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Picture Thread...

n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
edited April 2006 in US Military Veteran Forum
I'll start it off...please add some pics of your own. Here's a couple that I have...I know, bad finger placement...but at least the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction. How I wish I could be that young again[;)]





  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    Come on guys...don't any of you have any pics???
  • sarge_3adsarge_3ad Member Posts: 8,387 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yes, but never had any luck posting them on here. Would be glad to share if it was easy to put on here.
  • PATBUZZARDPATBUZZARD Member Posts: 3,556
    edited November -1


    VBIED and our 5 ton they blew up-- all our guys made it out

    They paid me $5 to limbo the gate! Who says you can't limbo in full battle rattle!
  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by sarge_3ad
    Yes, but never had any luck posting them on here. Would be glad to share if it was easy to put on here.

    If you want to email them to me, I'll post them for you.
  • joeaf1911a1joeaf1911a1 Member Posts: 3,340
    edited November -1
    ECC: Never figured trigger finger placement much counted in war. Maybe I am old and not up on regs as now in war. War time trigger fingers
    kept one alive. Granted , I dont have my finger on the trigger as I was
    not on the line at this time till the next day. But I will leave you guys alone.

  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    Thanks for sharing the pic...which one are you...the guy on the left? If you don't mind me asking, how old are you now? I had the honor of meeting a WWII vet at the VA center not too long ago, and he was 94...I think his wife was 92. ...and please do not "leave us alone". We enjoy your presence on the board!
  • cruzie27cruzie27 Member Posts: 1,267 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    this was taken on the USMC birthday just after the NOV 04 offensive
    to re-take Fallaujah,.. the Marines where kind enough to share with
    the army units that where there,..we each got 2 beers and 1 shot of
    rum, the big ugly guy on the right


    this seems to be the only other picture i have where i am not
    flipping off the guy thats taking the picture,...which is pretty
    unbeliveable because that day we had to walk all over this field
    looking for a pile of rockets,...and you can imagine with all that
    $#!+ i had to wear i was not happy about it.


    joeaf1911a1,.. it is a honor to have you around,. you will always be
    welcome where ever i am.and that is a great picture,.. i wish i
    could get my hands on that Thompson and carbine.i read your other
    post here about the equipment we have now,..heres my take:

    the boots i have on in the above picture are very very comfortable,.
    they almost feel like sneakers when you first put them on

    the personal body armor,..although it is mostly the wrong color,
    ..heavy,..hard yo run and move around in, saved alot of lives.

    as far as weapons, luging around a belt fed 5.56mm M-249,..which
    is a great little monster of a machine gun,...but in to small of a
    caliber,..i would much rather have something in .308,..especially
    there,..the little 5.56 is fast and accurate,..but bounces off of

    the food was made by civilian contractors,.. so belive it or not the
    army cooks had it on easy street while they where there. the food
    was ok,...kind of like cafeteria food

    the mre's are better now-a-days,..but just about everyone still
    steers clear of them unless there is nothing else

    ciggerets where easy to find over there but we had to buy them,
    big deal. interesting what you learn from the locals when you sit in
    the shade and share a smoke with them (i learned to curse fluently
    in arabic,..which came in handy because most of the locals thought i
    was Iraqi or at least Arabic,..i never had to tell any of them to do
    something twice [;)])

    as for booze,..well officially it was a no-no,..but give a Iraqi kid
    20 bucks and they will find you whatever you want un-opened and
    still cold

    id love to sit down with you sometime and hear some of the stories
    from back then,.. but you are right,.. it is only the dates and
    places that change.
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