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CPO Steelworker
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Sorry but, REMF and POG are to different things today, REMF's are usually Combat Service Support (REMF's)not Combat Support (POG's) two different missions, and are trained for different missions. Combat Support are trained in Infantry type tactics and qualification, because in today's world they are often at the same point of the spear. Tankers, Artillery, Medics,QuarterMasters, MP's.Combat Engineers and Heavy Engineers are always outside the wire or placing wire and Clearing routes and up keeping MSR's and building up COP's and Fire Bases and outpost.Who do think places the T-Walls that keep grunts safe on a FOB, yes Grunt's live on FOB's also and some support guy's have lived outside the wire more than Grunt's today. The other thing is the JTF's like MiTT teams and PRT's that are helping shape the battle space for the Grunt's to do their mission. Service Support, cooks,Personnel clerks, Maintenance Engineers all other office types legal, PW support staff BDOC personnel and so on. The first time in Iraq invasion, we were with Marine GCE (ground combat element) and lived just like them. We slept under trucks on trucks in trucks and small one man tents (that replaced the Shelter Half) and burnt out buildings in the middle of towns sometimes, and yes we had to sweep and clear are project-sites everyday even the connecting buildings we cleared and set over-watch's. This was the first seven months and all we ate was MRE's also.
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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Hmm. I did not know that, but the first time I saw POG was in this post. When we almost got over run at LZ English, the REM's were right there with us with their weapons. One of our POL guys was captured and we never heard from him again. SGT Lou Meza, might remember the other POW. We were there together.
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CPL David Blagrove
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What is REMF?
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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You're kidding right? It's an acronym for Rear Echelon Mother F------
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CPL David Blagrove
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Thanks for that. Never used it!
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SGT Philip Roncari
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I remember being huddled under a poncho pouring rain sitting on my rucksack that was slowly sinking in the mud of the Central Highlands and thinking how dry and warm the Company clerk was back at base camp in Plekiu,and then the sun came out the next morning,as you can see it doesn't take much to make your average grunt happy,and by the way Keith my Company clerk screwed up my in country R&R.
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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Those guys were slackers for some reason. I wish I would have seen the ten days excessive leave before I left Vietnam. I could have straightened it out. I remember one night it was raining like hell so I decided to take a shower. I got all soaped up and the damn rain stopped. So I was wet and soapy. The sun came up the next day and baked the soap on me. It rained the next night and I washed it off. LOL
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