To: Prophet in the wilderness
Heartbreak Ridge is what I was thinking of. It's still very popular with the military, even among the new kids that haven't actually heard of Grenada because they weren't alive for it.
I tell you, there's nothing that'll make you feel older than hearing one of your soldiers tell you that she just graduated from high school last year. A lot of these young troops that know nothing about other wars are now experts in this one.
posted on 11/26/2005 11:57:56 PM PST
by Steel Wolf
(* No sleep till Baghdad! *)
To: Steel Wolf
there's nothing that'll make you feel older than hearing one of your soldiers tell you that she just graduated from high school last year.
What's as bad is, when they can make a computer dance as well as you can, and it took you several years to do it, and they come out like it's no big thing...
I've had to wire half the hooches for Internet and Xbox. Whatever happened to a game of poker?
posted on 11/27/2005 12:12:32 AM PST
by Old Sarge
(In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
To: Steel Wolf
I saw that movie about 2 weeks ago, and that movie ( at least for me, has not gotten old to watch ) .
Clint Eastwood's character had a bunch of goof brains, and slackhards to deal with, not to mention a egotistical commander that hated him.
It was inspiring to watch how " OLD GUNNY " ( I think that is what his character's name was ) took those guys, and molded them into not only honorable Marines, but, a top notch recon unit.
By the way, my nephew ( US Marine ) was in Iraq last year, and part of this year, and was in the battle of Falljah, and I got the truth about Iraq, more then I would ever gotten from the stinking rotten MSM.
posted on 11/27/2005 12:14:00 AM PST
by Prophet in the wilderness
(PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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