11 June 2010

Sight Picture, Breathing control...

A re-do of an old post.

From the Soldier side: When asked: "CI-Roller dude, how did you get your team and yourself to keep going out over and over whilst in Iraq?"


I know some of you reading this are in leadership positions, and others are, but don't yet know it. I used a combination of things to get my team and the teams I took over to keep going. If I didn't tell you this story...when we were going into Falljuah on our first mission, in Dec 2004, I could tell my lads were a little uptight the morning we got up before the mission. I looked at them and could see it on their faces.
As we loaded stuff from our tin cans (trailers) to take with us, I told them: "we need to go eat a big breakfast!"
"Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, oatmeal, cereal, apples, oranges, SOS, coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, toast, everything we can eat!"

The younger soldier looked at me and had a puzzled face and said: "I'm not sure I can eat anything right now..."

I looked him right in the eyes and said:
"Men, you can't shit your pants in fear on an empty stomach."

That got them to breath, laugh and we had chow and drove on.....
Somebody asked me one time, if I had to shoot anybody in Iraq, how could I do it.  I answered with:
"Sight picture,control your breathing....trigger press.  FIRE!

7 comments:

Momma Fargo said...

Hey. Your pic was on top of your words. Had to guess what it said. LOL. Great post.

Coffeypot said...

Have you been letting an Air Force computer specalist fuck with your PC?

Kristina Divine said...

I am a firm believer in battling tough situations and stupid people with a sense of humor and sarcasm. Well done.

CI-Roller Dude said...

MF, I think I U.F.I. (fixed it)
CP, I' thought I'd make it new and improved. Now I can't figure out how to put it back like it was.
KD, When we stop laughing, "they have won."

Coffeypot said...

I like the new look, Dude.

CI-Roller Dude said...

Coffeypot,
I fired that Air Force tech.

Red said...

Great post! and I'm liking the new look, too