Helloe Everyone. Expat South African




 
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December 28th, 2004  
bushpig1998
 
 

Topic: Helloe Everyone. Expat South African


Hi all,

I'm an expat from South Africa living in the United States now. Been here for a few years and also did my highschool and some college here, went back to SA and then immigrated permanently to the US.
I dhave a little bit of military experience in South Africa and due to the social and economic situation in South Africa, have seen my fair share of shooting.
While in School in the US, I was in ROTC (USAF) and got some time with the M16.
I've owned many firearms - from .45 and 9mm through 7.62 NATO.
From what I've read so far, it seems that y'all are a collection of innovative and spirited individuals. I'm sure I will have a blast on this forum!
Thanks for letting me in, Admins!

Well, this is about as nice an intro as I can type up.
December 28th, 2004  
implicature
 
 
welcome to the forum bushpig (ha ha i like saying that) please elaborate on the name!
December 28th, 2004  
rotc boy
 
 
welcome to the forums 8)

sweet name
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December 28th, 2004  
Charge 7
 
 
Welcome, Bushpig! (I like saying that too he he)

I'm eager to hear of military life from your corner of the world and I second implicature's couriousity in some detail about your nickname.
December 28th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Welcome to the forums Bushpig (hm, interesting username.. )
December 28th, 2004  
bushpig1998
 
 
Thanks for the warm welcome all!

The name is, well uhhhm, omething that's been following me around for a while. In my younger days, I used to party quite a bit. Mostly out on a farm. Me and a few friends would get together, have a braai (BBQ), get drunk then shoot the place up. Well, during one of these sessions in late 1998, I almost got gored by a bushpig (basically a verry PO'ed Boar). With some luck, I managed to nail it with a hip shot from a Lee Enfield (around 1905 vintage) and dropped it. Later that night - after some more shock induced drinking (I needed the excuse), I started getting a little vulgar...the jokes were of the kind that you don't tell in front of ladies - hence the name Bushpig - we were in the bush, I killed a bushpig and then behaved like one all in 1998. Needless to say, I'm telling all of this based on second hand knowledge. I wasn't there in mind or soul - only in body.
December 28th, 2004  
rotc boy
 
 
interesting story
December 28th, 2004  
bushpig1998
 
 
Thank you. The hog tasted good the next weekend. It was a real monster to gut.
December 28th, 2004  
Charge 7
 
 
(My best Homer Simpson)

"Mmmmmm, pork."
December 28th, 2004  
rotc boy
 
 
yum, hog