kobar towers some of the 72nd Engineers

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kobar towers some of the 72nd Engineers

Post by Animal » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:25 pm

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your in the back there redfish,
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Post by redfish » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:29 pm

Again, my brother, holy shit. I've never seen this picture. Man didn't we clean up good after the war? They couldn't let us go back to the states lookin' like we been livin' in a hole for 8 months. What a great picture!! Thnx for posting this and all the pictures.
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Post by Animal » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:59 pm

yea this was the only time we had a roof over our head and it was what about 3 days and we had to sleep on floor ,I washed my underware out by hand ,hung up to dry on balcony went somewhere for a bit came back and someone stole the damn things one thing for sure they had animal with a permant marker wrote on them ,i bet there in a museum somewhere lol , I dont know if that is thallas throwin that big bird in the front row ,what do you think?
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Post by Animal » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:02 am

you remember ratman thats him beside of me,I tried to focus this pic in more but the guy lookin at camera sittin down way far right in between those 2 guys I couldnt focus face but I am going to take this to a photo shop to see if they can enhance kinda looks like trick face is blurry .
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Post by wdroberson » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:56 pm

We stayed there before the ground war but after it they stuck us in some cement parking garage for what seemed like forever before we caught that iron bird home.
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Post by Animal » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:15 pm

we got to stay there after ground war about a week before going home if i remember right rest of time was in a foxhole in the sand so this was like paradise to us even though they took all furniture out and we slept on the floor was they furniture in it when you stayed or had they taken it out
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Post by wdroberson » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:53 am

Animal wrote:we got to stay there after ground war about a week before going home if i remember right rest of time was in a foxhole in the sand so this was like paradise to us even though they took all furniture out and we slept on the floor was they furniture in it when you stayed or had they taken it out

No there was no furniture and every bathroom in the entire place stunk like shit because the AC did not work and we knew nothing of the differences in styles of taking a dump.

Over here in the states we have 3 inch drain pipes for our shitters so toilet paper goes right down with little problems. Over there, as I am sure all remember, they wipe their ass with there hand and since they don, or didn't at that time, use toilet paper they had smaller drain pipes. Toilet paper didn't stand a chance of getting through there along with the waste so by the end of the first day nearly everyone's toilets were stopped up. lololol
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Post by Animal » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:04 pm

yea lol thats wild I forgot that part but now you brought it back to memory I remember
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Post by haze » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:09 pm

lmao...i told my lil girl about the left hand thing over there......u outta seen her face!!! 8O ...but, least ya'll only stayed a week there, i spent almost a month there , loading those dam boats....never thought we'd get those things loaded...was fun though racing those hunmmers, tracks, tanks /...till we got caught.........
never was good at drawing straws...
lol..i also remember alot of the rear detachment makin runs north 2 the border, so they could wear a combat patch....that pissed alot of us off.
nice pic though....sadly, i think most of mine r either lost or still undeveloped in a camera in the garage.
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Post by wdroberson » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:08 am

haze wrote: nice pic though....sadly, i think most of mine r either lost or still undeveloped in a camera in the garage.

That must be something we have in common Haze. I have many rolls of film that still remains undeveloped. I took pictures with a cheap 110 camera I picked up before heading out to the field, and half the pictures are bad kinda quality, but I only ever had two or three rolls developed (actually my wife did, she didn't know what they were of) and I never had any desire to ever develop the remaining rolls that I am sure are still around here to this day. I guess I just don't care to see what modern weapons can do to a body ever again.
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Post by redfish » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:49 am

wdroberson wrote:
haze wrote: nice pic though....sadly, i think most of mine r either lost or still undeveloped in a camera in the garage.

That must be something we have in common Haze. I have many rolls of film that still remains undeveloped. I took pictures with a cheap 110 camera I picked up before heading out to the field, and half the pictures are bad kinda quality, but I only ever had two or three rolls developed (actually my wife did, she didn't know what they were of) and I never had any desire to ever develop the remaining rolls that I am sure are still around here to this day. I guess I just don't care to see what modern weapons can do to a body ever again.

Common thread between a lot of us I know. I threw all my pictures away back in the 90's
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Post by haze » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:49 am

110 camers...same here, the rolls that where developec in the states where blacked out if they showed too much, ya'll remember after we got back how the military told the places that devloped film not 2 give us or something like that..memory is messed up..sorry ... the real bad pics , they would be all black?
i took mine 2 a feller that would do it, instead...neve will forget the look on his face when he handed them 2 me....
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