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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 9/19/2009 8:02:37 AM EST
I've been back almost a year now, and I'm still over 1.5" shorter than I was before I deployed.

Anyone else have this, and did you get it back?

I don't remember this happening the first time, but that was a much easier deployment.

Another buddy of mine lost 2".

No me gusta.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:10:53 AM EST
According to the Army, I've lost 1 1/2 inches in the last 3 years. I don't think it has anything to do with deployments brother, maybe old age?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:28:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:29:26 AM EST by kaos]
Gravity is lower at high altitudes.

So we can infer you were deployed at sea level?

Or, at least, a lower altitude than you normally live?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:48:14 AM EST
Spinal compression from pack load and riding in hard suspension vehicles on rough terrain.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:56:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:56:51 AM EST by Pegasus6]
Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
Spinal compression from pack load and riding in hard suspension vehicles on rough terrain.


That's my guess. Do your clothes still fit the same?

Or maybe they used a different tape/method for height/weight...
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:58:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 11:03:03 AM EST by wingnutx]

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
Spinal compression from pack load and riding in hard suspension vehicles on rough terrain.

I'm sure that's the cause.

I was mostly wondering if anyone had the same and got most of it back.



Do your clothes still fit the same?

My pants do, so it stands to reason that the loss was all in my spine.


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:04:46 AM EST
I'm not a soldier but that's the reason.
It blows out your foot arch too.
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