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TJHall1

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Got this thought from the American made thread. Was wondering if all the vets on the board would want to identify in this thread to be thanked for your service. Maybe you could share funny stories from your time in the forces, or any stories you're comfortable sharing for that matter. Once again, thank you all for all you've given.

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@Juro @Chris Farley

You are the only 2 I know are vets right now. Chris Farley i saw you said you put 8 rounds in a terrorist, care to elaborate? If not totally understand.

Biggest regret in my life was not choosing to serve out of high school. Think about it almost every day.
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I know we have a bunch of them dancing. @tgsio @MortgageHorn who are the other vets itt?
 

Chris Farley

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@Juro @Chris Farley

You are the only 2 I know are vets right now. Chris Farley i saw you said you put 8 rounds in a terrorist, care to elaborate? If not totally understand.

Biggest regret in my life was not choosing to serve out of high school. Think about it almost every day.
Really not much to it. This one particular time, I was on an OP on the side of a mountain. Saw the bastards moving towards the COP with an RPG and several AKs. We were probably about 450m shooting at a decline. I unloaded into one guy several rounds, and the fucker was still bumblin, stumblin, fumblin...he eventually bled out behind a fence line. My guess is he was on some heavy drugs.
 

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Really not much to it. This one particular time, I was on an OP on the side of a mountain. Saw the bastards moving towards the COP with an RPG and several AKs. We were probably about 450m shooting at a decline. I unloaded into one guy several rounds, and the fucker was still bumblin, stumblin, fumblin...he eventually bled out behind a fence line. My guess is he was on some heavy drugs.

Way to downplay taking out the terrorist version of Beast Mode. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Will have to make sure they’re not covered by NDAs I signed before sharing stories🤣
Use code name Booger. Everything is ok.
Tell or not.
Tell it in a way where you blur out true identitiy.
 

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Fucking wrecked shop in southern Afghanistan in 2004 and then fucked some insurgents worlds up in 2006 in Iraq. Both with the 22D Marine Expeditionary Unit under the direction of current CENTCOM Commander and certified bad motherfucker Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.

Since we were a MEU (basically a quick reaction force that patrols the globe in case something pops off), we still deployed on Navy ships. That sucked probably more than anything else. Let the deployment goggles get the best of me and fucked a wook on ship. Not proud of that by any means. We did make a libo port stop on the way back at Malta. That was fucking bad ass.

Idk. Not much to tell honestly. Afghanistan was brutal. Always on the move. Slept in two man tents. Went like 2 months before I could rotate back to Kandahar for a couple of days to take a shower and see civilization.
 

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Fucking wrecked shop in southern Afghanistan in 2004 and then fucked some insurgents worlds up in 2006 in Iraq. Both with the 22D Marine Expeditionary Unit under the direction of current CENTCOM Commander and certified bad motherfucker Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.

Since we were a MEU (basically a quick reaction force that patrols the globe in case something pops off), we still deployed on Navy ships. That sucked probably more than anything else. Let the deployment goggles get the best of me and fucked a wook on ship. Not proud of that by any means. We did make a libo port stop on the way back at Malta. That was fucking bad ass.

Idk. Not much to tell honestly. Afghanistan was brutal. Always on the move. Slept in two man tents. Went like 2 months before I could rotate back to Kandahar for a couple of days to take a shower and see civilization.

What is a wook?
 

TJHall1

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Fucking wrecked shop in southern Afghanistan in 2004 and then fucked some insurgents worlds up in 2006 in Iraq. Both with the 22D Marine Expeditionary Unit under the direction of current CENTCOM Commander and certified bad motherfucker Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.

Since we were a MEU (basically a quick reaction force that patrols the globe in case something pops off), we still deployed on Navy ships. That sucked probably more than anything else. Let the deployment goggles get the best of me and fucked a wook on ship. Not proud of that by any means. We did make a libo port stop on the way back at Malta. That was fucking bad ass.

Idk. Not much to tell honestly. Afghanistan was brutal. Always on the move. Slept in two man tents. Went like 2 months before I could rotate back to Kandahar for a couple of days to take a shower and see civilization.
Thanks man for your service.

And all the others in this thread I didn't get to. Love all you guys.
 

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I put this in the stories thread:

While stationed at Corpus Christi NAS, I was a SAR (Sea Air Rescue) crew member for 2 years. We often just went flying for no good reason just so the pilots got their hours in. At the time, we flew the H-34 (see below). Once we had a man fly with us carrying a "weird" looking square box. We climbed about a mile up over downtown Corpus. Turns out this chap was a photographer and the box was a camera. He was taking pictures of sailors allegedly smoking dope in the bay front park.

We routinely flew up and down Padre Island. One early morning we found a guy and girl having sex in a car with all the doors open. The pilot just hovered above them. Clothes went everywhere and doors shutting in the car. We were low enough to see she was a well adorned young lady.

It was flying up and down the beach that I saw all sorts of sharks swimming among the swimmers. These were huge sharks and the reason I no longer go out past my thighs in the surf.

We flew over the King Ranch often. There were large herds of deer everywhere. Some of the bucks had huge racks.

Corpus was one of the bases Naval Academy Midshipmen came to during the summers. I worked in the base dispensary as a Corpsman...not Corpse Man--thanks Obama. Anyway, one of our doctors sees two Academy guys walking along the street. I'm in my green flight suit and the doctor gives me his piss cutter hat with Lieutenant bars on it. He tells me to put the hat on and go walk towards the Midshipmen. I did. The promptly threw me salutes and I returned them. Everyone inside was laughing. Then, the phone rings and it's time to go flying. I arrive at the flight line and guess who also was there for a flight? Fortunately, I wore my helmet throughout and the Midshipmen never saw my face.

South down Padre Island was a large area of white sand. The pilot was a UT grad (and arrogant prick) and had a white helmet with double longhorn emblems on each side--just like their football helmets. We flew along and he spotted a rabbit in the sand and said lets go kill a rabbit. Off we flew at about 5-6 foot level chasing the rabbit. When it changed directions he spun the helicopter around and went after the rabbit. Eventually the rabbit got exhausted and the pilot says let's go in for the kill. Here we are in a helicopter like below and the pilot tries to squash the rabbit with one of the wheels. We hit the ground, the strut breaks and the helicopter starts to turn on its side so much that I could look out the door and see the blades within a foot of the ground. Had they hit it would have been curtains for us all. Pilot lifts off the ground and we start flying back to NAS Corpus with a dangling wheel and strut. OK, now we have to land this thing. The pilot call out an emergency and the crash trucks are waiting for us. He hovers about 3 feet above the ground and tells both of us crew members to jump out and run away. He gently puts the copter down on the good wheel and then rolls it over to the broken wheel. When it hits the ground the broken strut shoots through the fuselage just behind the pilots head but he does get it landed. I was never asked to testify at any investigation but also never saw that pilot again. The rabbit got away.

I also flew with the Coast Guard on occasion. I have a story or two from that, too.

iu
 
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TJHall1

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Did a stint with the Marines
SAR crewman

I put this in the stories thread:

While stationed at Corpus Christi NAS, I was a SAR (Sea Air Rescue) crew member for 2 years. We often just went flying for no good reason just so the pilots got their hours in. At the time, we flew the H-34 (see below). Once we had a man fly with us carrying a "weird" looking square box. We climbed about a mile up over downtown Corpus. Turns out this chap was a photographer and the box was a camera. He was taking pictures of sailors allegedly smoking dope in the bay front park.

We routinely flew up and down Padre Island. One early morning we found a guy and girl having sex in a car with all the doors open. The pilot just hovered above them. Clothes went everywhere and doors shutting in the car. We were low enough to see she was a well adorned young lady.

It was flying up and down the beach that I saw all sorts of sharks swimming among the swimmers. These were huge sharks and the reason I no longer go out past my thighs in the surf.

We flew over the King Ranch often. There were large herds of deer everywhere. Some of the bucks had huge racks.

Corpus was one of the bases Naval Academy Midshipmen came to during the summers. I worked in the base dispensary as a Corpsman...not Corpse Man--thanks Obama. Anyway, one of our doctors sees two Academy guys walking along the street. I'm in my green flight suit and the doctor gives me his piss cutter hat with Lieutenant bars on it. He tells me to put the hat on and go walk towards the Midshipmen. I did. The promptly threw me salutes and I returned them. Everyone inside was laughing. Then, the phone rings and it's time to go flying. I arrive at the flight line and guess who also was there for a flight? Fortunately, I wore my helmet throughout and the Midshipmen never saw my face.

South down Padre Island was a large area of white sand. The pilot was a UT grad (and arrogant prick) and had a white helmet with double longhorn emblems on each side--just like their football helmets. We flew along and he spotted a rabbit in the sand and said lets go kill a rabbit. Off we flew at about 5-6 foot level chasing the rabbit. When it changed directions he spun the helicopter around and went after the rabbit. Eventually the rabbit got exhausted and the pilot say let's go in for the kill. Here we are in a helicopter like below and the pilot tries to squash the rabbit with one of the wheels. We hit the ground, the strut breaks and the helicopter starts to turn on its side so much that I could look out the door and see the blades within a foot of the ground. Had they hit it would have been curtains for us all. Pilot lifts off the ground and we start flying back to NAS Corpus with a dangling wheel and strut. OK, now we have to land this thing. The pilot call out an emergency and the crash trucks are waiting for us. He hovers about 3 feet above the ground and tells both of us crew members to jump out and run away. He gently puts the copter down on the good wheel and then rolls it over to the broken wheel. When it hits the ground the broken strut shoot through the fuselage just behind the pilots head but he does get it landed. I was never asked to testify at any investigation but also never saw that pilot again. The rabbit got away.

I also flew with the Coast Guard on occasion. I have a story or two from that, too.

iu
Thanks for your service and the stories. I love hearing stuff like this.

Both my grandfathers served in ww2 and I remember when I was younger being too scared to ask them about it. Now I wish I would have.

Thanks again and keep the stories coming!
 

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below is my squad when I was a squad leader in Charkh, Afghanistan, I’m the big guy in the middle.
 

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She wasn’t big or anything. Not really ugly either. Female marines are just nasty af. And pure drama queens that can easily destroy your career. Just not worth it.
I believe that. Mine was many years after both of us had gotten discharged. She told one of her daughters that she and I were "rendezvousing". Her daughter told her "everyone needs a F-buddy".
 

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Here's another story:

While in Corps School learning to be a Corpsman, we were in a class being taught by a female Commander Nurse. The discussion got around to Cesarean Sections. One guy in the back of the room asked what that was. Before the Cmdr could answer another person turned around and said, "that's what happens when her trap isn't big enough". The nurse went ballistic, dismissed class and the chap who said this was removed from Corps School.

In boot camp during a stand tall inspection, the Senior Chief PO got in a guys face yelling and screaming that he pissed his pants. Literally scared the piss out of him.
 

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below is my squad when I was a squad leader in Charkh, Afghanistan, I’m the big guy in the middle.
Awesome that you share pictures like this. It really does make my day reading stories like all you guys are sharing, and then a picture like this takes it to the next level. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
 

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I can share a deployment and a Thailand training story later when I’m off the cellphone and next to a keyboard.

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10th MTN Div (LI)
Fort Drum, New York
1995-1999

Really not much to it. This one particular time, I was on an OP on the side of a mountain. Saw the bastards moving towards the COP with an RPG and several AKs. We were probably about 450m shooting at a decline. I unloaded into one guy several rounds, and the fucker was still bumblin, stumblin, fumblin...he eventually bled out behind a fence line. My guess is he was on some heavy drugs.

USAF 65-68

Army National Guard 1987-1994 with a deployment to the sandbox for Desert Shield/Storm
USAF active duty 1994-2005

Will have to make sure they’re not covered by NDAs I signed before sharing stories🤣

Fucking wrecked shop in southern Afghanistan in 2004 and then fucked some insurgents worlds up in 2006 in Iraq. Both with the 22D Marine Expeditionary Unit under the direction of current CENTCOM Commander and certified bad motherfucker Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.

Since we were a MEU (basically a quick reaction force that patrols the globe in case something pops off), we still deployed on Navy ships. That sucked probably more than anything else. Let the deployment goggles get the best of me and fucked a wook on ship. Not proud of that by any means. We did make a libo port stop on the way back at Malta. That was fucking bad ass.

Idk. Not much to tell honestly. Afghanistan was brutal. Always on the move. Slept in two man tents. Went like 2 months before I could rotate back to Kandahar for a couple of days to take a shower and see civilization.

Here's another story:

While in Corps School learning to be a Corpsman, we were in a class being taught by a female Commander Nurse. The discussion got around to Cesarean Sections. One guy in the back of the room asked what that was. Before the Cmdr could answer another person turned around and said, "that's what happens when her trap isn't big enough". The nurse went ballistic, dismissed class and the chap who said this was removed from Corps School.

In boot camp during a stand tall inspection, the Senior Chief PO got in a guys face yelling and screaming that he pissed his pants. Literally scared the piss out of him.
What do you guys think about have a Veteran tag? Like the Founder tag, but just for the Veterans on here
 

TJHall1

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Here's another story:

While in Corps School learning to be a Corpsman, we were in a class being taught by a female Commander Nurse. The discussion got around to Cesarean Sections. One guy in the back of the room asked what that was. Before the Cmdr could answer another person turned around and said, "that's what happens when her trap isn't big enough". The nurse went ballistic, dismissed class and the chap who said this was removed from Corps School.

In boot camp during a stand tall inspection, the Senior Chief PO got in a guys face yelling and screaming that he pissed his pants. Literally scared the piss out of him.
Hahahahaha her trap isn't big enough. Im literally laughing out loud in the car right now. Thank you.
 

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