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Old 9 March 2013, 17:57
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And who is Leroy Jenkins?
This will answer the question for that. But in short there was a member of a guild for the game WOW who were about to do a raid and a member was named Leroy Jenkins. He is afk and doesn't hear the battle plan and comes back and charges and yells his name out loud as a battle cry. His guild ultimately gets slain.

NSFW due to some language

Great show by the way guys you have my utmost respect for what you guys do each day.
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Old 9 March 2013, 18:29
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Caught an episode last week. I'm now DVRing it, it's a must watch. I've already annoyed my girlfriend by loudly predicting what they're going to do with the patient and then congratulating myself.
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Old 10 March 2013, 18:46
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This will answer the question for that. But in short there was a member of a guild for the game WOW who were about to do a raid and a member was named Leroy Jenkins. He is afk and doesn't hear the battle plan and comes back and charges and yells his name out loud as a battle cry. His guild ultimately gets slain.
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Thanks for the info, that was too funny. To all the PJs here, I'm glad that you guys are finally getting a well deserved nod. I hope the show continues to do justice to your service.
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Old 11 March 2013, 01:42
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Just watched the first episode. What you guys do is absolutely fucking incredible. Thank you.
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Old 12 March 2013, 01:35
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This will answer the question for that. But in short there was a member of a guild for the game WOW who were about to do a raid and a member was named Leroy Jenkins. He is afk and doesn't hear the battle plan and comes back and charges and yells his name out loud as a battle cry. His guild ultimately gets slain.

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Great show by the way guys you have my utmost respect for what you guys do each day.
Thank you so much for explaining that to me. I am now not so ignorant. Again nothing but kudos and props to the guys who do this.
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Old 12 March 2013, 09:13
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I was wondering who would be the first person to bring up "Hair Products"...

I could never compete with the "J"s when it came to folicular construction - Hence the High and Tight when I did my STS (First Sgt) gig...
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LOL, in 2003, in Babylon a Marine CH-46 went down in the canal, and I worked with PJ's on the recovery mission, the first thing I noticed was their sweet sideburns, HAHA.

On another note, my 13 yr old is in CAP and is interested in their Emergency Services program(he has his first 'training mission' this saturday,and is PUMPED) so we watch this show all the time. He loves it. I've been looking fo ra sweet PJ poster for him to surprise him fo rhis room. But the local USAF recruiter didn't have any. Going to try online next.
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Old 12 March 2013, 11:29
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LOL, in 2003, in Babylon a Marine CH-46 went down in the canal, and I worked with PJ's on the recovery mission, the first thing I noticed was their sweet sideburns, HAHA.
Interesting...I was a gunner on one of the PaveHawks that brought the PJ's. We landed on one side of the river, while the security force was on the other side of the river at the onset. Later, they arrived on our side when the PJ's started their dive. The FE's and Gunners were pulling perimeter security with a couple of M-240's and our M-4's...plus one crash axe for good measure.

Where were you?
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Old 12 March 2013, 11:40
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Interesting...I was a gunner on one of the PaveHawks that brought the PJ's. We landed on one side of the river, while the security force was on the other side of the river at the onset. Later, they arrived on our side when the PJ's started their dive. The FE's and Gunners were pulling perimeter security with a couple of M-240's and our M-4's...plus one crash axe for good measure.

Where were you?
We were the Seabees pulling security. And then I was one of them that was in the water for like 7 hours that night. There was also a UCT team that showed up, but I can't remember if they did any diving or not. I know when I finally went back to camp at 0100 or so, they still hadn't recovered any bodies.
That single event probably had as profound effect on me as anything I've seen over there in 2 tours.
I remember taking off my wet clothes that night and thinking "Here's 5 Marines that are dead and their families back at home don't even know it yet" I beleive that was an epiphany for me to live a better life. And even my wife told me I came back a better man after that deployment. I beleive this is also the first time I've ever talked about that night really. Kind of catharsic, actually.
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Old 12 March 2013, 13:59
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Was a bummer of a day (not the first, nor last). A Marine also drowned at the site when he tried to jump in and swim to the wreckage immediately after the bird had the wire-strike, causing it to crash.

Interestingly enough, that was the second dive mission my PJ's had to undertake. They also dove an F-18 wreckage that impacted in a lake up by the Karbala Gap after being shot down...possibly by a Patriot.

Small world.
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Old 12 March 2013, 14:56
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Was a bummer of a day (not the first, nor last). A Marine also drowned at the site when he tried to jump in and swim to the wreckage immediately after the bird had the wire-strike, causing it to crash.

Interestingly enough, that was the second dive mission my PJ's had to undertake. They also dove an F-18 wreckage that impacted in a lake up by the Karbala Gap after being shot down...possibly by a Patriot.

Small world.
yes it is. The Marine that jumped in, apparently couldn't even swim very well according to his buddies. True hero, that nobody but a few of us even know about.

4 crewmen & the one who dove in. I think about them often.
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Old 13 March 2013, 01:31
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and thinking "Here's 5 Marines that are dead and their families back at home don't even know it yet"
I've had that same thought more than a few times. Kind of changes the way you think about things for sure.
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Old 18 March 2013, 00:39
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I subscribed to NatGeo just so I could watch it. Awesome show, gents. Glad some well deserved recognition is going your way.
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Old 25 March 2013, 19:33
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Hands down the best "reality" show out there...it's great to see these guys get some public recognition. My pops (former AF Security Forces) always raved about them and told me I should consider the AF just because of the PJs. Never took the bait and all these years later, I wish I had - it is absolutely outstanding to see these young men have a direct impact on the lives of servicemen, women and civilians on the regular.
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Old 26 March 2013, 06:43
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My heart was in my throat last night when they were fighting to save that 18D. Amazing Soldiers to say the least.
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Old 26 March 2013, 22:25
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they were fighting to save that 18D.
Here's the episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9SpEn73LVg
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Old 27 March 2013, 12:18
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And that's from a MFF JM, diver, climber, paramedic, shooter, etc.
(Bold text my doing)

Saw a quick flash of that and got an entirely different picture in my mind!

In all seriousness - awesome job you guys do/have done.
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Old 27 March 2013, 12:39
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Here's a guy who has all the episodes in one place.

http://www.youtube.com/user/111emi1111
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Old 28 March 2013, 17:17
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Me too JoeArmy! I've been medic-ing over 20yrs and there's just a hellaciously different emotion watching soldiers who've been hurt. I immediately started texting my buddy who's a very senior E9 in the outfit, if not the most senior, and I ranted & raved to him for an hour. God Bless the PJs for their unwavering attention to detail and long hours.
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Old 29 March 2013, 10:01
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The last episode absolutely sucked. GET US THE HELL OUT OF AFGHAN NOW!!!!

Overall a good show in showing the PJs, though did not really show the complete capabilities of PJ, more just in a MEDEVAC role. But, if I had ever gone down, I would have wanted the PJs to be the ones to come and get me.
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Old 29 March 2013, 22:03
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The last episode absolutely sucked. GET US THE HELL OUT OF AFGHAN NOW!!!!

Overall a good show in showing the PJs, though did not really show the complete capabilities of PJ, more just in a MEDEVAC role. But, if I had ever gone down, I would have wanted the PJs to be the ones to come and get me.
Big controversy over this in the PJ world as MEDEVAC/CASEVAC are NOT what the Pararescueman/Rescue helicopter squadron are trained, equipped and paid to do. They can, as you can see, do those things well, but remember, their bread and butter is, and always will be, CSAR! CSAR! CSAR! They are the ones to go into harms way. We do not want the SOCOM world getting the idea that MEDEVAC is what we are here for.

The difference for the average guy is: If an unarmed huey with a couple of med techs can to it, it is MEDEVAC. If the pucker factor is high and you are going to get shot at; that is CSAR. KJ
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