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by Lefty
January 4th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: ALL MEMBERS - Ranger Jim
Replies: 45
Views: 16942

Re: ALL MEMBERS - Ranger Jim

Just returned from a vacation in DomRep and didn't hear about this until yesterday.

Jim, you have always been there for me and I wish you all the best. Start sitting up and taking nourishment, especially liquid refreshment!

Prayers out from here.

God Bless You Jim!
by Lefty
September 16th, 2016, 5:00 am
Forum: About Ranger School - In Honor of Ranger BattleBoar - RIP
Topic: Any tips for weather?
Replies: 6
Views: 4536

Re: Any tips for weather?

........ if you are unfortunate enough to spend time in the re-education camps :lol: Couldn't help myself arsomething, from what I hear, RS is much less intense than formerly. I also would emphasize water. Do NOT, as mentioned above, add anything to your water besides the purification tablets. Jim,...
by Lefty
May 10th, 2016, 6:37 am
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: Bergdahl Charged With Desertion
Replies: 71
Views: 16367

Re: Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

Good points in the Allen West article, on point and rather disheartening. Orwellian newspeak at its finest.
by Lefty
April 5th, 2016, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Pray for CSM James E Voyles
Replies: 20
Views: 7011

Re: Pray for CSM James E Voyles

CSM Voyles, one of the most memorable Rangers I ever encountered, has been added to my lengthening prayer list. As I have written many times, he was the toughest of a tough group of Ranger instructors for my class (13-70) at Ft. Benning. On one of the first days he told me to take charge of the plat...
by Lefty
March 7th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: C/E Platoon
Replies: 11
Views: 3510

Re: C/E Platoon

Thanks to everyone for once again reminding me how old I am. I carried a PRC-25 in Viet-Nam. As did we all, plus the extra battery. Hard to keep water out of the handset during the monsoon and in deep water crossings. Baggies/shrinkwrap you say? Good luck finding those in-country. Even tried the em...
by Lefty
February 29th, 2016, 6:29 pm
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: New Army PT Tests
Replies: 12
Views: 3247

Re: New Army PT Tests

What happened to the grenade throw? I remember getting five attempts to throw an iron dummy grenade at a steel pipe in the center of several concentric rings. The closer to the pipe or inside the inner ring gave you the max score. Once, and only once, I managed to do the old Zen thing and was able t...
by Lefty
February 18th, 2016, 5:15 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Whatcha going do PL?
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Whatcha going do PL?

Telling the poor OC he has 2 hrs. to set up an ambush 7 km. away and he has 20 min. for an OPORD and 10 min. for a WARNO - hey , at least it wasn't 3am in a downpour trying to take notes under a poncho with his flashlight.

Also saw that Red Arrow patch (32d Div.) dude had to be from WI or MN
by Lefty
January 28th, 2016, 3:17 pm
Forum: Ranger, SOF and Military News
Topic: the Lodge Act
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

Re: the Lodge Act

I remember back in the day we had a number of senior NCOs in 6th Group who could barely speak English, and not because they were wetbacks from south of the border.
by Lefty
January 17th, 2016, 10:12 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Movie Reviews
Replies: 1543
Views: 272244

Re: Movie Reviews

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" I not going to say what the movie was about, because everyone here pretty much know. What I will say it was a great movie, and that there is no way for someone to leave that theater with some questions on their minds with two of those questions being why ...
by Lefty
November 14th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Bob Hope X-Mas show Viet-Nam
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: Bob Hope X-Mas show Viet-Nam

I was told by a USAF officer that Bob Hope never stayed overnight in VN. Anyone verify this?
by Lefty
August 26th, 2015, 4:44 pm
Forum: Good Humor Popsicle Zone
Topic: Random Thoughts of a FOG
Replies: 5
Views: 7755

Re: Random Thoughts of a FOG

Was gonna respond but forgot what I was gonna say.....
by Lefty
August 12th, 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: PSA- Synthetic Marijuana
Replies: 15
Views: 3018

Re: PSA- Synthetic Marijuana

Up in my neck of the woods it is all about meth, which is getting worse. Hard to think of that stuff in the great northwoods, but all the glossy state tourist brochures extolling the attractions of the lakeside homes and the hunting & fishing are just a shiny veneer over the hard realities of the No...
by Lefty
August 12th, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: Ranger History
Topic: ARVN Rangers patrol, U Minh Forest
Replies: 8
Views: 4914

Re: ARVN Rangers patrol, U Minh Forest

Similar to some places I slogged through in the Central Highlands. When crossing one of those little waterways you never knew how deep they night be. Crossed one once that felt soft with vegetation on the bottom when I suddenly broke through and sank into pure water underneath. It was only the quick...
by Lefty
April 28th, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: RWB2015 Introduction
Replies: 20
Views: 4671

Re: RWB2015 Introduction

Your ambition is admirable and your introduction was decent. Read and heed whatever guidance you are provided on this site. You must be absolutely determined to never ever give up. Only you know what is in your heart and how determined you are. Where do you reside and which school is conferring your...
by Lefty
April 21st, 2015, 10:52 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Need your prayers!
Replies: 21
Views: 5002

Re: Need your prayers!

Prayers out. Hope it goes well, quickly, and with complete recovery.

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