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by Laager
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195775

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: 2127
Views: 195775

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: 2127
Views: 195775

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: 2127
Views: 195775

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: 2127
Views: 195775

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: 2127
Views: 195775

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: 12915

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 ...
by Laager
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Just for fun... You and Burt Gummer...
Replies: 66
Views: 12915

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: Watched it :) And my wife let me know there is a new TV show starting with Kevin ...
by Laager
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Just for fun... You and Burt Gummer...
Replies: 66
Views: 12915

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:
by Laager
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195775

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Often you can't win, well at least I seem to have issues with winning. It ain't just you, it is all married men. or look at it as you used up your winning by finding a girl who knows all your loose screws, and still loves you. Well I will admit that I "won" on my visit to Alabama, my brother knows ...
by Laager
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: A story a failure regarding a chicken-killing dog
Replies: 15
Views: 4317

Re: A story a failure regarding a chicken-killing dog

All that nonsense over 2 chickens?[/quote] Even two chickens represents a substantial time/money investment. Besides it is two today then more tomorrow, and so on if you do not stop them they keep coming back and tearing up stuff that you have to repair and deal with. Well any of my time is worth m...
by Laager
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 315871

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I took one of the Granddaughters (she's 9 years old) to the range with her AR15 for a day at the range. Afterwards I had her break down, clean, oil and reassemble her AR and put it back in the vault. Since she was with me it was all bench shooting, her Rock River is a bit heavy for her but for some ...
by Laager
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195775

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Back in the middle 1980's I was stationed at Lee Barracks, Mainz Gonsenheim Germany in 8th Mech Infantry. All in all I don't think it was a bad place to be stationed. Could have been worse, back to 2nd ID on the DMZ or even up in 2nd Cav pulling border patrol. I was pulling Staff Duty NCO for the Ba...
by Laager
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Trust, But Verify
Replies: 10
Views: 3073

Re: Trust, But Verify

Have to agree it does seem to be a catch as catch can thing. Especially around military bases or troops that are based on military bases with scoutmasters that are active duty. I'm not saying that being in the military is a bad thing (everyone in my family is or was in the U.S. Military and we have ...
by Laager
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time
Replies: 49
Views: 7380

Re: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time

I write this from the safety and security of my basement bunker, the last spot in my home in which the infestation of blood sucking parasites has not yet reached. The respite is welcome but I know not how much longer we can hold out. Their numbers are now legion, their mindless assault relentless a...
by Laager
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: A story a failure regarding a chicken-killing dog
Replies: 15
Views: 4317

Re: A story a failure regarding a chicken-killing dog

I usually head up to Missouri once a year to hang out with some friends (supposed to be hunting, but I do not really hunt anymore), and Gary has a boatload of single shot shotguns, the darn things are everywhere (guess I shouldn't complain since he gave me a lower receiver for a H&R .30-30 barrel I ...
by Laager
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"
Replies: 15
Views: 4034

Re: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"

Especially after I went into his garage. He stores his ammo in four of those steel tool job boxes. I think they were the large 48inch models. Give me his number I will have a talk with him. He is not keeping up the Alabama standards of storage if his round count has gotten so low to fit in to four ...
by Laager
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: So...My First dead guy, then burritos
Replies: 13
Views: 3704

Re: So...My First dead guy, then burritos

I can't think of a single restaurant , unless it was part of a chain ( and even then not looking good ) that was a favorite of my wife and I in the 70's that was still around last time we visited So. Cal. I kind of like to stop at Adaberto's whenever Lil takes me to California, but it all depends o...
by Laager
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: So...My First dead guy, then burritos
Replies: 13
Views: 3704

Re: So...My First dead guy, then burritos

What kind of burritos? If you don't mind what city are we talking about? We may have to travel down that way to Pine Gap for my wife's work. But that is up in the air for now. Anyway back to the important stuff.....burritos are we talking Taco Bell/chain store or a mom and pop type place? I love a g...
by Laager
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"
Replies: 15
Views: 4034

Re: I Had to Tell Them To "Get Out Now"

I recently went to visit some family in Alabama and while I was there I stopped by to see my brother Mike. We discussed various BOBs and the need to have at least one. Especially after I went into his garage. He stores his ammo in four of those steel tool job boxes. I think they were the large 48inc...
by Laager
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195775

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Often you can't win, well at least I seem to have issues with winning. It ain't just you, it is all married men. or look at it as you used up your winning by finding a girl who knows all your loose screws, and still loves you. I found my Father's Days gifts just now. Lil called from Japan and wante...
by Laager
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195775

Re: My Job, My Hell...

you would have thought he bird would have started with the HQ staff, followed by who eve had been on duty the night of the incident. . it would have been easy for someone who had keys, and was expected to be in the building. No such thing as quitting the U.S. Military. Only a few ways out, finish y...
by Laager
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195775

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Now I will say it certainly was not me. But I was impressed that the person or person(s) involved managed to shit only in the cup, nothing on the desk or floor. Just a coffee cup full of poop. He either picked the lock on the door or window and somehow managed to not only get into the Brigade Comma...
by Laager
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2127
Views: 195775

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Often you can't win, well at least I seem to have issues with winning. It ain't just you, it is all married men. or look at it as you used up your winning by finding a girl who knows all your loose screws, and still loves you. Yes, I used up a whole slew of wins and luck on that one roll of the dic...

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