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Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:05:58 AM EDT
Damn I am old. It was a sad day at Fort Benning when the news broke.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:16:59 AM EDT
Thanks for the video.





Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:48:06 AM EDT
I can't even imagine.

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:13:42 AM EDT
TAG for later.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:17:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:19:44 AM EDT
For later
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:25:07 AM EDT
Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to watch this tonihgt.

Real Heros
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:27:08 AM EDT

Great link OP.

Did everyone catch the "Irene"?

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:28:03 AM EDT
I did many a patrol down those same roads, natives never really fucked with us. I was with 7th Marines and got there a day or two after the landings on the beach. 24 of the Pakistani soldiers that relieved us at the stadium were ambushed and massacred shortly after we left. This led to the pursuit of Adid. Worst shithole ever.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:30:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By dopushups:

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.
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Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:31:02 AM EDT
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Great video. Thanks for posting.
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This
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Originally Posted By nukldragr:

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?
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Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?

Red devil, D co 1st Bn and Blue Devil, A co. 3rd Bn. Never good at names and dates, but I believe it was while I was with 3rd, could be wrong. Was on the Bde 10miler team with him. Two ability groups while training- normal people, and gazelles. He was in the latter.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:33:54 AM EDT
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Balls. He definitely has them, to even go back. Great Video !
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:39:37 AM EDT
I remember reading in "Ghost Wars" that the plan and methodology to shoot down our helicopters was taught by a branch of AQ to the militiamen in Somalia. Basically many of the militias in Somalia were AQ member groups or allied with them, and AQ trainers showed them our TTPs for helo insertion. They were taught how and where to aim on a Blackhawk and the rest was history. Don't think that those Blackhawks being shot down was some type of lucky shot....that was part of an AQ affiliate battle-plan.
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Originally Posted By BAMA47:
Great video OP, thanks for posting it here.
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+1
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:42:11 AM EDT
OST

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Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:42:16 AM EDT
Cool
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:43:37 AM EDT
Amateur-hour foreign policy and politically-correct ROE results in dead Americans...

The more things change....
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:43:41 AM EDT
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Great link OP.

Did everyone catch the "Irene"?

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Yeah. Right as they were rolling out.

Powerful stuff.

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:43:45 AM EDT
Thanks for sharing this.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:44:12 AM EDT
Wow. Can't believe it's been that long already.

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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
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The more they stay Mogadishu Benghazi the same....
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:46:46 AM EDT
Awesome video. Thank you!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:46:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Tahawus:
Damn I am old. It was a sad day at Fort Benning when the news broke.
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I was there too. Sad. Pissed. Sad. Pissed. Ready to kill motherfuckers. Sad. Pissed.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:56:39 AM EDT
His faith in God was refreshing to hear.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:58:59 AM EDT
I just finished the book for the 400th time 2 days ago. I believe the audiobook is an updated edition as there were some things in there I am 100 percent positive did not appear in Bowden's earlier versions.

General Garrison's legacy as a General Officer deserves to be that of one of the finest Military Leaders in modern times. I'm glad that just about every account that I have read about the man all make it a point to express that fact to the reader.

Staff Sergeant Dan Schilling (co-authored with Matt Eversmann, from his book: The Battle of Mogadishu: Firsthand Accounts From The Men of Task Force Ranger. Page 187 Schilling stated "I should pause here for a moment to say a few words about General Garrison. Many know his record and command history. I'm not the person to expound on his exploits; in fact I don't know the man very well. But I will say he is the finest general officer I have ever worked for and probably ever will. He understood his men and how we thought, what we wanted and needed, and understood the situation anywhere he was, immediately and completely. He is the finest leader an operator could ask for. It wasn't a shame that his career was derailed after our deployment; it was a criminal act committed by political cowards."
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Originally Posted By dopushups:

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.
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Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

3/504 FTW.
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Originally Posted By nukldragr:

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?
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Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?
D Co. here.

This is now an old guy reunion thread.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:08:34 AM EDT
Tag for home.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:10:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By M-1975:

3/504 FTW.
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

3/504 FTW.

Wellllll Another Blue Devil? What Company were you in?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:11:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
D Co. here.

This is now an old guy reunion thread.
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?
D Co. here.

This is now an old guy reunion thread.

You were at Shkin with me.. I believe.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:12:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By nukldragr:

Wellllll Another Blue Devil? What Company were you in?
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

3/504 FTW.

Wellllll Another Blue Devil? What Company were you in?
See above.

Ran into Brigadier General Shields in RC-E this last deployment.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:14:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
See above.

Ran into Brigadier General Shields in RC-E this last deployment.
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

3/504 FTW.

Wellllll Another Blue Devil? What Company were you in?
See above.

Ran into Brigadier General Shields in RC-E this last deployment.

Flooding the zone.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:15:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By nukldragr:

You were at Shkin with me.. I believe.
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?
D Co. here.

This is now an old guy reunion thread.

You were at Shkin with me.. I believe.

Nah I was reclassing by the time you guys left. I was on the original deployment plan since I had a 15 month wait, but you know the rest.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:17:28 AM EDT
I can't wait to watch the entire film.
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Nah I was reclassing by the time you guys left. I was on the original deployment plan since I had a 15 month wait, but you know the rest.
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By M-1975:
D Co. here.

This is now an old guy reunion thread.

You were at Shkin with me.. I believe.

Nah I was reclassing by the time you guys left. I was on the original deployment plan since I had a 15 month wait, but you know the rest.

Was Lutz your PSG?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:21:06 AM EDT
tag for home
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:25:08 AM EDT
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Was Lutz your PSG?
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By M-1975:
D Co. here.

This is now an old guy reunion thread.

You were at Shkin with me.. I believe.

Nah I was reclassing by the time you guys left. I was on the original deployment plan since I had a 15 month wait, but you know the rest.

Was Lutz your PSG?
Nah. My last one was Weeks if I remember right. Might have been Totten. PCS'd in Dec '02
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:28:45 AM EDT
Tag for later.
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Nah. My last one was Weeks if I remember right. Might have been Totten. PCS'd in Dec '02
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By M-1975:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By M-1975:
D Co. here.

This is now an old guy reunion thread.

You were at Shkin with me.. I believe.

Nah I was reclassing by the time you guys left. I was on the original deployment plan since I had a 15 month wait, but you know the rest.

Was Lutz your PSG?
Nah. My last one was Weeks if I remember right. Might have been Totten. PCS'd in Dec '02

Weeks was pretty cool. Lutz was and is awesome. The most Bi-polar lunatic mutherfucker I've ever worked for and I loved every minute of it...
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Originally Posted By dopushups:

Red devil, D co 1st Bn and Blue Devil, A co. 3rd Bn. Never good at names and dates, but I believe it was while I was with 3rd, could be wrong. Was on the Bde 10miler team with him. Two ability groups while training- normal people, and gazelles. He was in the latter.
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Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?

Red devil, D co 1st Bn and Blue Devil, A co. 3rd Bn. Never good at names and dates, but I believe it was while I was with 3rd, could be wrong. Was on the Bde 10miler team with him. Two ability groups while training- normal people, and gazelles. He was in the latter.

Remember CPT Scott??? Or CPT Trahan???
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:43:55 AM EDT
Touched on a key point that reoccurs again and again in talking with veterans.

Acknowledge you are already dead, and each moment a gift, and that your only choice is whether you die with honor or not.

Only then can you do what you must in combat..

Today is a good day to die.

to be amongst men who have made that cognitive leap, to share danger with them, to lead them.

There is nothing like it in the world.
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Remember CPT Scott??? Or CPT Trahan???
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Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?

Red devil, D co 1st Bn and Blue Devil, A co. 3rd Bn. Never good at names and dates, but I believe it was while I was with 3rd, could be wrong. Was on the Bde 10miler team with him. Two ability groups while training- normal people, and gazelles. He was in the latter.

Remember CPT Scott??? Or CPT Trahan???


I do remember CPT Scott, was an interesting time with those cats.
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Remember CPT Scott??? Or CPT Trahan???
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Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By nukldragr:
Originally Posted By dopushups:
Originally Posted By Covert8645:
http://vimeo.com/70572090

Thanks for that link. Jeff Struecker was my Chaplain when I was in the 82nd. Great guy. All the platoons tried to avoid him in the morning when they stepped out on Ardennes, because he liked to find a group to run with (lead) and he was FAST.

A Blue Devil were you?

What company?

Red devil, D co 1st Bn and Blue Devil, A co. 3rd Bn. Never good at names and dates, but I believe it was while I was with 3rd, could be wrong. Was on the Bde 10miler team with him. Two ability groups while training- normal people, and gazelles. He was in the latter.

Remember CPT Scott??? Or CPT Trahan???

I got stuck on EIB ruck march water point detail right before I left. Here I was at mile 5, thinking I had an hour to rack out. No shit there I was, 35-45 or so minutes in, and here comes CPT Scott, running down the road with his ruck on.
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Originally Posted By macman37:

Yeah, it is a no-holds-barred look at it from the Delta perspective. It seemed to me like even though Howe is quite ... unrelenting ... when it comes to telling it like it is, that he's *still* holding some stuff back.

It's close to 3 hours long.
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Another good new doc is the Howe one from Pantaeo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OlQcKBqpKU

Didn't even know about that one, thanks!

Yeah, it is a no-holds-barred look at it from the Delta perspective. It seemed to me like even though Howe is quite ... unrelenting ... when it comes to telling it like it is, that he's *still* holding some stuff back.

It's close to 3 hours long.

Where do I find this video? (not the trailer quoted above)
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:53:38 AM EDT
Cpt Scott had out company doing field PT during a field problem. After a few days, I think the majority was ready to revolt.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 9:00:57 AM EDT
Tag for when not at work
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 9:02:36 AM EDT
It is interesting that his acceptance of the inevitability of death is almost word for word what the Samurai warriors came to accept hundreds of years ago. Both apparently found that the acceptance of death allowed them an unusual kind of peace, and ability to function when others couldn't.
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Glad I wasn't in Alphatraz.
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