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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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SSG Mark Lawless
SSG Mark Lawless
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Ate C rations that had a production date of your birth month and year
Opened C rations with a P38
Still have that P38
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SPC Rob Hunker
SPC Rob Hunker
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Been there done that, got the shirt got the hat.
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SPC Edward Abney
SPC Edward Abney
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I'll go you one better Major. We did PT in our fatigues, with our combat boots on, ran mile after mile with that GD steel pot bouncing up and down on our heads, also did PT with our shoulder held, gas operated, M1 Garands and practiced bayonet attack and defense. Cattle cars, Duce's, love em. Oh, and our MRE's were still in cans.
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SPC Mike Knight
SPC Mike Knight
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yup. did most of that stuff
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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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SFC Howard Holmes
SFC Howard Holmes
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The smoking lamp is lit. Hooaah
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SFC Howard Holmes
SFC Howard Holmes
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Running PT in combat boots, fatigue pants and green t-shirts.
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SFC Donna Bush
SFC Donna Bush
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Now I really feel old UGH!
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SPC Ron Rowland
SPC Ron Rowland
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SSG Selwyn Bodley wow is right when I went through basic final PT after the run I was taken by the DS to the hospital for dehydration but i passed
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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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SGT Stephen Locke
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Brasso'd your Class A emblems and backings. Used black permanent marker/flat black paint to touch up the LBE. ALSO, LOL! Using the sides of the box your boots came in to make the weights for your duty uniform pant legs.
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SFC Lyle Green
SFC Lyle Green
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Ser.# RA or US, regular Army, Unvolentary Service. PT uniform=HA! OD fatigues and A Tee shirt. Room mate??? 40 men to a room, pray the dude in the rack above you didn't snore, fart, or have nightmares. Blank-parties? All you needed was a company A..hole, jerk, etc. a OD blanket, all attendees a pillow case and a bar of soap. Wrap guest in the blanket, thenl party goers proceed to whack the the wrapped guest with the bar of soap in pillow case. Low crawl police call, couldn't use your hands had to pick up the butts with your teeth. Called everything but what you were then smacked up side the head by the DI. The man tote, carry a dude equal to your weight and size ( if lucky) on your back for 100 yrds., pungie sticks ( ?? those giant Q tip lookiing things you could beat the hell outa each other with). Climbing up that rope and walking that )(*)((&^ log, if you fell off you busted you *)( in the mud. For me, In VN a ammo dump was like going to the grocery store, uh give me 500 of those, 30 of those, uh maybe several boxes of those.etc. Just the opposit of the States, getting jailed for being caught with one round, now you'd get cussed, beat, then jailed if you didn't have ammo, munitions etc. running outa every pocket, pack, sack, or box. Cooking C rats with a small ball of C-4. Injecting those giant flying bugs in the ass with that anti nerve gas spring loaded syringe, then watch them go screaming straight up till they conked out. Hearing those annoying" F..k you" lizards all night. That sweet taste of drinking water from a river with dead bodies floating a few yards from you, mixed with those freaking iodine pills. Ummmmm good stuff. Sitting on at lease 4 of those flak gackets, the ones that after several days all the kevlar, or stuffings would wad up on the bottom of the jacket, every time you would hitch a ride in a M-48, ACav or 2 1/2, or carry with when you got on a hu-1 as the crew chief would cuss you out to get rid of em. Oh! can't forget the " Dickdartters" ( I always think about those little critters every time I imagine females being in the military) Strick standing order, if you knew what was good for you: When you cross a body of water, never ever take a piss. Those tiny little fish we call dickdarters would go up your ureatha if you pissed. Big number 10, off you go...medavac to the Dr., instant surgery ( if possible, if lz was hot, you just waited, getting worse every min. ) If one waited too long, it caused infection, lose your tool or worse required to open you up and get the fish outa your bladder, or yet worse ... you died. Not being a sexist or what ever you call a "realist", but it has been a fact..a woman would die for that little fish invasion. Wonder what they would call that fish then???? Womb broom? ??????. Man I could write a novel on what my "Ole School Was" I don't imagine many of the today school folks would believe much of it.
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LCpl Steve Wininger hahaha you're old school Steve
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