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by Laager
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Hang in there, Borther. If you're passing through Florida (Tampa area) give us a shout if you don't mind hanging out with the Thai contingent of war brides and the troops that married them :rofl: As of right now as far south as I think I will end up is maybe Destin. However evidently there are rumb...
by Laager
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Shoot, Move, Communicate......it was more like Shoot, Move and listen to the screaming/yelling then wonder why your throat was so sore afterwards or even realize some of those manly screams (even those that were surprisingly high pitched) came from you. I loved those old Bell UH-1 Iroquois followed ...
by Laager
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

When the Corporals told us about Blue on Blue (sounded more like a Blue Falcon attack to me) I thought they were kidding that it was friendly. I can honestly say I was not in a friendly mood anytime I was sending something down range or the few times it was at nut cutting range and the people on the...
by Laager
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Man I love this dog!! Granted I'm in trouble, but hey imho it was well worth the "trouble" and Lil's Mother, in fact may have had a slight bladder leak. I do not "like" any of them, but hey one is Lil's Mom and the other are just neighbors who are pains in the rear end who because of Lil (darn thos....
by Laager
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Sorry been gone awhile, here there and everywhere. Did a trip to England, darn protesters ruined that okay so they didn't I must admit to enjoying people watching and nothing but sheer unhinged lunacy took place in and around good Old London Town... .although it did cramp the tours a bit with rerout...
by Laager
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Check your batteries, even the ones you have stored

My brother just called me to ask me if I knew how to get back into a Winchester brand gun vault because his battery had died and he replaced it and the electronic key pad would not accept his six digit code to get back in. I told him to try the factory original code, which did not work. I then asked...
by Laager
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Okay this one is a short one, anytime we were overseas or someone took leave to visit any place in Asia shortly after your return you ended up having to go have your junk checked out. It did not matter if you said you did not do anything with a female or even a male (some of the women in some of the...
by Laager
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

We have a "Doc" on the linecrew, along with a Sparky, Squeaky, Dude, Heavy G, Van, Whiskey, Blister, Dusty, Head, Hunka-Hunka, Lil Bit, Chef, Shade, Polly, Purple, Windy, Razor, Gravy, Boogie, Paco, Rabbit, Fearless, Legend, Deuce, Scuba Steve, Skinny Steve, Yankee Steve, and Stevel Knievel. Guess ...
by Laager
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Give me a few days and I'll tell you a little bit about one of our Medics. Nicknames in the military are just about mandatory, and usually if you kick up a ruckus you usually end up with that nickname. Something else, just because you are a medic does not mean that you will be called "Doc", basicall...
by Laager
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Things that just pop into my mind at zero dark thirty: We ended up having to go on a long range patrol, usually these were also not just long range, but long in time as well. No easy in easy out or as the Platoon Sergeant used to say just after a comment that was designed to down play what is now kn...
by Laager
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Hahaha thats good. She will be going places in her adult life, thats for sure. Perhaps detective work? I'm not sure what she plans on doing, but if her Great Grandmother, Grandmother and Mother have anything to do with it she will be pushed towards being an nurse. Now that is just what the world ne...
by Laager
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

so how old is Bean Sprout? She sounds mature (and wise) beyond her years.... :lol: She is 10 years old and so far so good. I will admit that she is a hand full when she gets started, but I can't fault her for that. She seems to be a good kid going in what I consider the correct direction. Does well...
by Laager
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

so how old is Bean Sprout? She sounds mature (and wise) beyond her years.... :lol: She is 10 years old and so far so good. I will admit that she is a hand full when she gets started, but I can't fault her for that. She seems to be a good kid going in what I consider the correct direction. Does well...
by Laager
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Man I love the Bean Sprout (one of my Granddaughters, in fact the one that has been trying to out maneuver me or maneuver me out of my HK USP), we were sitting over at Junior's place having a burger grill and all the grandchildren and nephews/neices and assorted hanger on's were all hitting the pool...
by Laager
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

emclean Dang it......Lil's going to kill me she is off working in Europe for the next two weeks....the last thing she said well almost the last thing other than be safe and she loves me was not to make any major purchases........500.00 isn't major and she never did say what a major purchase was.......
by Laager
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

emclean Dang it......Lil's going to kill me she is off working in Europe for the next two weeks....the last thing she said well almost the last thing other than be safe and she loves me was not to make any major purchases........500.00 isn't major and she never did say what a major purchase was........
by Laager
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

yep, gifts - or paying for college - many kids do not appreciate it...... :roll: Don't I know it, one of James' granddaughter asked me to find a car for her and rebuild it. Without her doing anything to help pay for the junker, find the junker, run for parts or turn wrenches. I guess somehow since ...
by Laager
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

I'll toss that out later on, still fighting the good fight and trying to convince her to stick with her Ruger SR22 and since she is spending the weekend here it could be a long fight. Skip the fight and just get her a HK P30 40S&W V3 for $500 from CDNN sports. I was actually thinking about getting ...
by Laager
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

This would have been sometime in the early 80's or so. Back in the old days there was a "natural" progression to becoming what is now known as SpecOps. Join the Army as an 11B, apply for and graduate from Airborne School (if possible attend Air Assault school as well), apply and be accepted to Range...
by Laager
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Never saw anyone pass out during a jump but did see one of the most fucked up landing ever in Airborne School. It was during a final jump, a night jump and a captain landed one leg down well over extended, breaking it instantly, then went down on hard backwards on his left arm breaking it, and then...
by Laager
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Sorry it was so long....but I have some more stories to tell. Some good and some bad, but right now I have to wrestle a 10 year old for my HK USP. Even though it is a .40 S&W it is one of four HKs pistols that I have and I have had it for 20 years. She told me she bites, and I laughed back and said ...
by Laager
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Now I do not really pay much if any attention to what happens in the Army, I was in the Army, did my time and was medically retired. So I can not say if this is still the practice or not. I am not sure who told us this, probably one of the jump masters but he used to say that "Parachuting or Jumping...
by Laager
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2068
Views: 163703

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Just returned from overseas, so give me a day or two and I'll post another story.......it involves a C-47 Douglas Skytrain way back in 1976...and things you should not talk about when using a C-47 Skytrain as a jump platform. On a side note England is a nice place to visit but it is certainly good t...
by Laager
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Just for fun... You and Burt Gummer...
Replies: 66
Views: 8127

Re: Just for fun... You and Burt Gummer...

Just came back from Alabama and found the latest movie #6 (Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell) and a Cubs hat laying on my desk. Guess it can go with my Atlanta Hawks hat and the rest of the movies. Darn kids......... :wink: A few years back (around 2010 or so), I was watching the first Tremors film with ...

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