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Old 31 March 2007, 17:35
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Old 2 April 2007, 15:04
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Old 11 April 2007, 00:09
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Some of you may have seen this (reference this thread):

Real Kids Were Born Before 1980

-First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.
-They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
-Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
-We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
-As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
-Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
-We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
-We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
-We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

-We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the
streetlights came on.
-No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
-We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
-We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels
on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
-We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no__lawsuits from these accidents.
-We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
-We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,__made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.____We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
-Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn
to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
-The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
-This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors
ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
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Old 11 April 2007, 11:32
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C-Rats with smokes, LOL, steam and cream in the ROK, almost forgot...almost. Maggot wagon during range time.
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Old 11 April 2007, 20:01
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C-Rats with smokes, LOL, steam and cream in the ROK, almost forgot...almost. Maggot wagon during range time.
$20 would get you blown, bathed, fed, and drunk (in that order).
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Old 17 April 2007, 06:25
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How about this one. EVERYONE had to take his PT test in boots, OD's, and t shirt.
The candyasss quitters pisssed and moaned about shin splints, the rest of us dealt with them.
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Thanks for bringing back a bunch of memories! About 1/2 apply to me!

Was great remembering writing names on the tar shacks in mountain phase! Desert Live fire!

So women and me run and do PT together now in Airborne school!? Well, at least it is equal opportuntiy. Always thought it was BS that we had to run 5 miles and they only had to run 3.
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Old 26 April 2007, 22:39
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1. You remember when there was only 2 Ranger Bn.
Junior High.
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2. You have passed out at Rick’s on Hay St.
that shouldn't count as old school;passed out and/or hurled there in the 90's
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3. You dated a dancer from Rick’s
had an uncomfortable moment in '98 when our 18F showed a video of him doing a Rick's dancer...
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4. Still refer to the NATO countries Hungry, Poland, etc as Warsaw Pact
started a Master's in International Relations prior to the wall coming down, had to buy all new books after....
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5. Have at least one pair of jungles and khakis in the closet
not me but have three wall lockers in the team room that still have them hanging up...
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6. Have been issued “chocolate chip DCUs at Green Ramp
still have 2 sets form 3d Bn....with boonie.
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. Qualified with the 45. M16A1 & M60 MG
qualified with the 60 before it left....and just signed for six of them this year.
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8. Fast Roping was classified means of insertion
restricted
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9. Cringed when someone referred to the 82nd as the “Jumping Junkies”
saw the remainders busted in 5th.
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13. There was no SF tab or HALO wings.
that's fucking electric wheel chair old
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14. Not everybody had to be” Special Operations”
reminds me of the "spec ops motor pool" t-shirt I saw on a 160th wrench turner at Campbell!
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15. You have STABOed (before everybody went to SPIES)
got a harness...can't use it anywhere...
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16. The seats were removed from Blackhawks so you could cram 20 Joes in it for air assault ops.
leaned over an MH-47 gunner cuz there was no standing room left for fast-ropin'...snapped into a guy who was snapped into a guy who was snapped into a guy we all assumed was snapped into the floor....
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17. Had a MC-1B drivers license
once snuck the space shuttle onto my 348, nobody bought it.
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18. 7th & 5th SFG was in ‘Old Divison”, then 3rd SFG lived there.
saw 3d SFG's new digs, it was the Hilton compared to what 5th had/still has at Campbell.
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19. You were levied to 7th ID to cadre the "Light Fighters".
I knew they were slated for downsizing when I came in, I am a cherry.
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20. Ranger School had a Desert Phase with live fires
one year after they got rid of it...should have waited for "the first easy class"....
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21. There were SF babies, never mind they brought that back
I remember pointing out the CSM's in charge were from the lackluster "SF baby" days.....
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22. Used a PRC-77 radio
Every day in Panama...they didn't want to get the brand new water proof PRC-119C's wet...
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23. Your entire chain of command from Squad Leader on up had tours in Vietnam
Showed up in C/3/75 a day after MOG and there was ONE Panama vet in the whole fucking company.
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24. You could have a beer at lunch
What the.....uh oh........disregard......
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26. You believe a “Single Point Release” is a piece of crap and still have your H-Harness.
got both, it's not "stolen" if it's still in the Army.....
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27. Still look good in your UDT swim trunks
If you think any dude looks good in UDT's.....you're in the wrong branch!
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28. The “Purd” was in your chain of command
motherfucker decided call up Grenier and pay a visit to my RIP class....that was a fun day.
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29. Have done a jump exchange with the PDF or Canadian Airborne Regiment
got bumped by a motherfuckin 1LT in RGT for my slot....thank you for bringing that up....
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31. The reception for your Wedding was at the Flaming Mug.
how about the Hidden Door?
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Then your wife was back at work at Rick’s the following night.
That's effed up.
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32. Didn’t have Gortex, Refused to ever wear a field jacket. Just wore the “smoking jacket underneath your top.
Wet weather gear is wet BDU's.....
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33. You have laid awake at night dreaming of doing parachute assault on Havana, Managua, Tripoli or Tehran
...that could hold true today or tomorrow
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34. Your Plt. Daddy ensured that you wore”highly shined” jump boots on a weekly basis when in garrison.
we had discussions covering "starch and spits" versus "fluff and buff"...and what was more appropriate for recovering vehices and weapons after K-22. And by "discussion" I mean smoking....
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Cause “that’s the way his Plt. Sgt. did it back in the day.”
yep
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35. You have seen an ugly, pregnant, chick in her tennis shoes and maternity BDU’s wearing a Green Beret
...how about Black...the S-1 chick that handed me my anger school certificate?
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36. You have done many airmobile ops in a “Huey”
One....Florida phase...with chow....
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37. You fondly remember writing your name/unit in the “tar shacks” in Mountain Phase
46. When cherries were held upside down in a mountain sleeping bag outside third floor window by the E-4 mafia.[/QUOTE]was still SOP in 2d Bn in my day.
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47. Have been fed by the student pilots in Florida Phase.
planned chow around that...yes
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49. You had P-38 on your dogtags
key chain
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50. When the name of 2 man detail you were on was “Hey Cherrie you & the new guy!!!!”
Only heard: "I better see a fucking fistfight over who is gonna be the first two fuckers up here!!!!!"...when in regards to a two man detail.
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Old 30 April 2007, 23:28
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Is this old school enough?
Issued jungles, issued boonie worn over drive on rag, finger cut gloves
... and an A1 with the strap clip silenced with 100 mph tape
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Old 1 May 2007, 00:04
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Is this old school enough?
Issued jungles, issued boonie worn over drive on rag, finger cut gloves
... and an A1 with the strap clip silenced with 100 mph tape




That would be a very good effort at trying to be old school.... but if you REALLY were old school, you'd know that it is a stacking swivel, and not a strap clip.....



ZING !!! :D
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Old 1 May 2007, 00:58
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.... but if you REALLY were old school, you'd know that it is a stacking swivel, and not a strap clip.....
...or I'm so old school I forgot the name and made something up that sounded right.:D
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Old 1 May 2007, 07:26
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Is this old school enough?
Issued jungles, issued boonie worn over drive on rag, finger cut gloves
... and an A1 with the strap clip silenced with 100 mph tape
Why's your finger on the trigger




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Is this old school enough?
Nope, that 16 has a forward assist. Old school would be NO forward assist :)
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Old 1 May 2007, 11:13
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He comes from a time when they didn't have safeties, other than the right index finger.

BTW, BFR, that is a great shot.
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Old 1 May 2007, 13:29
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Nope, that 16 has a forward assist. Old school would be NO forward assist :)
When I was in the line infantry I carried an M203. The lower receiver came from an ancient M16A1. The forward assist was smaller and round, and the metal on the lower receiver was dark green. I remember as a young E1 thinking WTF?
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Nope, that 16 has a forward assist. Old school would be NO forward assist :)
Nope, Old School would be an M-1, not an M-16.
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Old 5 May 2007, 23:10
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Some of you may have seen this (reference this thread):

Real Kids Were Born Before 1980

-First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.
-They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
-Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
-We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
-As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
-Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
-We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
-We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
-We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

-We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the
streetlights came on.
-No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
-We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
-We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels
on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
-We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no__lawsuits from these accidents.
-We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
-We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,__made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.____We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
-Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn
to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
-The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
-This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors
ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
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