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SSG Selwyn Bodley
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I'm hearing/reading people saying "I'm old school, therefore..." So out of curiosity's sake, where is that ever-moving line?
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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If you ever:
wore yellow, nylon PT shorts
rode in a REAL deuce and a half
know what a gamma goat used to be
were transported in a cattle car
wore and washed in a steel pot
realized your M16 was built by the lowest bidding contactor
lived in WWII era barracks
thought the only definition of, "offensive" was "taking it to the commies"
actually put 2 shelter halves together to make and sleep in a tent
pressed your duty uniform
spit shined your boots
ate MREs...
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SPC Donald Donovan
SPC Donald Donovan
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Wow, Gamma Goats. Haven't seen one since FT. Bragg in the early 80's. When My BN was moved to Bragg in 79, We were put into formally condemned WWII Style barracks in the COSCOM Area. Also "When the Baloon goes up" is another "Old School" Phrase. Also if you ever mounted an M60 in the back of an M151A3. (See if the young troops know what those are.) Ran PT in Black combat boots, Wore OD Green Fatigues, khaki Summer Uniforms, (Last to be issued them) (I was in when we transitioned to BDU's) Using "Brasso" to shine your color brass, Fighting to get one of the two P38's in a Case of C-Rations) (Still have tow of them) Eating C-Rations and hoping you get the "Beeanies & Weenies," and "John Wayne Bar" Good trading fodder.
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SSG(P) Danielle Birtha
SSG(P) Danielle Birtha
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wore yellow, nylon PT shorts
DROVE a REAL deuce and a half, and a 5/4 Mobile Control Tower
know what a gamma goat used to be
was transported in a cattle car
wore and washed, and COOKED, in a steel pot, and did some other things not mentioned with it ... kudos to the bullet proof carbon fiber helmets of today, but, they're only good for wearing, and getting in the way ;)
realized your M16 was built by the lowest bidding contractor
lived in WWII era barracks in the U.S., and in Germany, where the rats under the building were bigger than cats
thought the only definition of, "offensive" was "taking it to the commies"... still do
actually put 2 shelter halves together to make and sleep in a tent
pressed my duty uniform, strack style
spit shined your boots
ate MREs... and before that, good 'ol C Rations... still have the can opener (regular and large ;)
when soldiers left basic ready for war, not cry babies needing to be coddled and kept happy... at least they were when I ETS'd just pre-Desert Storm
heheh... gotta be Vietnam era to remember most of that :)
And I'd trade all of that for the equipment today's soldiers have in a heart beat
except for the cry babies...
Our Enemies don't care about your feelings, in fact, they HOPE you're cry babies ;)
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PO3 Joseph Mcleod
PO3 Joseph Mcleod
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Drove Gamma Goats, and Real Duce and a half,
ate LERPS,
Drove Cracker Box Ambulance and "cut V".
Qualified with M-1 Garand and 1911 in 45 caliber. (Garand didnt count for the merit badge, they just issued M-16 to our unit.)
Wore boondockers and bell bottoms while on force marches with the Marines in utes and boots cause Doc didnt rate camo.
Still had a smoking lamp.
Did the shelter halfs,
Did duty in the steel pot, still the best way to make soup over chem tabs.
Still have my first p-38 and navy folding knife that the chief gave me to cut rope with.
Served with the finest bunch of Marines.
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1SG Steven Malkowski
1SG Steven Malkowski
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Gave yourself away on the last on Major. Real old school ate C-Rations.
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CW5 Sam B.
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If you know what wall to wall counseling is...
Shine your boots with spit and kiwi with a brown tshirt
curse
drink at a NCO club on post
have weekly inspections of room in barracks by 1SG
all pictures on barracks wall framed
wear a banana suit for PT
starched your BDUs and Class B
sing cadence without repercussion
drive a 1/4 ton
drive a deuce and a half
smoke indoors
cattle car rides singing AC/DC songs
met the PT standard when you graduated basic training!!!!!!!!
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SSG Jason Penn
SSG Jason Penn
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Ahhh... FM 22-102!!!
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SPC Donald Donovan
SPC Donald Donovan
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SSG (Join to see) - Young boots will ALLWAYS find time to do something STOOOPID! LOL
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SPC Donald Donovan
SPC Donald Donovan
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I was in Basic for EIGHT WEEKS.
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1SG Steven Malkowski
1SG Steven Malkowski
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Gave yourself away with mentioning BDU's. Real old school wore a pickle suit (all green). And not the wash-and-wear ones that came in the middle of 1977. The old cotton ones that had to be starched.
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Brasso
Old school if you wore the LBE that needed to be touched up with MNU before Change of Command ceremonies. Also using Brasso to polish the brass door handles at BN or BDE.
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SSG James Peterson
SSG James Peterson
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Oh my these two items bring back many memories
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SGT Dan Gray
SGT Dan Gray
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when I was in boot it was REQUIRED that you buy brasso and then repolish your "brass" and have them on your uniform correctly. Boy a lot of quarters were used then to get the rank on the shirt lapels correct.
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SSG Michael Love
SSG Michael Love
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Opened up C-rats had lucky strikes in green. 4
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Sgt Dan Catlin
Sgt Dan Catlin
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SSG Michael Love - And used a "John Wayne" can opener on them rats. Carried on dog tags, often all taped together so they'd make no noise.
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