(U//Unclassified stuff) These are some of the stories from over 30 years of police work and over 20 years of US Army and National Guard adventures.
“It’s not an adventure unless some part of it sucks!” ©2007-2013
I think you do it out of consideration for your readers because you have one butt ugly face. No?
CP, Yep, that's why.
My theory is that CI Roller is secretly Batman.Also I noticed that he has his hand in his pocket... well, halfway. I never understood that. Why do they give us pockets in our ACUs when we aren't supposed to put anything in them? No hands, no stuff... (because apparently it looks un-squared-away if you have stuff in your pockets). And why are there hoods on the wet weather tops if we can't use those either? I'd ask why we have to wear berets when in the desert, but that's already been covered.
Saker, shoooooosshhhhhh...don't tell anybody. When ever a new LT comes up and ask me a question or something, I usually put my hands in my pockets and pretend I'm looking for something... I've recently discoverd I can do almost anything I want, and nobody knows what to do are say to me...
I guess that includes the combat patch... XDCI Roller, maybe you can confirm this, but I think that NCOs can smell fear. If I just pretend like I have a right to be doing whatever I am doing, I never get questioned. It's all about the confidence.
I think he is secretly Gerard Butler and he's worried I will find him through his IP address.
Saker...and hold a coffee cup at all times...even when manning the SAW M249 on convoys early in the morning in Fallujah. (that instills lack of fear in the troops...but really it's to avoid cafine withdrawels)....MF, Now I have to have my geek friend change my IP address.
It would be hard to maintain your "International Air of Mystery" if everyone knew what you looked like [actually that's my excuse - so far it's working]Pax
Nope. CP and Saker, you're both wrong. He saved me once and I saw his face. I'm sworn to secrecy.TD
1. Looking good.2. Combat patches are sacred territory.3. Only someone with a naked right shoulder would mess with you about that.V/R JWest
Mr West,A "Sergeant Major" was talking in general one time about how Army soldiers were not authorized to wear a Marine unit patch as a combat patch (the Marines don't even wear the patch!).I said to somebody else: "If anybody has the balls to take that patch off, they can go ahead. But when I went to Iraq, the ARMY forgot to get some of us ammo. The 1st Mar Div gave my team and me all the ammo we wanted. So I wear their patch to honor them...and I was more proud to work with them than any Army unit in my career!" So far, nobody has even tried to remove the patch. However...at the last training drill...we had a former 1st Mar Div Marine who joined our unit. He served 2 tours in Iraq. I took off my 1st Mar Div patch and put it on his right shoulder. I'll get another one.
1. USMC wore patches in WWII.2. In WWI, the 5th and 6th Regiments and an associated machine gun battalion wore the 2nd ID, "Indian Head" patch. General Butler, USMC, commanded that division.3. Don't know when the Corps stopped wearing unit patches.4. There is plenty of precedent for recognizing service with other units.5. The 1st Mardiv insignia may not be worn as patch, but it is official -on the unit flag and displayed prominently in front of Division Headquarters at Camp Pendleton.6. Newbies are taught the history of the patch along with that of the division.7. Think maybe Navy Corpsman wear it.8. Anyway, am sure the USMC appreciates your honoring service with them in a proper Army fashion.V/R JWest
You're a rock star. Your tunes gave you away. ;)Can I have your autograph? email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nope, you're not a rockstar, are you? Better...you're a hero to the people you help. ...with a really good taste in music.Nice blog, BTW.oo7grl
CI Roller- That was awesome what you did for that former marine. My last squad leader was an ex-marine, and my squad and I got tired of idiots saying 'what do you know, you've never been downrange' just because his right shoulder is bare. Three tours is nothing to sneeze at.
Dude, I dig your sense of humour! And your choice of music ;p
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