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Posted: 10/16/2004 7:42:18 AM EST
So far I've survived being shot at in a plane, 15 mortar attacks (some damn close), 1 car bomb, 8 rock chucking incidents, and attacked by dogs.

So I'm driving around by one of our entrance points today and the tie-rod on my Polaris UTV breaks and I slam head on into a wall. Sumabitch. Every freaking muscle in my body hurts. I got a knot on my shin the size of the hope diamond and it feels like someone beat me with a baseball bat.

Hell, I just got back from R&R 4 days ago. This is going to be a long tour if this sh*it keeps happening to me.

How was your day?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:47:08 AM EST
First off, thanks for your service. I can related to your bad day. Although I'm not putting my life on the line, I am fighting for it (chemo).

May god protect you and all others fighting to keep us safe. You will be in my prayers.

Bomber
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:47:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:47:58 AM EST
Let's see:
I saw a plane today.
I bit my tongue, which I guess is a molar attack, not a mortar attack.
I saw a car that I would describe as a bomb today.
I've listened to at least 8 rock-and-roll songs today.
My dog almost bit my pecker while I was getting out of the shower today.
I saw Polaris (the north star) last night.

I think, maybe, that you've got it tougher.

Thanks very much for your ongoing sacrifice, commitment and patriotism in the war on terror. You, sir, are doing us all proud! Get better and be safe, even on base!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:49:24 AM EST
I got up at 7, went out and bought a bagel sandwich and some coffee, and have been sitting in my cube at work ever since


yay


Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:49:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 7:49:45 AM EST by M4arc]
Hang tough TC! I'll have a Shotgun News and a SWAT magazine sent out to you very soon. That should make things a little better?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:49:40 AM EST
thank you

my day sucks; but yours takes the cake

stay alive and well; get home
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:52:08 AM EST
Thank you!

my life is very good - and I appreciate what you do! (well except for running into that wall )

Be safe!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:52:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By thebomber:
First off, thanks for your service. I can related to your bad day. Although I'm not putting my life on the line, I am fighting for it (chemo).

May god protect you and all others fighting to keep us safe. You will be in my prayers.

Bomber



And, God bless you and your fight!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:53:05 AM EST
Thanks for ALL the hard days you guys put in over there. Keep safe, kick some ass & continue to represent all of us so well.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:54:32 AM EST
I was at a pool party at the country club late last night, drinking from a keg. I got up at 8 and had french toast.

Stay safe, get through it, life gets much better.

Thanks for the service.


USMC
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:55:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By TANGOCHASER:

How was your day?



Uneventful. Thanks in no small part to what guys like you do for us.

Thanks for your service.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:56:29 AM EST

I will stridently support you if you shot the dog.


Damn skippy. I wasted the little bastard and 4 of his friends.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:58:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 7:59:10 AM EST by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Let's see:
I saw a plane today.
I bit my tongue, which I guess is a molar attack, not a mortar attack.
I saw a car that I would describe as a bomb today.
I've listened to at least 8 rock-and-roll songs today.
My dog almost bit my pecker while I was getting out of the shower today.
I saw Polaris (the north star) last night.

I think, maybe, that you've got it tougher.

Thanks very much for your ongoing sacrifice, commitment and patriotism in the war on terror. You, sir, are doing us all proud! Get better and be safe, even on base!





Thanks for being over there TANGOCHASER !!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:01:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 8:02:26 AM EST by MK4Mod0]
Got up at 8 AM
Did some titty squeezing.
Fucked around on the puter.
Ate some poggy bait.
Stroked the AR.
Ate 2 smoked Turkey Sandwiches with Provalone cheese.
Gonna go clean up some of the leaves.


Thank for doing your part.Stay safe Bro.

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:04:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

If it weren't for "shrinkage" I'd be in deep trouble today.

Thanks again, TangoChaser. I hope you take our posts with a grain of salt and realize that, like another poster said, without guys like you slugging it out around the clock over there, we'd be fighting the bastards here. God bless you and keep you all.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:08:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By TANGOCHASER:

I will stridently support you if you shot the dog.


Damn skippy. I wasted the little bastard and 4 of his friends.



Does that count as enemy combatant kills?
Let God sort them out.

Thanks for your service. Watch your 6 and TCB.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:11:02 AM EST
Subject: 3 Men In A Bar
>
>A Mexican drinks his Tequila and suddenly throws his glass in the air,
>pulls out a pistol and shoots the glass to pieces. He says, "In Mexico, our
>glasses are so cheap that we don't need to drink from the same one twice.
>
>An Iraqi obviously impressed by this, drinks his camel beer, throws his
>glass into the air, pulls out his AK-47 and shoots the glass to pieces. He
>says, "In Iraq we have so much sand to make the glasses that we don't need
>to drink out of the same glass twice either!
>
>A US Marine, cool as a cucumber, picks up his Miller Lite and drinks it,
>throws his glass into the air, pulls out his M-9 Beretta and shoots the
>Mexican and the Iraqi. He says "In America we have so many Mexicans and
>Arabs that we don't need to drink with the same ones twice."
>
>GOD BLESS THE USA!!



Keep your head down.
God bless.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:11:23 AM EST
Thanks a bunch! With the experience gained with canine kills youll have a good job as a JBT waiting for you when you get home.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:12:19 AM EST
Thanks Tango and may all your landings be soft...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:13:37 AM EST

First off, thanks for your service


+1



Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:13:59 AM EST
TC , Thanks for your service!

My family prays for you guys every night.

My little girl (7yo) says "God , take out all the bad guys (over there) and protect all the good guys"
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:14:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By thebomber:
First off, thanks for your service. I can related to your bad day. Although I'm not putting my life on the line, I am fighting for it (chemo).

May god protect you and all others fighting to keep us safe. You will be in my prayers.

Bomber



God bless both of you!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:15:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:22:00 AM EST

Tango,
You need anything, let me know. Thank you for your service over there.

Stay safe.


Regards,
Bigfeet
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:22:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
hell, shoot the polaris!



That should've been the first thing he shot.

Stay safe Tango!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:23:56 AM EST

All I can say is thank you immensely for your service. I have no higher respect for anyone than those like you who put your life on the line to keep those rags from coming here for another 9-11.

Thank you and be safe.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:26:16 AM EST
Thank you for the service and stay SAFE!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:31:23 AM EST


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Originally Posted By TANGOCHASER:

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I will stridently support you if you shot the dog.
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Damn skippy. I wasted the little bastard and 4 of his friends.
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Does that count as enemy combatant kills?



Hey, they were Iraqi attack dogs. I'd put notches in my stock but I don't want to damage my CavArms stock.

Thanks for the prayers all. It's probably what saved my butt when I hit the wall.

Right now the natives are on their PA systems singing their asses off. Sounds like a war dance going on outside the gate. Damn, where's my gun, where's my helmet, where's my NVGs.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:35:03 AM EST
God bless you, TC. Thank you for your service. Stay safe and be alert! Give 'em HELL! Prayers are with you.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:49:11 AM EST
I want to thank you for your service to all Americans and our country. Now go chase some Tangos for me !!!

Stay safe TANGOCHASER

LB
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:54:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By TANGOCHASER:
Right now the natives are on their PA systems singing their asses off. Sounds like a war dance going on outside the gate. Damn, where's my gun, where's my helmet, where's my NVGs.



That would be because Ramadanadiningdong is starting up.

Keep your head down, its about to get worse for the next month.

And, as others have said:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Sempoer Fi!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:55:41 AM EST
Today was a light day for us.. Up at 06:30, grabbed a rare breakfast, was at the motor pool by 7:30. The number 1 right roadwheel arm had broken a bearing and needed replacing. Three of the four tanks needed to break track, the 3 tank needed to break both.

I left by 11:30 or so, had to go to battalion and drop off tomorrow's mission packet.

After that, it was pretty light. I'm sure things will get busier again this week, we have the evening patrols which can be exciting enough. (Three firefights in one week last time)

NTM
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:58:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:03:56 AM EST by Adam_White]
Uhhh... I cut my pinky today when my hand slipped off a wrench whle trying to remove a barrel.

OK, you win.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:21:27 AM EST
Best of luck to you TangoChaser.

What did they shoot at your plane? I thought they were all out of AA weapons.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:40:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 1:17:03 PM EST by redfisher]
TangoC and any others in the sandbox,

Are our war efforts working at all?

If we believe what we hear on the news here- the place is coming apart at the seams. I find that very hard to believe, since if you see a reporter posting his/her story on TV, Bahgdad is in the background, people going about their business, and looks like normal day. (other than the occasional dude ramming a wall on his ATV)

I know there are the problem people/areas, but overall, are we winning this fucker, and is it getting better?

Thanks guys, I hope you know how much your work means to us.

Redfisher.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:45:18 AM EST
Woke up at 11:30am.
Grabbed some titties.
got online to check my e-mail.
Ok your life is toughter.

If all goes as planned I'll probably be their in 2006 hopefully as a tank commander.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:51:38 AM EST

What did they shoot at your plane? I thought they were all out of AA weapons.

GunLvr



This was back in Febuary when I flew in on advance party. I don't know what they used but the wings on the C-130 went almost vertical then we did a combat dive and slammed on the deck so hard, I thought the landing gear was going to collapse. I saw flares from the C-130 shoot past my window when we were side ways.

Well gents, I'm getting stiffer as I sit here so I'm going to slam a bottle or ranger candy (800mg Motrin) and go to bed.

Later.

Rocket 2 November, OUT.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:03:26 PM EST
hey TC shoot strait and shoot to kill we all want you home safe, kill first and think later , we want you home , we all support what you are doing over there and if we could we, would be watchin your back over there. i dont know for the rest on here, but i think you should do whatever it takes to keep your self safe and gettin your ass back here in one piece. i think of you boys always , watch ure 6 buddy.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:07:59 PM EST
nothing can prepare you for staring at paper 12 hours a day.....nothing
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:10:44 PM EST
Thank you for your service!

can I buy ya a beer when ya get back?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:16:50 PM EST
Thank you.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:20:48 PM EST
PMCS man, PMCS on that Polaris

Stay safe over there
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:24:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:

hell, shoot the polaris!






You mean like this.



TC
Sir thank you for your service to our country. Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:26:30 PM EST
Thank you and god be with you
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:29:36 PM EST
God bless you TANGOCHASER......THANK YOU !!!!!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:22:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:44:12 PM EST
My day was excellent because of what you and the rest of the military are doing.

Thank you so much!

MG
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:48:45 PM EST
We bought you a Polaris and you broke it?



Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:50:42 PM EST
TC, thank you for your service. Godspeed, and good hunting..

Ops
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 8:40:27 PM EST
Tangochaser. Hang in there and be safe. Will be praying for you tonight.
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