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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GVIFlyer, Nov 11, 2019.
My favorite combat photo. This tells a story...
I wasn't a Red Leg, Ground Pounder 11B, It was and eight inch gun.
Taxpayers should be grateful to the military for fighting for their freedom
The problem is that - with few exceptions that we know of - very little fighting since the end of WWII actually forwarded American Freedom and ideals. That casts a stink on our veterans through no fault of their own. The fighting they have done since 1945 has been carried our largely for reasons of than protecting American values and interests. So when we see an American helicopter hovering over some Iraqis, its hard for many of us to get all misty-eyed over it since we should not have been over there in the first place. Again, that's an issue of political and administrative decision-making, not an issue of military service. But in the minds of many of us, including me, those two are conflated. #RandPaul
Your pompous opinion is duly noted and flushed down the proper receptacle. And I'm sure it's all to blame on absent fathers. You know, the ones that were doing the actual fighting instead of sitting around postulating society's evils and the decline of civilization.
Well back in 1968 after we(F 2/26 3rdMarDiv) went afloat(LPH USS Princeton, and LPH USS Okinawa when Princeton rotated) it looked like this...
We never got to fly in the Hueys, those be Army Choppers, least for the most part they were. Those Army Hueys sure gave us great support during Operation "Meade River"(Around Nov. 20-1968 in "Arizona Territory" near An Hoa south of DaNang) they were laying some serious chit down and we were keeping our heads down in our "Fightin' Holes" on the river bank. Sayonara.
I see an M-60 poking out the door.
gun run on em woulda' been nice
Ah, 11Bush, a noble calling and the basic Army MOS - if the going gets bad enough, every one "fights as infantry". The M110 howitzer is a self - propelled eight inch gun.
Yeah, me too. I have a little over 2,200 hours in the Snake, half of it Combat Time. The Cobra's handling qualities are different than most other helicopters, you basically dial in a power setting with the collective, then point it where you want to go with the cyclic.
You can do most anything you like with the helicopter as long as you keep most of a positive "g" on the rotor system.
My BIL survived a year of being a Cobra jockey in Vietnam ('69-'70).
He couldn't survive old age, though. We buried him with honors at Arlington last Friday. RIP Steve Hill.
Slow hand salute to your BIL. Sorry for your loss. RIP brave warrior.
When the Cobras were first deployed to Vietnam there was a great cartoon going around. I can't seem to find it on the web so you'll have to use your imagination.
It showed two VC cowering in a foxhole with the earth all around them erupting into small geysers from incoming gunfire. In the background a Cobra with guns blazing is making a run on their position. The little voice bubble from one of the VC says, "Dammit Nguyen, I told you never to shoot at the long, skinny ones".
I was drafted in 1971. You or whoever filled your head with this was never there. We did not care about this B.S. You do your job and come home. Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean you give it creditability on a holiday not meant for you. I might not agree with something but you keep it to yourself at times when people who have done more than you wish to reflect on their deeds. As I see every day you have the rest of the year to speak.
He's a government attorney that professes to be a conservative, but is insanely jealous of law enforcement and military members.
Thanks I get it now.
Must be it. Glad I wasn't on the receiving end of that. All Combat Redlegs I knew replied to a question with "What?" "huh?".
Well I'm gonna just say, "Ya, what he(BWC)said". That way I can not get into any trouble at GT. However, people that have never "Walked the walk" should never "Talk the talk". THERE IT F***ING IS.
THAT IS ALL.
You know it’s not real though right?