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Marine Corps Rules: 1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one. 2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3. Have a plan. 4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work. 5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. 6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a '4.' 7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive. 8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.) 9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible. 10... Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours. 11... Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose. 12... In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived. 13... If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.
14. Watch out for your brothers and sisters in uniform especially the "Lesser Branches".....Somebody has to

Navy SEAL's Rules: 1. Look very cool in sunglasses . 2. Kill every living thing within view. 3. Adjust Speedo. 4. Check hair in mirror.
5. As you walk out of the water call the Marines on the radio so they will be aware that you have arrived finally and are ready now to help them.

US Army Rangers Rules: 1. Walk in 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving. 2. Locate individuals requiring killing. 3. Request permission v ia radio from 'Higher' to perform killing. 4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted. 5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.
6. Make sure the Marines are there to back you up and have had a chance to clear a path before you get there


US Army Rules: 1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order. 2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee. 3. Curse bitterly but first, Take a curse bitterly course from the Marines4. Curse bitterly. 5. Do not listen to 2nd LTs; it can get you killed. 6. Curse bitterly.
7. Make sure you get attached to a Marine Rifle Co. because they can REALLY shoot.

US Air Force Rules: 1. Have a ****tail. 2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner. 3. See what's on HBO. 4. Ask 'What is a gunfight?' 5. Request more funding from Congress with a 'killer' Power Point presentation. 6. Wine & dine ''key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.7. Receive funding, set up new command and a ssemble assets. 8. Declare the assets 'strategic' and never deploy them operationally. 9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time. 10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict but close enough to have tax exemption. ( And I Love This Next One) < /SPAN>
11. Before you take off have a Marine Ordinance specialist check to insure the bombs are fused and the air to ground missles are live and loaded properly.


US Navy Rules: 1. Go to Sea. 2. Drink Coffee, eat Ice Cream 3. Deploy Marines
4. Get out to open water and cut some doughnuts with the aircraft Carrier to confuse the enemy patrol boats. Since you have dropped off the Marines be careful because no one is watching your Ice Cream eating Asses.
 

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LOL... I love it. Pretty true. The only bad thing about the Navy was waiting around for the Marines to get done so we could hit a liberty port.

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LMFAO.........:beer::beer::beer:
 

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Glad this is staying all in fun, we all worked together & definitely needed each other.....When we seen the Army/Marine Choppers, or Air Force, Navy, & Marine F-4's coming in when we needed them, definitely could of Ki$$ed their A$$'s in public. Like a puzzle, one piece missing, everything falls a part.:beer::beer::beer:
 

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WE STOLE THE EAGLE FROM THE AIR FORCE, THE ANCHOR FROM THE NAVY AND THE ROPE FROM THE ARMY.

ON THE SEVENTH DAY WHILE GOD RESTED, WE OVERRAN HIS PERIMETER, STOLE THE GLOBE AND WE'VE BEEN RUNNING THE WHOLE SHOW EVER SINCE.
 

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Hilarious!

It is kinda funny to me that its only the very new to the branches that actually thinks the others arent "needed" and makes fun of them.

People who have been around a little longer in service still make fun and jest, but never actually believe any of it.

I remember when I was deployed--we had a PVT start making fun of the Air Force... ---really funny how people stop complaining about another branch when then need close Air support...
 

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Glad this is staying all in fun, we all worked together & definitely needed each other.....When we seen the Army Choppers, definitely could of Ki$$ed their A$$'s in public. beer::beer::beer:
I'm still waaaaaaiiiitinnnnnnnn''''
 

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Yeah, probably was my neighbor (navy corpsman) that patched up your A$$ at Khe Sanh in '68. Or my brother in the AC130 Spectre in '74-75 flying air cover. Or my (future) brother-in-law fueling up the planes in Saigon. But, hey! I was drinking coffee, eating donuts, and cavorting with Rosy Palm sailing in circles in the Med'.
 

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Yeah, probably was my neighbor (navy corpsman) that patched up your A$$ at Khe Sanh in '68. Or my brother in the AC130 Spectre in '74-75 flying air cover. Or my (future) brother-in-law fueling up the planes in Saigon. But, hey! I was drinking coffee, eating donuts, and cavorting with Rosy Palm sailing in circles in the Med'.
When I back in 69 they wanted me to go on a Med Cruise...didn't want it.
Your neighbor run out of patch's as Corpsman in Khe Sanh in 68(just nasty up there)..
Here's some Nam Porn. Lower left picture is RPG, AK, SKS, Rucksack, AK MAGS, Gas Mask, etc, etc that I pulled out of a NVA Tunnel/Bunker layed it all out on the back of my Tank.

 

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Yeah, was an ugly, ugly war for my neighbor. I understand when he got back he was "not quite right". My mother said his mother said he sat in the living room with the blinds pulled and did nothing but rock in a rocking chair for hours. I don't know if the V.A. ever helped him, but he managed to pull something together and resume a normal life. Got married, had kids, had a management career in a hospital somewhere.

My brother talks very little of his experience. In fact, until recently, I did not even know he was in AC130s (he was a navigator). He talked about flying back to the U.S. in 130A models that rarely made it with all four engines turning. He said that watching the tracers and rockets float up at him in the night sky was enough to scare him spitless. Talked trash to the NVA on the ground while they flew lazy circles over the evacuation. But he never mentioned gunships.

My (future at the time) brother in law had it relatively easy as a fuels specialist. The souvenir he came back from 'nam with was a case of malaria that kept him in the AF hospital in Ohio for a month or so.

And me? I was in at the end of the war (Navy '72-'78). I volunteered in boot camp (tax free doncha know! Was I young and stupid or what?) but a little check box in "B" school sent me to the east coast (third choice: carrier) and ultimately to the Med twice.

So, I got out, got married, moved around a lot, and ended up here. :smokin:

And the marine rules in the original post? While in A/B schools I pal'd around with a couple jarheads. George Germer and Ron Hamilton. They tried their best to get me to shape up or in trouble, either/or. I think I was the pet squid. Both had their stories, one was an ex-cop and the other an biker gang escapee from Chicago. Both of them were marine through-and-through, fully human, and committed to the core. And its funny, of all the people I met while in, those are basically the only two I can really remember.
 

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nam6869usmc,

I hope you don't mind. I copied this and e-mailed it to my best friend. He is a Marine (been out for about 25 years, but you know there's not such thing as an ex-marine;)). He was there near the end, helped with the evacuation in '75 was it?

Anyway I read that and thought "Damn that just about sums him up" LOL. He got a big kick out of it. Called me immediately and he was still laughing.

Thank you all for your service.
GK
 

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I hate to say it, but this just about sums up my experience in the Army vs. the people I saw in the AF :laughing: (Lucky fracking bastards! :pissed:)


OBTW - I have total respect for our Nam era soldiers and pilots. I flew Cobras with the 1/1 cav in Germany during the Clinton years. We got minimum annual flight time, not an hour over. :shaking:
My hat is off to you guys that flew or fought in Nam. If we ever get together the first :beer: is on me. :D
 

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nam6869usmc,

I hope you don't mind. I copied this and e-mailed it to my best friend. He is a Marine (been out for about 25 years, but you know there's not such thing as an ex-marine;)). He was there near the end, helped with the evacuation in '75 was it?

Anyway I read that and thought "Damn that just about sums him up" LOL. He got a big kick out of it. Called me immediately and he was still laughing.

Thank you all for your service.
GK
No, don't mind at all "Gold Night" :beer::beer:,....tell you best friend I said hi & enjoy.
I look at my body in those pictures & now it looks like it should be shown in the Smithsonian Museum. :bawling::shaking:
 

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I look better now then I did back then...why is that?:thefinger::beer:
 

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I look better now then I did back then...why is that?:thefinger::beer:
My Daddy beat to much:bawling:,,,I never recovered,,,,,,,:thefinger::laughing2:
 

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My hat is off to you guys that flew or fought in Nam. If we ever get together the first :beer: is on me. :D[/QUOTE said:
Only the first...geeze...you Clinton era guys are cheapskates:thefinger::beer:

BTW, how's over 6000 hours flight time in 2 years in 'nam...sounds to me like you guys didn't get that much time in a 5 year hitch.
 

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My Daddy beat to much:bawling:,,,I never recovered,,,,,,,:thefinger::laughing2:

That may or may not be true...with me...well..I had the same attitude as a kid as I do now...got my fair share of a$$ whoopin's from Dad and the Brother's at the Catholic school...seems like if we can eliminate all the social workers and psychiatrists, legalize corporal punishment, we wouldn't have all the disrespectful and criminal $hit that is the stock in trade of many of the generation(s) spawned from 1970 up 'till now.:pissed:
 
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