIF 1 and 2! I was in Al Asad and Yes I did leave the wire to fix the MSRs from the IEDs that were used on our convoys. No I never got the CAR, but 8 of the Marines in my company did after being hit with IEDs. So I think I'm lucky to do my tour with out being hit unlike the unit we replaced which lost 14 Marines from IEDs and small arms fire. So like I said this conversation had nothing to do with getting a CAR and if you would have looked at my sig you would have noticed that I don't have one!


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    I was in Iraq during the invasion and to get a CAR you had to be engaged by the enemy then menuver and return fire against the enemy. Now they have changed it where getting hit by a IED counts i think thats a slap in the face to every Marine who has been in a fire fight. The CAR has last its true meaning. I have two so if you want them you can have them. I dont need medals or ribbons to show that im a Marine or what i have done. Just my thoughts.


  6. #81
    Oh look, a CAR ****ing match, how cute.

    OIF 1- I crossed the LOD in the dark, wasn't sure what day it was. Safwon hill was on fire. Escorted CSSB-10 from Kuwait all the way to Baghdad, stopping at most of the garden spots of southern Iraq along the way. Retrograded to Diywaniya in May and ran convoys from there, then went back to Kuwait to catch a freedom bird home...until our CO decided to chase himself some ribbons and volunteer our company for another escort mission. Spent June through September living in Kuwait, picking up Army refuling convoys at the border and escorting them to Basrah where they filled up with diesel. From Basrah we would take them to Najaf where they would dump the fuel at the power plant there. Then we'd turn and burn back to the border so that we could have a day of down time before doing it over again.

    OIF 2- got to Ramadi in September of '04. My platoon lucked out and got billeted at Blue Diamond. Nice digs, decent chow hall, too many ****ing officers and senior enlisted. We ran security at the front gate there, conducted tons of patrols in the AO just North of Ramadi and Northeast of Blue Diamond, IED sweeps along the MSR's and ASR's since we had working dogs with us, and escorted convoys locally on occasion. Also served as QRF a lot.


  7. #82
    OIF campaigns
    Phase 1: Liberation of Iraq March 19, 2003 - May 1, 2003
    Phase 2: Transition of Iraq May 2, 2003 -June 28, 2004
    Phase 3: Iraqi Governance June 29, 2004 - December 15, 2005
    Phase 4: National Resolution December 16, 2005 - January 9, 2007
    Phase 5: Iraqi Surge January 10, 2007 - December 31, 2008
    Phase 6: Iraqi Sovereignty January 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010
    Phase 7: Operation New Dawn September 1, 2010- December 15, 2011

    I started out attached to TF Tarawa with G 2/8.
    2/8 left, then briefly with 2/25, Civil Affairs & a HET based at Tarwawa House in Al-Kut, but traveled all over the area.

    Returned to Kuwait for a bit being told we were manifested for flights home before higher decided there was still a mission for us linguists. Request mast en masse by us IIR recalls. We went to Babylon for the request mast with Gen Mattis who said he'd send us out to units that claimed they needed us. If we weren't getting properly used for a month he'd pull us back and we'd get to go home.

    I spent the next month doing jack **** with 2/5 in As-Samawah that wanted us. Hung out with another HET & some fellow 1st Rad BNers for a month before GTFO.


  8. #83
    With 2nd LAR from breach to Tikrit and all the ****holes in between. Really ****ed us off getting to Baghdad and having to see it from a distance then continue north because the army got to take it. If they wanted it they should've gotten there first! Oh well...


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