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Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:46 am
by redfish
What kind of show are y'all doing over there @ 2nd COSCOM? :)

We heard some rumors about some major whose wife sent him a movie of her cheating on him and he went berzerk. Damn rumors about everything. I started making some up myself after about 4 months in country. 8)

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:59 am
by haze
i remember that, the guy and his tools, that happened in jan, around the time they started bombing iraq.could"nt remember where it happened though, if it was at the range, ammo dump, or at a check point.i was getting ready for guard duty when that happened. we thought that we were going to have to take out one of our known that day. you remember his name or what happened to him ? they got got him outta there pretty quick, i think.i"m trying to think who he locked-n-loaded on, but can"t .bugging the hell outta me now.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:00 am
by Redmaxx
Major Hines. B Co. 7-159 Aviation Regiment. I had to sit by him on the plane when we left Saudi.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:47 pm
by redfish
The story about the major was true redmaxx? The rumor was very explicit video was sent and he didn't know it and showed it to everyone.

Haze: The dude you thinkin' about was SPC. Wilky. He was a wheel mechanic but not very good.

He went off at the range with his pistol. He pointed at everyone there. I was there and he turned the weapon on himself. That light skinned black SGT. who sang cadences well talked him down; but, yes he was almost taken out.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:52 pm
by haze
redfish: thanks for remembering his name, it was buggin me all day. the guy was a little strange before that day at the range.still can"t remember the other guys name, i can see his face, but the name has"nt come to me yet.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:42 pm
by redfish
Lot of chaos went on. And we learned to make homemade wine. 8O Got a lot drunk on more than a few occasions.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:43 am
by Redmaxx
I don't think that he ever got a video. He was wacked before we left for Saudi. He would make us drink a canteen full of water at the morning formation. We have 1 minute to do it. If we didn't then we had to refill them and do it again.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:20 am
by redfish
That is the kind of mess I don't miss. We had a platoon SGT. in Korea that was frikkin' bonkers. Accused during team spirit of steeling his underwear. Whacko!

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:10 am
by haze
I always hated drinking that much water, everytime it seemed you had to drink a canteen full.i allways kept a little koolaid in mine just to give it some flavor.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:42 am
by Redmaxx
That is the reason that I do not like to drink plain water.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:29 am
by FA1SGret
The water was actually a necessity, but like many other things, it got out of control. It is much healthier to drink a couple quarts a day, but in smaller amounts at a time ... that way you don't just piss it out. Water under the bridge, I know, but there were so many of these stupid rules because somebody in charge interpreted something important into something stupid.

I went nearly 4 days with no sleep ... none ... finally got a break when the cease fire took place and I racked out on a cot next to my track. Within an hour I was woken up and told to clean the graffitti off my track that Franks came thru and saw the graffiti and had a fit, so I was ordered to remove it immediately. The graffiti I had on my track was "The Duece Coupe" written in chalk ... Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:49 am
by Redmaxx
Super Lifer!

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:54 am
by FA1SGret
Redmaxx wrote:Super Lifer!
I don't understand.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:18 am
by Redmaxx
General Franks is a Super Lifer. People like him don't like to see things like that. Even though it wasn't anything offensive, he didn't like it.

Re: What was the scariest thing you did or seen in the war?

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:23 pm
by FA1SGret
Ahh ... Yeah ... I didn't like Franks.