Message from PureDureSure in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire
And thanks for rubbing it in about your career. Lol. I was robbed of mine. Nominated to USMA by the then-chairman of HASC, but disqualified from service by DODMERB. I even tried a direct commission years later when some requirements were slackened to ease the personnel deficit brought on by GWOT, but was again denied the chance to fight.
Lol. How could you have known?! I'm picking. I just wanted to point out that I have desperately wanted that life from a young age (my grandfather did WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and my uncle graduated USMA in 1987), and I'm grateful we have men who have "seen the elephant" in our camp.
We have lots of combat vets going I know lots of TWP are former military
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.
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.
But strikers suck also 😊
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.
Now they look like rolling fences with all the anti RPH cadges on them
Do the men in the field like any of the light armor options? How has the MRAP been received?
TBH I was a light fighter i liked the 1157 HMMWVS
The MRAPS are great but suck for Iraq do to how narrow the roads are
A lot of places they can't go
So you have to dismount Outsode the town and go in on foot
They are massive. They're put together here in South Carolina, down in Ladson.
Really a war that should never have been fought.
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.
Stryker > sdkfz 251
I dunno, man. There's nothing like the 251/16. The only thing better than flammenwerfer? Flammenwerfer x 2! Amirite?
Ever ridden in one? Lol
What about a stern panzer
Well, no. That would be a once-in-a-lifetime affair.
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
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.
Gotta get your reenact on son
Features StuGs and a couple 251/16s.
We had trucks too lol
No shit. So you do the Bulge show at Indiantown Gap?
Those pics are from the Reading airshow and Fort Indiantown Gap event
Haven't reenacted in a couple years though
Nice. I'm actually originally from Scranton, and went back there for my undergraduate work.