US Military question - Page 2

February 24th, 2005  
Charge 7
If you don't think the VC fought to the end it shows how little you know about 'Nam, but as this is all about a load of horse bisquits anyway, it really doesn't matter.
February 24th, 2005  

Topic: Re: US Military question

Originally Posted by Big_Z
I over heard some soldiers talking about what happens when Post is being overrun. They said something about a razor, a .45, a match, and 1 bullet. The razor is to cut the Post flag up, the match is to burn it and the .45 and 1 round is to shoot yourself. Can somebody fill in the blanks and give me some background to this? Thanks.
Someone with a big imagination Sir.
February 25th, 2005  
if the enemy is a civilized nation (with a good record of treating prisoners)

i advise him to surrdener, and fight another day
February 26th, 2005  
Mark Conley
The items discussed are indeed the items kept in the round ball (the truck) of a base 's flagpole. Its to symbolize that the men would always have the means to fight to the end...the way it was explained to me was there was a coin, a bandage, one round of ammunition, and a match.

It was a common question during boards to ask "how many trucks were on a military base.? The answer was anything else is a vehicle.
February 26th, 2005  
Thank you Mark, that was what I was looking for.