'regular' Navy. Viet Vet.Served '69-'73.
9/69-12/71 attached to Com7thFlt staff as a Radioman. Rest of hitch in CA ashore.
@traumamama only benefit he should receive is lifelong free housing at Leavenworth with steady employment making little ones out of big ones...understand the Army has a gravel shortage...
11 hours, 56 minutes ago on The Deal with Bowe Bergdahl
Good article, Jack. Haven't read the book yet, but will..and soon. Your comment about being too young, angry, and arrogant to realize at the time, that your former Platoon Sergeant was watching out for you, shows that you got 'older and wiser'...can't do THAT without being young -and learning from it. So don't beat yourself up over it. I'm sure if your Sergeant was still around, he'd be proud of you and the man you've become.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Modern American Snipers: 3/75 Sniper Section
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Y'all at SOFREP!!!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Happy New Year from SOFREP!
@YankeePapa good analogy, YP..only in this case, the king IS the clown...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on More Bin Laden Fallout
good stuff, Will! once again right on target.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Yemen SOF Raid Details Makes US Troops Vulnerable
@TexGrl @oldSquid(Mafia) more than welcome, TexGrl...we should have room, and Girls are allowed..even if we stop in Oklahoma and kidnap another Mafia type that sez he can't make it...trip is getting funner and funner!
2 months ago on Happy Thanksgiving From SOFREP
@YankeePapa @TexGrl Love Feherenbach's stuff..."Lone Star" was the very first book I bought when I moved to Texas... figgered if I was gonna be one, better learn how... he also consulted , I believe on the miniseries "Lonesome Dove" years ago.. Hate that he passed... he's one that should be Immortal.
@YankeePapa @oldSquid(Mafia) @Recon6 @TexGrl I lived 'around' Houston for about 10 years while employed in the offshore oilfield bidness... my annual trip is to a "spot" - small, 72000 acre Ranch outside El Campo...Texas gets in your blood and makes you a 'whole 'nother person'...LOL
@TexGrl @oldSquid(Mafia) well, at least I'll be passing through the Panhandle near Amarillo.... will have to breathe DEEP
@Recon6 @oldSquid(Mafia) @TexGrl @YankeePapa better planning for next year, I'll HAVE do both...my sausage supply is running low..lol
@toril and that Rojava comes into being as a reality in the end
2 months ago on A Dream Called Rojava
in the pic of the pistols, third from bottom is an 1860 Colt!!!! Dayum!!!! how cool is that?
2 months ago on Behind the Scenes Gallery: Filming The Polish GROM
@BrandonWebb @MichalHeinrich yep. Player worked fine for me...both times.
2 months ago on The Polish GROM
@Recon6 @TexGrl @YankeePapa same here 6.... and since Tennessee purty much populated Texas, I felt at home when I go there..still have to go back every year to get my Texas 'fix'...usually a beer, bucks, bullets and burritos tour around this time every year...however, skipped it this year to make the Vegas Team Room party...oh the sacrifices...
@TexGrl @YankeePapa as usual, I'm a 'day late and dollar short'...but Yep, Texgirl..great song.. love the Lounge Lizards..could of used another fiddle tho- gotta have twin fiddles to make it 'raht'....
Good stuff, Travis. Thanks for posting this, Loren.
2 months ago on I Was a Warfighter
@clluelo agreed, CL...looks like SOFREP kicking it up another notch for us! That's GREAT!
2 months ago on Welcome To The Next Stage of SOFREP
so..history repeating, once again? we always prepare to fight the 'last war'.... eg., Napoleonic tactics during the War of Southern Independence...I have heard the Army is developing a new command - which having read about, sounds like the Green Berets getting 'back to their roots' of 'hearts and minds', instead of what they have been doing recently ( the last 10 years or so in A'stan and Iraq).
@LadyHW Mandalay & Excalibur seem to be the most popular so far...
2 months, 1 week 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.
2 months, 2 weeks 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....
2 months, 2 weeks 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...
@LawyerHandle and wonder how long before they go from advising to shooting?
2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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...
2 months, 4 weeks 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.
2 months, 4 weeks 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...
3 months 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...
3 months, 1 week ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 1)
@Loren Schofield definitely pulled it off..and in style.
3 months, 3 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...
4 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
4 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
4 months, 1 week 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...
4 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...
5 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.
5 months, 4 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!
6 months ago on UPDATED Team Room Project: Protecting Our Southern Border Part 2
@Loren Schofield ya think? LOL... told ya you were gonna be 'famous'
6 months ago on A Green Beret’s Solution To Protecting The Southern Border