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Old 23 September 2013, 22:10
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It's an immutable Law of the Universe. Place three or more Ranger School Grads in physical or virtual proximity...and they will stand around an imaginary beer can fire and tell Ranger School stories for at least 1 hour. With real beer and a real campfire ...the tales will go on until everyone passes out. Doesn't matter the class date, the career experience, rank, or even branch of service. Every one with a Tab can find common ground telling tall tales about something they experienced in common at Hooah School.

It's just such a searingly stupid experience, that every Ranger retains vivid memories...mostly humorous ones that makes sense only to those who were there. I can't remember what my wife said yesterday, but I can recall exact conversations and events from graded patrols conducted 35 years ago.
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Old 24 September 2013, 07:03
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45 years ago. 2 Pogey stories.

Ranger class 7-68 (Winter Ranger) with the Christmas break after the mountains. Night before departing for Benning, 3 RIs come into camp, with all the McDonalds they can carry, to share with my squad. Senior NCO among them later was my Intel NCO in Vietnam.

After returning to Benning, and jumping into Florida, everyone had pogey, and the RIs knew it, so they announced a shakedown when we got to the ORP after the jump into Florida. I had PL on that phase, so as we moved off the DZ, I moved among the others, and gave each one a piece of the chocolate I was carrying. It was dark, so I was not caught, but I got a +25 spot report for my leadership.
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45 years ago. 2 Pogey stories.

Ranger class 7-68 (Winter Ranger) with the Christmas break after the mountains. Night before departing for Benning, 3 RIs come into camp, with all the McDonalds they can carry, to share with my squad. Senior NCO among them later was my Intel NCO in Vietnam.

After returning to Benning, and jumping into Florida, everyone had pogey, and the RIs knew it, so they announced a shakedown when we got to the ORP after the jump into Florida. I had PL on that phase, so as we moved off the DZ, I moved among the others, and gave each one a piece of the chocolate I was carrying. It was dark, so I was not caught, but I got a +25 spot report for my leadership.
45 years ago! Guess you win the award for being able to say "back when it was hard".
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Old 24 September 2013, 12:59
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All I can say with certainty is that it was hard for me. Probably would not get the tab today.
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Old 24 September 2013, 14:06
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Something even more disappointing: When you come back as an RI and BB Pancakes are not as good as you remember them.
I think starvation might be the key to that one or you're just a lying bastard spreading unimaginable and hurtful rumors! Hahahaha
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Old 24 September 2013, 14:25
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I think starvation might be the key to that one or you're just a lying bastard spreading unimaginable and hurtful rumors! Hahahaha
Hahahahaha +1. There is no way I've built a tradition of 20 years of carefully orchestrated breakfasts on a fantasy....
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Old 24 September 2013, 15:47
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WTF BB Pancakes and Peanut Butter, lies I tell you, lies, it can't be true, although the 2 ham and cheese samiches, snickers bar and hot coke worked for me
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Old 25 September 2013, 00:42
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Hahahahaha +1. There is no way I've built a tradition of 20 years of carefully orchestrated breakfasts on a fantasy....
Mikey and SOTB agreeing? The world is going to end soon.
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Old 25 September 2013, 00:56
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Mikey and SOTB agreeing? The world is going to end soon.
Just got a bit colder here in hell.
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Old 25 September 2013, 09:14
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Fuck you guys. I can't think of a better comeback, yet....
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Mikey and SOTB agreeing? The world is going to end soon.
Excellent point, he should be banned.
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I think that if you didn't have blueberry pancakes in RS, you are part of a Communist plot and should be banned.

Nothing personal -- its for the security of the nation....
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Old 25 September 2013, 10:54
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I think that if you didn't have blueberry pancakes in RS, you are part of a Communist plot and should be banned.

Nothing personal -- its for the security of the nation....

Who doesn't like blueberry pancakes? Fucking communist, that's who.

I have to concur with SOTB on this front.
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I have to concur with SOTB on this front.
Bugging out has been implemented.
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I propose that atekomi be extraordinary renditioned to Mountain Phase until he agrees that blueberry pancakes are the shiznit....
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Old 26 September 2013, 14:58
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Before I run out the door... Mountain phase blueberry pancakes are the shiznet!
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Mtn phase 1st week sneaked into the day room area,had a pocket full of change got to the vending machine and got one next thing I knew I was dropping quarters like a fucking junky, did not get to enjoy the spoils got caught made for a long rest of the night into the morning
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Old 27 September 2013, 10:42
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In Mountains, We heard rumors of an ice-cream vending machine in the Fire Station. A few made their way there and returned with ice-cream sandwiches and did not get caught. And there were a few that were caught. I'm sure now they have 24 hour video being recorded there.
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Old 27 September 2013, 13:10
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When I was assigned my Ranger Buddy, we surprisingly found that we knew each other from before the Army. I was from 2/75. He was from 1/75; we were both from the same home town, opposing High Schools, and familiar with a local pizza restaurant.

Throughout the entire course, we built an imaginary pizza as we plodded across the patrol landscape:

One of us would start: "18 inch..."
The other would add: "Thick crust..."
Then back to the first guy: "Triple cheese..."
One ingredient or feature at a time.
And so on...

By the time we hit Santa Rosa Island, we had built an imaginary pizza that had never been seen anywhere on earth, with about 50 ingredients.

After graduation ceremony, his Dad picked us up and hauled us both up to the Atlanta area for leave (our home town). We broke contact with all family and friends that first evening of freedom and told everyone we had a "mission" to accomplish.

Went to that exact restaurant, explained our demented appearance and Ranger School tale to the manager...and ordered the pizza of our dreams (or as much of it as that shop could match). Ordered a pitcher of cold Michelob...and awaited delivery of our 1/4 ton pizza. This was at about 7PM. We each ate most of a single slice, drank a half schooner of beer, and promptly fell asleep sitting at very comfortable padded corner booth.

The manager woke us up at midnight as his crew prepared to lockup and go home for the night. He comped us the entire meal, congratulated us on our Tabs, and wished us luck in the Army.

We dreamed that Ranger School pizza for 8.5 weeks. Then realized that fantasy...and caught a nap to boot.

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