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  •  What's the sound of Artillery? (3+ / 0-)

    Boom, boom...

    Move, Shoot, and Communicate...

    Boom, Boom...

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    Yeah, I was on an M-109A6 Paladin, but we stowed em almost as soon as we got to Iraq, and I ended up as a M2 gunner on top of an MRAP the entire time I was in country.

    Took one hit, no purple heart due to...  regulations...

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 05:22:08 PM PDT

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    •  Regulations. (2+ / 0-)
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      detroitmechworks, BlackSheep1

      Figures.

      If my clouded memory serves me my unit had A5s. Oh, and we still ran DR-8 to the guns. Fun.

      So, ever have to do a 'boom test' on the barrel?

      I never did find that box of grid squares.

      "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

      by just another vet on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 05:35:13 PM PDT

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      •  We actually had a guy find a Chemlight Battery... (1+ / 0-)
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        He cut a Chemlight open, pulled out the insert and dropped it on the Sergeants desk saying "Here You Go, Sergeant."

        It kinda made sense... but definite points for style.

        The one we always did was give the replacements a hammer and tell em to check the armor for soft spots.

        I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

        by detroitmechworks on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 05:38:16 PM PDT

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        •  Luckily (1+ / 0-)
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          BlackSheep1

          I never had to do that one. But I may have told a couple of privates to do it. Maybe.

          That soldier deserves a medal.

          My crowning achievement was getting a new FCO to get on top of the M577, grab a couple of gas cans, and help me with checking the shocks.

          "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

          by just another vet on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 05:43:16 PM PDT

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