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Glocktalker in Iraq

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by cadillacdl, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. cadillacdl

    cadillacdl TOW Gunner

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    I haven't posted to GT in quite a while, I think the picture may explain why. Here I am with my G19, which unfortunately I won't be able to bring home with me. I had it during my deployment here in the Babil province for the last six months. Much better than my issued M9, no problems (as expected) with jams or misfeeds. I used a lasermax internal sight with it, which was especially nice with night vision goggles. The funny thing is all the Iraqi Police running around with these trying to trade them for Mossberg pump shotties or M9s. Just as usual, they just don't know what they got. If anyone out there is getting ready to deploy, drop me a message with any questions you might have. I managed to stay alive here despite all the advice I got pre-deployment.

    Semper Fi

    D P Lewis
    2nd Bn 24th Marines PSD
    cadillacdl@yahoo.com

    http://members.cox.net/lewis0352/Saddam & Glock.jpg
     
  2. engineer151515

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    ;? ;? ;w ;w ;w

    Thank you for your service and the great post.
    I hope we hear from you often. Stay alert, stay safe.


    :)
     


  3. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    Thanks for your service and stay safe!!!!;? ;?
     
  4. WIG19

    WIG19 Light left on

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    Ditto and hope we can continue to hear from you whenever you can manage it. Our regards to all your Brothers.
    ;?
     
  5. Sgt. Held

    Sgt. Held

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    Hey Devil, I feel your pain. The first time I deployed (2003) I brought my G20, and the highly lethal Hydra-Shoks it loves, after being told this was good to go. After the war when it was time to leave, the word changed to "how dare you bring a personal weapon to war!". I eventually got it back in an armory box, but the hassle was unbelievable. It was worth it to have a 'friend' for my rifle, but now I lowered my standards to the M9 and no threats of court martial. Tell the rest of the 'Mad Ghosts' out there to stay safe.
     
  6. Cross-X

    Cross-X CLM

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    Marine, thank you very much for your service. Come home safely, OK?
     
  7. jerryd

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    Thank you for your service, stay safe and may God Bless You!!;I ;? ;I ;?
     
  8. Thank you, sir, for your service. That is a great pic. Stay safe;? ^c ;?
     
  9. rlbgfish173

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    ;? Thank You for your service and keep safe HOOAH
     
  10. Decguns

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    Glad you're all right. I was in Iraq in 2003 when all the fun was going on.

    Hate to be a downer, but let's practice some OPSEC/COMPUSEC and not post on civilian message boards while we're deployed in the AOR. I'm sure you're using a cyber cafe and not a gov't computer, but you're still in violation of DoD directives posting on a message board while in the AOR.
     
  11. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    What is your concern regarding his posting here?
     
  12. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Yeah, I have no idea what he's talking about either.
     
  13. jerryd

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    Maybe some new regs ? Hell i used to call home from Nam when i was in the comm. ctr.! Used to patch out a Generals line then call home! My cousins son emailed to boards when he was there last year, no special rules!^8
     
  14. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    Hey, Decguns, what directives are you reading to come to your conclusion?:)
     
  15. cadillacdl

    cadillacdl TOW Gunner

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    Don't worry, Decguns. I wouldn't post anything here you can't get on usmc.mil news or the AP wire. OPSEC involves troop numbers and disposition, times and dates of movements, and information regarding future ops. Our command has been very clear on what is and what is not OPSEC material. Photos from theater are good unless they are completely out of taste, reflect badly on coalition forces, or feature posing of enemy dead. Those go in my personal collection! Here are a couple of articles that involve my platoon, Personal Security Detachment 2/24. You can do a search on usmc.mil news for Mahmudiya or Mahmudiyah and get plenty of great articles on my battalion that you may consider OPSEC violations.

    http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2...6ab50049d458/33ee4979e0973adb85256f4e0033bf1c

    http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2...6ab50049d458/fec9316678d95dc385256f73002188b8

    DP Lewis
    2nd Bn 24th Marines PSD
    FOB St Michael, Mahmudiyah
     
  16. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    ;z ;i

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  17. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    Great response cadillacdl;f ;f

    Now, if the "mainstream media" would report some of these stories and stories like on my son's Brigade's website, people in this country would have a better understanding of what effect we are having there.

    Thanks again for being "One of the few!":cool:
     
  18. reconvic

    reconvic Recon Marine

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    Just wanted to say thanks to ya and stay safe been in a few wars myself.
    Semper Fi




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  19. SIGSAREBETTER

    SIGSAREBETTER Teh Pieman

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    I can't adequately express my gratitude nor say enough nice things about the Corps. My brother is with the 2nd Rad Btln in Fallujah currently. Come home safe and sound together....