OEF & a red state
My wife and I share this account. She is deployed to OEF and will have limited access, if any at all, to SOFREP. If you wish to say hi to her just let me know and I'll pass your msg onto her
@BrandonWebb In one way, it's flattering that they'd copy you. In another...fuck that shit.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Esquire Is Screwed: Duped By Fake UBL “Shooter”
I just want to say, to the point man, how much respect I have for you. Not only did you take him out, you covered two would-be/could-be suicide vest-wearing hostiles while your brothers rolled in behind you. They are the ones speaking out publicly while we may never know you (as it should be). I admire, respect and look up to that level of badassery and professionalism. I salute you.
@Tango9 @JackMurphyRGR @JHR I was thinking on what Jack said regarding "less multicam and more cocktail dress" and I'm pretty sure we can have both or very close to it. I may or may have not have just ordered this for someone... http://tinyurl.com/czvgsew
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Activity: A Special Operations Comic Book
@McPosterdoor The article was published in 2008 and I have a feeling that Bin Laden and his little chain gang may beg to differ that "There is no helicopter today that is as quiet".
From the comments section of the article: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/mh-x.htm
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Air Branch, the CIA’s Secret Air Force
Good find, Jack. Remind me to never play trivia against you. I have a feeling you know a lot more "stuff" than I. Speaking of knowledge, it had to be some damn good intel as a result of that little op...
"Recollections differ on how long the Vinh tap worked—perhaps one to three months—and why it went silent. But allegedly it yielded enough inside information from the North Vietnamese high command to help nudge all parties to sign a peace pact in late January 1973. Exactly what Kissinger eavesdropped on remains classified."
@JHR @JackMurphyRGR @Tango9 I'll offer my wife as such a character, especially when I talk shit about her cooking or shooting.
@JackMurphyRGR I searched, but didn't see anything on Robin Sage (regarding that 4th of July dust up). Did I miss something last year? Or is that story still in the hopper?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course, Part 2
Pretty sure I see some milk around your mouth in that top pic, @JackMurphyRGR ;)~
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Difference Between Rangers and Special Forces
@StormR And then you look at all those warriors with those scars and missing limbs and look across the formation and know you're alright. You're vertical. The wind is blowing and the sun is shining and you can make a difference right then and there. And you do it again.
You find inspiration in something as simple as a photo of a legless man willing to go back, ABLE to go back and you beat your chest and choke down a tear, swallow that fucking lump in your throat and thank God that people like that are on our side....people like you, too.
Ya know, we're all in this. And I think that is exactly one of the messages that Kerry illustrated - so many wish to go back. That's what makes this country so fucking amazing. That some are willing to push. T9 nailed it, too. You damn sure don't wanna die, but you really, and God I mean REALLY, don't want to let your brothers down - fucking ever. You do it for each other.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Jealous of a Combat Amputee?
@StormR Truth be told, we all have our demons. It's making the decision to turn into the fray and meet them head on with acid coursing through your veins and fists wrapped in barbed wire - that's what impresses me about people who simply learn to embrace the suck and push through the shit til daisies grow. And then be willing to get up the next day and do it again...without another shot of whiskey.
@wannabearmyteen Fuck. I read your handle several times. For a second, I thought it was WannaBearMyTeen. And I thought, My God...who the fuck wants to bear a teen??? This is why I shouldn't 'shine before reading. No more corn whiskey for me tonight, Mr. I wanna be an army teen. Glad to see young guns ready to pull color guard. I remember my JROTC days, cub scout and boy scouts, too. The most proud feeling I ever had was folding the flag. Words fail me, but that feeling of holding what so many hold so dear meant so much to me then as it does now. Keep it up, buddy!
@Tango9 I swear. If I didn't know any better, you're a long lost relative of mine. My uncles took me to task when dad didn't...and trust me, dad kept me on point from the time I was in my mom's belly. If I ever said, "Dad, I'm thinking about doing x..." He'd say, "I hear ya. Now, what are you going to do about it? Sit or shit, kid." And in three or four days, either dad or one of the other over-seer's would be asking where I stood on things. It's called love. I appreciate that about you, sir. Keep 'em on point. Always. Never let up.
@Tango9 I was tracking. I overheard someone thank a soldier once and they said something to the effect of "I thank you for doing what I couldn't do b/c my life's circumstances didn't allow me to join" - maybe some feel that way when they say that to you.
I swear I'm not looking at the world through rainbow coated goggles while I shit glitter, but I am holding out hope that some out there have that meaning in mind when they say it. Anyway, "it's hard to explain but I think you know what I'm saying"
That is an undeniably bad-ass photo. Blew out my knee and I sat there feeling sorry for myself for about a day or so then remembered some of the guys and gals up at Reed and what they've been through and how most of them will never get another chance. And ya know what? I think of them every fucking day. Thanks for sharing this.
By the way, one of my heroes is SFC Chris Corbin. Read his story and enjoy the photos. That dude is one tough soldier. My favorite part of his story is how, after losing his legs (like, right then and fucking there in the box, he asked them to get his feet...b/c he wanted his $190 Merrell boots - he knew he'd get back in and keep kicking ass one day). When I hear someone talk about having a shitty day (or think about how sorry I was for myself), I think about those $190 boots and the indomitable spirit that drives true warriors.
I'm not sure if this was mentioned or not, but Kopp lives on!
From the article (linked below):
"...this time, there was a renewed life too. Kopp wanted to be an organ donor. And after he died, his heart was transplanted into a family member's friend who had a rare form of congenital heart disease."
"How can you have a better heart?" said a grateful Judy Meikle, 57, of Winnetka, Ill., who is still recovering from the surgery. "I have the heart of a 21-year-old Army Ranger war hero beating in me."
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers: Against All Odds (Part 2)
@jeffreycarr That's pretty damn cool.
3 months ago on UBL Shooter Should Maintain Some Professional Dignity
I'm not sure if this has been posted because my comments are having difficulty loading. Here are a few statements from from Rear Adm Pybus:
Still smells like shit on the Esquire side of things. What is it called? Creative journalism?
@majrod That vid made my day...holy shit! Hahahaha...nicely done, sir.
@majrod @Tango9 @southernbelle
@Tango9 @southernbelle Naked and on a beach? My mind's eye will never be the same. Again. Ever.
@Old PH2 @Tango9 @MiamiTheU I finally, and fuck do I mean FINALLY; and I mean that in the nicest way that I can say it, made it to this part in your post:
"We cannot Depend on the most elite forces in US to protect us with them receiving little pay"
Same argument can be made for teachers, firemen, policemen and just about anyone who is willing to answer the call to serve, that rings so loudly and resonates like an angry bell inside their hearts, whenever they hear it.
This is about something far greater than money.