posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 02:50 PM
Originally posted by DaddyBare
See you guys are lucky... I never got to mess mess around with the small special weapons...
but on the other hand lots of folks would kill for the chance to play with toys I did have...
edit on 26-7-2011 by DaddyBare because: (no reason
LOL funny story, once when I was a lowly infantry sniper with the 3rd 75th Ranger BN we were on in an exersize with/against the marines out of Camp
Lejune (sp)? I was and E4 in charge of my shooter and I.
We saw a LAV that was sitting there like totally unattended...
We watched it for several hours before we realized no one was around for security or anything. We decided to take it and drive it back to BN HQ as a
trophy of sorts to teach the Marines a lesson.
Yeah, we did....
When we got there the BN XO was waiting with the BN XO from the Marine BN to collect his dead lined LAV that was supposed to not have been driven!
Needless to say - I was the one taught a lesson that day. On one hand I got an atta-boy for thinking outside the box/aggressive decision making and
on the other an ass chewing for not calling the BN to ask permission to bring it back.
They of course, with all their experience would have probably guessed it was a mechanical issue and called the controllers for a confirmation – but
my all of 2 years in the Army and never being around a vehicle other than in the back clouded my visions of victory.
Besides I also got a lecture on the grand difference between how to deal with real enemy equipment and our own sister services in exercises. The
was given by a couple of Majors to an E4 in a very loud voice BTW, not fun...
It was fun to drive though. I wondered why it wouldn't go very fast. Don't really remember what was wrong with the thing but it didn't go past like
I am glad nothing happened to the vehicle as I could not have afforded the statement of charges I bet.
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