Variation on Dog Face Soldier




 
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December 30th, 2003  
Gunner13
 
 

Topic: Variation on Dog Face Soldier


Found this on another website. This is Viet Nam War era, but very amusing.

"The Gunners Battle Hymn" (sung to the tune of "The Dogface Soldier")
is an affirmation of the unit's (161 FA) own special sense of its exclusive worth.

I wouldn't wanna be in tanks or infantry,
I'd rather be a gunner like I am;

I wouldn't change my jungle greens
For Ranger Squadron's cammed--up jeans
For I don't wanna jump out of no plane.

Chorus: And all the posters I read say that Arty is best,
Wearin' me down to put me over the test.

Well I load me a gun, and I come from One-Six-One
And I'm waitin' for whatever comes my way,

So keep up the ammunition,
Keep me on the gun position,
'Cause One-Six-One is okay.
December 30th, 2003  
GuyontheRight
 
Forgive my lack of knowledge, but are we talking field artillery?
December 30th, 2003  
Acerbus
 
Well, I'm guessing so since it says 161 FA, but that's just my wild observation.
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December 31st, 2003  
Gunner13
 
 
GuyontheRight: Correct, 161 Field Artillery - should have made that more clear.

Acerbus: Correct as well (did you get shorted this Christmas )
December 31st, 2003  
Acerbus
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunner13
GuyontheRight: Correct, 161 Field Artillery - should have made that more clear.

Acerbus: Correct as well (did you get shorted this Christmas )
I don't quite follow you. My Christmas has been pretty good, sorry if I sounded a bit snappy.
December 31st, 2003  
Gunner13
 
 
The snappy bit was what I was referring to. Your reply was not your usual polite response. Sorry If I have misinterpreted.
December 31st, 2003  
Acerbus
 
Yeah, I noticed that. Whoops. I just have a habit of being spur of the moment for things like that. It's gotten me in plenty of trouble before
December 31st, 2003  
Gunner13
 
 
Yeah, I have the same problem.
I have to constantly watch myself and read what I have written BEFORE I send it (and I send a lot of emails - particularly in the last 8 months).