Which members of Wordforge have actual combat experience in the military?

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  1. Cobalt

    Cobalt USA International

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    Vietnam Veteran - Drafted

    Infantry - Sgt. E-5

    Alpha Company, 2nd of the 7th, 1st Cav
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  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Were in that one unit 2/7 your whole enlistment or just during your combat tour? My pet peeve is in the movies when when one vet meets another (or questions that vets service in general, not necessarily combat) and asks "what outfit were you with?" :bang:

    If anyone asked me that you better pack a lunch - between being assigned, attached to, transferred to, restructuring, activation and deactivation and two branches of the military, etc. it would be well over a dozen. I served with/supported three in a six month period in Iraq. 3/4 Cav treated us the best BTW.
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  3. jack243

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    Two tours RVN. Chinook crew cheif/ FE. Wanted to ride instead of walk. Just lazy I guess.
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  4. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

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    ^Really? During my dad's 11 months or so on the ground in Korea (1952 IIRC) , I think he and his gun crew were with the same unit throughout.
  5. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    In the Ironbound district, at the corner of Pulaski and Delancy Streets.
    It was like being in a Bowery Boys film.
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  6. Cobalt

    Cobalt USA International

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    I was with Alpha Company for my whole tour in Vietnam
    I extended, and got out of the Army on my return.
  7. We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse

    We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse Probably a Dual

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    A sergeant threw me out of her apartment once after we had sex because she lit up a cigarette and we got into an argument over the merits of smoking. I was pretty sure she was going to start throwing things at me. True story.

    I'd say that counts as combat experience.
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  8. evenflow

    evenflow Lofty Administrator

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    Well that beats my afternoon at the surplus store in Okarche.
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  9. NotDayton Kitchens

    NotDayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    From the replies in this thread I think that there are not many with actual combat experience.

    People might mock me, but I think that my experience in manhandling a lawyer and in choking a shoplifter qualify as combat. In fact I hope to be head of the armed forces. One day.
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  10. Faceman

    Faceman Negative Creep

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    Your dad is a liar.
  11. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

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    Prove it.
  12. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

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    NotDayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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  14. Dan Leach

    Dan Leach Climbing Staff Member Moderator

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    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhuser Gate......
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  15. frontline

    frontline Hedonistic Glutton Staff Member Moderator

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    Take it from me, you were the smart one.
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  16. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    An American, and of significant age to be a 'Nam war vet and you still beat my ass at fantasy football!

    Fucksake!

    I had you pegged as a young all american jock who coaches 'soccer' or something with that knoweldge you have.

    Salute you sir!
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  17. frontline

    frontline Hedonistic Glutton Staff Member Moderator

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    Funny thing is the only time I took fire was in the US working hurricane Andrew
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  18. Tex

    Tex Forge or die. Administrator Formerly Important

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    You must be talking about Fantasy Soccer. :finger:
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  19. Tex

    Tex Forge or die. Administrator Formerly Important

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    I was getting my combat experience while you boys were setting up shop here, thus the reason for my join date being in 2005 unlike the rest of ye'bastards.
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  20. Soma

    Soma OMG WTF LOL STFU ROTFL!!!

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    Tex spent most of his military career dodging swords in the shower.
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  21. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Whereas your experience includes the entire Sixth Fleet? :soholy:
  22. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    A Bowery Boys movie? So......no black people then. Newark has certainly changed I would say.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    I would never bone a woman who smokes, unless it's weed. Tobacco is the devil IMO.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    I'd rather fly than ride or walk. Except with one on my company commanders - she wasn't a very good pilot IMO.
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  25. We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse

    We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse Probably a Dual

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    We went out a few times. She never smoked. So I don't know if it was an after-sex thing or not, but man did we get into a good argument when she lit up. She was also in great shape. Probably could have kicked my ass!
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    Oldfella is a company commander hater.
  27. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Actually she was the only company commander NOBODY could stand. All of us NCO's avoided her at all costs. She flew a Blackhawk by trade
    but should have flown a broom.
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    Sorry, I was just trying to joke a little bit. :(
  29. Tamar Garish

    Tamar Garish Wanna Snuggle? Deceased Member

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    You guys know this is just so he can compile a list of who has had combat experience so he can make self-righteous posts about how anyone else's opinions and posts about combat topics doesn't count. :jayzus:
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  30. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Totally, no question about that. But it doesn't matter, because there are myriad reasons why his ideas can be shot down, whether or not the person arguing with him is on the list.
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