Message from PureDureSure in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire

2017-08-07 00:19:34 UTC  

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.

2017-08-07 00:24:08 UTC  


2017-08-07 00:28:11 UTC  

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.

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.