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by Laager
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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I would like to add that Robert had some of the guys from his unit come by and one of the was a pretty big guy. He was probably around 6’5” tall and built like a tank. Robert convinced him to pick him up and carry him to the Latrine. As they walked past my bed Robert said something to him and he sai...
by Laager
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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I ended up in a Military hospital at Cubi Point, located adjacent to Subic Bay Naval base. I should have gotten a discount on multiple visits. As far as Military hospitals go it was not really that bad. The worst one I did time in was in Colorado. Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, I actually escaped ...
by Laager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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Welcome back Laager! I was wondering how it all turned out. Well let us just say that it was a long drive from Manila to Olongapo City. I also had to give up my Guns and gear allowance to pay for my last minute (due to my behavior) round trip ticket. It was a very “frosty” reception at the airport ...
by Laager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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Shoot I forgot about Private Enoch Wachter....well it is a short story so I'll toss this in real quick. We were all sitting in the GP large tent that was assigned to us (trust me when I say it was a death trap, and those darn hex tents were even worse) when the Company Clerk came in and was escortin...
by Laager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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Okay I have two more stories, but I'm thinking that once again I would let you guys choose which one comes next. Option one: the shoe laceless morons. Option two: New assignment and the loons and goons in 2nd Platoon found out I was being transferred to their unit and a bunch of them wanted either m...
by Laager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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Okay this happened at an Air Force Base that has since closed, but will remain unknown for a good reason, the Army was standing up the 10th up in New York and was looking for soldiers to volunteer to transfer to the new unit. Anyway a few of us were sent up and we were on our way back (farking MAC ...
by Laager
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Okay this happened at an Air Force Base that has since closed, but will remain unknown for a good reason, the Army was standing up the 10th up in New York and was looking for soldiers to volunteer to transfer to the new unit. Anyway a few of us were sent up and we were on our way back (farking MAC f...
by Laager
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Welcome back Laager! I was wondering how it all turned out. Well let us just say that it was a long drive from Manila to Olongapo City. I also had to give up my Guns and gear allowance to pay for my last minute (due to my behavior) round trip ticket. It was a very “frosty” reception at the airport ...
by Laager
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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I should point out that our son told his teacher that I was in “the war”, so she asked which one and he said WWI or WWII. Another parent teacher conference........ Results: I am not allowed to say Metric Shit ton or when asked what I did in the service (Evidenty saying you killed people for money is...
by Laager
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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While Laager's comments about choosing the Army or jail are quite correct, what I was referring to when I wrote about jail time was the draft. I suppose that if I had said "the alternative was jail or going to Canada" I would have been clearer. While it is true that overall about 2/3 of the troops ...
by Laager
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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Something I learned from my six months in the Sinai with what I call the 13th Régiment étrange pooped into my mind as I faced the two irrate AAFs in what is my family ( Bec and Sam) when they asked me if I had anything to say...... I was torn between Sauve qui peut or chacun pour soi......since the ...
by Laager
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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Ever have one of those days when you think to yourself......I should have listened to the 10 year old? Well, as she said "Pops, Lola always says you like it when you are in poo and the poo is rising, should know by now, since you say it all the time, if you poke the rabid grizzly bear, it will maul ...
by Laager
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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It would have been cheaper and easier just to toss that stuff back at the old man. My Granddaughter came over to spend the day and I took her back to my gun room and told her if she wanted it, since her Grandfather wanted to give it to her, that I would give her the LBE. She said, no....then she sai...
by Laager
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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P.S. Most okay all but Gabby and the Pope John Paul are ticked off because I have all the pictures and have not shared them. One I don't like you dill weeds and two you never said anything to me about pictures or I would have. I'm burning those and taking them to the grave...every single one.
by Laager
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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This is how my Thanksgiving went: Now this one goes way back to when I was five years old, so right around 1960 or so. My Father and Mother decided that it would be a good idea for me to come live with them. After spending my first five years of life being raised by my Maternal Grandparents and one ...
by Laager
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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My son-in-law did 10 years on active duty (EOD) and left as an E-6, of course out of the ten years he was AD he was deployed six times. Blown up by IEDs a couple of times and shot at least once. I believe it was three IEDs and shot once on four different deployments Not trying to be a big meanie bu...
by Laager
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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Laager wrote, "I was retied as an Staff Sergeant E-6, and made a tad over $1,600 dollars a month (without jump pay)," Humph. Spoiled kids. Now, in my day, we had it rough. I retired... Well, no, I never went lifer so I didn't retire. But at the end of 3 years, as a Spec5 I was getting 334 bucks a m...
by Laager
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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Of course, the other kind can happen, too. This happened just before I joined the unit, so it is a second-hand story, and should be taken for what it's worth. Our company area was built on the beach of the South China Sea, so it obviously could not dig holes for latrines. Instead, crappers were bui...
by Laager
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

Re: My Job, My Hell...

When I get back I will tell you guys and galls about Private Enoch Wachter......I also have a story about a suppressed Marlin .22LR that the LT did not like for some odd reason.....
by Laager
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Of course, the other kind can happen, too. This happened just before I joined the unit, so it is a second-hand story, and should be taken for what it's worth. Our company area was built on the beach of the South China Sea, so it obviously could not dig holes for latrines. Instead, crappers were bui...
by Laager
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2117
Views: 183366

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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: 2117
Views: 183366

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: 2117
Views: 183366

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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: 2117
Views: 183366

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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....

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