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Something that should have never happened in the first place finally changed.
In US Army, the beret is out and the cap is back - Yahoo! News
"Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".
"A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".
My dad will be happy. He was in the Army in the 60s (Vietnam) and hated the beret. I won't say what he called it.
We have had the same basic cover since the 50's, the only changes have been to keep up with camouflage patterns
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
Last edited by rstickle; June 14th, 2011 at 12:36 PM. Reason: because
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Maybe the 'rai_bo_' bunch will be next? Or is that wishful thinking?
LEARN something today so you can TEACH something tomorrow.Dominus Vobiscum <))>(Where is the wisdom that we have lost in knowledge?" T.S. Elliot
Yeahhhhh, it felt good to put the patrol cap back on instead of only in the motorpool.
Female informs me that we have to wait for higher to give us the go ahead to wear the PC. (Koodos to the PVT attempting to make a correction) Now mind you, everyone on post has switched and I was thinking, "Isn't the Secretary of the Army high enough?!"
413 days to retirement!!
Good, I can't image/would want to wear a beret as a U.S. Man. I respect the SF men who wear them, but I don't respect "it". it is an ugly, un-useful cover.
Get the U.N. out of the U.S.
Get the U.S. out of the U.N.
That beret reminded me too much of the French...not something that most troops would like to be associated with.
I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.
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I thought the Army wore "Rasberry Berets". Lol. Just kidding.
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight"
Berets are not out with the dress uniforms...just in the ABUs, and the local commander can order Berets worn with the ABUs for certain occasions...
The same order mandates that Army personnel here in the National Capital Region start wearing those dress uniforms, and not their ABUs, starting in October for daily duty...not a popular move with the troops...
Where would we be without change...
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready."
The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
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They should actually give the black beret back to the Rangers. Taking it from them was a mistake (IMO).
Duty, Honor, Country...MEDIC!!!
¡Cuánto duele crecer, cuan hondo es el dolor de alzarse en puntillas y observar con temblores de angustia, esa cosa tremenda, que es la vida del hombre! - René Marqués
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id be more enthused if they let the soldiers carry loaded guns on base.
but i guess this is one of those things that goes more to moral than reality.
and, yes, moral is important; but
--well, i just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back--
You plug 'em, I plant 'em
...kid can't read at 17 (Garcia/Hunter 1985)
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