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I love people with manners...
Stay armed...be polite...stay safe!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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I did Basic at Ft. Lost in the Woods, I didn't have that lady cut my hair. I had some old fart who took hair cutting personally and cut hair so it hurt and you found your "battle face".
Marine Boot is nuts, that is all I can say.
Well, geez. They have videos now huh? That's interesting to say the least. Marines! It's what everyone wants to be but according to the government, they had to grade folks on a curve. I was told I could jump two grades transferring to the Army out of Marine boot camp. Back in the day that would have meant a $300 a month increase in pay. But I thought to myself.....why? May God bless the new recruits.
I was one of the twisted people that liked boot camp (OK, the first couple of weeks stunk) and was kinda of sad when it was over.
"Just blame Sixto"
I reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.
I was kind of twisted too... I liked drill. Being out on the grinder and drilling. I could drill for hours and not even get tired.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
I hated drill, hated chow-time, hated PT, loved the range: both Grass Week and Range Week, loved martial arts, loved firewatch.
The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.
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Well, I learned something from the Army drill sergeant. I didn't realize it was acceptable to address somebody by their rank preceded by their last name. Is that specific to Ft. Leonard Wood or is it Army wide?
I mean, I would never call General Bumper "Bumper General." He might take exception and kick me off the forum.
Oh, and another thing, they may be somebody's kids, but they're adults. Please treat them as such.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth.--Steve McQueen
Brings back old memories,it was more mental then physical for me. At PI we had to PT in the fire ant mounds, dose any one remember that fun time? I was the best in platoon for keeping weapon clean, kept the DI heat off.USMC 81-85. Cling-ON
I don't remember being on a beach at PI, it was a sandy Island in a swampy coastline, maybe a beach on the left coast. We did however had to stand in formation and "Let the bugs feed". Sometimes it was better to do the push-ups then get chowed!
What I hated most about Air Force Boot was Texas. Mostly the Texas summer. Ridiculous. 100+ degrees at 5:30 am, how do people live there? Drill on a black-topped parade ground in black boots felt like my feet were on fire, top and bottom, and my boots would stick to the asphalt because it was tacky/melting from the heat. I also didn't care for the part where they kept telling me what to do.