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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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FN Boiler Technician
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MSG Frederick Otero - they don’t get to hear the sound. The weapons all travel faster than the speed of sound. Plus you add the speed of the aircraft to the muzzle velocity.
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CPO Gerald Burns
CPO Gerald Burns
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Desert Storm killers of tanks !!
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SPC Ron Salsbury
SPC Ron Salsbury
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Had the distinct pleasure of having a few of these save 49 brothers, sisters, and I in my platoon during Desert Storm when a column of T-72's broke through the lines, our Commander, and Unit left us to defend the camp as they retreated 200 miles south in all our aircraft. Fifty M-16's against fifty T-72's, reminded me why flying MEDIVAC sucked during war time, we never stood a chance, so to this one I say AMEN to "Bad Assed!"
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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FN (Join to see) - ... When Machine Guns Were First Placed On High Speed Air Craft; And They Were Fired Off, The Planes Flew Faster Than The Ammo & They'd Fly Into The Ammo, Shooting Themselves Out Of The Air........OOPS !
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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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SPC Ron Salsbury
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I to had the distinct Honor being introduced to this man back in 1989 in San Antonio Texas, it was a privilege to be in his presence.
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Pvt SanJuana Méndez
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Ty, PO1 Alarcón, for mentioning Roy Benavídez. Tho I'm a Marine, as a Houston (TX) resident & Hispanic-American, I take great pride & am also humbled to acknowledge him as a total bad-ass.
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LCDR Steve Brown
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My dad always said, that the Navy and the Air Force man equipment, while the Army equips men. In a sense, he's right, though he was an Armor officer. If not for the BAs inside the equipment, there are no BA ships, tanks, or aircraft. Still, I'm glad we have the equipment.
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Pvt SanJuana Méndez - Doesn't matter what flavor of American one is: Hispanic-American, African-American, whatever. American is American, and a bad-ass American is a bad-ass American. Period.
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the Spectre Gunship: I remember distinctly the first time I heard this beast unleash it's temper; I was about a half a mile away. I thought Judgement Day had arrived.
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Cpl Dennis F.
Cpl Dennis F.
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SSG(P) Dan Keene - ...and a 105....
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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Col Joseph Lenertz Career ending error?
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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CDR Kenneth Kaiser The fellow that designed the landscaping for my house was a Coxswain on a River Boat. Halfway thru his second tour, (he did survive the engagement), he was assigned to a Destroyer. At the helm one day, an Ensign questioned the appearance of his shoes. The Captain sorted it out by explaining to the Ensign what the River boats did and why PO Cathcart was on a real ship.
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Col Joseph Lenertz
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CSM Charles Hayden - Probably not. Test pilots are paid to wring the new aircraft out....bring them to the edge of their envelopes and just a BIT further. There is no way to know where the edge is for sure...the engineers tell you this airspeed and that g-loading, but there's a safety margin built in, so that's the grey area test pilots explore. If he has bent one in the past, he may go to a Pilot Review Board (PRB), where it's decided whether you lose your wings. Losing your wings is worse than other career-ending events because it ALSO means you'll never fly for the airlines.
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