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Old 10 October 2019, 09:07
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In the Teams you could wear it on the shoulder of your BDU's.
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Old 10 October 2019, 09:15
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Nope.

But I've heard of this happening.
Colonel Coates and SgtMaj Naughton's brief to me and Ripper Rutan the day before we flew to RS:

"You guys ready to roll?"

Yessir.

"You know my policy, Ranger tab or body bag!"

In 2001-02 of my 24 man FR platoon, 17 of us were RS grads.
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Old 10 October 2019, 10:29
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In the Teams you could wear it on the shoulder of your BDU's.
Never knew that. Good to go.
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So did you Sailors and Marines who earned the tab sew your tab underneath your shirt s front pocket flap? So is there, but concealed. I have heard this was the tradition to do so, since could not wear on your shoulder..
I knew several Recon and FR dudes who did, and saw for myself.
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Old 10 October 2019, 19:07
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I knew several Recon and FR dudes who did, and saw for myself.
From my understanding with the Marine grads, was that they sewed it under their pocket flap and in a short time of getting your cammies pressed and starched the outline of the tab would start to become very pronounced. Kind of like the outlines of the buttons in the pic I posted above.
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Old 10 October 2019, 22:20
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From my understanding with the Marine grads, was that they sewed it under their pocket flap and in a short time of getting your cammies pressed and starched the outline of the tab would start to become very pronounced. Kind of like the outlines of the buttons in the pic I posted above.
yep, exactly right, and I saw that too.
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So did you Sailors and Marines who earned the tab sew your tab underneath your shirt s front pocket flap? So is there, but concealed. I have heard this was the tradition to do so, since could not wear on your shoulder..
Mentioned this story before, but, when I went through Pathfinder school back in April 1984, I became friendly with a 2nd BN Recon dude who had already been through the Q-course, Ranger school, and some other Army schools. He carried around a small green towel with his pinned Army badges. He graduated Pathfinder school and merely pinned his torch next to the tab. At that point I learned a valuable lesson about the absence or presence of badges on uniforms. The dude was a pt stud and definitely switched on but he was very short and probably weighed less than 135 lbs.
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So did you Sailors and Marines who earned the tab sew your tab underneath your shirt s front pocket flap? So is there, but concealed. I have heard this was the tradition to do so, since could not wear on your shoulder..
My Plt Sgt had at least one set of BDUs with the tab sewn on like this. He also carried a tab in his wallet - said he would never be without it.
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^i can understand, earning the Tab still ranks as the top accomplishment I have achieved.
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^i can understand, earning the Tab still ranks as the top accomplishment I have achieved.
Seconded, but I'll say "one of the top three".
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Old 11 October 2019, 19:13
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Seconded, but I'll say "one of the top three".
Marine Corps Boot Camp and MC Sniper School are #1 and 2 huh?
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Old 11 October 2019, 20:04
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Mentioned this story before, but, when I went through Pathfinder school back in April 1984, I became friendly with a 2nd BN Recon dude who had already been through the Q-course, Ranger school, and some other Army schools. He carried around a small green towel with his pinned Army badges. He graduated Pathfinder school and merely pinned his torch next to the tab. At that point I learned a valuable lesson about the absence or presence of badges on uniforms. The dude was a pt stud and definitely switched on but he was very short and probably weighed less than 135 lbs.
I went through RS with a couple of FR PT studs. The little one, Swafford, and I were always neck and neck in Benning and Darby. We got to volunteer for garbage duty in Darby by the mess hall. We probably ate 20lbs of leftovers!
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Old 11 October 2019, 22:48
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Marine Corps Boot Camp and MC Sniper School are #1 and 2 huh?
Smart ass mofo.

Number one was BUD/S, number two easily Ranger School (some aspects like chow deprivation and living out of your ruck for MUCH longer periods of time made it suck more in some ways), and a VERY distant third was the selection and six months under a microscope to get a slot on the full-time SWAT Team I was on as a Deputy Sheriff here.
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Ranger school is like BUDs/SEAL Hell week - just 7 weeks longer and less food.

Remember, SEALs are basically just Rangers that know how to SCUBA dive.
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Old 13 October 2019, 15:58
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Ranger school is like BUDs/SEAL Hell week - just 7 weeks longer and less food.

Remember, SEALs are basically just Rangers that know how to SCUBA dive.
Lol! My Ranger Buddy in Desert Phase said something similar. I told him he was nuts. We're just laying here in a hole for 12 hours a day, not going 110 MPH with zero rest for a week. Six months of BUD/S was a very long grinding selection process, RS was a very hard, fast snap-kick to the scrote. Apparently I got full benefit though since I got there in July and didn't graduate until December. Recycles.
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Lol! My Ranger Buddy in Desert Phase said something similar. I told him he was nuts. We're just laying here in a hole for 12 hours a day, not going 110 MPH with zero rest for a week. Six months of BUD/S was a very long grinding selection process, RS was a very hard, fast snap-kick to the scrote. Apparently I got full benefit though since I got there in July and didn't graduate until December. Recycles.
But you didn't quit and that's what counts. My buddy Nash was at RS for so long he was registered to vote in Georgia. When he finally graduated he was also awarded an Army Achievement Medal for unfucking their dive locker during his time in the Stalag.
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Old 13 October 2019, 16:50
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My buddy Nash was at RS for so long he was registered to vote in Georgia.
I'd die before I quit. Lol! That's hilarious!!!
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Old 13 October 2019, 22:22
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But you didn't quit and that's what counts. My buddy Nash was at RS for so long he was registered to vote in Georgia. When he finally graduated he was also awarded an Army Achievement Medal for unfucking their dive locker during his time in the Stalag.
Thats fucking funny right there.
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But you didn't quit and that's what counts. My buddy Nash was at RS for so long he was registered to vote in Georgia. When he finally graduated he was also awarded an Army Achievement Medal for unfucking their dive locker during his time in the Stalag.
In 2001 time frame there was a Lieutenant that set up shop in the mountains as a student. Something like 8 months spent there. The running joke was that he had more walks than most of the RI's at the time. He recycled into my class then moved on to Florida with us. And I think the poor bastard did Florida a second time too.
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