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Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by reconvic, May 28, 2005.
Past , present and future on Memorial Day.
In honor of all those members of the 1st Cavalry Division who gave their lives in defense of our Country in WW II, Korea, Vietnam, 1st Gulf War and the continuing war in Iraq.
Memorial day is a day to reflect and remember always our fallen Brothers, and sisters in combat.
I hate to rain on your parade "Reconvic;" however, the wings that you have posted in your picture are U. S. Navy Parachute wings. I think the Navy had them long before Marine Recon even existed.;c
Oh...and Hoo-Ah! as we Rangers say it!
I don't know what you are trying to do? My wings were made for me I don't know how to do that computer stuff. I am proud of it and it seems my Marines buddies understand. Just get the chip off your shoulder and if you want to say something do! You are behind a computer
"I don't know what you are trying to do? My wings were made for me I don't know how to do that computer stuff. I am proud of it and it seems my Marines buddies understand. Just get the chip off your shoulder and if you want to say something do! You are behind a computer"
What I am trying to tell you, is the parahute wings worn by the Marines are actually the U. S. Navy's parachute wings. They are issued to Marines, when they meet the qualification set by the Marine requirements.
They are not "Marine wings." As for "your," computer generated Navy parachute wings with extra stuff on them, etc., I wasn't talking about them; however, no matter what somebody added to them, they are still U. S. Navy parachute wings, right?.
Most RECON Marines that I know, (I have trained with Force Recon) are sent to the U. S. Army Parachute training course at Ft. Benning, GA and are awarded the U. S. Army's Airborne wings after the required (5) jumps. So, the bottom line is the Marines do not have their own Parachute wings they wear the US Army wings or the US Navy Parachute wings. Got it? This was my point!
The Navy Para wings have been around a long time before Marine RECON. They were used by (and still do) for Navy parachute riggers. The 1st Airborne Marines (WW II) were trained by the US Army and wore US Army parachute wings.
As for saying something, etc. I usually do! I say just what I think, on any given thing! I do this behind the computer or face to face. I usually back up one way or another anything that I have to say.
BTW: I watched the Iwo Jima special too! I though it was well done. It didn't however; answer my question on the WW II battles in Europe. What I was trying to point out to you is that the Marines were not there and the Army, Navy and Army Airforce were, and we did pretty good without them...right?.
The Marines can't be every where and do it all. They are good at what they do; however, they don't do it all nor are they trained or equipped to do a lot of things others do.
Lighten up Reconvic...I was trying to let a little hot air out of your balloon. You get carried away sometimes with the Corps! We do have in the Army, DELTA, Special Forces and a few Ranger BNs, who are highly trained and equipped...right?
If I was out of line or jump fast at you it seemed you were ragging.
First as I said I respect all Vets. second I know any service has ther S.F. units, but they would be worth a damn without the rest of the Vets doing there job. I am a old hard headed Marine and no it, don't take anything and may have jump hard. This was a friendly place
let BOTh keep it that way you have watch tonight lol;c