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Title: To all you grunt types
Post by: centaur on November 18, 2016, 03:20:00 PM
You have my deepest respect...
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Hats off to the grunts from an old helo driver.
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: redfish on November 22, 2016, 09:33:00 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: M60gunner on November 28, 2016, 12:05:00 AM
Grunt, dirty, tired, overloaded with gear for killing his fellow man, backbone of the military.
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Post by: Al Kidner on November 28, 2016, 12:07:00 AM
Yep... Feels good getting off a chopper.... And even better getting back on!
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: Tom on February 04, 2017, 06:12:00 AM
Thanks for remembering. Choppers saved our butt more times than I care to think about. Thanks to you as well.
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: shick on February 07, 2017, 05:54:00 AM
Amen, Pat,
Shick
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: Old Joe on September 16, 2018, 09:58:57 PM
Just join today and already I feel welcome.  I was Sgt. Joe   101st ABN  11Bravo    '69-'70.....  Now I'm just Old Joe.
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: Wannabe1 on September 17, 2018, 03:15:25 PM
Having had two uncles in Vietnam, my deepest respect to all of you! Old Joe, age may have gotten your body but, I bet you could learn these young 'uns a thing or two on respect. :goldtooth:
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: Asummerlin on November 19, 2018, 10:06:59 PM
The military wouldn't be the same without us old groundpounders. - USMC
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: blacktailbob on March 22, 2019, 12:35:16 PM
I came in a bit late for Nam but spent plenty of time in the swamps at Ft. Stewart after jump school.
Also shot my first deer there, and with my old Heters recurve.
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: popseal on May 13, 2019, 12:02:11 PM
I did two tours in Vietnam.    The idea that veterans are somehow "victims" has never set right with me.     "Soldiers heart" was the name for it after the Civil War, "shell shock" after WW 1,  "battle fatigue" for WW 2 (Korea), then PTSD for Vietnam.    Our scars both visible and invisible are the entrance fee to the 'band of brothers'.   I don't accept the PTSD label because it is implies a 'disability'.    We know life and death in a way no civilian can.    It affects our thinking in a way civilians usually don't get.    It is they who lack something.   
Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" is a good starting point for the veteran mind set.
Title: Re: To all you grunt types
Post by: monterey on June 22, 2019, 10:25:06 PM
I agree with you, Ron.