Effectiveness of Radios in Combat




 
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July 22nd, 2005  
AJChenMPH
 
 

Topic: Effectiveness of Radios in Combat


DURING A TOUR in Vietnam, I was on my first long-range patrol in the jungle, accompanied by eight Vietnamese soldiers and a leathery World War II veteran. We tossed from the helicopter a bundle containing our radio and machine gun, jumped out and waved the chopper off. Immediately, we came under fire. Diving for the bundle to recall the helicopter, I yelled, "Get the radio!"

The sergeant calmly unwrapped the machine gun. "Hope this ain't too advanced for you, Lieutenant," he hissed, "but ya can't shoot nobody with a !!&!*&* radio!"

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Lt. Col. Bane Ashley (Ret.)

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
July 22nd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Hmm, what then is a call for fire?
November 2nd, 2007  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Bump -- just got this in my inbox again today.
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November 2nd, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
still a good one........
November 2nd, 2007  
Sevens
 
 
Beautiful.
May 31st, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 
Hahahaha!!!