MIL Boys will be boys :mamoru:

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  1. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Dec. 7) Armed with camcorders, and even cell phone cameras, soldiers and Marines from the MTV and Internet generation are sending home adrenalin-packed video postcards and music videos.
    CBS News correspondent Vince Gonzales reports they provide front-seat views of combat unlike anything seen in any previous war.
    Soldiers are even attaching cameras to their helmets for a first-person view of the moments when war gets up close and personal.
    But many times, the enemy stays hidden. Whether it's an attack on a base in Afghanistan, a crowded Baghdad street, or a wide-open Iraqi highway.
    Sometimes the insurgents miss and video show soldiers cheering. Sometimes they don't, as another shows a car windshield shattering, gunfire and shouting.
    Several of the videos found on the Internet reveal bizarre methods of relieving the stress that comes with life in the combat zone ? like playing air guitar with a shovel, moon walking and ambushing Porta Potties.
    "We have destructed the Porta Potties!" shout some soldiers as they knock over a toilet.
    And some soldiers have flipped over the wide-open spaces in Iraq, doing bike jumps over sand dunes.
    The Brits in Iraq take the prize for the most elaborate video which stars an entire unit, a performance of "Is This The Way To Amarillo?"
    So many people tried to download the spoof of a music video that the Ministry of Defense's computers crashed.
    There are some things the digital revolution will never change: War is still hell ? and boys will always be boys.
     
  2. GochuBoy

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  3. TRN

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    I actually have that video of the Brits. It's pretty funny.
     
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    link? :x:
     
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    in for brit video :x:
     
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    I loved doing porta-potty attacks when we were training up for deployment, everyone including our platoon sergeant was in on it and you had to do a recon before going into one to make sure noone from the platoon saw you :rofl:
     
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    Now I have that song stuck in my head :squint:
     
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    They have it somewhere on mil.com as well :rofl:
     

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