US Military question




 
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February 22nd, 2005  
Big_Z
 
 

Topic: US Military question


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.
February 22nd, 2005  
OutcastHuman
 
I've never heard of that before but I wouldn't be suprised if someone did it.
February 22nd, 2005  
Big_Z
 
 
The guy I heard this from has been in the military a long time. Every now and then he calls a HMMWV a jeep.
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February 22nd, 2005  
Pyro
 
ive never heard that one before
February 23rd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
What a load of BS. That's some guy's idea of a "war story". Makes me wonder whether he served at all and if so as what and where for how long. When a unit is "over run" you aren't worrying about the flag being taken down if it's flying at all as it would be a sure registration point for fire. And anybody who's thinking of using a .45 on himself instead of the enemy wouldn't be there to begin with.
February 23rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
It's a Military Urban Legend. The Match, the Razor, and the .45 ACP around are rumoured to be kept in the truck of the flag mast. If you know where the truck is tou'd know how hard it would be to reach it, especially if your being over run.
February 23rd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Plus, do you know how hard it is to set fire to a flag with a friggin' match?
February 23rd, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
I think a Zippo and can of lighter fluid would be better.
February 24th, 2005  
Big_Z
 
 
I guess its my fault for not making it more obvious that this wasn't a real regulation. The guy who said it is a E-7 tank commander who still serves. I believe he was saying this is a question he would ask somebody who he thinks is f*$&%# up.
February 24th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
That sounds like Vietnam times . Japanese were known to fight to the end though. That was some honor and pride.