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Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Salty, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Salty

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    What are your thoughts about what we say of the other services - in jest - that is.

    For example- (true story) When I ( Army) was in Germany, I sent a letter to my brother ( USMC) who was stationed in the Pacific.
    On the back of the envelope, I wrote - "The Marines are looking for a few good men. The Army wants all of its men good!"


    What are your thoughts about civilians messing with Military GI's / Vets?
     
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    It's like anything else if it's a close friend you can kid around about almost anything, but let an outsider do it and....
     
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    But here on BB, we are all close friends - right???? :Whistling
     
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    Its okay for another vet to rib me... We can poke fun at others who have worn the uniform... That being said if you haven't walked the walk or talk the talk and unless its respectful, don't talk about us who have walked the walk... Or as one of my USMC buddies would say, go take a loooooooooong walk off a short pier... Brother Glen:D
     
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    I may kid around about the services--but my last 5 years in, I worked more for the Army and the Navy than I did the Air Force, and they took better care of me. And let's not forget the line attributed to Gen MacArthur: there's no safer place than behind a Marine.
     
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    Then y'all better get behind me... USMC Charlie Company 3rd Tanks... This could get UGLY!... Brother Glen:Biggrin
     
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    Right - a Marine would take a long walk on a Short pier -
    but a Soldier would take evasive action ( ie "Rear March"!)
     
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    And an Air Force guy would approve Lockheed Martin to study the most efficient way to walk off the pier, then play golf and stay in a hotel while Lockheed asks for contract continuances and incurs cost over-runs....

    <grin>
     
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    And a sailor would say.......
     
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    I have a fondness for the U.S. Army, because they are the only ones that did not try to kill me in Vietnam.

    We were bombed by the Air Force and took 2 wounded. An AO on station near Laos saw us mapping a jungle road. He was supposed to know we were there, but he had jets on station running low on fuel , so he saw us as a target of opportunity and sent them after us. First comes the snake and then the nape. We got 'em stopped before the nape, but not soon enough to avoid wounded.

    The Navy and their trigger happy PBRs fired their 50 cals on us while we were running night ambushes to stop sappers from mining the Cua Viet river. They spotted us through their starlight scope on our way to the ambush site and blazed away. They were also supposed to know we were there. No injuries this time.

    Of course, it goes without saying that the Marines were sending us places all the time that might, and did, get us killed.

    The Army, if my memory is correct, never tried to kill me. Maybe I should have been a soldier. Just kidding.;)

    BTW If the Marines didn't need transportation, we wouldn't need a navy.:Biggrin
     
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