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A Few Pics from Over Yonder

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by GermanyBound, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. GermanyBound

    GermanyBound One Bad Monkey

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    a double stack IED hole in front of my humvee. i was lucky enough to be riding gun this day instead of being dismounted (they're the ones that it was blown on, no injuries, just a short firefight afterwards)

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    yet another IED that went off on us
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    another IED (lol) that blew on us as we were making our way back "home"

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    me with an iraqi kid
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    me with an adult iraqi (ied triggerman)
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    me on the roof of our strongpoint just outside ramadi
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    and me getting ready to fly home to germany (carrying an M14 now instead of an M249)
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  2. GermanyBound

    GermanyBound One Bad Monkey

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    ok, how do i get these to show up as pictures instead of links?
     

  3. lcarreau

    lcarreau Reload Artist

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    Click on the icon that says IMG and put the link there.

    Also, thank you for your service.

    -Lonnie
     
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  5. Currahee

    Currahee NRA Member

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    GermanyBound,

    Congrats on making it through your tour. Where near Ramadi were you? I was at FOB Manhattan (about 15km east of Combat Outpost on Route Michigan) when I was there (Aug 04-05). If things have not changed much there then it is still a pretty rough neighborhood.
     
  6. GermanyBound

    GermanyBound One Bad Monkey

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    what little time we were in camp instead of in the field, we were at Camp Blue Diamond, just down the road from Camp Ramadi. we had to travel MSR Mobile alot to get back and forth. i'm pretty sure the actual name of the place we patrolled was Jazeera. our AO butted right up to the Euphrates River just south of Ramadi city. and yeah, it's still a hot little hellhole....



    lcarreau, you have an awesome first name! mine is Lonnie too
     
  7. Currahee

    Currahee NRA Member

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    OK, the southern part of Al Jazeera was in our AO. So we've patroled some of the same ground.


    I gotta figure out how to post pictures on the web.

    You still in? How long do you have on your enlistment? I got out in March. My old Battalion was reflagged last September and just went back over there a few months ago.
     
  8. .45greg

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    glad to see you caught one of those ****ers.
     
  9. Currahee

    Currahee NRA Member

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    We caught more than a few. The "kill" ratio over there is at least 10:1
     
  10. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    Thanks for sharing
     
  11. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    This was taken 2/1991 We were about to cross the berm into Iraq
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  12. Juell

    Juell Gun Nut that is

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    What the heck....Heres me on a rooftop somewhere waiting for something....he he he....
    My 240 in the background, and notice quite a few spent casings from an RPK someone was firing up there.
     
  13. Juell

    Juell Gun Nut that is

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    A forest in Iraq? Yup.
     
  14. ackvil

    ackvil CLM

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    Gentlemen:

    Thank you for the service you are doing for our country. I for one American appreciate all of the sacrifices you have gone through to protect us.

    Stay safe.:thumbsup:
     
  15. Currahee

    Currahee NRA Member

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    the 240 rocks!

    i was a 240 AG in Korea. what a ***** that thing can be to carry! but it's your best friend when you are neck deep in some sh--. we liked them better than the 50 cal in Iraq. too bad you only get 2 per platoon!

    where were you in Iraq?
     
  16. Juell

    Juell Gun Nut that is

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    I enjoy being a gunner qute a bit! Except for when my AG went on leave. 900 rounds of 7.62 isn't light! Plus the gun, my M-4, and nine mags.
    I'm currently in Baghdad. Can't get more specific than that though. ;)
    Speaking of 240's, lets see if I can find a pic of my old one....
    I think I may have already posted it a while back but what the heck..
     
  17. Juell

    Juell Gun Nut that is

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    That was my baby, after a sniper shot her. I was pulling security on an alley, when a "Crack!" went off from some bushes to my right. The round went through the laser, rail, and splattered against the gas tube and barrel. Better the gun than my head though!
    Pieces of plastic and copper hit my face and hand, but luckily nothing real serious.
    The impact of the round tweaked the frame just enough that the bolt wouldn't go all the way forward, so I didn't get a round off.
    But a 203 and a SAW found the haj in the bushes.;)