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by fatboy
January 29th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Gear
Topic: Gear and Kit Improvements
Replies: 2
Views: 4223

Re: Gear and Kit Improvements

From a recon/ scout type unit perspective, the following applies. My thoughts are streamlined equals better. If you have a need to be prone, then you need to be as low as possible, to the point of wanting to cut buttons off of clothing get every possible advantage. Along with that, keep your gear in...
by fatboy
January 16th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: ALL MEMBERS - Ranger Jim
Replies: 45
Views: 16103

Re: ALL MEMBERS - Ranger Jim

Rest easy Ranger. You have more than earned it.
by fatboy
January 3rd, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: ALL MEMBERS - Ranger Jim
Replies: 45
Views: 16103

Re: ALL MEMBERS - Ranger Jim

Damn. I just saw this.

Best wishes Ranger. You need to get better and come back around.
by fatboy
December 16th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Airborne Operations
Topic: Combat jumps since 9/11
Replies: 114
Views: 92653

Re: Combat jumps since 9/11

Disinfertention wrote:
December 16th, 2017, 5:54 pm
I wouldn't think so but nothing is impossible. If you have a specific example beyond what you posted feel free to PM me about it.
Thanks, PM on the way.
by fatboy
December 15th, 2017, 11:27 pm
Forum: Airborne Operations
Topic: Combat jumps since 9/11
Replies: 114
Views: 92653

Re: Combat jumps since 9/11

Resurrecting the dead here, but this seems to be the thread to ask it in- lets say you were a non qualified jumper (MFF type) but you were mission essential personnel for an operation for some unit and made a jump under combat conditions while attached to someone else. Do you get a mustard stain (an...
by fatboy
November 23rd, 2017, 10:33 pm
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: MoH Leonard A. Funk: U.S. paratrooper who took out 40 Germans in 60 seconds
Replies: 2
Views: 2810

Re: MoH Leonard A. Funk: U.S. paratrooper who took out 40 Germans in 60 seconds

https://www.jamesdietz.com/proddetail.php?prod=jd-pr-073 This is the painting unveiled on Nov 23,1999 in Vicenza, Italy where the 508th was stationed at the time. Two of the paratroopers in the picture were flown over for the unveiling ceremony and then were able to spend some time in the C co area ...
by fatboy
October 31st, 2017, 10:52 pm
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: National Infantry Museum Dedicates New Global War on Terrorism Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Re: National Infantry Museum Dedicates New Global War on Terrorism Memorial

Some day I'll make it back to Mother Benning to see this and other places.
by fatboy
October 18th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Gear
Topic: Plate carriers
Replies: 31
Views: 16064

Re: Plate carriers

Glad your gear is working out for you. I was doing some checking around for a new/ different plate carrier myself here lately, so this may be a viable option. I also spent some time looking at the T3 gear plate carriers. Most of them were too rich for my blood, however they do have one that was reas...
by fatboy
October 10th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Here We Go - Like or Hate?
Replies: 6
Views: 4349

Re: Here We Go - Like or Hate?

The Army has about 2 million and one things it could focus on instead of fucking with another uniform fiasco. It's fairly simple Dress Blues, Class A's (Greens), Class B's (take the jacket off from the A's or if you really want give them a khaki short sleeved shirt),Class C's (for combat prep and tr...
by fatboy
September 21st, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: 3d award CIB Recipients honored at Ft Benning
Replies: 11
Views: 3154

Re: 3d award CIB Recipients honored at Ft Benning

It boggles my mind how the Army uses mental gymnastics to define periods of war for the purposes of Combat awards like the CIB. Maybe I'm just oversimplifying it, but each combat action should have the possibility of earning a CIB. In my life there has been Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm/Shield, Soma...
by fatboy
September 14th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: 3d award CIB Recipients honored at Ft Benning
Replies: 11
Views: 3154

Re: 3d award CIB Recipients honored at Ft Benning

My platoon sergeant had a CIB with a star. His first was earned during Desert Storm, the second in OIF circa 2005-2006. He was one of only a handful of guys that had a double that I encountered, although I'm sure there were several (hundreds) of senior NCO and officers that earned a second. Semi rel...
by fatboy
September 8th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: 3d award CIB Recipients honored at Ft Benning
Replies: 11
Views: 3154

Re: 3d award CIB Recipients honored at Ft Benning

Correct me if I'm wrong but there is no current way possible to be a current 3 time awardee, right? Service periods would have to include (going backwards from most recent to older) GWOT, Desert Storm/ Somalia/ Cold War/ Panama/Grenada, and Vietnam or other previous wars? Either way, that is a hell...
by fatboy
August 31st, 2017, 10:26 pm
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: 3d award CIB Recipients honored at Ft Benning
Replies: 11
Views: 3154

Re: 3d award CIB Recipients honored at Ft Benning

Correct me if I'm wrong but there is no current way possible to be a current 3 time awardee, right? Service periods would have to include (going backwards from most recent to older) GWOT, Desert Storm/ Somalia/ Cold War/ Panama/Grenada, and Vietnam or other previous wars? Either way, that is a hell ...
by fatboy
June 21st, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Other Country's Forces
Topic: A Brief History Of The SAS, GB’s Fighting Elite
Replies: 2
Views: 2984

Re: A Brief History Of The SAS, GB’s Fighting Elite

I recently had the chance to take some training from Phil Singleton. He was one of the SAS assault element members from the Princess Gate rescue mission. Good course of instruction and a good time listening to the way things were back then on a variety of options. On a side note, Phil is probably th...
by fatboy
June 6th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: Ranger History
Topic: Today in Ranger history
Replies: 135
Views: 33901

Re: Today in Ranger history

June 6 1944. Operation OVERLORD commences. According to legend, American Captain Frank J Lilleyman, a Pathfinder from the 101st Airborne was the first paratrooper to jump into Normandy at approximately 0015 hours, setting the conditions for American and British paratroopers to jump, land and form up...

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