- Apr 1, 2020
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I spent some time jumping radios for Division Assault CP in the 82d; those radios were pretty fucking heavy all right.Let's just say I was a born miler....but I didn't work at it much. The first time I ran the mile as a freshman I did it in under 6mins. My fastest was 4 mins 11 seconds. Ran the 2 mile PT test in 11 flat when I was 38. Ran 5 miles in under 30 mins. Rucking was another thing. I had to carry the heaviest ruck on the team because I was carrying a radio and kitbag....along with ammo and all of my other shit. During Robin Sage I traded rucks with a Ranger to carry the pig without a shoulder strap for a day and he was glad to get his nerf ruck back.I was a shitty runner, which got me all sorts of grief in the Airborne, but I could ruck all day, every day, day after day after day after day...... which made me perfect for patrolling Afghanistan.I tried out for the San Diego Chargers once....before I played in college.The reason I never went sooner was because every time I had a selection date, I ended up getting hurt and not being able to go. Bad PLF once, truck accident the next time. My PT scores were good enough to get to SFAS but that's about it....... I wasn't really impressing anyone with anything except my level of tenacity.The funny thing is...guys like you tend to be what they were looking for.By the time I came back from that deployment, I was radioactive...... I wasn't going anywhere or doing anything after that.I went thru selection when I was 33 and graduated from the Q course when I was 34. Ended up on a team at 5th Group.No, they told me to go take about 6 months of remedial math classes and come back. Apparently, my math skills were shittier than even I thought, lol.Did you make it all the way thru selection?I was doing SFAS at Camp Mackall and some young black soldier decided to test me by talking a bunch of shit...... he figured that whole thing about none of us wearing any rank would protect him, lol.Yes.....and you presented this story.Again you asked for a cop that shot and killed a man who was cuffed lying face down.It doesn't matter. You cannot assume that you can win an argument with a cop. Let me know how that turned out if you do.Try looking up Oscar Grant.When did this happen?Shooting a man who is cuffed laying on his stomach, how does that fit into your scheme of thingsI think you've been listening to CNN and MSNBC way too much. I don't think anyone is defending the killing of unarmed citizens. There are justifiable shootings.There are black police officers.....but I noticed.....when they kill an unarmed citizen...the same crowd that defends virtually every white cop who kills an unarmed person -- don't keep that same energy.....Are you suggesting there are no black police officers?The white men wear police or sheriff uniforms today instead of the all white.
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in fact, some go so far as to use it as a justification as to why certain minorities shouldn't be allowed to be cops.....
Just because a person isn't armed with a gun....but instead a knife....some on the left seem to think this is being unarmed. And when cops shoot a suspect who is attacking them....they are allowed to defend themselves with deadly force.
That's an interesting way of admitting that you don't know...Oscar Grant mouthed off to a rentacop and got shot.
So that's how it works, if you are cuffed and lying faced down on the ground and mouth off to the cop he has the right to pull his gun and put a bullet in you. Does that only apply to black folks?
Right, because white boys NEVER mouth off because it is the wrong thing to do and yet this man doesn't catch a bullet.
Funny how that works.
Or could it be that we might feel we are being harassed and shouldn't have been messed with in the first place, what is it that makes someone white curse the cops out?
If you have a problem....take it to the judge.
Once again....you think this proves your point.
What it proves is that when you combine ignorance with a person who isn't well trained yet is allowed to carry a gun....bad things will tend to happen. It doesn't prove that white people are running around with KKK hoods on shooting black people for no good reason.
I have personally been in a situation like this one.
Some soldiers were smoking dope and playing their stereo at max level in their room in the barracks, late at night across the quad when I was at ANOC at Ft Bragg.
I asked them to turn it down and they started calling me a racist.
For some reason you assholes think that if you gather in big enough numbers....you can push authority figures around. So these kids started yelling and acting like a bunch of thugs from Compton.
In my case I called the MPs and the place cleared out.
Then CID did a wall to wall health and comfort inspection the next day...every locker and bunk was out on the side walk while they went thru the barracks looking for contraband. The perps went in front of a court martial....and got busted to private. Problem solved.....peacefully.
Thing is, he forgot that that was a door that swings both ways, and if he can't get in trouble for disrespecting an NCO, the that NCO isn't going to get in trouble for giving him a public beatdown.
I almost broke out laughing at the shocked and terrified look on his face when I laid into him, lol. And the fool extended both his arms straight up when I got to mount...... he's lucky I just wanted to teach him a lesson, and not really hurt him, or I would have busted at least one of his arms. As it is, he just got his face beat in some, and his boys gave him shit about it for the rest of the time there.
I deployed to Afghanistan again about 3 months later anyway, and a bunch of shit happened there that pretty much ended my career...... so I never went back. Hell, I turned 36 when I was there that time, I was probably the oldest candidate there.
If they bounced you out you could have come back. I know guys that came back 3 times. Your math scores are an easy fix. Just take correspondence courses.
Long story but trust me...... I spent literally years trying to repair the damage they did to me, but there was no fixing it.
You ever see a 5/5 on an NCOER?
How about 2 years worth of NCOERs flat out missing? As in, never done, never turned in?
Think about how an E7 board looks at that packet for a minute......
They need guys with experience and brains. Also they're looking for studs.
But if you're a wacko....that comes out during testing. They bounced Timothy McVeigh out for a bad mental evaluation. My guess is they offed him quick so he wouldn't be able to spill his guts on anybody involved in assisting him in the bombing.
Every year 20,000 draft eligible players go undrafted.
The Chargers Special Teams coach just told me to go to college and practice.
I needed to become a bit more consistent, he said.
I worked out with Mike Saxon who played for the Dallas Cowboys.
But I never tried out again for an NFL team after playing a couple of years in college.
I also didn't try a second time for officer-candidate school. (Declared eligible but not selected)
I'm pretty glad I didn't resubmit.
This all happened before I went SF.
I just wanted to prove to my Platoon SGT in Germany that the SEALs were tougher than SF.
He told me about doing rucks with the SF students.
My best friend in the Navy went SEALs and made it.
They really put them thru Hell during BUDS training.
So I went to selection....got picked up....and my 1st SGT started screwing with me.
But they're just jealous.
I used them as inspiration to make it.
The whole time I was going thru the Q Course it felt like I could be gone...because they never told us the standards. You just had to do your best and make it thru in one piece.
Going to a team was easy. The hardest part was staying in shape for the rucks. MOS-wise I was proficient.
I had a lot of fun giving shit back to some of those guys who had given me a hard time for running slow, when their asses got broke the fuck off in the Hind Kush, and we had to damn near carry some of them. Especially when they were former RIs, lol.
Shit just always comes back around, doesn't it?
My first Afghan deployment I snatched up the M14; this was '03, and we had pulled a bunch of old ones out. You don't realize how heavy 7.62 in steel mags is until you carry it up and down a bunch of mountains, lol.