Posted on Mar 28, 2014
Col Regional Director, Whem/Ssa And Congressional Liaison
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Ah yes, we've all seen them; "so, there you were" in a theater or a room full of service members or veterans, one minute everything's ok, then all of a sudden there it is... the over-the-top military movie discrepancy! So, what was that moment that stands out most in your mind? What are those associated memories or stories that come to mind? Did the base theater erupt into 'chaos' over an unkempt/incorrect uniform, improper language/jargon/ customs, or was there something that was just plain 'unsat' from a military point-of-view. lol Well, there's a ton of them out there, and I'm pretty sure that something should immediately come to mind, so what are we waiting for? Quick, pull up a keyboard, and let's get this thing started; thanks for all that you do, and... see you all in the discussion threads!
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Maj Chris Nelson
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<p>Rambo, when rescuing the POWs in Vietnam, landing the Huey in the river, then shooting the LAW thru the front window at the Russian HIN-D....with all those POW's in the back blast area.....oops.....and nobody harmed!</p><p><br></p>
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PV2 Glenn E Moody
PV2 Glenn E Moody
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LTC Warren Miller - was that FT Benning I was C-6-1 sandhill movie was next door to it. saw Stripes there and another one there I think it was full metal jacket year was 1982. I was in basic training at the time 1st on post pass.
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PV2 Glenn E Moody
PV2 Glenn E Moody
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LTC Warren Miller - hahaha yes remember it well 1st thing you do before firing the LAW is look behind you yell out the command back blast clear then you fire when your safety tells you all clear
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LTC Warren Miller
LTC Warren Miller
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PV2 Glenn E Moody I was TDY to Benning for a couple of weeks as a PFC in 1985. Was working in the Harmony Church area - didn’t find Sand Hill until another TDY trip a quarter century later. Most likely went to a theater in Columbus with a teammate who had wheels. I remember the room full of hardcore 11B types who went nuts when the mud wall opened his eyes right before the unrealistic LAW firing.
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MAJ Lyle F. Padilla
MAJ Lyle F. Padilla
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Let's not forget whichever of the RAMBO movies it was where Rambo drives a tank, aims the main gun, loads it and engages multiple targets, all by himself without getting out of the gunner's seat!
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CMSgt James Nolan
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All of them. Too many to name. The best part for me is how aggravated my wife gets with me when I point them out. "it's just a movie". Nope, at least try and get close...all I am asking.
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PO3 David Mondello
PO3 David Mondello
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My Wife won't watch military movies with me anymore.
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Dod Civilian
Dod Civilian
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Keep in mind, the Film Industry is not allowed to wear the official Uniform since they are not enlisted. So you may see some sort of discrepancies from the normal Reg... that’s because it was purposely done.
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Dod Civilian
Dod Civilian
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Ex.. as annoying as It is... seeing actors wearing the Army ACUS with the collars up.
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SSG Ssg Retired
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Dod Civilian - You are not totally correct,actors are allowed wear military uniforms as long as the context of the film or wearing of the uniform does not discredit or paint the US military in a bad light.
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PO1 Rodney Bracey
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Battleship (2012)

The USS Missouri memorial got underway with less than a skeleton crew but more importantly, it is a museum ship. It does not have any fuel on board nor any capability to get underway. It also does not have 16" shells nor powder on board. Not only that but to fire the 16" guns, it takes a crew of no less than 90 Sailors to fire the guns. Also, a 16" high explosive shell weighs about 2700 pounds, not 1000 pounds as stated in the movie. It cannot be carried from 1 turret to another above nor below decks. When missiles are fired at the alien ship - they were SM2 when they were launched but turned into Tomahawks as they flew towards the aliens. (former Battleship Sailor)
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SSgt Charles Edwards
SSgt Charles Edwards
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They practically did the same thing in Under Siege. With the same ship too!
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CAPT Lyle Brown
CAPT Lyle Brown
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My favorite part of that movie was when the "CO" said "Fire everything"!
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PO2 Daniel Brown
PO2 Daniel Brown
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SSgt Charles Edwards - Actually "under Siege" was filed on the USS Alabama in Mobile Bay. Missouri is an Iowa Class BB. most distinguished difference two funnels. Alabama is a South Dakota Class, single funnel. [USN Signalman 2nd Class 1966-71.]
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PFC Gerald Bailey
PFC Gerald Bailey
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I used to have a model of the original BB63. With that said, I knew what they were doing was not possible. I was still a fairly entertaining movie.
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