Any combat veterans out there?

Any combat veterans out there?

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12Bcomvet

San Jose, CA

#1 Aug 24, 2013
Looking to meet like minded combat veterans of oif and oef from 2005 on. Talk shop on guns, gear, stories...
Talking about your experiences eases the "demons" at least that's what I picked up from the old school comvets of previous "wars".
You know I was one of those kids that made fun of the crazy "nam" comvet that "flashbacked" and was found naked on a roof covered in grease carrying his k-bar, now I'm a comvet with mild "flashbacks"... Oh the irony.
Respect the ones that sacrificed portions of their lives to serve the people they don't know in a country they love and hate.
"America- too strong to live, too weak too die!"
"Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it." So how come its the same song and dance?
thanks 4 your service

Ashburn, VA

#2 Aug 24, 2013
I want to thank you for your service and yes I do respect you and all the other people that served in the service for us to live free. Again thanks
An American

Nicholasville, KY

#3 Aug 24, 2013
Thank you for your service!
12Bcomvet

San Jose, CA

#4 Aug 24, 2013
Hey just a job but thank you... There are bigger heros out there, not just us soldiers. Make sure you notice them too. I know heros young and old from all walks and a lot of them I can't even begin to compare too. Food for thought...
11Bravo

Richmond, KY

#5 Aug 24, 2013
always loved engineers. their backhoes could scoop out a 2-man fighting position in a few minutes, and save the real grunts a ton of digging. if you could find one awake, that is.
12Bcomvet

San Jose, CA

#6 Aug 24, 2013
You sir have spoken like a true infantryman - ignorantly!
I am 12Bravo 21 series which means I was infantry with demolition skills as well as basic engineer combat position building skills to compliment the so called "real" grunts with fighting positions. Also being a 21 series was inductrinated with Sapper skills to further multiply our fighting strength. We breach for you! Who got you out of the beaches in Normandy?! A 12Bravo! A Combat Engineer! Who has the highest mortality rate next to infantry in oif and oef? 12Bravos, that's who!! It's because we fight in front as well as next to you "sand humpers" that we die like you! If it wasn't for us a lot more of you would be dead on highway 1 (IED alley), or the hedges in Europe, or the jungles in Vietnam, or the cold in Korea, or the suburbs and mountains of Afghanistan, or anywhere else that require more brain than brawn. Overall we 12/21bravos fared better on our ASVAB scores obviously.
You sir are more likely a weekend warrior or reservist or worst! A dumb4ss troll with no military experience other than first person shooters, and likely the closes you been to combat stress is your mom yelling at you to take out the thrash and clean your room in the basement!
I am proud of my skills and training and abhor being down graded to a non combat cousin, a construction engineer which is what you are trying to label me. You ignorant 4sshat! Get on your clown shoes and take that hill! Like a good little robot infantry soldier the lesser version of a true infantry man - the marine! Which I also was as an m60 machine gunner over 15 years ago. So in closing, you sir to me are an obvious pouge! Or in civy term P.O.G. Persons Other than Grunts! Seen combat much?!
Hardened

San Diego, CA

#7 Aug 25, 2013
When in battle you put the dummer of the men out front in hopes of them taking out most of the incoming enemy. Or drawing fire so the snipers can pick off the shooters.

These special men were called Engineers. Like come on guys, your engineers and the trains out there and ....

Oh and they are great for digging the toilets.
wow

Richmond, KY

#8 Aug 25, 2013
Dress it up however you like, Champ. My Blue Cord and my CIB say it all.

I find it hilarious that some FOBit actually thinks their 12B MOS means "infantry with demolition skills..." Is that what you tell your civie pals and the dumb local girls that don't know any better?

Ha!

And who cares if you also washed out of the Land Navy, once upon a peacetime? Pfft!

FYI, my GT is 128, and the spelling of your misplaced insult is "pogue," you dimwitted shovel-monkey.

Now quit embarrassing yourself by trying to brag, and go dig me a hole. There's a good bitch.
12Bcomvet wrote:
You sir have spoken like a true infantryman - ignorantly!
I am 12Bravo 21 series which means I was infantry with demolition skills as well as basic engineer combat position building skills to compliment the so called "real" grunts with fighting positions. Also being a 21 series was inductrinated with Sapper skills to further multiply our fighting strength. We breach for you! Who got you out of the beaches in Normandy?! A 12Bravo! A Combat Engineer! Who has the highest mortality rate next to infantry in oif and oef? 12Bravos, that's who!! It's because we fight in front as well as next to you "sand humpers" that we die like you! If it wasn't for us a lot more of you would be dead on highway 1 (IED alley), or the hedges in Europe, or the jungles in Vietnam, or the cold in Korea, or the suburbs and mountains of Afghanistan, or anywhere else that require more brain than brawn. Overall we 12/21bravos fared better on our ASVAB scores obviously.
You sir are more likely a weekend warrior or reservist or worst! A dumb4ss troll with no military experience other than first person shooters, and likely the closes you been to combat stress is your mom yelling at you to take out the thrash and clean your room in the basement!
I am proud of my skills and training and abhor being down graded to a non combat cousin, a construction engineer which is what you are trying to label me. You ignorant 4sshat! Get on your clown shoes and take that hill! Like a good little robot infantry soldier the lesser version of a true infantry man - the marine! Which I also was as an m60 machine gunner over 15 years ago. So in closing, you sir to me are an obvious pouge! Or in civy term P.O.G. Persons Other than Grunts! Seen combat much?!
NeoOldSchooler

San Jose, CA

#9 Aug 25, 2013
How come infantry always hate on those that aren't them? I've noticed that its usually the lower ranking a55 kissers that say the most, being the the most influenced by the the traditional battalion drivel which usually contain how "x" unit leads the way and other such robotic non sense (but does make for great "orders ready" mindless monkey bullet catching, IED stepping, bobby trap triggering army infantry).
Usually combat engineers no matter what branch in today's "modular" military consist of a squad, like their big brothers the unholy SAPPERs work well in small numbers, like Scouts, they are meant as force multipliers, to assist infantry with what the infantry CAN'T do.
As a former infantryman in several "conflicts", I have learned to appreciate our combat cousins I may not have liked them, but they sure as hell saved my a55 many many times.
A particular platoon of construction engineers with a tiny squad of combat engineers single handedly reduced IED attacks on a good length of hwy1 to 20% in less than two months! Those guys suffered no loss. Their AO was mostly northern Iraq but also traveled by themselves in convoys to all hotspots you hear about, I know I worked with them and fought with them in Baquoba. Those 12/21Bs knew their 5hit!
Also combat medics, the real ones I've been around would back me on what I say about infantry, they've put enough of us back together to know where who stands.
I like the guys that ride what little they have received from the military, like a cop badge, the hopeless little bastards that where rewired to think a single way, that they are a special few that have endured what no one else has. hahaha just asinine, most likely these trolls here have served nowhere too far from a McDs, or have participated in a "fire fight" as an observer and received awards just for being near the combat. like these robo fly boys that get CABs by engaging "hostiles" through a glorified RC plane from the safety of an air conditioned box in the states! what a bunch of hippy [email protected]
Getting aged I've realized; it's funny how all the other MOSs train in basic infantry skills then on to their real jobs. Like Marines, you are infantry that is given a real job. And then the army infantry... Hohoho, what's the job?
Military Wife

Nicholasville, KY

#10 Aug 25, 2013
My husband was a combat engineer and served in multiple conflicts. There are a lot of individuals that exaggerate their military accomplishments for whatever motivation. Whether you were a "desk jockey" or on the front lines, you are all part of the "brotherhood."

I appreciate all the men & women that served and thank you for your service. Just keep in mind, maybe not everyone is exaggerating or trying to impress when they talk about their experiences. A few bad seeds and all...

And for the record : Being a military wife (or husband) is one of the hardest jobs of all. Holding down the fort & children while a spouse is deployed is hard and stressful.

To sum it up: You all are grown men. Act like it.
12Bcomvet

San Jose, CA

#11 Aug 25, 2013
Sir, your insults fall short like your exploits. Yeah, your CIB tells me you humped long enough to get it but it does not mean you're a bad4ss. I know people that received CABs and silver stars for being in their hootch during a rocket attack. I know of a soldier that for the rest of his life needs to drain his brain into his stomach because of an IED and not even get mentioned for a Purple Heart. While some 4sskiss "gunner" smashes his head on his own weapon during an attack and never fired a round, and he gets one! Where's the justice?!
And clowns like you think you're god because you have a CIB or you can spell pogue and insult what you obviously don't understand.
I, for one, accept you as my combat brother even though I don't know you or know of your true exploits. I still respect your pride in what you did.
To give you the calibre of the person you're dealing with... It wasn't peace time for Force Recon, brother...
Aviator

Richmond, KY

#14 Jan 7, 2014
All you grunt's one thing if it wasn't for those low and slow "Little Bird's That flew in and out of the tree's spotting Charlie, for you grunt's and the Air Force. Remember this when you fly Hunter Killer Missions, in the Arizona, or the Delta. we are also Grunt's flying 6 foot of the ground. And many, many it was a "Little Bird" that found Charlie for you.

Thank You For Your Service
Aviator
EverybodyWantsTo BeAGrunt

Richmond, KY

#15 Jan 9, 2014
Except when it's time to sign the enlistment papers. "We're basically the grunts of the "insert lame job here."" We get it.
MienCountry

Nicholasville, KY

#16 Jan 9, 2014
Any wonder the U.S. has seen better days. WTF people, can I even call you that?!

“Smokin' Hot'n'Feelin' Groovy”

Since: Apr 12

Been There,Done That,Now What?

#17 Jan 10, 2014
Urban Combat,...
MienCountry

Nicholasville, KY

#18 Jan 13, 2014
Crazy Jae wrote:
Urban Combat,...
... Old news, new war (or is it?)... But it's not just in some foreign country anymore, it's everywhere!! And most are waking up... Will 2014 be the year?! Or will the world trudge on and over look the wrong that's going on like always... It'll get better... Uh huh...
granite

Richmond, KY

#19 Jun 17, 2014
Fellas...fellas I'm a vet but damn.. Were all on the same team here. To hell with the dick mesuering contest......damn
nolaw

United States

#20 Jun 17, 2014
12Bcomvet wrote:
You sir have spoken like a true infantryman - ignorantly!
I am 12Bravo 21 series which means I was infantry with demolition skills as well as basic engineer combat position building skills to compliment the so called "real" grunts with fighting positions. Also being a 21 series was inductrinated with Sapper skills to further multiply our fighting strength. We breach for you! Who got you out of the beaches in Normandy?! A 12Bravo! A Combat Engineer! Who has the highest mortality rate next to infantry in oif and oef? 12Bravos, that's who!! It's because we fight in front as well as next to you "sand humpers" that we die like you! If it wasn't for us a lot more of you would be dead on highway 1 (IED alley), or the hedges in Europe, or the jungles in Vietnam, or the cold in Korea, or the suburbs and mountains of Afghanistan, or anywhere else that require more brain than brawn. Overall we 12/21bravos fared better on our ASVAB scores obviously.
You sir are more likely a weekend warrior or reservist or worst! A dumb4ss troll with no military experience other than first person shooters, and likely the closes you been to combat stress is your mom yelling at you to take out the thrash and clean your room in the basement!
I am proud of my skills and training and abhor being down graded to a non combat cousin, a construction engineer which is what you are trying to label me. You ignorant 4sshat! Get on your clown shoes and take that hill! Like a good little robot infantry soldier the lesser version of a true infantry man - the marine! Which I also was as an m60 machine gunner over 15 years ago. So in closing, you sir to me are an obvious pouge! Or in civy term P.O.G. Persons Other than Grunts! Seen combat much?!

do you know William Ryan Campbell from Campton ? Was 12b engineer from 2007 to present.
Single Malt

United States

#22 Jun 18, 2014
For the real deal: run! You've stumbled into a nest of dumbasses.
whaaaahh

Berea, KY

#23 Jun 18, 2014
Military Wife wrote:
My husband was a combat engineer and served in multiple conflicts. There are a lot of individuals that exaggerate their military accomplishments for whatever motivation. Whether you were a "desk jockey" or on the front lines, you are all part of the "brotherhood."
I appreciate all the men & women that served and thank you for your service. Just keep in mind, maybe not everyone is exaggerating or trying to impress when they talk about their experiences. A few bad seeds and all...
And for the record : Being a military wife (or husband) is one of the hardest jobs of all. Holding down the fort & children while a spouse is deployed is hard and stressful.
To sum it up: You all are grown men. Act like it.
If being a military wife was so hard on you then you should have not made the choice to marry in and continued on to have children with him. Makes me sick taking your husbands credit while you set on your butt.

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