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Old 04-12-2012, 08:48   #1
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Special Forces equals Green Berets got it........

U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School
<quote>Of note: there is a misconception that elite units such as Rangers, Navy SEALs and others are collectively part of the Special Forces. They are more accurately referred to as "special operations forces." Special Forces (always capitalized), or "SF," is the proper name of the U.S. Army Special Forces, whose Soldiers are also known as Green Berets.<end>


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Old 04-12-2012, 09:21   #2
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That always bugs the crap out of me. I hate it when everyone is called Special Forces.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:31   #3
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The day after 9-11, I told my brother-in-law (Former Marine Capt) that my thoughts went out to the Special Forces soldiers that must be putting boots on the ground, somewhere.
He gave me a smug look and said "All of our forces are special" .... asshole

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That always bugs the crap out of me. I hate it when everyone is called Special Forces.
Blame it on a poor choice of names by Col Bank 60 years ago.

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Old 04-14-2012, 11:02   #5
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Blame it on a poor choice of names by Col Bank 60 years ago.

The other choice was: God-like Creatures who walk on water.
I don't know how that one lost out.
But, if you ever listened to his dinner speech about the stately row of grand oak trees
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:05   #6
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Blame it on a poor choice of names by Col Bank 60 years ago.

WTF blame it on Col. Bank? Damn! F.cking libthink.

It's the jealous assholes' fault.

That's like blaming the guy who named sports teams after Indians, because, now, it's not politically correct.
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Old 04-30-2012, 14:41   #7
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I think you might find this a little funny.

My son had some of his friends over and they were coming out into the yard to play Army when one of them said he was going to be Navy special forces, then another chimed in and said he was going to be Marine special forces and before another person said anything Tom stopped them. He counts them.

"Jacob and I are Special Forces"

"William can be a Navy Seal"

"Andy is a...DAD!! WHATS THE SPECIAL OPS GUYS CALLED IN TH AIR FORCE!?

I yell back, "PEE-JAYS".

Tom tells Andy he is the PJs..."PJs? What are PJs", Andy asks shocked.

Before I could say anything William chimes in..."They sleep when we attack!"

"Can I be a PJs when we play", Jacob asks.





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<quote>Of note: there is a misconception that elite units such as Rangers, Navy SEALs and others are collectively part of the Special Forces. They are more accurately referred to as "special operations forces." Special Forces (always capitalized), or "SF," is the proper name of the U.S. Army Special Forces, whose Soldiers are also known as Green Berets.<end>


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