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by Laager
Sun May 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Well the time is closer to telling the story of the great turkey club fight (circa 1972) or maybe I can tell a story about Jam
by Laager
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Found a note to myself to post this here when I found it again, Laager. I don't remember why but I trust my note taking ability. http://i68.tinypic.com/35bhx6u.jpg Some of my best friends are Marines, I'd say were but as far as they are concerned (and I tend to agree) once a Marine always a Marine,...
by Laager
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

then again we did laugh at some really odd things that civilians would have found morbid or outside the norm. talk to a nurse that has been on teh floor for a few years, or an EMT that has been on the street for a while. I'm just about surrounded by nurses and other health care workers........and I...
by Laager
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

I once had an officer say something to like we have to destroy this place to save it. How in the world does that even make sense? In my opinion, this speaks to the very nature of what your organization was all about: people. The officer was saying that the processes and procedures [SYSTEM] needed t...
by Laager
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

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. Everyone with a key would have been at the top of my list, of course they ...
by Laager
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

A really quick story. This was around 1988/89 or so. Now the U.S. Army usually goes from a Company then the next level is Battalion then followed by a Brigade (or Squadron if you are Cavalry or a Regiment) then up to a Division. I was stationed at Lee Barracks in Mainz Germany (the Post closed 1992...
by Laager
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

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
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

A really quick story. This was around 1988/89 or so. Now the U.S. Army usually goes from a Company then the next level is Battalion then followed by a Brigade (or Squadron if you are Cavalry or a Regiment) then up to a Division. I was stationed at Lee Barracks in Mainz Germany (the Post closed 1992 ...
by Laager
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

I was going to vote for #1, but as long as you do all of them I am fine... :wink: Laager, you really are an amazing storyteller.You should publish your storys, I recon it'd at least pay for that .50 you were coveting.. I told James that I was telling some of the things that happened to me and he ha...
by Laager
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

I did get a bit of my own back on TAG and Corporal Benton once, Bent was a HQ pogue but somehow instead of being a Specialist he weaseled his way into Corporal stripes. They were both thick as thieves, and I guess the term that I have heard recently would be considered FOBBITs. It was rare to see ei...
by Laager
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Wait, someone out there still drives a Yugo ? :shock: I always figured every one of those cars ended up in the scrapyards or as target practice for bored country boys. At least two that I have personally seen, one in the larger town up the road from me, a young kid drives it as a daily driver and t...
by Laager
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Wait, someone out there still drives a Yugo ? :shock: I always figured every one of those cars ended up in the scrapyards or as target practice for bored country boys. At least two that I have personally seen, one in the larger town up the road from me, a young kid drives it as a daily driver and t...
by Laager
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Well I was going to try to get the last story out, although it was not really a job story. But Lil just told me we are leaving for Theodore, Alabama via I-10 tomorrow. So I am back to being a chauffeur, the good part is that it is only Lil and I and of course there are plenty of gun stores and pawn...
by Laager
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

[/quote]Years ago I encountered a guy hanging himself with a lamp cord. After he stepped off the chair, he changed his mind - guess it wasn't as quick & painless as he expected.....[/quote] Seen a guy still hanging once in Germany back in 88 just before I got out, don't understand that type of behav...
by Laager
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Funny thing or sad depending on your view point is I think I've hit every one of the biggies except hanging, electrocution, drug induced or alcohol induced and plane crash, probably a few more in there that I have overlooked. I somehow managed to hit vehicle crash (multiple times), helicopter crash...
by Laager
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Well I was going to try to get the last story out, although it was not really a job story. But Lil just told me we are leaving for Theodore, Alabama via I-10 tomorrow. So I am back to being a chauffeur, the good part is that it is only Lil and I and of course there are plenty of gun stores and pawn ...
by Laager
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Funny thing or sad depending on your view point is I think I've hit every one of the biggies except hanging, electrocution, drug induced or alcohol induced and plane crash, probably a few more in there that I have overlooked. This sounds like maybe one of those things that you shouldn't make a list...
by Laager
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

quote]Set on fire? Huh? :shock: being burned like that is the top of my personal list of things worse than dying.... :shock: Mine as well..........I honestly don't remember much about it other than a nagging burning sensation because I was busy trying to get the guy out and yelling at Fitz to get t...
by Laager
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

quote]Set on fire? Huh? :shock: Well technically it wasn't so much a set on fire (at least this time), Fitz and I were cutting through a tank battalion's motor pool. I believe it was the 2/72nd Armor stationed on Camp Casey in Korea up in what they called Dragon Valley (I would have to dig out some...
by Laager
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Now TAG was nothing special just another NCO that was trying to make rank. Like I said his name was Corporal Terrance A. Galloway and he was a monumental pain in whatever body part you have that hurts the worst. He had made Corporal while in Vietnam and had sort of stalled there while other people w...
by Laager
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

That LT needed to be smacked upside the head. And maybe sent out to look for a non-existent sniper to get him out of your hair. He hardly ever left the FOB, and never on patrol. He was a typical Ring Knocker basically an arrogant son of a diseased camel. Now the Captain was a Mustang Officer and ha...
by Laager
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Well we were doing time in what would one day (I believe it was sometime in the late 80's, this zone or region was created by an act of the Philippine Congress, which I believe was eventually ruled unconstitutional. I'm leaning towards 1988 or 1989) become the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or...
by Laager
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Ok give me a few days to get some stuff squared away and I will start with #3 and work my way down.
by Laager
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 192994

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Okay, I want to apologize for not get back on when I returned from my vacation trip. First choice - James and his wife Susan, as well as Lil and myself with Dube and his wife Young-Hee. Four of us started off in the PI, while Dobe and Young-Hee went straight to Korea to wait for us. Now let's just s...

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