Message from Stannisthemannis in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire

2017-08-07 00:30:56 UTC  

We have lots of combat vets going I know lots of TWP are former military

2017-08-07 00:33:33 UTC  

Our high school made us do a year-long project as Seniors, sort of like a junior dissertation. You did a paper and some sort of physical project, presenting both in a formal lecture at year end in order to graduate. I did a detailed study comparing the German campaign in France, 1940 to Operation Desert Storm. Many civilians are still unaware of the Stryker ICV family. At 16, I was closely following its development and knew I wanted eventual command of one of the brigade combat teams.

2017-08-07 00:35:47 UTC  

My inability to wear the uniform has left a tremendous void in my life, with which only my children and this movement have enabled me to cope.

2017-08-07 00:38:41 UTC  

That sucks

2017-08-07 00:38:49 UTC  

But strikers suck also 😊

2017-08-07 00:39:54 UTC  

Lol. Yes, I have taken some solace in the fact that they've sort of turned out like the second coming of the early Bradleys.

2017-08-07 00:40:32 UTC  

Now they look like rolling fences with all the anti RPH cadges on them

2017-08-07 00:40:52 UTC  

RPG even

2017-08-07 00:40:57 UTC  

Do the men in the field like any of the light armor options? How has the MRAP been received?

2017-08-07 00:41:28 UTC  

TBH I was a light fighter i liked the 1157 HMMWVS

2017-08-07 00:41:56 UTC  

The MRAPS are great but suck for Iraq do to how narrow the roads are

2017-08-07 00:42:06 UTC  

A lot of places they can't go

2017-08-07 00:42:20 UTC  

So you have to dismount Outsode the town and go in on foot

2017-08-07 00:43:37 UTC  

They are massive. They're put together here in South Carolina, down in Ladson.

2017-08-07 00:44:58 UTC  

Really a war that should never have been fought.

2017-08-07 00:47:46 UTC  

My best friend - also a Patrick, and still a Marine - fought through the whole battle of Nasiriyah right at the beginning of the war. He said it was the most miserable two weeks imaginable.

2017-08-07 00:59:29 UTC  

Stryker > sdkfz 251

2017-08-07 01:21:10 UTC

2017-08-07 01:21:12 UTC  


I dunno, man. There's nothing like the 251/16. The only thing better than flammenwerfer? Flammenwerfer x 2! Amirite?

2017-08-07 01:21:29 UTC  


2017-08-07 01:21:33 UTC  

Ever ridden in one? Lol

2017-08-07 01:21:37 UTC  

What about a stern panzer

2017-08-07 01:22:53 UTC  

Well, no. That would be a once-in-a-lifetime affair.

2017-08-07 01:23:01 UTC  

You know some militaries still use the Sd.Kfz it is a modernized version but Romania , Fhe Chezec republic , Hungry and some of the Balkans nations still use them

2017-08-07 01:26:12 UTC  

I knew Hungary, but not the others. That's awesome. Yeah, the Balkans love their German weapons. It's the last place still using 7.92x57 ("8mm Mauser") in any quantity. Which is a shame, because it's a damn good round. I have one of the Egyptian contract FN-49 rifles chambered for it.

2017-08-07 01:26:16 UTC  

Gotta get your reenact on son

2017-08-07 01:26:46 UTC  


That's glorious! Heil Hitler!

2017-08-07 01:27:34 UTC  


2017-08-07 01:27:50 UTC  


You've probably seen this short film (4 parts), then. But in case you haven't:

2017-08-07 01:28:29 UTC  

Features StuGs and a couple 251/16s.

2017-08-07 01:29:47 UTC  

We had trucks too lol

2017-08-07 01:29:50 UTC  


In what part of the country do you live?

2017-08-07 01:29:54 UTC  


2017-08-07 01:30:25 UTC  

No shit. So you do the Bulge show at Indiantown Gap?

2017-08-07 01:30:28 UTC  

Those pics are from the Reading airshow and Fort Indiantown Gap event

2017-08-07 01:30:37 UTC  

I did

2017-08-07 01:30:46 UTC  

Haven't reenacted in a couple years though

2017-08-07 01:31:16 UTC  

Nice. I'm actually originally from Scranton, and went back there for my undergraduate work.

2017-08-07 01:31:47 UTC  

I'm from Baltimore originally but PA is Eden compared to MD

2017-08-07 01:32:52 UTC  

Well, I can't speak from experience. "The Wire" is all that's been necessary to keep me clear of Charm City.

2017-08-07 01:34:12 UTC  

When I was young we did live smack in the middle of Philadelphia, which was fine. But later, my dad had to work in West Philly, which was not.