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June 10th, 2006  
Grimnar
 
 
Since the 2 way range thread had gone to hell ( http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...ad.php?t=22066 ), I felt it best to make another.

So here is the question(s).

1. Who has been in a firefight? Hopefully tell us a little about it.

2. Has anyone wished they where in a firefight? If so tell us why.



I have always wondered what my reactions would be in a stressful situation, so in a way I wish I had been in a firefight.
Still I got a chance when I was the first person at a car accident. I stayed calm, but I could not do anything for the poor guy in the carwreck.
June 10th, 2006  
Pete031
 
 
Kids,
Listen to the guys who have the experience... We all thought like you before we had our first contact, two way range, or whatever you want to call it. It is not like the movies, it is not like the books, nothing can describe it and if you little ones who have the balls to ask about very personal things like being under fire and then not respect the answers from the troops who have been there, then you are confirming a lot of peoples immediate reaction to those of you who claim to have some experience.
June 10th, 2006  
godofthunder9010
 
 
I'm a little confused here. Is someone actually arguing that people who are not combat veterens actually know what it's like to be in combat?? That would be complete nonsense, of course.

To say to a vet, "I appreciate what you did. I will try to understand your experience, but I know full well that I'll never truly understand." I do believe that is the best that anyone can do. I think the best way to gauge any war movie is to ask for the opinions of the vets from that conflict/war. Hollywood has often done a tremendous disservice to vets, but in some cases (according to the experts) they've managed to do an excellent job. I think that it is very important for those of us who "have not been there" to at least try to understand. Our society is a lot more active in trying to foster that type of understanding than past societies. I'd say that's a good thing overall.
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June 19th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by C/1Lt Henderson
Once again, Chief, no where in any of my posts did I claim to knowing all the aspects of war. I didn't say I knew all the ins and outs. I said I figured I knew a TAD(please note huge emphasis on tad) more than some guy on the street. Thats all.
Not if "some guy on the street" happens to be a veteran of combat!

You assume far too much.
June 19th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Yawn* Im entirely past the incident and really am tired of explaining myself.
June 19th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by C/1Lt Henderson
Yawn* Im entirely past the incident and really am tired of explaining myself.
That's a pretty arogant way of saying that you are wrong. A simple apology for all of those that have actually been in combat would be a more appropriate response.

Leadership comes not from education but by being responsible for your actions, you are not showing me much in that regard. Maybe you should end your relationship with the cadets and become just a student.
June 19th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senior Chief
Leadership comes not from education but by being responsible for your actions, you are not showing me much in that regard. Maybe you should end your relationship with the cadets and become just a student.
Nail on the head, Chief.
June 20th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
If this is the attitude of a Cadet Lt, the system is worthless and needs to be scrapped.
June 20th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Guys could we please just put the past behind us?
June 20th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by C/1Lt Henderson
Guys could we please just put the past behind us?
I think you opened the can of worms, now you will have to live with the reputation you've generated for yourself.