posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 02:44 AM
weirdo. who are you to claim i am not what i say i am? i am a 19d20d3, a cavalry scout, in the 2nd acr. what, do i have to scan my i.d. card to prove
it? that was a kinda hasty remark you made there. and do you really think i suggested you cant outflank enemy in a MOUT enviornment? mabey you should
read my posts a little better before you slander me. everything i have said relates to my expeirience in iraq. now, obviously the correct color of
body armor and BDUs will make a large difference in a field enviornment, but it all looks the same against asphalt. as far as the velcro goes,
develwasp is right about the noise discipline problems it creates, but that problem is not relevent to the MOUT enviornment we are involved in around
baghdad. also, i guess in all fairness i should add that i am in an armored cavalry regiment, and as such we are almost always mounted, so i guess
that has sway on my opinion. there really isnt much in the way of conventional infantry in sadr city, at least not american. we used the ICDC (iraqi
civil defence corp) for most dismounted opperations.
also, devilwasp, your coment about me being armor recon. that dosent mean i only perform recon on armor. that means that I am armored. we (scouts)
traditionaly use bradley fighting vehicles, however my current assignment in the 2nd acr puts me on a truck. i am actualy a tow missle gunner in an
anti-tank pltn. i have a tow missle system and a 240B (the same thing as the old m-60 with 7.62 nato) on top of a scout hummer.
although we do perform recon on enemy armor, we also look for all enemy assets. in truth, we do more recon on the routes and obsticals (anything that
will get in the way, from a river to a mine feild) than anything.
and by the way, the question everyone SHOULD be asking is how long velcro lasts in a feild enviornmet. with the sand, dirt, heat, ect. combined with
the constant usage it gets, our body armor velcro began failing about half way through and became a real pain, but it did have buttons on the velcro
that no one even knew were there untill the velcro stoped sticking.
i think we should stick with BDU, but that is mostly because i dont want to shell out the money for new uniforms, and nothing to do with the velcro.
they give a clothing allowance once a year, but it still sucks.
ive taken a liking to this forum and will prove my service if need be to remain in good standing. however weirdo, i think you were just using childish