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Thu Nov 11, 2021, 07:15 AM

A war story on this Veterans Day told to me by a Vietnam marine who was at con thien.

Told to me one night years ago as we were coming out of Boston on line haul by a fellow veteran and a fellow teamster as we shot the breeze over cb radio.

He said man I saved my rifle platoon we was in tight spot my platoon was in danger this was after a patrol, I asked how what happened he said it was before chow I shot the cooks.

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Reply A war story on this Veterans Day told to me by a Vietnam marine who was at con thien. (Original post)
Duncanpup Nov 11 OP
Walleye Nov 11 #1
MarineCombatEngineer Dec 15 #8
marble falls Nov 11 #2
IrishAfricanAmerican Nov 11 #4
Duncanpup Nov 12 #6
marble falls Nov 12 #7
taxi Nov 11 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 11 #5

Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 07:18 AM

1. What's the most dangerous weapon in the army?

A second lieutenant with a map and a compass

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 15, 2021, 04:03 PM

8. I loved this scene from the movie,

Rules of Engagement,



For a USMC 2nd Lt. in Vietnam, that was pretty much accurate.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 07:32 AM

2. Always good chow in the Navy.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 08:35 AM

4. Well...

usually.




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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 05:05 AM

6. Braggart

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Response to Duncanpup (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 07:44 AM

7. I noticed all the Navy vets were fat and sassy and the Army vets were skinny and mean ...

... plus, who could say no to an all included cruise?

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 07:39 AM

3. He was cut off behind enemy lines

Uncle John had nothing but his flask and a knife. After quickly downing the whiskey he slashed his way through a dozen enemy combatants and returned to base.
Moral of the story: don't mess with Uncle John when he's been drinking.

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Response to Duncanpup (Original post)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 02:55 PM

5. We might have shot a cook or two, but ...

... they were tough, chewy, and tasted a bit gamey. I think I prefer c-rats.

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