The Lighter Side of Storm

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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by FA1SGret » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:02 pm

Yeah they did ... launched a lot of rockets ... busted the shit out of their logistics and formations.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by redfish » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:37 pm

When we were on the Iraqi border, Wade Kidd got a package in the mail. His wife had sent a six pack of Busch beer in the mail. He shared it with me because I said I would tell. I gave him a bunch of shit because he could'nt get michelob or Heineken, or Budwieser. He got Busch. We drank it after dark. Lawd it was good, and hot.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by haze » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:41 pm

hey, i think i do remember a guy named kidd, early 20"s, dark headed, about 150 pds. , always smilin?, but serious at the same time.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by desertdocfwlr » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:36 am

man redfish,...you and haze make me wish I was in engr. instead of the 2/7 scout medic. :lol: :lol: y'all r crazy as hell :lol: :lol: I read your old post on this topic about the wine :!: :o 8O :lol: :lol: :!: man that brings back some gooooooood ol' memories! our first batch smelled like a "witch hazel" sandwich! bread and all !!! then a dude from montana made some and almost poisened the whole scout platoon.. then when somebody got it right ( I dont remember who it was) but he got his @$$ chewed "cause like 12 people were trashed! man those were the days.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by redfish » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:18 am

We had some times doc. We had some times. I remember one time before the war some unit needed something done so we went out there with convoy down a long dusty, sandy road and they dropped me and another dude named Rincon off. We waited a week before someone from our unit came back and got us.


Yeah Haze! Kidd had lot of acne scars, nice guy, usually in a C-truck. Dark receding hair.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by haze » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:52 pm

thats him!!! wonder what ever happened to him? hell everybody for that matter. i kept touch with my roomate till around 97, i think. my sqd leader , i heard he came down with the illiness .... he was real bad off... wheelchair, wasting away. the best one i ever had, good man, soldier, learned alot from him....after i heard that , i lost touch with my roomie... guess the sarge is gone now.....
i remember one time while we was still in saudi, our plt was going out to pratice breaching a minefield( that lasted till early morning, many times). anyway, one feller in our sqd. had forgotten to take down his clothesline he had tied to the side of the track, to the camo net. we pulled out an along came the net, clothesline with us!!! the sarge was pissed, then we was"nt happy after we had to put it back up.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by redfish » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:05 am

Lord I do not miss camo nets and poles.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by FA1SGret » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:20 am

I hated camo nets! I used them for a lot of years and it never made any sense to me. Put a howitzwer under a net to conceal it from observation and then every round is a beacon for anyone within 2 or 3 miles to see or hear ... No sense ... but we put them up in damn near every position. The only thing they did for us was shade.

And then came Desert Storm ... when we crossed the burm ... the nets went away.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by redfish » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:00 am

Amen
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by Redleg13f2h » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:35 pm

We dug out a new piss tube and rigged the chemlight we were suppose to drop in it on a string. When the LT headed out there for his nightly walk, we pulled the chemlight up out of the tube and out across the sand. He could no longer see the tube glowing, so he just pissed right where he stood. Next morning the SGTMaj was out screaming at the camp for whoever it was that couldn't walk the extra 25 ft to the new piss tube and use it. We kept snickering and hoping the LT would speak up, but never did.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by redfish » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:21 pm

Oh Lord, piss tubes. Who thought them up out there?
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:41 pm

Piss tubes and ammo crates used as toilets. We'd pop the ends out of them and set them on their side and sit on em and take a dump.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by xrammyx » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:28 am

we used to take the covers of the mre's meals it was open on each side and stick a toilet seat on it and take a dump, not sure if anyone else did that, but it was very popular..
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by Redleg13f2h » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:58 am

xrammyx wrote:we used to take the covers of the mre's meals it was open on each side and stick a toilet seat on it and take a dump, not sure if anyone else did that, but it was very popular..
Yeah, the same LT, kept his own, personal, MRE case/cover.
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Re: The Lighter Side of Storm

Post by Elevenbravo87 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:02 pm

Ya'll remember the shit beetles? They wouldn't even wait till you were done before they were hitting you in the ass.

MY buddy Rokay left his fart sack out while on OP, after his turn he called in and there was 2 scorpions in there that decided to share it with him....the zipper got stuck as he was trying to get out and he was jumping around looking like a giant green jumping worm...all the while holloring they were killing him....we was rolling around on the ground with tears in our eyes from laughing.
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