RPG Forums

Go Back   RPG Forums > Role Playing Game Section > Twilight 2000 Forum

View Poll Results: What is your level of military service?
Currently in the military (active or reserve) 28 13.86%
No longer in the military 89 44.06%
Never served in the military 85 42.08%
Voters: 202. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #31  
Old 10-10-2008, 09:47 AM
jester jester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Equaly at home in the water, the mountains and the desert.
Posts: 919
Default

I read a copy of the actualy order. It was something. It was done like a regular order or piece of correspondence.

Comander American Forces Bastogne

To Commander German Forces Bastogne,

"Nuts to you!"


sincerly



I mean I read that thought "WOW!" So formal for a flippant answer.
__________________
"God bless America, the land of the free, but only so long as it remains the home of the brave."
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-11-2008, 12:10 PM
Earthpig's Avatar
Earthpig Earthpig is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Posts: 79
Default

Served twenty one years.....6 as a Combat Engineer the rest as a grunt. I spent most of my time as a Mechanized Infantry (113's) and some as Light Infantry(there is nothing light about it) did Korea,(yeah the weather sucks in the winter, Siberian fronts Brrrrrrr!) Ft. Riley KS., Germany(only for 2 months during a Reforger ex.) and Milwaukee (homeland security).

I like to make fun of Marines, Navy, Airforce and Airborne guy's
__________________
"It's in russian it say's "front towards enem......."
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-11-2008, 01:17 PM
jester jester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Equaly at home in the water, the mountains and the desert.
Posts: 919
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Earthpig
Served twenty one years.....6 as a Combat Engineer the rest as a grunt. I spent most of my time as a Mechanized Infantry (113's) and some as Light Infantry(there is nothing light about it) did Korea,(yeah the weather sucks in the winter, Siberian fronts Brrrrrrr!) Ft. Riley KS., Germany(only for 2 months during a Reforger ex.) and Milwaukee (homeland security).

I like to make fun of Marines, Navy, Airforce and Airborne guy's
As for nothing light about light infantry, AMEN BROTHER!!!!!

However, what I don't understand is you went from engineer to grunt? What, you suffer a head injury? Most folks I know do a tour in the grunts, then we clamor for something else. Anything else, especialy things where we get to ride and stay indoors.


PAUL!!! PAUL!!!! You may have a challenger for the groups mental illness spokesman with this guy!
__________________
"God bless America, the land of the free, but only so long as it remains the home of the brave."
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-12-2008, 02:48 PM
Antenna's Avatar
Antenna Antenna is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 89
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmulcahy11b
OT: I remember one night during Team Spirit 88 -- it was horrible weather in Korea, with a driving snowstorm. Everyone was hollering for when there would be a break in the weather. After about an hour of that, the Major in charge of the DTAC's Weather Recon Team suddenly stood up and shouted: "I predict there will be a 100% chance of weather tonight!"
As usual when some friends want nice weather I only say "There is ONLY weather."

Antenna
__________________
SISU - the ability to show the warrior inside you in the right moment
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SISUKNIPPEN - many of those with SISU
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 10-13-2008, 03:09 PM
Ed the Coastie's Avatar
Ed the Coastie Ed the Coastie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Newport, Oregon
Posts: 36
Send a message via MSN to Ed the Coastie
Default

Did six years in the Coast Guard as an enlisted weapon specialist, then got traded to the Army for another 14 as a Cavalry officer.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 10-13-2008, 03:10 PM
kato13's Avatar
kato13 kato13 is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chicago, Il USA
Posts: 3,250
Send a message via ICQ to kato13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed the Coastie
Did six years in the Coast Guard as an enlisted weapon specialist, then got traded to the Army for another 14 as a Cavalry officer.
Hope the Coast Guard got a really good draft pick for you

Good to see you Ed.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 10-13-2008, 03:55 PM
jester jester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Equaly at home in the water, the mountains and the desert.
Posts: 919
Default

Hmmm?

Again I ask, why on earth would someone downgrade?

Coast Guard=boats=no humping, and they sleep in beds and have hot food. Why on earth would anyone want to give that up for being bounced and battered in a armored vehicle, choking on diesel fumes and living in the cold or heat?

Ed, by any chance are you tall? Did you possibly bang your head on those bulkheads and do yourself an injury? Thats the only explaination I can fathom.

Oh bye the bye, glad you made it in!
__________________
"God bless America, the land of the free, but only so long as it remains the home of the brave."
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 10-14-2008, 06:39 PM
Nowhere Man 1966's Avatar
Nowhere Man 1966 Nowhere Man 1966 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Moon Township, PA
Posts: 310
Send a message via ICQ to Nowhere Man 1966 Send a message via AIM to Nowhere Man 1966 Send a message via MSN to Nowhere Man 1966 Send a message via Yahoo to Nowhere Man 1966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed the Coastie
Did six years in the Coast Guard as an enlisted weapon specialist, then got traded to the Army for another 14 as a Cavalry officer.
Hey, welcome back!!! Long time, no talk!

Charles M.
__________________
Slave to 1 cat.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10-16-2008, 06:46 PM
Fusilier Fusilier is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangkok (I'm Canadian)
Posts: 564
Default

11 year Canadian Army (infantry)... now happy being a teacher.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10-16-2008, 06:50 PM
kato13's Avatar
kato13 kato13 is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chicago, Il USA
Posts: 3,250
Send a message via ICQ to kato13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by copeab
Yeah, I did that poll

IIRC, the results (with 30-35 people voting) was pretty evenly split betwenn current/ex and never served.
Woo Hoo!!! 36 votes!!! Doing slightly better than RPGhost did makes me smile
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 10-17-2008, 01:33 AM
Mohoender's Avatar
Mohoender Mohoender is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Near Cannes, South of France
Posts: 1,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fusilier
11 year Canadian Army (infantry)... now happy being a teacher.
Didn't really change your job, then. You just switch the ennemies (I'm not talking about the kids of course).
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 10-18-2008, 06:19 AM
Earthpig's Avatar
Earthpig Earthpig is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Posts: 79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jester
As for nothing light about light infantry, AMEN BROTHER!!!!!

However, what I don't understand is you went from engineer to grunt? What, you suffer a head injury? Most folks I know do a tour in the grunts, then we clamor for something else. Anything else, especialy things where we get to ride and stay indoors.


PAUL!!! PAUL!!!! You may have a challenger for the groups mental illness spokesman with this guy!

Mostly because my local unit was Infantry(Guard)...I liked it actually....Mental defeciency it is then
__________________
"It's in russian it say's "front towards enem......."
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 10-31-2008, 03:57 AM
pmulcahy11b's Avatar
pmulcahy11b pmulcahy11b is online now
The Stat Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Earthpig
Mostly because my local unit was Infantry(Guard)...I liked it actually....Mental defeciency it is then
Oh puhleeze...I started out in the Guard, then went active duty, then went airborne! Got you beat, easily.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 10-31-2008, 04:05 AM
jester jester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Equaly at home in the water, the mountains and the desert.
Posts: 919
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmulcahy11b
Oh puhleeze...I started out in the Guard, then went active duty, then went airborne! Got you beat, easily.
Oh come on! I beat you all!

I was contract Marine INFANTRY!!!! <Later I found out I was qualed for OCS and even the naval academy which was even funnier at the time> And everytime I got to the V.A. I end up at the phsyc ward! So top that mo fos!

Whats worse, I had orthopediece surgery to remove my waiver to go back in!

HAH!!!!!


So, who is the crazier!!!!
__________________
"God bless America, the land of the free, but only so long as it remains the home of the brave."
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 10-31-2008, 05:16 AM
pmulcahy11b's Avatar
pmulcahy11b pmulcahy11b is online now
The Stat Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jester
Oh come on! I beat you all!

I was contract Marine INFANTRY!!!! <Later I found out I was qualed for OCS and even the naval academy which was even funnier at the time> And everytime I got to the V.A. I end up at the phsyc ward! So top that mo fos!

Whats worse, I had orthopediece surgery to remove my waiver to go back in!

HAH!!!!!


So, who is the crazier!!!!
Well...you're a Marine -- that's enough to win right there!
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 10-31-2008, 07:52 PM
Earthpig's Avatar
Earthpig Earthpig is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Posts: 79
Default

Well it does make him dumber .......just chain yanking
__________________
"It's in russian it say's "front towards enem......."
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 10-31-2008, 08:58 PM
LAW0306's Avatar
LAW0306 LAW0306 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 154
Default

16 year marine grunt. Now Marine Gunner for Americas Battalion.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 10-31-2008, 08:59 PM
chico20854's Avatar
chico20854 chico20854 is offline
Your Friendly 92Y20!
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Washington, DC area
Posts: 336
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LAW0306
16 year marine grunt. Now Marine Gunner for Americas Battalion.
OOH-RAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
aka
Hoo-Ah!!!!!!!!
__________________
I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory. Someday this war's gonna end...
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 11-01-2008, 01:18 AM
jester jester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Equaly at home in the water, the mountains and the desert.
Posts: 919
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LAW0306
16 year marine grunt. Now Marine Gunner for Americas Battalion.

Well, its about time! Remember its K-Bay, so its all laid back all the time right down to the shades and sandals! You go surfing at noon chow and one of the best beaches is across the flightline! But you have always got to be cool, at all times like me
__________________
"God bless America, the land of the free, but only so long as it remains the home of the brave."
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 11-01-2008, 02:45 AM
Targan's Avatar
Targan Targan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 3,435
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LAW0306
16 year marine grunt. Now Marine Gunner for Americas Battalion.
You are the real deal Law. Have I mentioned before how relieved I am that we're on the same side?
__________________
"It is better to be feared than loved" - Nicolo Machiavelli
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 11-01-2008, 03:00 AM
pmulcahy11b's Avatar
pmulcahy11b pmulcahy11b is online now
The Stat Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Targan
You are the real deal Law. Have I mentioned before how relieved I am that we're on the same side?
All true...but didn't you ever want to be airborne?
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 11-01-2008, 09:51 AM
Targan's Avatar
Targan Targan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 3,435
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmulcahy11b
All true...but didn't you ever want to be airborne?
Morbidly afraid of heights. Used to do a bit of rock climbing to try and cure myself but I just spent to whole time terrified.
__________________
"It is better to be feared than loved" - Nicolo Machiavelli
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 11-01-2008, 07:10 PM
pmulcahy11b's Avatar
pmulcahy11b pmulcahy11b is online now
The Stat Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Targan
Morbidly afraid of heights. Used to do a bit of rock climbing to try and cure myself but I just spent to whole time terrified.
I too was deathly afraid of heights -- going airborne cured me!
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 11-02-2008, 07:01 AM
Earthpig's Avatar
Earthpig Earthpig is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Posts: 79
Default I'm such a stinker!

A little joke for you Airborne and Marine types


"Son, I'm damn pround of you", the retired Marine colonel said to his paratrooper son, slapping him on the back. "Tell me about your first jump".

"I thought I was ready, Dad, but I froze when it was my turn," he said. "Then my my sergeant ordered me to jump, but I still couldn't. Finally, he whipped out his d**k and threatened to shove it up my ass if I didn't jump".

"Well," his father barked, "did you jump?"

"Just a little, at first".



Sorry, I woke up and overdosed my smart arse pills
__________________
"It's in russian it say's "front towards enem......."
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 11-02-2008, 11:37 AM
jester jester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Equaly at home in the water, the mountains and the desert.
Posts: 919
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Earthpig
A little joke for you Airborne and Marine types


"Son, I'm damn pround of you", the retired Marine colonel said to his paratrooper son, slapping him on the back. "Tell me about your first jump".

"I thought I was ready, Dad, but I froze when it was my turn," he said. "Then my my sergeant ordered me to jump, but I still couldn't. Finally, he whipped out his d**k and threatened to shove it up my ass if I didn't jump".

"Well," his father barked, "did you jump?"

"Just a little, at first".



Sorry, I woke up and overdosed my smart arse pills

Well, it sounds more like a NAVY joke to me
__________________
"God bless America, the land of the free, but only so long as it remains the home of the brave."
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 11-11-2008, 05:28 AM
pmulcahy11b's Avatar
pmulcahy11b pmulcahy11b is online now
The Stat Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Earthpig
A little joke for you Airborne and Marine types


"Son, I'm damn pround of you", the retired Marine colonel said to his paratrooper son, slapping him on the back. "Tell me about your first jump".

"I thought I was ready, Dad, but I froze when it was my turn," he said. "Then my my sergeant ordered me to jump, but I still couldn't. Finally, he whipped out his d**k and threatened to shove it up my ass if I didn't jump".

"Well," his father barked, "did you jump?"

"Just a little, at first".



Sorry, I woke up and overdosed my smart arse pills
Right before I left Korea, the G-3 Sergeant Major gave me an interesting article from his hometown newspaper. Seems some reservists were on a jump, the coordinates were a bit off, and one of them landed in a large, open tank of liquified cow manure. He drowned in shit.

He was an old 82nd trooper, and knew I was going to jump school from Korea...Sergeants Major are allowed to OD on smart ass pills!
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 11-11-2008, 07:02 PM
Earthpig's Avatar
Earthpig Earthpig is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Posts: 79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmulcahy11b
Right before I left Korea, the G-3 Sergeant Major gave me an interesting article from his hometown newspaper. Seems some reservists were on a jump, the coordinates were a bit off, and one of them landed in a large, open tank of liquified cow manure. He drowned in shit.

He was an old 82nd trooper, and knew I was going to jump school from Korea...Sergeants Major are allowed to OD on smart ass pills!
Just one more reason for me to enjoy the fact I was a dirty, nasty, leg, Mechanized, Army puke ........Eeeeeewwww! liquid manure what a horrreeeble way to go.
__________________
"It's in russian it say's "front towards enem......."
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 11-11-2008, 08:12 PM
Targan's Avatar
Targan Targan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 3,435
Default

Famous last words?

"Oh, shit".
__________________
"It is better to be feared than loved" - Nicolo Machiavelli
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 11-11-2008, 08:35 PM
pmulcahy11b's Avatar
pmulcahy11b pmulcahy11b is online now
The Stat Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Targan
Famous last words?

"Oh, shit".
Oh man, I came real close to ruining my new monitor by blowing a mouthful of Pepsi on it!
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 11-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Graebarde Graebarde is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Texas
Posts: 527
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jester
No you have it wrong. They did give him champagne, but after some heroes treatment since he was a founder of modern aviation, they sent him to a POW camp, and then after several semi successuful escape attempts they took his legs away,

Just imagine that, you have no legs and you have still managed to get out of your POW camp several times.

And that makes me wonder about real life.

Today they have a Marine sniper with one eye, a kid in the 25th Division with one leg, an armor captain with one leg, and several others who are on active duty who have injuries who would precluide them from initial entry, however, they do have exemptions that so allow folks who have serious injuries to continue to serve and they have relaxed them more so these days which is a good thing, I just hope it continues rather than it being used as a political tool.

Thanks for listening to my rant,

Semper Fi
LTG Franks, commander VII Corps, the left hook of ODS, was an amputee from Nam that rose above his leg, and fought to stay on active duty as a major, rose to command a corps. There was a Sgt Maj in the Ranger training camps that was and amputee as well.

Grae
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
demographics, polls


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poll: - Gm Style General Pain Twilight 2000 Forum 10 08-25-2010 02:20 PM
Episode 3 Poll General Pain GP - General Discussion 2 03-31-2009 01:09 AM
Next mission Poll General Pain HQ - General Discussion 2 01-27-2009 08:37 AM
Poll for new sit kato13 Twilight 2000 Forum 4 09-24-2008 05:41 AM
5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Divisional Service Area kato13 Twilight 2000 Forum 0 09-10-2008 04:02 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.