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Yep.....
Saw a guy in front of me last DWE and he was locking his knees, and you could see it in the back of his trousers. He kept bobbing forward......tsk tsk tsk.
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SFC William Farrell
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SGT (Join to see) - My brother used to pass out in church all the time Keith. Always nice to hear his head hitting the hard oak chairs! I think it left permanent damage!
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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Dang, SFC William Farrell, You were a mean bro. It is funny though.
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SFC William Farrell
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SGT (Join to see) - We're twins, were in Nam together Keith. Im the older twin so i can be that way! LOL
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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You were in Nam together? Were you in the same unit? I thought that wasn't done anymore.
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MSG Tom Earley
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A long time ago when I was a young Sergeant E-5 we were on the Parade Field at Fort Stewart, Georgia. I was a Scout in 2-34 Infantry, and our 24th Infantry Division was doing a Change of Command in the hot Georgia summer sun. Some moron decided we should all have our bayonets on our M16 Rifles, needless to say the medics were busy that day stitching up the wounded who were stabbed in the back by soldiers who passed out.
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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I'm very familiar with that summer heat in Georgia MSG Tom Earley. When I took Airborne training at Benning, it was in May, approaching June. I was fortunate in that I came from the same atmosphere here in Houston.
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LTC Stephen F.
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I remember those days SGT (Join to see). We had to learn the deference between correct military posture and exaggerated posture which puts lots of stress on soldiers. As a company commander at Fort Benning I never had any heat casualties because we ensured every soldiers drank enough fluids and knew how to stand at attention properly.
I have taken part in hundreds of formations, parades and pass-in-reviews as an enlisted man, then as a cadet at USMA and as an infantry officer.
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SGT Infantryman (Airborne)
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It was an important part of training LTC Stephen F.. There were companies not as fortunate as yours were. Their leadership was lacking.
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