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Old 02-12-2004, 16:26   #1
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Greatest NCO And Officer of all Time

This is a spin-off from the best insurgent leader thread. Who's the best and why? You can do a short list if you need to. If you don't like or understand the way the topic is defined, redefine it or state your understanding in your post, please.

NDD will go first.

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Old 02-12-2004, 16:30   #2
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SFC Robert Howard (I met him as a Major, but he was more like a CSM in attitude, etc.)

Officer - Colonel Nick Rowe
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Old 02-12-2004, 17:49   #3
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SFC Robert Howard (I met him as a Major, but he was more like a CSM in attitude, etc.)

Officer - Colonel Nick Rowe
It is difficult for me to present an argument against your choices.

They have my vote.

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Old 02-12-2004, 18:49   #4
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CSM Galen Charles Kittleson

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Enlisted 1943
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10th Special Forces Group
6th Special Forces Group
5th Special Forces Group
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Old 02-12-2004, 18:52   #5
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Damn! GH bringing heat. LOL Great choice. The lists are long and distinguished, this could go on for a while.
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He knows only The Cause.

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Old 02-12-2004, 18:56   #6
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CSM Galen Charles Kittleson

"Pappy"

Enlisted 1943
503d Parachute Infantry
Alamo Scouts
101st Airborne
3d Infantry Division
10th Special Forces Group
6th Special Forces Group
5th Special Forces Group
(ODA 502 - MIKE Force)
6th Special Forces Group
7th Special Forces Group

Participant in 4 POW Raids, including Cabantuan, Son Tay and an attempt to free Nick Rowe.
I was on the raid to rescue Nick Rowe.

And he is an Iowa boy!

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Old 02-12-2004, 19:00   #7
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And he is an Iowa boy!

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DAMN! don't you think with all the other stuff he's made up for it by now?
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Old 02-12-2004, 19:12   #8
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DAMN! don't you think with all the other stuff he's made up for it by now?
That's funny!

Lost my head, coach.

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Old 02-12-2004, 22:10   #9
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How's that?
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He knows only The Cause.

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Old 02-12-2004, 22:14   #10
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Perfect. Thanks very much.
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Old 02-12-2004, 22:50   #11
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DAMN! don't you think with all the other stuff he's made up for it by now?
Watch it....

Another Iowa boy here....

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Watch it....

Another Iowa boy here....

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LOL - I should have known, only I can have that kind of luck...

AM probably is too.
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Old 02-12-2004, 22:57   #13
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LOL - I should have known, only I can have that kind of luck...

AM probably is too.
NDD:

I might have laid out a "friendly ambush", with that Iowa boy remark:

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Old 02-13-2004, 02:21   #14
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Old 02-13-2004, 07:39   #15
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I have nothing to quibble about with the earlier choices. All are excellent. I'd like to add:

NCO: MSG Dick Meadows

O: Aaron Bank
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