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The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - M4 Sherman Medium Tank - Feb 24th, 2004
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Posted on 02/24/2004 12:03:03 AM PST by SAMWolf

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To: snippy_about_it
The one in white isn't wearing an arm guard. OUCH!
151 posted on 02/24/2004 3:19:54 PM PST by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: SAMWolf
LOL, now put your cap on right!!!

sniff. sniff. It's my rally cap.

152 posted on 02/24/2004 3:21:35 PM PST by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: Samwise
The one in white isn't wearing an arm guard. OUCH!

I never wore one. :-(

154 posted on 02/24/2004 3:22:49 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Samwise
Get one without a bill then. ;-)
155 posted on 02/24/2004 3:24:05 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf
ROFLOL
156 posted on 02/24/2004 3:25:42 PM PST by Professional Engineer (We're going to Mars & Venus & Titan & Saturn and then on to Jupiter and Uranus.~Yeeeeeeaaaaaahh!)
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To: Matthew Paul
Before my visit to Auschwitz, I figured that destroying Dresden was nothing but barbarity; after that I was wondering why they hadn't nuked us back then. If I'd been walking in their shoes, I wouldn't have faltered"

I've wondered if the US would have dropped a nuke on Germany if the war in Europe had stalemated. Interesting debate topic I think.

157 posted on 02/24/2004 3:26:05 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: Professional Engineer; Samwise

Here use this one, only no wearing it sideways.

158 posted on 02/24/2004 3:27:36 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf
I'd wear it sideways.
"Face it Napoleon, you're just a short little man with an attitude!" - What I'd prolly get told while wearing it sideways.
159 posted on 02/24/2004 3:29:24 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: SAMWolf
No worries here mate. The bill goes forward. Er, fore and aft in this case.
160 posted on 02/24/2004 3:31:33 PM PST by Professional Engineer (We're going to Mars & Venus & Titan & Saturn and then on to Jupiter and Uranus.~Yeeeeeeaaaaaahh!)
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To: Darksheare
I'd wear it sideways

There's always one in every crowd, only normally it's me. We seem to have two at the Foxhole

161 posted on 02/24/2004 3:32:15 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf; Samwise; Darksheare
I'm kinda fond of this style.


162 posted on 02/24/2004 3:33:32 PM PST by Professional Engineer (We're going to Mars & Venus & Titan & Saturn and then on to Jupiter and Uranus.~Yeeeeeeaaaaaahh!)
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To: snippy_about_it

Isreali "Super" Sherman - Sinai Desert

163 posted on 02/24/2004 3:34:47 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf
*LOL!*
YUP.
In my unit, we had 7 of us.
When the Smoke needed something *cough* 'other' done, he'd call us out to do the 'other' tasks.

Of course, EVERYONE knew we'd been called for the tasks due to this statement from the Smoke: "Where's my criminals?"
164 posted on 02/24/2004 3:35:33 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Professional Engineer
The flat flap goes in front with a skull and crossbones on it, right?
165 posted on 02/24/2004 3:36:47 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Darksheare
"Where's my criminals?"

Heard that a few times. :-)

166 posted on 02/24/2004 3:36:47 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf
Only had to give our piratical hoard back once.
167 posted on 02/24/2004 3:37:57 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Darksheare

When the Arabs armies had received new Soviet tanks during the early 1950's, Israeli Sherman tanks were rapidly outclassed, being insufficiently armed for dealing with T-34 and T-85 tanks. This situation led to development of new improved Sherman tanks. The solution were 75mm CN 75-50 French gun with 1000 m/sec.

The prototype turret was sent to Israel in 1955, This gun was fitted in M4A4 and M4A3 tanks, first 50 M-50 tanks had VVSS and in middle 1961 there were 300 M-50 tanks ready with HVSS.

One of the best kept secrets in the Sinai Campaign (1956) was the participation of US made Sherman M-50 tanks on which the French mounted a 75mm gun. When the Sinai Campaign (1956) war broke out, Israel had 180 Shermans ready for battle of total 205 Shermans. M-50s were active combatans in the Sinai Peninsula and in the daring battle on the Roeifa Dam under the command of Moshe Brill. After many tracks and engine modifications by the IDF, they were used in the Six Day War (1967) and Yom Kippur War (1973).

When the Six Day War (1967) war broke out, Israel had 515 Shermans ready for battle of total 520 Shermans, and when the Yom Kippur War (1973) war broke out, Israel had 340 Shermans.

In 1983 Chile acquired a number of M-50s from Israel

168 posted on 02/24/2004 3:43:35 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: Darksheare
I got left holding the bag on a "borrowed" Duece and half.

One of those "the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions" things.

Got an Article 15 for it, but only on my record. The CO never imposed the fine, extra duty or "restricted to barracks" part of it. Best he could cover for me.
169 posted on 02/24/2004 3:48:30 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf
LOL!
170 posted on 02/24/2004 3:53:43 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Darksheare
LOL!

It kept me from getting my Good Conduct Medal when I mustered out though. There went my "Decorated War Hero" status. :-(

171 posted on 02/24/2004 3:56:21 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf
We "plausibly denied" 'bogarting' an M249 that had been left ungaurded at Ft Dix while doing weapons qualification.
I, being the Advance Party guy for my gun section, came upon the 'item' in my wanderings to snoop the area immediately surrounding the latrine.
(Never know when you might need to use the alternate latrine out of sight.)
Came upon a weapon pile, and in the midst of this impressive array of UNGUARDED weapons sat the 'item' complete with bolt.
Remember rule one of weapon piles?
Never leave a weapon without a weapons guard.

Long short of it, I took it upon myself to illustrate the rule, and wandered back to my unit with the 249... where it was in our possession for almst four hours before an extremely NERVOUS Captain wanders up to us and nervously asks if we'd seen a 249 wandering loose in our area.
*chuckle*
The ONLY time we had to give back our piratical take.
173 posted on 02/24/2004 4:05:04 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: SAMWolf
I was barred from such recognition, especially since I was 'tainted' by having been well liked by the previous Captain.
(He too was of a Piratical bend.)
174 posted on 02/24/2004 4:13:16 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Matthew Paul
Obviously, I mean Stalin's refusal for American and British bombers to refuel on Soviet airfields, after supplying fighting Warsaw with weaponry.

My dad told me about how heartbreaking it was to see the American and British bombers flying over dropping supplies, that mostly fell into German hands. By the time Stalin allowed the flights the Germans had recaptured most of Warsaw. Also they were forced to fly too high because the Soviets wouldn't supress the German AA guns or provide escorts.

175 posted on 02/24/2004 4:14:27 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: Darksheare
We had a well liked LT. lose (Some low-lifes stole it when he was at a different base, Quon Loi, I think) a 3/4 ton truck, he was in deep doo doo, but he was a great guy so a few of us managaed a trip to Quon Loi and "found" the missing truck. The CO didn't seem to care that Bumper markings and serial number seemed newly painted, just glad to "see" thge truck again. We're just glad he didn't check the real serial number plaque.

Funny thing though, shortly after we found the truck it was lost to a mine and had to be scrapped. ;-)
(
176 posted on 02/24/2004 4:21:17 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf
Sounds like our acquiring of a Hemmet. (for about two weeks until someone noticed)
Then we had to give it back.
Even though it now said B-44 as it's bumper number.
*chuckle*
About a year after we gave it back, we were asked if we'd wanted our Hemmet back.
The Smoke said no, hung up politely, and THEN thought about it.
He looked over at my brother and I, and asks, "I should've said YES, shouldn't I?"
As far as I know, it's still sitting where we'd last parked it after giving it back, marked with my unit's bumper number and unit ID.
177 posted on 02/24/2004 4:30:35 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Darksheare
About a year after we gave it back, we were asked if we'd wanted our Hemmet back.
The Smoke said no, hung up politely, and THEN thought about it.
He looked over at my brother and I, and asks, "I should've said YES, shouldn't I?"

ROTFL

178 posted on 02/24/2004 4:39:02 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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A little while after that, our unit went to Camp Blanding near Jacksonville Florida to do live fire.
The Smoke walked up to the remaining "Criminals" (4 of us) and says, "Wouldn't it be nice to go down with 10 vehicles and come back with 11? I'm not saying, but I'm just saying, wouldn't it be nice?"
We asked him if he'd like a Hemmet.
He said that he wasn't saying such.
Then he asked about how well the Hemmet rode.

We DID try to get our hands on a Florida Guard Hemmet, especially since to return it someone would've had to DRIVE it back...
(Did ALMOST got my hands on an Avenger system.. was sitting in it when it's owners returned and chuckled over my drooling over the weaponry.)
179 posted on 02/24/2004 4:45:45 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: snippy_about_it
I never wore one. :-(

Yowser! You were definitely better than I was. I forgot mine once. That was enough to make me remember. It's not fair that girls' arms rotate so much.

181 posted on 02/24/2004 4:50:52 PM PST by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: Samwise; snippy_about_it
Ever do a "monkey pop" as I've heard it called?
Have the bowstring snap against your forearm?
Did that with a 55 pound draw compound bow.
182 posted on 02/24/2004 4:56:05 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Darksheare
My claim to fame--immortalized, typo and all.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/567302/posts
183 posted on 02/24/2004 4:57:27 PM PST by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: Matthew Paul
Nothing like over 50 years of Soviet Occupation, Pograms and mass murders to make one have an "attitude" about them. My Dad has never forgotten nor forgiven
184 posted on 02/24/2004 4:58:22 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: Darksheare
Never heard it called that, but yes. That's why girls have to wear (should wear) the arm guard. Our arms rotate when we hold a bow. OUCH!
185 posted on 02/24/2004 4:59:16 PM PST by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: Samwise
*chuckle*
I get blamed for certain natural disasters of a weird bent, and odd cosmic occurences.
That, and my affinity for hanging out on weird threads.
186 posted on 02/24/2004 4:59:32 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Darksheare
So the muddy rain we had last week was your fault?
187 posted on 02/24/2004 5:00:48 PM PST by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: Samwise
I wore a leather one under a sweat jacket.
Sounded quite amusing to hear it slap the arm guard when I loosed the arrow.
Missed the target because I a.) jumped - and b.)started laughing.
188 posted on 02/24/2004 5:04:15 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Samwise
If it was in the keywords on a thread about it, possibly.
*chuckle*
The demonic furniture and appliances were blamed on me.
It was asked if it was one of my 'take over the world' deals gone horribly wrong.
189 posted on 02/24/2004 5:05:44 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: Darksheare
Nooooo. Nope. I was very strong and very good, imo. :-)
190 posted on 02/24/2004 5:13:56 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Ever see someone who has?
*chuckle*
191 posted on 02/24/2004 5:16:56 PM PST by Darksheare ("I shall rule the world with an Iron Fist! Obey the fist!" - Invader Zim)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Jen; PhilDragoo; All
Evening all.


193 posted on 02/24/2004 6:03:12 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Freedom isn't won by soundbites but by the unyielding determination and sacrifice given in its cause)
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To: SAMWolf
Ooops.
194 posted on 02/24/2004 6:11:28 PM PST by Professional Engineer (We're going to Mars & Venus & Titan & Saturn and then on to Jupiter and Uranus.~Yeeeeeeaaaaaahh!)
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195 posted on 02/24/2004 6:14:14 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Good evening Victoria. Good cartoon.
196 posted on 02/24/2004 6:16:37 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thanks Snippy. ;-)
197 posted on 02/24/2004 6:20:22 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Freedom isn't won by soundbites but by the unyielding determination and sacrifice given in its cause)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Evening Victoria. Good one, but those aren't "Special Interests" cuz they're no Conservative.
198 posted on 02/24/2004 6:20:23 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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To: SAMWolf
Alright! Good point, Sam. LOL
199 posted on 02/24/2004 6:22:05 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Freedom isn't won by soundbites but by the unyielding determination and sacrifice given in its cause)
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To: snippy_about_it

AWWWW! This one means more to me than any the Army might have given me.

200 posted on 02/24/2004 6:23:21 PM PST by SAMWolf (You've got to be really scummy to make Clinton look honest. - (Samwise, describing John Kerry))
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