'regular' Navy. Viet Vet.Served '69-'73.
9/69-12/71 attached to Com7thFlt staff as a Radioman. Rest of hitch in CA ashore.
@LadyHW Mandalay & Excalibur seem to be the most popular so far...
6 days, 5 hours ago on UPDATED: We Need Your RSVP for the SOFREP Team Room Party in Las Vegas
@REAPER 6 oh...you mean like the Department of Redundancy Department?
As one of " the “old guys;” those guys in their Vietnam War Vet baseball caps," I salute you of the Atlas Generation..and the figure I've heard is less than 1% step up...it's about .45% and the lowest ever...So you whippersnappers are special. I Thank you and GOD Bless Y'all for your Service..old guy, OUT. Charlie Mike.
1 week, 3 days ago on The Atlas Generation
@Waterborne Reagan proved that 'bold colors' win -not 'pale pastels'... if the voters have to choose between 'democrat' and 'democrat lite'..they'll go full bore most every time...even if their asshat is worse the the other asshat....
1 week, 3 days ago on Will Boots on the Ground Be Enough to Defeat Daash “ISIS” In The Middle East?
@YankeePapa @Recon6 @Waterborne Agreed, Waterborne, 6 and YP. The leftist, socialist democrat party is hellbent on destroying THIS Country...Traitors all, I say...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Will Boots on the Ground Be Enough to Defeat Daash “ISIS” In The Middle East?
@LawyerHandle and wonder how long before they go from advising to shooting?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Will Boots on the Ground Be Enough to Defeat Daash “ISIS” In The Middle East?
@psavidge and doing it again...a la 1500 more 'advisors' to Iraq being sent as we speak...
@YankeePapa donkeys....too polite by half, YP....just sayin' ;-)
@LawyerHandle hmmmmm.... prima donna comes to mind after catching that...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on What Happened to The Team In SEAL
@YankeePapa I was in the are in '69 as well.... I didn't do it..
@Waterborne BOOM! Waterborne..key words there "NO violation of OPSEC for ANY reason"
@susanmarie24 yep..gotta be true.it's about SEALs and it's on the interwebz...
@The Ed damn good thing I don't drink those 'chai latte' things then...
real coffee for me..with bourbon...I knew this Country was going to hell when John Wayne showed up on an Ivy League campus in a tank - and was heckled and boo'ed by the precursors of the pussies Jack is talking about above...
yeah...I'm a Neanderthal...
3 weeks, 4 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 4)
@JackMurphyRGR @Minou_Demimonde agreed, Jack... and how long before conventional go as well?
My gut tells me that's coming... I'm hoping it's indigestion, but fear otherwise.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on U.S. and Allies Prepare for War Against ISIS
@Minou_Demimonde @oldSquid(Mafia) Hey...I'm a Squid...I'm always thinking....even when I'm not thinking, I'm thinking... just gotten to the point where I'm wise enough not too... been 'rode hard and put up wet' enough times to know better... guess it's that older but wiser thing...
1 month ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 1)
Jack... I've got a little problem with the pic that starts this article...or me... it says "Stop staring. You're almost 40"...haven't been 40 in quite a while...and I still stare...oh well...
@Loren Schofield definitely pulled it off..and in style.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Soldier’s Story
Great job Loren. Quite a twist from the "unbreakable wall of red..." to the end. Caught me. Up to that point I was thinking more modern...
@MikePerry2 or...could have been more...
2 months ago on Charles ‘Commando’ Kelly
@Allwet @YankeePapa @oldSquid(Mafia) agreed, Allwet... nothing raises the temptation - or dare level- like saying don't go ther...lol
2 months ago on Rome and the Night Train
@YankeePapa @oldSquid(Mafia) we were told the same..and New Frontier was iffy as well..we were pretty much confines to street level Wanchai and Kowloon... I found Kowloon to be too 'ritzy' for my blood..so pretty much stayed Wanchai side. Always started at the British Enlisted Club... the restaurant on the top floor (if I remember right) had really good food... Supper was usually a visit to "Jimmy's" for a steak.
@YankeePapa YP..we were in the same part of the world at about the same time....my first trip to Hong Kong was in early October of '69....and before I rotated back Stateside, I was fairly familiar with the Wanchai - 5 trips total to Hong Kong in the almost 2 1/2 years I was over there...loved Hong Kong "in the old days".. bet it's a whole lot different after the Brits gave it to the Commies...
@majrod agreed, majrod...Americans are easy to spot overseas...for those very reasons...I tried to blend in overseas one time....did a pisspoor imitation of a Japanese... may have had something to do with my size...kimono looked like a damned mini skirt
2 months ago on The Night Train and the Jihadist
@14Charlie @majrod Good Stuff, Charlie!
@clluelo and it's been going on for years...I was working in the Oilfield, offshore in the early to mid 80's, worked with a Paki name Khan Abrar. It was a screwy job with lots of down time sitting in the 'office' and talking. Had a long discussion about islam and at one point, he told me if I didn't convert, he would have to kill me as that is what his religion dictated. All nonbelievers must die..said it matter of factly, like you would say..."oh, by the way, it's Wednesday."
@majrod @LawyerHandle Good stuff, Will..on to Part II and right on about your delay to Jan 2017 comment above... stall till he doesn't have to decide anymore...
2 months, 2 weeks ago on American Combat Troops inevitable return to Iraq Part I
Can't do that...they'll 'crash' and be wiped before you could...
3 months ago on What isn’t being asked about the failed Foley rescue?
@Txazz I'm not so sure it's incompetence... I think it's a well scripted appearance to fool and distract the American People. He acts like he is checking out and the msm is all atwitter about how he is bored, can't accomplish anything and is checking out by playing golf and going on vacation...in the meantime, his policies and programs are still moving forward - and he gives campaign style speeches talking about how wrong things (that he is implementing) are and how nothing is getting done, and he has to use his phone and pen and bypass Congress to achieve anything...like legalizing 5 million ILLEGAL immigrants etc... on another note, I'm not so sure that the kidnappers were not forewarned by a 'little birdie' (named Valerie maybe) that the raid was coming and to move the hostages..could explain his foot dragging on the rescue op (if there actually was one)..think back to what was leaked about the opportunities to get bin Laden before the trigger was finally pulled...word was he delayed three or four times on the advice of Valerie before somebody else actually gave the go ahead... think also about his footdragging on what to do about attacking isis/isil/is/whatever the f**k they call themselves now...
@LadyHW I live "up the road" from Athens..been through there a few times.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on UPDATED Team Room Project: Protecting Our Southern Border Part 2
@Loren Schofield gotcha....
Sounds good Loren, and I am with you on the whole thing. One question though...in your Part 3: Round up,under bullet 2 you state: "What will happen is, as the Mexican Military creates a bigger presence
to prevent these “runners” it will also prevent others from being able
to sneak across.)"
Parts of the Mexican Military are complicit in the cartel drug trade and smuggling operations. SOrt of like the fox guarding the hen house to my way of thinking..
Otherwise, I'm purt near ready to move back to Texas to 'Jine up" and help out!
@Loren Schofield ya think? LOL... told ya you were gonna be 'famous'
3 months, 3 weeks ago on A Green Beret’s Solution To Protecting The Southern Border
@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) I like the way you think.
4 months ago on A Green Beret’s Solution To Protecting The Southern Border
1000% in agreement with this article, Loren! GREAT JOB!
@SEAL76 Heard today that we signed a treaty to defend Ukraine from Russia if Ukraine gave up their nukes back in I believe the Clinton Administration...Several European Countries signed on as well I think... Seems we kinda forgot that ...
4 months ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@majrod rules to live by. I can understand why his men loved him and followed him.
4 months, 1 week ago on KIA Marine Major also CIA Agent
@engelbrad I like mine dredged through buttermilk, then yellow cornmeal/flour mix with a generous addition of Tony Chacere's Creole Seasoning, then fried, with hot sauce on the side, hushpuppies, cole slaw and sow simered green beans with hawg jowl and beer or iced tea...but then, I are a rednecky hibilly
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Navy SEAL or Internet Catfish? Operators Beware
@CFG300 more like projectile vomit, CFG.... I hope it's a wild ass rumor...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Episode 99 – Former Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent Jonathan Gilliam
@YankeePapa @CarpeNoctem @PeteN @Loren Schofield nailed him, YP...Little Mac ccould organize a herd of cats, but couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on A New Caliphate?
@ColonelProp can stupidity actually be the plan?!?!?
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Secretary Kerry’s Foreign Policy Uncertainty
@engelbrad @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) and I believe this admin has resolved that Iraq has to be a "failure"
@susanmarie24 "let's try this and see what happens", with the added aside, but only if it hurts America's standing in the World's view...
5 months ago on Secretary Kerry’s Foreign Policy Uncertainty
@ColonelProp and I concur with your concurrence, Colonel.
5 months ago on Meanwhile, Back in Iraq…
@YankeePapa +100, YP... and I agree... and I have been, ...ahem...on very rare occasions... a drunken Sailor
5 months ago on So Bergdahl’s Suffered Enough?
@Blake Miles @LawyerHandle plus the fact that moochie al-Sadr's name is popping up again...
5 months, 1 week ago on ISIS Strategy In Iraq: The Dark Side of Unconventional Warfare
Good article, Peter.
5 months, 1 week ago on The Dominoes Keep Falling: Bayji, Tikrit, and Now Kirkuk
@11BRecon Sharpshooters (as they were called at the time - Berdan's Sharpshooters comes to mind) probably did get target practice and ammo allocations due to the fact their skill levels had to be higher... but then those selected for those positions tended to already be marksmen. There have been rifles found on battlefields of that War, with rounds loaded to the muzzle - and the piece was never fired between reloads...
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Problem With Dick Measuring
@11BRecon and this problem goes all the way back to at least that 1861-65 War here in America... infantry troops on both sides were trained in manual of arms,...and maybe loading their rifles, but target practice was quite often taught in their first actual engagement with the other side.
@Txazz @majrod LOL..I loved that... in muslim culture, you eat with the right hand - and wipe yur arse with the left..that's why it is 'particularly rudee'...gotta love it - it had to be done intentionally.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on SOF Too Valuable to Risk Rescuing Deserter Bergdahl?
Welcome Aboard, Eric.
Looking forward to intriguing stuff!
6 months ago on New International Affairs Writer: Eric Jones