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Posted: 5/20/2005 11:43:06 AM EDT
I just received an email from my sons' squad in Iraq that I have been sending equipment and care packages to.


hey i got your e-mails and i appreciate everything. As far as the wish list
> goes the new theme is gear (well thats the old theme too i guess)first and
> most expensive is a mich helmet for my pointman who doesent have one
> issued; (just like the helmets the delta guys were wearing in the movie
> blackhawk down) they are cut higher then the regular helmets which makes it
> possible to wear and still be able to shoot from the prone with it on, we're
> not holding our breath because its in the neighborhood of 300 bucks but it
> is a wish list afterall. in the less expensive scale is a bi-pod for the
> m-16 and the mount needed to put in on the M16-a4, thats around 50 bucks or
> so and i have no idea where to find it but that would be a big help. On the
> even lesser cost scale the rubber magazine pulls that form a loop at the end
> of your magazines to make it easier to snatch from there pouches are a GREAT
> piece of gear and are around 8 bucks for a 6 pack. I have them on mine and
> they are a tremendous asset so i think we should spread the love.



I have already purchased the bipod and adp.Irish317 at ECTactical was able to help me out with the magpuls but I am hitting a brick wall on the MICH,anyone know where to get one besides ebay or does anyone have one to recycle?

Any and all help with this would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Tread1
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:45:31 AM EDT
tagged.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:49:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 11:51:44 AM EDT by TheFreepster]
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:59:46 AM EDT
Buy the MagPuls.

But the MICH? C'mon now.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 12:08:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 1:28:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:
I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for

or maybe this?


The second one is what I am looking for,but as you see they are all backordered

Cincinnatus:
The magpuls are taken care of already
I'm sorry but a Marines' life does not have a dollar value to me.

Beer slayer:
They may not be THAT much better in prone but when Achmed is shooting at you every little bit helps as far as I'm concerned.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 1:41:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 1:41:58 PM EDT by Flyfishing26]
This brings up a whole other discussion I am wanting to have.

So my family has adopted this soldier in Iraq..good kid..grunt type...marine. He only write's when he want's something...everything he want's is like $150++ each item. The list of stuff he last sent me was high dollar optics.
I am starting to wonder...and I hate feeling this way because he is doing a job MANY WOULD NOT..but still.

How many of these guys are hustling this stuff elsewhere? I HATE to feel this way..it's god awful but still. Please tell me I am not out of line to assume something is amiss.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 1:47:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Flyfishing26:
This brings up a whole other discussion I am wanting to have.

So my family has adopted this soldier in Iraq..good kid..grunt type...marine. He only write's when he want's something...everything he want's is like $150++ each item. The list of stuff he last sent me was high dollar optics.
I am starting to wonder...and I hate feeling this way because he is doing a job MANY WOULD NOT..but still.

How many of these guys are hustling this stuff elsewhere? I HATE to feel this way..it's god awful but still. Please tell me I am not out of line to assume something is amiss.



chances are he's trying to get stuff for his buddies, if he's asking for stuff that isn't nomrally used together - like, maybe, an aimpoint and an eotech.

If you're not sure he's hustling you, I'd keep sending him stuff. If he's dishonest, it'll catch up to him eventually.

And if he needs the stuff, I would hate to deprive him....
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 1:47:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 1:53:02 PM EDT
I have sent over (3) MRT scopes in the last 6 months!!!(replacement period for scope type optics was 11-13weeks) Thats quite a bit of cash..considering I hardly know him.

I would like to just get some decent correspondence with the kid instead of him sending me a wishlist like friggin Santa Claus. I suggested to the wife that we cut him off and she said its my call...I may tell him whats up and that he can only ask for essentials from this point forward.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:09:45 PM EDT
Just an FYI this is being requested by my son for a member of his squad,but I also have adopted a group of Army MPs who do convoy escort duty.I have met the members of my sons'squad many times and meet with their families on a regular basis for BBQ-BS.I have a running email going with the families of the MPs,I have NO doubts that when they ask for something it is because they need it.I'm sure there are some scammers out there in the rear areas but if front line troops are asking for equipment I'm sure it's because they need it.

I'm sure it's real easy for some who don't have sand blowing up their ass and bullets flying at their grape to say that the military gives our guys everything they need.But if I can send something to make their lives easier or give them a better chance of returning home in one piece,I am damn proud to do it,as any American should be.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:28:41 PM EDT
Tread1

If it were my son and his buds. I spend every penny I could to try and help make their job safer. You can't put a price on a son. I know I'd without hesitation give my life for my son... and if he were in that position, I'd consider money spend on his squadmates an investment in his safety. This is because I know his life depends on his buds being there for him, just as I would know he would be there for them.

I have spent 4 years in the Army and 28 years in law enforcement, and I know they only give you what they have to, to get by. I have spent quite a bit of my own money during my career on equipment to make my job safer and to increase my chances of survival... so I was able to go home every night to be a father for my son. As I said... if it were my son, I'd do whatever I needed to get better or needed equipment to give him the same. It is an investment in his future. Not a guarantee... but what would be in my power to do.

I cannot express in words the feelings I have for what you are doing for him and his buds.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:32:30 PM EDT
I don't have a lot of money but if you have a paypal account I'll donate some money for the gear.

Patty
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:50:16 PM EDT
Thank you very much Patty but the problem is finding one to buy,everyone is backordered and they have no idea when they will get more.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:58:53 PM EDT
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