posted on Jun, 25 2006 @ 02:53 AM
Originally posted by donwhite
It is the civilians in and out of the Pentagon who are doing the “tricks” with the money. It is Congresspersons who do the "pork" thing. I am
sorry we keep uising the term "military" which I know to most people includes the men and women in uniform.
I couldn't agree more with you Don W; the use of "military" was a poor choice of words. I hope it is obvious from my avatar and my signature that
I support our troops 100 %, having been that route myself...
The towed 155 you mentioned was probably the M114A1 155mm Howitzer
(that is, if it had a short tube); if it had a long tube, then it was
probably the 155mm "Long Tom" and I don't know the "M" designation for that one either.
BTW, the M114A1 Howitzer is not to be confused with the M114 APC, which is a multi-purpose personnel carrier (our FDC section operated out of two of
I know about the M114A1 because that's what I took my initial training on; ours were towed behind 5-ton's, and a right-fair amount of work to set up
quickly in the dark...
I didn't "graduate" to the sp's until I went overseas. It's one heck of a lot faster (and a lot less work) when
you don't have to jack the tires off the ground or dig in the spades (or shoot 'em in). Or get the d**n thing hooked or unhooked from the towing
pintle when the terrain is, shall we say, "less than perfect"...
I know what you mean about the sliderules; our FDC guys used them until they came out with the FADAC computer which is, by now, certainly obsolete but
was a major step up in speed and accuracy at the time...
is French for "Always Ready" and is the motto of the 2nd ACR.
I also hear you about the underage thing; I enlisted at 17, served a 3 year hitch (including a 13 month overseas tour) was honorably discharged at 20
yrs. old, and came home to California...where I wasn't old enough to buy a legal beer...ah, the irony...