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GaryOwen

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  1. Not a training camp, but this might be interesting for you, especially with the upgraded BRDM2 model.
  2. "I can go back even further then that. I actually played this in the arcades back in the day. LoL" Gunner, Battlesight Saucer. Fire. We're taking fire. Permission to retreat? Tanki vpered! Hero, First Class. I wanna be an M1 when I grow up.
  3. Well Hinesville wasn't much of anything special. The spring and summer that I was there, a group of us would drive down to Daytona Beach on weekends as often as possible.
  4. When I was in Hinesville, most cav troopers drank at Ronnie's Place, irrc. Myself, I spent too much time at a buy-me-drinkee bar called the Holaday Lounge or something like that.
  5. My first permanent party station after 19D OSUT was 24 ID, 2/9 CAV 84-85.
  6. There should only be a couple dismounts in an M3. They won't be able to carry more than the AT-4. Also the brevity codes for the platoons within the cav troops, red, white, blue, green, black; 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, HQ. 1st and 3d were scouts, 2d and 4th were tanks.
  7. FYI: Brevity call signs for 3rd Squadron were: Sqn = Bandit, I = Invader, (no Juliet Troop, for semi-obvious reasons), K = Killer, L = Leadhorse, M (tank company) = Mauler, How Batt = Gunsmoke.
  8. Given the interest that the Hornfelt scenarios have had, I'd think that your idea would get good traction.
  9. ACR

    When I was in the 11th ACR, the bumper numbers for the scout platoons were: X1 plt ldr, X4 plt sgt, X2 & X3 were wingmen (we called this the first section), X5 & X6 were wingmen (and this was called the second section). The squadron commander and the S-3 (Operations Officer) each had an assigned Bradley, HQ-66 & HQ-33, respectively.
  10. Invader, I was in Leadhorse Blue.
  11. Have they yet figured out how to code the stowing of Bradley missile launchers?
  12. Aye, and they let the wee lassies out for a bit o' sunshine.
  13. Overheard during Phoenix, Arizona Marine Week.
  14. Yep, that's the spot. I took that photo during a walkabout one weekend from Bad Hersfeld to Bad Salzungen.
  15. Old tower at Vacha/Philippsthal. I just spent a couple hours on Skype with a friend who grew up down the street from that bridge.