Skip to comments.vanity- Hurtgen Forest (Freeper Nostalgia Thread)
Posted on 05/27/2010 5:10:21 PM PDT by Charlespg
looking for a good movie or documentary on the Hurtgen Forest battle
“When Trumpets Fade”
Okay, who here remembers DITHF?
Old-timers should know that we had a pretty good Hurtgen Forest battle right here on FR.
I may have had a beer or two since then, things get blurrrrry...
Wow....that was AGES ago.
Flashback, idn it?
Green eyed classy blonde? lol
Geez...I thought that phony was back! And all it is is an innocent question about a movie...
I do. Wonder if he became a retread after his opus?
LOL. I remember. It was during the Monica/impeachment episode, as I recall.
Nine or ten years ago, if you can believe it.
is that movie anygood
and wtf does the rest of this have do with the Hurtgen Forest?
Retreads only get zotted.
Wasn’t “Hell is for Heroes” a Hurtgen/Siegfreid line movie?
It was a FReeper from about 10 years ago who was posing as someone in the military using the nick, Deep In The Hurtgen Forest.
We’re REALLY dating ourselves as FR oldtimers here!
First thing I thought of when I saw the title of the thread. :)
Many years ago, there was a poster on FR who used the screen name "DeepintheHurtgenForest". He was supposedly on active duty but turned out to be a poser. There was another a little later who went by "ClassyGreenEyedBlonde" who, I believe, turned out to be a guy.
Yep. Hi Travis. We sure do have some stories to tell, eh?
Oh yes, that was an interesting episode in FR history.
I don’t think it was ever determined for certain that ClassyGreenEyedBlonde was a she but s/he he was definitely a phoney.
How could I forget? Who was it finally busted him, sneakypete? Ah, the good old days...
I remember that time. Not sure I was registered or lurking then, but A+Bert and Ash were around about then, too.
A+bert! I loved that old coot. He’s the sort of person you keep around to reassure yourself that you are not, in fact, drinking too much.
Ooooh, what about quidnunc? And that lawyer - Jack something, Thompson maybe - who wanted to sue everybody for everything?
You’re class of ‘00, you remember correctly. Do you remember Don Morgan’s Ash alerts?
I loved A+Bert when he was sober!
Yes, I remember them. There was a quidam and a quidnunc, as I recall, I always got them mixed up.
Jack Thompson the Disbarred One.
When was that?
Do you remember when Jim took A+Bert’s + away? That was a hoot.
I do remember that! AWESOME.
Yes, I do remember Ash Alerts. Did JR post a lot more, around that time too?
Remember “Italians” as in “Don’t forget to close your Italians” and all the pages that were huge letters and the piles of cartoons?
You know, that one time. I think is was a Saturday.
oh..! Scary and embarrassing...!
He claimed a completely foolish service record:
I think that SneakyPete or HarpSEAL got suspicious and had some veteran certification outfit check him out, and he was unmasked.
He pennned some sentimental bye-bye opus in which he alleged he fabricated the service record in order to “spreak awareness” of something or other.
He never served in the US military.
OMG, that’s right Judith. It was before John programmed the site to close tags in replies. I remember Laz creating a HTML bomb for us to use when FR was bombarbed with HTML trolling during the March for Justice. Several freepers spent the day using his code.
oh, I remember Classy Green Eyed.....( i had a different handle when I became a FReeper, back in the dangling chad days....)
Dont recall Hurtgen......that was a bit before my time here..
I remember when FR was still so small that on an average day there would be like...30 threads or less —the ENTIRE day..!
EVERYONE knew one another.
I remember when Drudge was still getting like 100,000 hits per day.
FR grew. When that happened, there were weird waves of people bidding goodbye, “cuz now everything sucks here, and it’s not like before...”.
See, but then they’d keep coming BACK, saying goodbye MORE AND MORE —very annoying.
I remember, “BTTT”..! ;) Ah good times..!
I remember being able to read every thread and every reply each day. I also remember recognizing almost every poster name.
Those days are long gone.
Never protested anything before but screamed my lungs out.
Whataver happened to “Tourist Guy”?
I remember when he first showed up just after Sept. 11...and then he was everywhere...
Was I in the Chinese General outfit? I think General Chang might have come to live sometime after that...
No wait, I was interviewed, and later told 5 seconds of it got onto World News with Peter Jennings, or something.
I was jumping around making a ridiculous Chinese accent (this was during the Johnny Huange missles for cash days).
oh yeah..! The bro with the back watch cap and the COKE BOTTLE GLasses..?!? ?ahhahahahh!!! Backpack, right?
Kind of like the New Orleans black beer cooler guy....?!?!!?
ahahahahh good times..!!!
I had my kids with me. They were confused by the whole thing but for me it was a real catharsis.
Ping to a couple of other oldtimers.