The Greatest Soldier to ever exist, EVER. - Page 14




 
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Boots
 
April 7th, 2010  
Blitzmädel
 
 
Anders Lassen

The last true Viking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Lassen

Cheers
Kristina
April 9th, 2010  
usinfantryMOS11c10
 
 
It is my opinion that the greatest soldiers of all time aren't even human. Would we charge head on into battle with no weapon? Horses did for centuries. And trust me, they knew what was going on, horses are ridiculously smart.

Or dogs and pigs used in bomb sniffing.
April 9th, 2010  
MSG Glenn
 
 
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Originally Posted by usinfantryMOS11c10

Or dogs and pigs used in bomb sniffing.
Gotta agree with you on the animals being utilized by the military. You're not an Orthodox Jew are you? If so would you be able to utilize pigs on Saturdays?

Certainly no offense intended!
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Boots
April 10th, 2010  
usinfantryMOS11c10
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MSG Glenn
Gotta agree with you on the animals being utilized by the military. You're not an Orthodox Jew are you? If so would you be able to utilize pigs on Saturdays?

Certainly no offense intended!
No pigs on Friday into saturday night.....lol. Actually you aren't really supposed to utilize anything during that period. Except your mind for studying Torah.

Really though, even today animals risk their lives right alongside humans. Most of the times doing things that we wouldn't do if we were paid a million dollars. I wonder how many soldiers lives have been saved from Dogs who go and sniff out explosives?
April 12th, 2010  
Czin
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guaporense
Hum, the Greatest Soldier of All Time? Alexander the Great for sure. It's like somebody woke up on one morning and thought: Now I feel like conquering the world. And did it. Forever to be without equal.
Genghis Khan would like to have a word with you.
April 13th, 2010  
brinktk
 
 
The true heroes of any conflict are the ones who never come home. No matter what any live veteran has done they have yet to give what those interned at cemetaries across the world have given...their lives. There is simply nothing more precious that can be given for a cause than ones own life. I think most combat veterans would agree with my assessment.
April 15th, 2010  
Czin
 
 
Actually I change my opinion from Julius Caesar to Genghis Khan. The man turned a bunch of illiterate nomads into the most powerful empire on the planet in his own lifetime. (even if his soldiers killed 40 million people under his reign alone and his descendants would only add to the body count) He crushed the Xia dynasty of China, a formadible regional power, he took the entire Jin dynasty for his people, he utterly obliterated the Khwarezimian empire (to be fair, the shah was so idioitic he divided his army into tiny pieces concentrated at the cities), he took the Khitan khanate, and conquered Georgia and Volgo bulgaria.

In other words, this man was a conquerer like no other, and he revolutionized command by giving positions of command according to merit, not by blood relationships. Allowing Geniuses like Subutai to take command. He made the conquests of Alexander before him look positively pitiful in comparison and I have no doubt that if they were to clash on the field of battle, Genghis Khan would handily serve the Macedonian's rear end back to him on a silver platter.
April 15th, 2010  
milesboy
 
 
Carlos Hethcock marine sniper in the vietnam war. He saved the lives of so many other marines witch nearly killed him, but he lived to a good old age
April 17th, 2010  
KV.
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brinktk
The true heroes of any conflict are the ones who never come home. No matter what any live veteran has done they have yet to give what those interned at cemetaries across the world have given...their lives. There is simply nothing more precious that can be given for a cause than ones own life. I think most combat veterans would agree with my assessment.

+1 Well said brinktk...


"The Ode" from "For the Fallen"

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We Will Remember Them."

- by Laurence Binyon
April 24th, 2010  
Korean Seaboy
 
 
Achilles