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Team Sergeant
08-16-2013, 20:35
If there was a visual example of the warrior mindset this would be it...... enjoy and watch to the end.

One of the few regrets I have was never to fight side by side with these lads.....


The Warrior Mindset (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiuPb50E1vg)

PRB
08-16-2013, 21:21
Watching a HAKA is good stuff, it is a warriors gut level expression. This is a great tradition and so much more than a simple visual.

BKKMAN
08-16-2013, 23:30
Inspiring every time I see one...

The one that 2/1 RNZIR did for their fallen comrades was a moving tribute to their fallen brothers:

2/1 Haka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI6TRTBZUMM)

The_Mentalist
08-17-2013, 04:43
WOW. This is impressive. Be cool if our guys adopted something similar. Jody cadences just don't cut it.

JJ_BPK
08-17-2013, 05:38
If there was a visual example of the warrior mindset this would be it......

Thanks TS,

Very Moving,, Enjoyed and will share..

:lifter:lifter:lifter:lifter

longrange1947
08-17-2013, 09:19
I have seen these over the years and have always been impressed. I was especially impressed by the fallen comrades send off. Thanks TS for showing.

Toaster
08-17-2013, 10:52
Watching it my first thought is how in hand to hand combat they would rip someone limb from limb. That is an intimidating sight.

I almost feel robbed that our Army doesn't have some kind of display like that.

Then I think how it would drive the drill and ceremony crowd crazy because they're not synchronized enough for their liking.

Team Sergeant
08-17-2013, 14:18
Watching it my first thought is how in hand to hand combat they would rip someone limb from limb. That is an intimidating sight.

I almost feel robbed that our Army doesn't have some kind of display like that.

Then I think how it would drive the drill and ceremony crowd crazy because they're not synchronized enough for their liking.

We don't and never will because the American "Social Experiment" called the US Army might offend someone......

I'm surprised there is still meat products in the MRE's...... :rolleyes:

Toaster
08-17-2013, 15:16
We don't and never will because the American "Social Experiment" called the US Army might offend someone......


I realized (yet again) that the Army cares more about shooting emails than shooting people....

I am disturbed by the emasculation of our society. Is any reversing the trend?

I must recant, I have been robbed that there is no such display like that in our military. My ignorance of these ceremonies has just made me never realize the need for them.

Scimitar
08-17-2013, 23:30
I had the same idea when I was in DEP a few years back, pulled some strings back home and got an expert on Haka on board, started writing / choreographing one to the "Soldiers Creed"...never completed it of course. :(

Always thought it would be effective at 11B OSUT graduation...

...pretty sure they would have found some PC reason not to...

S

cbtengr
08-18-2013, 08:56
As apt to frighten as much as offend many of today's ultra sensitive recruits.

Back in 75 I was sent to NJ to work in a recruiting station, on my first day there the station commander informed me that whatever I did I should not tell any potential recruit that they could be killed while serving in the military. Didn't want to scare any future warriors off. Could you imagine them watching this video?

Richard
08-18-2013, 09:24
To me, this pic is a visual example of the warrior mindset.

Richard

PRB
08-18-2013, 17:15
Richard, thanks for that pic....That Is a Haka....

If anyone knows who that is please send me a PM, thanks.
Pat

The_Mentalist
08-18-2013, 18:21
To me, this pic is a visual example of the warrior mindset.

Richard

This guy is freaking HARD CORE to the max. These are the men that make me still be proud to be an American. I honestly doubt that I could be that tough.

Personal story about my father...
On his second tour in Nam he got shot across the top of both knees courtesy of an VC with an Arisaka. He was driving a jeep at the time. The round shredded everything just above the knee cap on both legs. 6 months in Tokyo General plus a few years of rehab. He fought discharge. Could never run again, but learned to walk fast enough to pass the PT. running standards. He finished his 20 and retired a CW3. I don't know if I could have done that. But, one good thing for me was that since he always walked fast after that, I could smoke the running standards on the PT test when I went in and became a serious long distance runner (until I fuzzed up my legs).

The prosthetics available now were only a dream in 69 when my father got shot. Even when I was in, it was still the old school type prosthetics.


I am glad that even with the wussification of the military that started back in the 80's (stress cards, automatic transmissions and power steering in trucks) we still have some true soldiers and patriots.

Team Sergeant
08-19-2013, 12:22
Richard, thanks for that pic....That Is a Haka....

If anyone knows who that is please send me a PM, thanks.
Pat

That SF Crest on his right arm might be a dead giveaway......:D

ghp95134
08-19-2013, 13:25
The NCO is inspirational! :lifter

Team Sergeant
08-19-2013, 14:04
Richard, thanks for that pic....That Is a Haka....

If anyone knows who that is please send me a PM, thanks.
Pat


Sgt. 1st Class John 'Mike' Fairfax

http://sfachapterix.blogspot.com/2012/01/payback-motivational-poster.html

http://www.army.mil/article/29352/Sgt__1st_Class_John___039_Mike__039__Fairfax/

PRB
08-19-2013, 16:48
Thanks.

cbtengr
08-19-2013, 19:12
Sgt. 1st Class John 'Mike' Fairfax

http://sfachapterix.blogspot.com/2012/01/payback-motivational-poster.html

http://www.army.mil/article/29352/Sgt__1st_Class_John___039_Mike__039__Fairfax/

Thanks for this post, what an inspiration, one of many from within your ranks. You all may think this is cornball but you QP's do "make me want to be a better person." In many respects since I became a hang around here I have become a better person, THANKS!!

JHD
08-19-2013, 19:54
Sgt. 1st Class John 'Mike' Fairfax

http://sfachapterix.blogspot.com/2012/01/payback-motivational-poster.html

http://www.army.mil/article/29352/Sgt__1st_Class_John___039_Mike__039__Fairfax/

Just full of awesomeness. I echo what cbtengr stated.

Team Sergeant
08-20-2013, 11:31
Thanks for this post, what an inspiration, one of many from within your ranks. You all may think this is cornball but you QP's do "make me want to be a better person." In many respects since I became a hang around here I have become a better person, THANKS!!

Trust me, there are many SF soldiers with wounds that just wish they could get back into the fight.

SFC John 'Mike' Fairfax "is" and always will be a warrior. I doubt he's treated any different when working with his peers.;)

Stobey
08-22-2013, 02:07
Trust me, there are many SF soldiers with wounds that just wish they could get back into the fight.

SFC John 'Mike' Fairfax "is" and always will be a warrior. I doubt he's treated any different when working with his peers.;)


Thank you, Team Sergeant! Seeing SFC John 'Mike' Fairfax - in the picture and in the jump qualifications - was inspiring. As are your words above regarding the true warrior spirit of the SF soldiers. You men truly are an inspiration; and I thank you for your dedication, your courage, and for what seems more and more to be a dying breed in this world. Truly Special Forces - in every sense of the word!