MIL One of the things that piss me off ...

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    ... is when someone else takes credit for something they didn't do.

    I was reading this post on wired.com and followed the link to more info about the barrier wall on phase line gold in Sadr City. I know a lot about how that wall was put up, since my company - along with the other companies in the 35th Engineering Brigade - were the ones that cleared the way for the barrier teams that put up the wall.

    Anyway - one of the links from this post tells all about how the brave soldiers of the 1-68 Armor Battalion, 3rd Combat Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division "had to breach a minefield" of IEDs to get the job done.

    Right. That wasn't the 1-68 Armor Battalion, or anyone on the 3rd BCT, or even anyone in the 4th ID... That was the 35th Engineer Brigade (an Army National Guard unit). Specifically it was the 171st, 1138th, 237th, and the 107th Engineer Companies from several states - all National Guard units.

    The only part that the 4th ID had in clearing the way as the wall was constructed across Sadr City was that several times they provided us with a tank to trail our route clearance team. Oh - and they also provided Strykers, who promptly parked their rides and went to sleep. :mad:

    I don't mind active duty guys tooting their horns when they do good shit. But it pisses the fuck out of me when someone takes credit for something they didn't do.

    links:
    http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/12/cracks-in-sadr.html
    http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/on-the-front-lines-in-sadr-city/?ref=middleeast
    http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/inside-sadr-city-the-wall/
     
  2. Spartan

    Spartan OT Supporter

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    kill em all
     
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    like how roach coach acts like he steamrolled fallujah and he's not even a marine yet?

    oh yeah, and we don't have strykers, that was probably 25 ID. attached to MND-B though...which was 4ID :hs:
     
  4. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Roach Coach is related to Marines, so he is fully qualified.
     
  5. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I talked to a medic that was attached to the stryker unit when I went through combat lifesaver a couple weeks ago. He says they were with 2SCR. And that's all I know about that.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    He leads the way.
     
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    TRN Well-Known Member

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    My CWO does that all the time. :hsugh:
     
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    Every story and every video I've seen about Stryker crews have to do with them sleeping in the worst possible places.

    What is the deal with them? :eek4:
     
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    they're tired bro, it gets hot in those things :mamoru:
     

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