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Old 03-12-2011, 07:31 PM
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I got to talking to the loader on my tank crew and it brought back a lot of memories, so I decided to make a list and share it. Everything on this list is either something I've done or witnessed but I'm not saying which is which!

1. Newly minted butter bar lieutenants don't like being told "My uniform has more time in service than you".
2. A thin coat of Break-Free applied to your skin will remove chiggers.
3. Range control frowns on crewmen getting out of the tank while waiting on the ready line in heat of summer.
4. Especially if you aren't wearing pants.
5. The 7.62 mm coax machine gun will make short work of deer.
6. "Gunner, gunner in the seat, I'll fire .50, you fire HEAT" is not a valid fire command.
7. Neither is "Bust him in the ass with the coax!"
8. The bitch plate is appropriately named.
9. Turbine exhaust makes a great MRE heater.
10. Pivot steering in sand/mud/snow - bad idea.
11. You CAN melt the barrel of a machine gun firing blanks.
12. A roll of toilet paper fits perfectly in the main gun ammo storage racks.
13. An improvised toilet seat can be made from an MRE box sleeve.
14. "Driver - tracks - troops in the open" is not a NATO approved method of engaging the enemy.
15. Infantry soldiers don't like being referred to as "crunchies".
16. Hatch seals won't.
17. Repair parts for inoperative heaters won't arrive until June.
18. There is no such thing as a can of squelch.
19. Or a box of grid squares.
20. Or keys to the turret lock.
22. Watching new privates jump up and down on the tank to check the shocks is funny!
23. Watching them check for soft spots in the armor and then circling them with chalk is even funnier!
24. If you smell like everything around you, mosquitos will leave you alone. This will also repel members of the opposite sex.
25. Officers are not very understanding when you tell them you that blasting them with the smoke generator was an "accident".
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hahaha, very funny Randy.
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Lol, I'll have to pass this onto my cousin, he's currently running through basic and spec to be an armored driver in the canadian forces.
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That was an interesting read !
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Lol, I'll have to pass this onto my cousin, he's currently running through basic and spec to be an armored driver in the canadian forces.
It's a lot of hard work but I think he's going to like it. I sure do miss it sometimes.
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That's good Randy, thank you

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LOLOLOL Good stuff, Randy!
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Hehehe. That's hilarious. Sounds to me Randys a bit salty lol
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