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Posted: 1/18/2006 3:41:42 PM EDT
Hey, ooh-rah, and all that.

What did you call your pack? Anybody from the Corps ever use the term "ruck?"

Is this a west coast thing?

I did four in the Grunts and never heard a Marine use that term.

I think I've spotted (smelld) a BS'er.

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:53:13 PM EDT
I did 9 yrs. 9 month and 26 days. I was an 0861.

We called it a Ruk, or Mountain Ruk.

Semper FI.

PS. Of course I was an East Coast Marine (A.K.A. War Fighters)

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:56:17 PM EDT

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:17:00 PM EDT
Yep, heard it from my son. He's a machinegunner with 2/8. When I was in, in the early 80's we never called it a ruck, it was either the big ALICE or the small ALICE.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:23:41 PM EDT
I thought you guys just called it a purse?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:31:43 PM EDT
Never heard of "ruck". I was west coast.

Now, "Ass-Pack"...we had those.

Bob Ash 0321 77-81
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:31:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:
I thought you guys just called it a purse?

Insert take off from Braveheart here: God says the Marines are fine, but you're F*****!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:06:17 PM EDT
I called it a ruck.


Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:19:19 PM EDT
Never heard the term "ruck." We always used the term "pack."

Bravo Co 1/1 Weapons Plt
Camp Pendleton
'88 to '90
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:27:43 PM EDT
we called it a ruck when i was 03
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:38:39 PM EDT
Called it a ruck both as a Marine and Army infantryman.
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