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Old 10 February 2016, 12:59
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Lol. We were lucky. IIRC it was an option that was on the table.
It was. The GO's were just afraid that it might result in the whole Army getting fat and standing around with their hands in their pockets and their BDU caps on the back of their heads.
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Old 10 February 2016, 14:39
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Quite frankly, I'm surprised they didn't opt for a purple flash with a golden wreath around the letters "SPQR"
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Old 10 February 2016, 15:31
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It was. The GO's were just afraid that it might result in the whole Army getting fat and standing around with their hands in their pockets and their BDU caps on the back of their heads.
Haters gonna hate.
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Old 10 February 2016, 20:40
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It was. The GO's were just afraid that it might result in the whole Army getting fat and standing around with their hands in their pockets and their BDU caps on the back of their heads.
Jealous much?
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Old 10 February 2016, 23:00
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Jealous much?

Only an SF guy would think that is something to actually be jealous about.
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Old 11 February 2016, 07:40
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I always thought the Stripes were representative of the South Vietnam Flag. ?
Even When I saw this change in VN, I thought same as you. It makes me remind of the South Vietnam's Flag.
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Old 11 February 2016, 08:51
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Quite frankly, I'm surprised they didn't opt for a purple flash with a golden wreath around the letters "SPQR"

Haaaa, yup..."The Legion"...
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Old 11 February 2016, 19:24
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Only an SF guy would think that is something to actually be jealous about.
My hands are warm and I can play with somthing
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My hands are warm and I can play with somthing
Sharky is just jealous of SF cause his down range deployments did not result in max per diem, getting to grow awesome looking sideburns, and having hot looking foreign exotic chicks hanging off his arms.
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Old 12 February 2016, 08:16
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Sharky is just jealous of SF cause his down range deployments did not result in max per diem, getting to grow awesome looking sideburns, and having hot looking foreign exotic chicks hanging off his arms.




We were generally too busy KILLING to be worried about all that shit.









Ok ok....so we were killing cardboard and paper for the most part. Blow me.
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Happened today; evidently a big crowd and a LOT of old timers...

Anyone here show up? I run the ASP here at Campbell and vistiors would be welcome
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You giving out free ammo with every visit?
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Old 24 March 2016, 10:07
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You giving out free ammo with every visit?
Yep - last time it was 40mm HEDP. He changes it up though in order to maintain the "toy in the Captain Crunch" effect.
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Old 24 March 2016, 13:49
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No, we use unsuspecting visitors to demonstrate the effects of some of our toys.

But I can put on the trail of some cheap ammo cans...
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Even When I saw this change in VN, I thought same as you. It makes me remind of the South Vietnam's Flag.
You mean it wasn't? The yellow stripes coming from the South Vietnamese flag, I mean?

I still have my old beret and 5th Flash, kept it unchanged when I returned to the 6th Group in '70, started wearing it again when the 5th's colors came home (71? 72?), kept wearing it during 4 years of Army ROTC at UMASS (deal made by SF soldiers with TRADOC was that we'd keep boots and beret, unit decorations, etc. if we went to ROTC; had to wear the TRADOC shoulder patch though). Made for a strange uniform, but hey, whatever works :-)

I still have that beret right over there in a dresser drawer, plan to be buried in it.
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You mean it wasn't? The yellow stripes coming from the South Vietnamese flag, I mean?

I still have my old beret and 5th Flash, kept it unchanged when I returned to the 6th Group in '70, started wearing it again when the 5th's colors came home (71? 72?), kept wearing it during 4 years of Army ROTC at UMASS (deal made by SF soldiers with TRADOC was that we'd keep boots and beret, unit decorations, etc. if we went to ROTC; had to wear the TRADOC shoulder patch though). Made for a strange uniform, but hey, whatever works :-)

I still have that beret right over there in a dresser drawer, plan to be buried in it.
Were were you an ROTC Instructor? I had 2 SF NCO's "raise me right" while a cadet.

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