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Vern    Posted 09-10-2004 at 22:22:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Overall, these sound like rather practical suggestions for military folks to consider.

"Aim towards the Enemy."
-- Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher

"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend."
-- U.S. Army Comic Book look alike training manual

"Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The
bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground."
-- U.S.A.F. Ammo Troop

"If the enemy is in range, so are you."
-- Infantry Journal

"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire
when you least expect it. That would make you quite
unpopular in what's left of your unit."
-- Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the
area you just bombed."
-- U.S. Air Force Manual

"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."
-- Infantry Journal

"Tracers work both ways."
-- U.S. Army Ordnance

"Five-second fuses only last three seconds."
-- Infantry Journal

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
-- Col. David Hackworth

"If your attack is going too well, you're probably walking
into an ambush."
-- Infantry Journal

"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."
-- Joe Gay

"Any ship can be a minesweeper... once."
-- Anon

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."
-- Unknown Army Recruit

"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."
-- Your Buddies

"If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him."



RusselAZ    Posted 09-11-2004 at 14:03:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Carrying a mop or broom is better than a security clearance


When the Court-Marshal is    Posted 09-11-2004 at 00:45:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
And you've done Pi$$ed off the Admiral(NAVSHIPS 08), embarrassed the Navy, drawn congressional attention, with a congressional hearing held in the Philippians Islands and printed full and half front pages in the USA, with follow up full pages, on every major newspaper(AP, UPI, ect.) across the nation.

Just because you won an appeal to your Court-Martial, were found innocent, and made the correct decision, don't think you will not be exiled to SEA, for five and a half years, be deniegned advancement, receive $59.00 a month to support a wife and family on, while the Navy JAG tries to convince Navy Nuclear Power, that your concerns were in the best interest of the nation, the States of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon,Washington, not to mention our friends to the north in Canada.

Yep "Military Intelligence" even though I have family involved in the military, and the "Intellegence Comunity" (military and civilian).

"Military Intelligence" is just an oxymoran, there is no such animal.

Sorry,,,, my time to vent, I do appreciate the hard work our troops do, I received admirable service reports throughout my tenure with the Navy, I actually made advancement much faster than the average sailor in my field of expertice, although I had to retrain myself from nuclear propulsion engineering to electronics technician in communications, crypto, navigations, radar and sonar, and I respect officers that perform their job hornorably, but have served under some who were lacking in moral character.

Unfortunately we are seeing the result of a lack of proper leadership in the detention centers now, it's nothing new. We saw it in My Lye 1969-1970, we saw it in Korea, WW11, WW1, The Spanish/American War that crossed from Mexico, to Guam and the Phillipeans Islands. We even saw it in the American Civil War. We need to find moral and ethical values in our life daily.

Whether we are fighting a storm in Florida, or gang iniatations in small town America, or world wide terrorist activities, maybe just doing business as a small company; we must set a moral code we can live by.


Alex


Battleborn    Posted 09-11-2004 at 09:10:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
What, exactly, are you talking about?
Paul.


ron,ar    Posted 09-11-2004 at 09:17:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
My take on it is this- he was in the US Navy, saw some things that were wrong and tried to correct it, made the wrong folks mad and even tho his intentions were good, he paid the price for it. JMO


DD    Posted 09-11-2004 at 09:21:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's how I read it too RonAR, No good deed goes unpunished ; )


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