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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SMSgt James Chandler
SMSgt James Chandler
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I worked A-10s from Nov 84 to Nov 86 as an Air Guardsman with the 175FW at Martin in MD. This is one tough aircraft!
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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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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
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
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
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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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 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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CPO Gerald Burns
CPO Gerald Burns
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Fuel Truck
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