Posted on Nov 23, 2015
SN Greg Wright
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This is mine. The USS Missouri (BB-63). I took this as she pulled alongside the USS Wichita (AOR-1) for an UNREP. The sense of history, and POWER was indescribable. I really felt the ship's presence in a manner I didn't with many others that came alongside.

How about you? What's your 'thing' like that?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_(BB-63)
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MSgt Curtis Ellis
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It don't get no mo bad-assed than this...
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SSG Vincent Wilson
SSG Vincent Wilson
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BRTTTTTT
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TSgt James Carson
TSgt James Carson
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I was a crew chief on A-10A 77-0270 in England in the 70's. I miss those days.
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MSG Frederick Otero
MSG Frederick Otero
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SSG Vincent Wilson - Last sound heard by the enemy.
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TSgt Dan Decker
TSgt Dan Decker
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I worked the A-10 for three years at Nellis AFB. Our pilots were flying instructor instructors, best in the AF. Magnificent aircraft! And magnificent pilots!
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PO1 Range Safety Nco
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Got a couple, not necessarily in this order (sorry, Brothers and Sisters, I AM a Sailor!)

Regardless, Roy Benavidez: held his guts in while destroying NVA soldiers in hand-to-hand combat in Viet Nam. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions (look him up, you’ll know why he was one of my picks)

Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller: Shipmates, we should all know who he is. A messman (cook, basically) on the West Virginia during the Pearl Harbor attacks, he manned and operated a crew-served weapon on which he had never been trained, and used it to down several attacking Japanese planes. Despite not “knowing” how to work the gun, he did it, and did it exceptionally well.

Roy Benavidez embodied the Soldier, and Doris Miller embodied the Iron Sailor. If those two aren’t BAMFs, I don’t know what else is.
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MSG Michael McEleney
MSG Michael McEleney
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Sergeant Major Dan Daly, USMC, EARNED 2 CMH’s, the DSC, and Navy Cross. Turned down for a third Medal of Honor on the grounds that “No living man deserves three Medals of Honor”
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CW2 Michael Mullikin
CW2 Michael Mullikin
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SPC William Wilson
SPC William Wilson
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I met him at Gorgus Army medical center in Panama city, Panama in 1988. He was there visiting troops in the hospital and he came by my room while I was recuperating from a collapsed lung. I was briefed about him before he came in and he was very nice and cordial. He had his moh on and that was cool as heck. Never well forget that day. Great guy and hero. RIP Roy. A true American bad ass.
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TSgt Dan Decker
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I never met MSgt Roy in person, but I have watched his videos on Youtube. He tells his own story with humor and humility. I highly recommend you watch those videos and encourage others to watch them as well.
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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M1 ABRAMS. Can I get a "WHAT!!! WHAT!!!" this evening?!?!?

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SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
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The figure is of by quite a bit so I’ve been told.. I believe it was an assumption .. due to accurate figures withheld due to security concerns ...
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SSgt Derick Brock
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SPC Christopher Perrien - Badass is def summed up in the last line of your post.
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SGT Steve McFarland
SGT Steve McFarland
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PO2 Steven Erickson The sound of that turbine engine is unmistakable. I saw one hauling ass across the desert at WSMR back in the early 80's.
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1SG James Kelly
1SG James Kelly
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Even old farts like them:
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