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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/17/2005 11:20:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 8:11:07 PM EDT by RS0802]
These pics range from Jan 03 until present time. Hope you all enjoy.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/ArrogantAssHat.jpg
What an AssHat!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/BurningAPC.jpg
Highway 6 SE of Baghdad

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/BurningTruck.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/D30.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/DeadBMP1.jpg
This was in front of a school. Inside was 5000 57mm rounds and 1000's of Mortar rounds ranging from 60 to 120mm.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/M1Destroyed.jpg
These guys lived. Two were wounded. Rpg hit an external fuel tank causing it to burn.
ETA: Thanks for an update by a member. One was wounded in this tank. Another Marine was killed in the same area but from another tank.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/M198RedBag.jpg
This round flew into Baghdad in support of 1stBn5th Marines.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/M198SEBaghdad.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/RangingBaghdad.jpg
Our Range Fan on or around April10,2003

OFF to Thailand we go.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/50CALFun.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/Barrett50Cal.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/EssexFlightDeck.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/EssexHarriers.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/GHN-45.jpg
GHN-45. This thing can shoot 50KM. Our best one shoots 30KM.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/HarpersFerry.jpg
USS Harpers Ferry

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/Juneau.jpg
USS Juneau

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/LiasonKorea.jpg
Liaison Team in Korea.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/PistolTraining.jpg
Pistol Training on USS Essex

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/RRThaiBeach.jpg
R&R

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/ThaiParty.jpg
To all those who have been to Pattaya, Thailand. Hope this brings back some memories.

Thanks for Looking.

Semper Fi,
RS
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:23:16 AM EDT
kick ass!

thanks for your service
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:24:20 AM EDT
Excellent pics, thanks.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:24:50 AM EDT
Great Pics! Thanks for sharing and serving.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:25:57 AM EDT
Great pics!


Thanks for being out there, and keep your head down! (Especially in that last pic! )
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:27:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:27:34 AM EDT
Ahhh, Marine Artillery..."If you can't truck it, fvck it."
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:27:49 AM EDT
thank God for men like you
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:28:08 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies. I'll probably run out of bandwidth soon. Damn!
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:30:18 AM EDT
Thanks RS0802, for your service, and the pics.



To all those who have been to Pattaya, Thailand. Hope this brings back some memories.






Oh Yeah....

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:31:45 AM EDT
Great pics ...thanks for sharing.....But most of all Thanks for your Service.....
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:31:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RS0802:
Thanks for the replies. I'll probably run out of bandwidth soon. Damn!


Use www.photobucket.com
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:37:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tanker06:

Originally Posted By RS0802:
Thanks for the replies. I'll probably run out of bandwidth soon. Damn!


Use www.photobucket.com




Ok I'm on it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:43:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 1:15:48 PM EDT by rayra]



BOOYA!
THAT's what I call a Range Fan!


/Former Marine Sgt / 0844

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:00:19 PM EDT
Oh the Butterfly A-go-go and Marine Disco! Are those Thai bitches still singing "American Pie" every half hour at every bar?

I was 19...I was a Marine Lcpl...I was in Pattaya for 3 months...
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:06:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gargoyle:
I was in Pattaya for 3 months...



Holy Shite! I thought two weeks was enough.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:39:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 12:39:49 PM EDT by pzjgr]
Dig the old timey stars and bars on the Harriers....just like on the planes the Battle of Midway and before...the red dot in the center. Guess we don't have to worry about them being mistaken for a "meatball" now....

ETA...okay...no bars, just stars...
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:43:08 PM EDT

You've done more in two and a half years than I've done in eight.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:27:35 PM EDT
Great pix...thanks for your service. Thailand is FUN..I was there in '86 just before AIDS got there.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:31:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 3:32:51 PM EDT by mushoot]
The Essex? That was a long time ago Marine!

edited..oops they may have a new Essex by now. The old one was a training carrier based in Pensacola
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:33:43 PM EDT
Great pics! Thanks for sharing and even more thank you for your service.

I did not know tanks had external fuel tanks.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:33:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 3:34:56 PM EDT by DOW]
Wow, I spent some time on USS Juneau back in DS 1991. Decent chow IIRC. Also, Thailand looks very similar to Olangapo city in the PI. I never did any of that stuff though.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:36:25 PM EDT
So what exactly was Thailand like?


Thanks for serving!


- BG
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:25:10 PM EDT
Great pics. Thanks for your service.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:31:03 PM EDT
tag for later
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:48:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 4:50:22 PM EDT by FightingHellfish]
Cool pic of the charge 8 red bag in action. Can I save that pic and use it in a class? I'm an FO and I sometimes get stuck giving a "call for fire" class to non-FOs, the pic would go well with the part of the class where I talk about the basic capabilities and attributes of arty.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:52:24 PM EDT
SooooVEET!
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 5:05:04 PM EDT
thank you for your service....great pics....
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 5:09:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RS0802:

To all those who have been to Pattaya, Thailand. Hope this brings back some memories.

Semper Fi,
RS



Sure does!
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 5:15:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
thank God for men like you



+123456
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:48:44 PM EDT

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

Thank you for your service!!


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:02:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:06:13 PM EDT
thanks for your service
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:13:38 PM EDT
Great pics,

Thanks for your service !!

Dram out
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:26:03 PM EDT
Those are great pics!



Do you know what took out that BMP?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:31:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
Cool pic of the charge 8 red bag in action. Can I save that pic and use it in a class? I'm an FO and I sometimes get stuck giving a "call for fire" class to non-FOs, the pic would go well with the part of the class where I talk about the basic capabilities and attributes of arty.



If your teaching someone to use Artillery. Use it whenever you want. Just make sure they know it's drop 5-0 FFE. Not Fifty.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:34:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gorto:
Do you know what took out that BMP?



It was a TOW from a Cobra. The turret was in the canal about 50 yards in front of the vehicle. There was a boot in the debris behind the vehicle. His foot was still in it. That's what he gets for staging near a school.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:34:35 PM EDT
That's crazy you have a pic of the Harpers Ferry. I was on that ships maiden voyage on a rimpac in early 1996, then for a westpac in 96-97. Pretty sure I saw every little nook and cranny in that place. Got to be small after a while!!
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:40:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 7:44:09 PM EDT by muddawggin]

Originally Posted By mushoot:
The Essex? That was a long time ago Marine!

edited..oops they may have a new Essex by now. The old one was a training carrier based in Pensacola




It's the LHD 2. Sails around with the Harpers Ferry(LSD49) unless they changes things up. Brings back a truckload of memories just talking about it. Man do I miss the Corps!!!!!


ETA..Awesome pics!! Hope your time in was as shitty and as good as mine!! Some of the shitty times still ended up being the best!!! Thanks for doing your time.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:09:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:15:52 PM EDT
Awesome thread, and great pics! Thanks for posting and for your service.

The hookers.....err fine ladies of the orient thank you too.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:28:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rayra:
i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/RangingBaghdad.jpg


BOOYA!
THAT's what I call a Range Fan!


/Former Marine Sgt / 0844




Yep, and no RFA's or Intervening Crests in Iraq!

Semper Fi my fellow Fire Direction Controlman.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:36:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By usmctopgun:

Originally Posted By rayra:
i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/rjs516/RangingBaghdad.jpg


BOOYA!
THAT's what I call a Range Fan!


/Former Marine Sgt / 0844

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Yep, and no RFA's or Intervening Crests in Iraq!

Semper Fi my fellow Fire Direction Controlman.



You know what was really cool about this. There were eleven other batteries with similar range fans.

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