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Posted on Nov 10, 2020
Cpl Stephen Kupryk
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Been there before on the hurry up and wait brother Cpl Stephen Kupryk
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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A skill we have all learned. I learned to carry a book with me to every appointment!
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MSG Tom Earley
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Edited 2 mo ago
When we arrived in Saudi Arabia in November 1990 we were taken to the largest tent city I had ever seen. GP Mediums for a far as the eye could focus. We packed in, put our cots together, and waited. The ship carrying our vehicles from home base in Germany took another 15 days which was a previously known arrival date, but get those troops to Saudi ASAP. Morning chow follwed by classes. We called classes story time because we NCOs all had to carry the Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks in our BDU cargo pocket, so with no training aides it mostly was me reading to my Troopers. Then MRE chow for lunch, and after that lets clean weapons, lets write letters, lets take some photos, what day is it again, what's for evening chow? 15 days later we had the cleanest weapons in theater, and we had basically memorized the soldier's manual. When our Bradley Fighting Vehicles arrived we road marched for a day into the middle of no where just south of the Iraqi Border. We had the ability to conduct proper training which was great, but we were still in the middle of open desert until February when we finally got the go order to attack. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard will teach you many things like how to properly prepare for what is ahead of you. How to work together toward that goal, but regardless of what your job is in the military you will learn patience because hurry up and wait is not printed on the training schedule, but it outta be.
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When the MPF ships off-loaded it was a shopper's paradise. There was a sense of urgency for gear, and a lot of paperwork took a back seat. A missing ROWPU finally showed up at CLNC, with RO vessels packed with AKs. So, there was shopping before, during, and after.
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MSG Tom Earley
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CWO3 (Join to see) - Hell of a way to run a war.
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