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Posted: 12/22/2005 8:40:05 PM EDT
...WAR would you have wanted to serve in?

Revolutionary war? War of 1812? Civil War? First World War? Second World War? Korea?.....


Me? NOW, I wish I would have been born to fight NOW! I was in the Army Reserve during the first Gulf war and I don't have a clue how my number didn't get picked. I already put my 12 in and my body is too old and damaged now for going back. Plus, I am over the age limit. I know a lot of people don't like the Iraq war, and I am one who thinks it's going to end up in a nightmare, but I would have wanted to go on this one. Though I probably would have gotten in trouble for shooting anyone that "looks" like I needed to shoot them.

My dad was in WW2 and that would have been my second choice. 82nd or 101st at Normandy, Might not have made it out but it would have been an expericene par none.

So if you had to go to war, which one would it have been?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:40:55 PM EDT
Operation Iraqi Freedom, initial invasion.

again
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:41:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 8:42:10 PM EDT by UPD415]
WW2- last war we were allowed to have total victory and didn't have to be pc.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:43:02 PM EDT
WW2 in the European Theater

and I would like an M1 Carbine as my weapon also.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:44:13 PM EDT
OIF
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:45:29 PM EDT
Vietnam or WWII.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:55:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 556A2:
WW2 in the European Theater

and I would like an M1 Carbine as my weapon also.



Not if you were actualy fighting.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:01:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By 556A2:
WW2 in the European Theater

and I would like an M1 Carbine as my weapon also.



Not if you were actualy fighting.




Not really planning on 200+ yard shots in addition to very heavy jackets a la Korea. I'd much rather have a M1 Carbine over a Garand for clearing a French village.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:02:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
Operation Iraqi Freedom, initial invasion.

again



bingo
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:37:12 PM EDT
Id have wanted to be in the American Revolution, with a 240B and unlimited supply of ammo and claymores. Oh ya, my 1911 comes with too!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:38:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeadSled:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
Operation Iraqi Freedom, initial invasion.

again



bingo



We didnt get to roll up until a month after everybody else thanks to the fucking turks and their dumb rules.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:40:28 PM EDT
WWII- North Africa or Berma theaters.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:59:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 11:01:43 PM EDT by RIA45ACP]

Originally Posted By 556A2:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By 556A2:
WW2 in the European Theater

and I would like an M1 Carbine as my weapon also.



Not if you were actualy fighting.




Not really planning on 200+ yard shots in addition to very heavy jackets a la Korea. I'd much rather have a M1 Carbine over a Garand for clearing a French village.



My Grandfather was in the European Theater, landed at Normandy and ended up getting wounded and sent home just before the Battle Of The Bulge kicked in. He hated the M1 Carbine, I will always remember the time I told him I wanted one, and he said it wasnt worth a damn, said he had several instances where it failed to stop, before he mananged to get hold of a M1 Garand again. I guess the funniest thing he ever said about it was that it was only designed so pansy officers wouldnt have to carry the heavy M1 Garand.

I realize thats only one persons opinion, but he favored the Garand over anything else. I have also talked to WW II vets that preferred the M1 Carbine and didnt like the Garand.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:16:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RIA45ACP:

Originally Posted By 556A2:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By 556A2:
WW2 in the European Theater

and I would like an M1 Carbine as my weapon also.



Not if you were actualy fighting.




Not really planning on 200+ yard shots in addition to very heavy jackets a la Korea. I'd much rather have a M1 Carbine over a Garand for clearing a French village.



My Grandfather was in the European Theater, landed at Normandy and ended up getting wounded and sent home just before the Battle Of The Bulge kicked in. He hated the M1 Carbine, I will always remember the time I told him I wanted one, and he said it wasnt worth a damn, said he had several instances where it failed to stop, before he mananged to get hold of a M1 Garand again. I guess the funniest thing he ever said about it was that it was only designed so pansy officers wouldnt have to carry the heavy M1 Garand.

I realize thats only one persons opinion, but he favored the Garand over anything else. I have also talked to WW II vets that preferred the M1 Carbine and didnt like the Garand.



I can just imagine what tall and skinny guys like me thought about the BAR back then...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:18:06 PM EDT
I remember that someone told me that a Garand kicked hard. I must have laughed for a solid 10 seconds. I then let them shoot my 8mm Czech 24/47 shooting Turk ammo (154gr @ 2950fps). Remember kids, steel buttplates do not yeild.


Theatre of choice: WWII, Europe. After the initial invasion. Sorry, but "Sitting Duck" is not the game I partake in willingly.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:18:28 AM EDT
Now that I think of it, the Crusades wouldve been fun as long as I had plenty of food and water at my disposal along with said 240B from earlier post with unlimited ammo and spare barrels, a good supply of claymores and frags, and my 1911. Imagine the devastation I could do to Hadjis that actually met you on the battlefield instead of ducking and running like the present day cowards do.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:28:12 AM EDT
Civil War, riding with Gen Nathan Bedford Forrestt's 7th Tenn Cav.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:16:16 AM EDT
The cold war, sitting around the armory drinking coffee and playing cards. Back in the days when the National Guard was one weekend every month and two weeks annual training.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:17:20 AM EDT
OEF, I think its gonna be III when I get there in March.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:04:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:09:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RIA45ACP:

Originally Posted By 556A2:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By 556A2:
WW2 in the European Theater

and I would like an M1 Carbine as my weapon also.



Not if you were actualy fighting.




Not really planning on 200+ yard shots in addition to very heavy jackets a la Korea. I'd much rather have a M1 Carbine over a Garand for clearing a French village.



My Grandfather was in the European Theater, landed at Normandy and ended up getting wounded and sent home just before the Battle Of The Bulge kicked in. He hated the M1 Carbine, I will always remember the time I told him I wanted one, and he said it wasnt worth a damn, said he had several instances where it failed to stop, before he mananged to get hold of a M1 Garand again. I guess the funniest thing he ever said about it was that it was only designed so pansy officers wouldnt have to carry the heavy M1 Garand.




Sounds exactly like mine

Grandfather. Europe. 36th Armored Infantry. Fought in Bulge. Hated M1 Carbine. "only for pansy officers".

He did some village clearing, and he did a lot of "run ahead and see if there is a booby trap or ambush up there".

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:10:48 AM EDT
Gulf War, 1991.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:10:50 AM EDT
The one I was in(OIF I), but with some combat.

I rode a truck all over Iraq and didn't get to fire a shot.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:12:30 AM EDT
The Army now is the best trained, best equipped we've ever fielded.

Definitly now.

That said;

The opportunity to serve with the 55th, 26th, or 7th Regiment of NC Infantry during
the war between the states runs high on the ballot.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:12:48 AM EDT
well your chances for survial would be a lot better in more recent conflicts. As much as I like studying history of WW2 and Vietnam, I would NOT want to have served then. I give lots of credit to those that did.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:19:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
well your chances for survial would be a lot better in more recent conflicts. As much as I like studying history of WW2 and Vietnam, I would NOT want to have served then. I give lots of credit to those that did.


Funny thing is, I'm sure that during WWII, they were all saying, "Boy, with all these medical advances, I sure am glad I didn't have to serve in WWI!"
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:42:38 AM EDT
I would have to say OIF. I would never want to be in any war prior to WW2. I'm a big fan of modern medicine and surgical procedures. Prior to WW2, being wounded was just as good as dead.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:50:22 AM EDT
OIF. I wish I would have joined the Army 2 years ago instead of just recently.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:54:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By joker581:


I rode a truck all over Iraq and didn't get to fire a shot.






you sound like my Friend that is in the Army serving in Iraq right now.

Him
"yeah our convoy has ran into 15 IEDs"

Me
"wow thats gotta be nerve racking"

Him
"no it fucking pisses me off"

Me
"why is that"

Him
"because we never see the enemy and get a chance to shoot them"

Me
"oh thats understandable"
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:01:25 AM EDT
War of 1812, battle of New Orleans.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:37:25 AM EDT
I don't think I would wish to witness some of that horrible carnage that was combat in WWII, but if I did choose I think I would go to Vietnam. I would have liked to have been around in the 60s just to see what it was like. I'd definately like to go back and meet the guy on the MIA bracelet I've been wearing for 15+ years.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:58:09 AM EDT
Golan Heights, 1973, tanker.

NTM
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:01:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 556A2:
WW2 in the European Theater

and I would like an M1 Carbine as my weapon also.



Yep, and I'd go Audie Murphy on some Nazi ass!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:05:57 AM EDT
Just not in WWI
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:10:14 AM EDT
WWII all the way, Eurpean Theater, Garand will do my talking.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:19:45 AM EDT
You can't pick your war. You take the one you have, or you're just talking trash.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:21:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _RAGNAR_:
You can't pick your war. You take the one you have, or you're just talking trash.



No kidding.

That having been said, make mine a corsair...

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:25:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nf9648:
Now that I think of it, the Crusades wouldve been fun as long as I had plenty of food and water at my disposal along with said 240B from earlier post with unlimited ammo and spare barrels, a good supply of claymores and frags, and my 1911. Imagine the devastation I could do to Hadjis that actually met you on the battlefield instead of ducking and running like the present day cowards do.



Or the devastation they could do to you - the muslim armies were no pushovers ya know.

For me - American Revolution, Southern Theatre.
Guerilla fighting against the Brits.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:26:43 AM EDT
what ever war my country tell me to be in.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:28:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _RAGNAR_:
You can't pick your war. You take the one you have, or you're just talking trash.



Military medical policy says I can't have a war
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:47:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:56:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
Golan Heights, 1973, tanker.

NTM



Jesus.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:40:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lippo:
...WAR would you have wanted to serve in?

Revolutionary war? War of 1812? Civil War? First World War? Second World War? Korea?.....


Me? NOW, I wish I would have been born to fight NOW! I was in the Army Reserve during the first Gulf war and I don't have a clue how my number didn't get picked. I already put my 12 in and my body is too old and damaged now for going back. Plus, I am over the age limit. I know a lot of people don't like the Iraq war, and I am one who thinks it's going to end up in a nightmare, but I would have wanted to go on this one. Though I probably would have gotten in trouble for shooting anyone that "looks" like I needed to shoot them.

My dad was in WW2 and that would have been my second choice. 82nd or 101st at Normandy, Might not have made it out but it would have been an expericene par none.

So if you had to go to war, which one would it have been?



Can't I be in the Marines?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:53:52 AM EDT
Vietnam

LRRPS or MACV/SOG (preferably SOG)

or 1965 in the Ia Drang valley. My extremely good friend of the family said he met Moore a few times and talked with him on a couple instances. Said he really was an outstanding officer and an even better guy.
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