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Yea, that was SOOOoooooo much fun.
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My platoon was last of the day when I did mine, we had all day's worth of gas and then our round of pellets.
I can still picture the trail of snot leading out the exit door!
Well I'm glad now that I did it but at the time...
It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.
I had the good fortune to get "Gassed" by both the Navy and the Marine Corps, just one of the benefits of being a Corpsman.
At least the Marines actually taught us how to use the gas mask, the Navy just wanted us to suffer.
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I was lucky...neither CN nor CS gas bothered me. Now when I had to qualify for pepper spray years later...
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I seem to recall having to say my name....
...and my SSN....
...and all three General Orders....
...and then walking out of the chamber flapping my arms as instructed (which I continue to believe was solely for the entertainment value)...
....with snot hanging down to my knees....
I also remember getting WOKEN UP by CS grenades during our FTX in Basic. As an alarm clock, I much preferred the metal trash can rolling down the walkway in the barracks.
Ahhhh yes, the memories...I was an officer in the Coast Guard.
They forced us to sit in the AirForce coffee lounge and watch the Marines and Army fellows getting gassed...the TV was a little fuzzy, but we got the idea.
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During FTX I caught on. At no time did any of our DS say "hey, come over here", so when I heard them say something like that I knew something was up. Then I heard the distinct popping and then hissing sound, I was ready.
I was gassed in basic and before we shipped out to the Gulf War three years later. I didn't really mind it. It was one of those mind over matter deals to me. I got a kick out of the guys who would panic and start coughing, only to suck in a whole bunch more after the cough.
Didn't mind the snot so much as the burning. The burning feel was a tad uncomfortable.
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Actually I don't remember it being all THAT bad... Our Drill Instructors really got us psyched to overcome and adapt prior to going in. We were wound tight and our stuff didn't scatter! Wasn't pleasant by any means but they got us so psyched up that we weren't really afraid of the unknown which I think gets a lot of guys.
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General Order Number 2
“I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.”
General Order Number 3
“I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the commander of the relief.”
I had it a little easier; I was one of the lucky one that the gas didn't bother all that much. I had some watery eyes and that was about it.
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