Photos Show Marine's Narrow Escape From Death in Afghanistan

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalCompact View Post
    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!
    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.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePVB View Post
    Good for you. I am happy you made it back.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Lucky guy, I hope his Mom, wife or kids don't see those pictures.
    I can just see some newspaper twit thinking up a caption such as: "Look, Ma ... no hands!"

    That isn't even funny. Understood, that this situation could easily have become that, for the Marine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaystekan View Post
    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.

    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.
    Well Jay, not to be nitpicky, but Marine is with a capital "M" when referring to a service member.

    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.
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    As Winston Churchill said.....

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Time to move and shoot from a different spot.
    Not enlisted or trained and that sounds like a good idea to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Fair enough Sir.
    No surprise. Most of us here are on the same page.

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