Discussion in 'Front Porch Chat' started by Sentry18, Mar 9, 2018.
Handsome young man you have there.
that my friend is a good day. No helmet would have been a bad day. Every one you walk away from is a good one. I have never been in combat but I have had my share of nasty encounters with people armed with guns, knives and assorted other weapons. I am still here, that makes those good days. Maybe not my favorite days but good none the less
In 1995 I attended my first "Officer Survival" school. It was pretty down and dirty stuff. I remember the instructor making us watch multiple videos of officers being killed or seriously injured in the line of duty, then while those memories were still fresh telling us survival was not the goal, winning was the goal. Being a blind paraplegic with a colostomy bag living in a care center was survival. Walking your daughter down the aisle of her wedding then sitting next to your wife was winning. That stuck with me.
there is no doubt that a complete victory beats mere survival hands down, but survival beats the alternative
I agree completely with the first half of that statement, mostly with the second.
I was barely 19 in this 1961 photo, and serving on a TM76A, Mace missile launch crew in Germany
And I’m with you ... quality of life issues are very complex and personal...
I see after reading the post following this quote that I'm not the only one who agrees that quality of life is important too. Just as much as survival. Which reminds me that I need to get my Living Will notarized Monday.
Congrats to him! I was also 82nd ABN. 82'-85'. Nothing like jumping out of planes! Hooah! :mugbump:
Especially if the parashoot isn't packed right, mamas first husband Custis Hoover jumped out of one over Gernany WW11 and his didn't open. His last ' Hoorah.
May all your jumps be safe and you land like a feather instead of a bullet
Well that was not a good thing. It does still happen once in a while. Most of my jumps were at 1,000 feet. So it was out and down quickly.
It sure wasn't it just reminded me of the other side. Just think I would have been a Hoover if he had of made it.
Soviet female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front. These 12 ladies shot & presumably killed 775 German soldiers.
They're so cute! And you could take them to the range to shoot with you. It would be the perfect date!
Just don't cheat on her... There might be an accident. That little red haired girl in the middle is mine! You see her, the one with a big smile and the perky ...... Cheeks yeah, that's it she has perky cheeks.
Really red hair? How can you tell?
I'll bet the bottom row right got her share,she has the look.Run out of ammo no problem just use a knife
That one scares me.
Unmanned refueling drones.
Pilots are quickly becoming obsolete.
No reason to put a person in danger when someone in California or Nevada or an Air Craft carrier can do it from an air conditioned office.
Plus computers don't care about g-forces, they don't pass out, they don't crash behind enemy lines, they don't become POW's and people would be far more upset if the USAF hit the fail safe "self-destruct" button with an actual pilot inside.
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