Photos Show Marine's Narrow Escape From Death in Afghanistan
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May 20th, 2008 06:43 AM
Seems that there's been a lot of strife here at DC.com lately. This thread has only a little, but it is certainly there. Guys, we're all on the same side here. Take it easy!
May 20th, 2008 08:54 AM
Strife? I don't see much strife. What I see is people with differing opinions having an open, honest, and friendly discussion. If we all agreed 100% on everything 100% of the time, well this would be a pretty dull forum. Personally, I like a little back and forth discussion now and then.
Originally Posted by TacticalCompact
Anyway, I am surprised to see this marine without his gear as well. When we were there, we slept, ate, showered(well a bucket of water and a rag), used the bathroom, did everything either with our gear on, or at arms length at all times. I know guys take their kevlars off to peek around a corner and over a wall at times, but to be in a firefight withour your gear is kinda odd. I was army though, not marines, maybe we do things differently when it comes to wearing your gear. Thankfully that marine is alright, probably has a few pepper marks on his face though.
Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
May 20th, 2008 10:01 AM
Fair enough Sir.
Originally Posted by StevePVB
May 20th, 2008 10:09 AM
I can just see some newspaper twit thinking up a caption such as: "Look, Ma ... no hands!"
Originally Posted by Colin
That isn't even funny. Understood, that this situation could easily have become that, for the Marine.
May 20th, 2008 01:25 PM
Well Jay, not to be nitpicky, but Marine is with a capital "M" when referring to a service member.
Originally Posted by Jaystekan
If you are in any non-secured area (pretty much anywhere outside a base, and even on some bases outside your hooch) and don't have full PPE (flak, kevlar, eyepro, nomex gloves), it is an offense that you can be NJP'd for. As much as we would sometimes like to run "slick", it is not an option.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
May 20th, 2008 01:52 PM
As Winston Churchill said.....
"There is nothing quite so exhilarating has having been shot at, and missed......!"
May 20th, 2008 02:16 PM
On pictures like this don't read into it more then what it shows. The man is taking fire and in is still with us. The last time I took fire was 1968, YES, I remember very well and he well too. God Bless Him.
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BROWN WATER NAVY
May 20th, 2008 03:26 PM
Not enlisted or trained and that sounds like a good idea to me.
Originally Posted by HotGuns
May 21st, 2008 11:42 PM
No surprise. Most of us here are on the same page.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
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