Old 09-10-2008, 23:20   #46
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A lot of them "white flash" guys had more combat time than Audie Murphy and John Wayne put together.

In 1967 they did a lot to help this young troop to learn to pay attention.

I met up with a number of them on the ground in RVN later.
Most had previous tours there or Korea.
A couple had WW2 time.

A few I knew personally ended up MIA or KIA.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:56   #47
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A lot of them "white flash" guys had more combat time than Audie Murphy and John Wayne put together.

In 1967 they did a lot to help this young troop to learn to pay attention.

I met up with a number of them on the ground in RVN later.
Most had previous tours there or Korea.
A couple had WW2 time.

A few I knew personally ended up MIA or KIA.
Exactly. Most of our instructors in SFTG were there a minimum amount of time between overseas tours or physically healing from wounds/injuries before returning to the fray. I learned a lot just listening to them talk among themselves. Guys like Bear Martin, 'Big O' Olivares, Bob Scully, John Walton, Richmond Nail, and Carlos Parker were true mentors to us youngsters.

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Old 09-11-2008, 05:58   #48
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Exactly Mike! That's why they adopted that motto!

oh....The "Duke" never served a day, outside of the theaters, and Murphy....great soldier, lousy actor!.....but I get the gist of what you're saying!

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Old 10-21-2008, 14:43   #49
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I remember hearing this one a long time ago...

The three rules to being in SF are:

1) Always know where you are.
2) Always look cool.
3) If you don't know where you are, at least look cool.
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Any story that begins with "So there I was........".
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:51   #51
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I remember hearing this one a long time ago...

The three rules to being in SF are:

1) Always know where you are.
2) Always look cool.
3) If you don't know where you are, at least look cool.
OH I have always loved that one!
But I heard it this way:


"De Oppresso Libre
LIVE BE THREE RULES.
1 ALWAYS LOOK COOL.
2 ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOUR AT.
3 IF YOU DONT KNOW WHERE YOUR AT, ALWAYS LOOK COOL"
It was worth wait.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:10   #52
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Any story that begins with "So there I was........".

It goes "No sh*t, there I was......."
But then again I've heard that saying millions of times in a regular line platoon, along with over hearing occasional pougs using that too, so its not really an SF motto but more of a generic military motto
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:18   #53
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Love by Choice,
Live by Chance,
Kill by Profession.
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Old 01-14-2009, 15:00   #54
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Love by Choice,
Live by Chance,
Kill by Profession.

You have the first two lines reversed.

From Bill Books cellar bar Thailand.

"New Peace Movement.

Help bring love to the world, Kill a hippie today._"
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You have the first two lines reversed.

From Bill Books cellar bar Thailand.

"New Peace Movement.

Help bring love to the world, Kill a hippie today._"

I get that a lot.....
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Old 01-14-2009, 22:29   #56
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Use "P" for "Plenty".

Of course that's usually followed by the one above.

"Watch this shit"

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Old 01-14-2009, 22:33   #57
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Old 01-17-2009, 15:49   #58
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LMAO!!
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its not a motto but we had a saying "Christ was the first A-Team CDR"
Holy $#!@!!! If Christ was the Tm Ldr who the hell was the Team Daddy!?
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From down South:

"Somos pocos pero locos."

and from a sign in front of one of the 3d Gp buildings at Bragg:

"Pursue, Pressure, Punish."

Pretty well sums it up.
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