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by KarlinPhoenix
July 24th, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: Introductions - Rangers, Veterans, Ranger Wives/Parents
Topic: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix
Replies: 34
Views: 9438

Re: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix

Private Michael J. Sanders & Private Gilbert Alaniz, Jr. Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: January 25, 1980 Whatever improvements they made, two of my RIP classmates still met the same fate. For a while there we were calling Rock DZ, "Death DZ"...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 23rd, 2010, 5:01 pm
Forum: Introductions - Rangers, Veterans, Ranger Wives/Parents
Topic: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix
Replies: 34
Views: 9438

Re: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix

Welcome, Old Scroll. Thank you for this Welcome. Did you make that jump in 1974 with 1st Batt where the SMG and his RTO entangled and died? Best wishes, Karl in Phoenix Are you talking about Caro? I believe that was later than 1974. Oh, how right you are. I found the citation: Spc. 4 James E. Quick...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 23rd, 2010, 3:50 pm
Forum: Introductions - Rangers, Veterans, Ranger Wives/Parents
Topic: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix
Replies: 34
Views: 9438

Re: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix

Welcome to the site,Ranger . . .sit down & stay awhile. RLTW!!! Thanks for the Welcome; I am liking it here already, very happy that I recently found this forum. I have missed the 'Ranger Way' of humor . I can only hope that my experiences can be useful to others, as I share them here. RLTW, Karl i...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 23rd, 2010, 2:28 pm
Forum: Introductions - Rangers, Veterans, Ranger Wives/Parents
Topic: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix
Replies: 34
Views: 9438

Re: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix

Welcome to the site,Ranger . . .sit down & stay awhile. RLTW!!! Thanks for the Welcome; I am liking it here already, very happy that I recently found this forum. I have missed the 'Ranger Way' of humor. I can only hope that my experiences can be useful to others, as I share them here. RLTW, Karl in...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 23rd, 2010, 2:25 pm
Forum: Introductions - Rangers, Veterans, Ranger Wives/Parents
Topic: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix
Replies: 34
Views: 9438

Re: Intro from 1plt B 1/75 77-81 KarlinPhoenix

RangerTee wrote:Welcome, Old Scroll.
Thank you for this Welcome.

Did you make that jump in 1974 with 1st Batt where the SMG and his RTO entangled and died?

Best wishes,

Karl in Phoenix
by KarlinPhoenix
July 22nd, 2010, 5:21 pm
Forum: About Ranger School - In Honor of Ranger BattleBoar - RIP
Topic: What was Ranger School like for you?
Replies: 60
Views: 49778

Re: What was Ranger School like for you?

Ice on the water of the barbed-wire crawl under obstacles (worm pit) and diesel in the water to make it stink Shortly there after you had to negotiate the ladder, about half way up there was a wait because of the crossover at the top, when everyone started to move I couldn't move my left hand, I th...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 22nd, 2010, 12:43 pm
Forum: About Ranger School - In Honor of Ranger BattleBoar - RIP
Topic: What was Ranger School like for you?
Replies: 60
Views: 49778

Re: What was Ranger School like for you?

We had 1.3 meals per day, on average (Summer Meal Schedule) but winter weather the whole time (RS 5-78). Ice on the water of the barbed-wire crawl under obstacles (worm pit) and diesel in the water to make it stink. During Combatives training, I enjoyed using the throws (including the summersault th...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 21st, 2010, 1:27 pm
Forum: Good Humor Popsicle Zone
Topic: Old School graphics
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: Old School graphics

I like it.

Thanks for posting this; I missed it the first time around.

Karl in Phoenix
RLTW
by KarlinPhoenix
July 20th, 2010, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassified!
Replies: 28
Views: 8407

Re: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassifi

IEDmagnet,
Did you ever get any 'war stories' from your grandfather about his 'adventures'?

I got a few from my grandfather, from WW1!.

Cheers,
by KarlinPhoenix
July 20th, 2010, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassified!
Replies: 28
Views: 8407

Re: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassifi

RangerX,
Many thanks for that clever work. Makes it easier to send out to other history enjoying people.

RLTW,

Karl in Phoenix
by KarlinPhoenix
July 20th, 2010, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassified!
Replies: 28
Views: 8407

Re: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassifi

I also wonder, is this the Rangers being trained, or is is the Ranger combat school, and the Rangers are the trainers. The reason I ask is because of the black guy, and because some of the guys being trained are wearing Navy clothing. I'll have to take a look at the footage when I get home (Youtube...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 20th, 2010, 12:24 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Who here carries a pistol for personal protection?
Replies: 86
Views: 13045

Re: Who here carries a pistol for personal protection?

Like the Army maintenance plan, defense needs a "before, during, and after" approach to be as effective as possible. While most folks focus on the "during" aspect of defense, they fail to train on the "before" and "after" aspects and have a harder time than they should imo. More often than not, sol...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 19th, 2010, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassified!
Replies: 28
Views: 8407

Re: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassifi

Jim, Many thanks for that additional information on the General.
by KarlinPhoenix
July 18th, 2010, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassified!
Replies: 28
Views: 8407

Re: 1942 US Rangers Combat School - 1 of 9 - Just Declassifi

Back in the days before Political Correctness and complicated/confusing ROE were mandated, Americans were pretty good at this trade. oh, we still are down at the operational level. when allowed. There is no doubt about the fighting spirit of Rangers on the ground; I only question the fighting spiri...
by KarlinPhoenix
July 18th, 2010, 2:59 pm
Forum: About RASP
Topic: RASP Class 1 graduates 1/3 of those who started.
Replies: 16
Views: 15048

Re: RASP Class 1 graduates 1/3 of those who started.

Great article; thanks for posting it. RIP, what's that? When I got to B 1/75 in July 1977, there was no such thing. Anyone not making 'standards' got a lot of 'extra training' by the fire team leader or squad leader to bring them up to standards. I am very happy that the new program is hard and so s...

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