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Old 11-19-2004, 16:56   #1
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When I was younger, my dad got me a Chemistry Set...

.....That got bigger than the both of us."

So now you've answered the question of why you all went SF....

Why'd you pick your specialty, Primary and Secondary?

Or was it assigned to you to fill a "slot"?
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Old 11-19-2004, 17:26   #2
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Next class starting was medics. When I make up my mind to do something, I don't like to BS around. Best choice I ever made.
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Old 11-19-2004, 17:36   #3
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I started off headed for Engineer. Combat Engineer AIT, but I changed to Weapons once I got to Bragg. Back then it was both "Light" and "Heavy" giving you a dual MOS 11B/C. Having the CE MOS earlier helped or assisted some of the things that I got myself into !! Like, Hey you're both weapons and demo, go de-dud the range !!
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Old 11-19-2004, 17:43   #4
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I started off headed for Engineer. Combat Engineer AIT, but I changed to Weapons once I got to Bragg. Back then it was both "Light" and "Heavy" giving you a dual MOS 11B/C. Having the CE MOS earlier helped or assisted some of the things that I got myself into !! Like, Hey you're both weapons and demo, go de-dud the range !!

Thank God he didn't have a Chemistry Set, right TR?
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Old 11-19-2004, 17:44   #5
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Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.
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Old 11-19-2004, 17:55   #6
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Thank God he didn't have a Chemistry Set, right TR?
OH, BUT I DID !!! And in Chem II, in High School, I melted the blades off of the vent hood fan with one of my concoctions !!! I know some REALLY GOOD tricks !!!
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Old 11-19-2004, 18:37   #7
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OH, BUT I DID !!! And in Chem II, in High School, I melted the blades off of the vent hood fan with one of my concoctions !!! I know some REALLY GOOD tricks !!!
I would shuggest publishing your vast knowledge of nastinest but the wrong people would probably get there hands on it.

I need to get my Father on here, you and he could share some great concoctions. Only difference is he made his for A1E's and Jolly Greens.
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Old 11-19-2004, 19:20   #8
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18A, didn't have a choice.
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Old 11-19-2004, 20:58   #9
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Speaking of chemistry sets...Sir Reaper?
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Old 11-19-2004, 22:51   #10
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Speaking of chemistry sets...Sir Reaper?
Blasted a good bit of my parents house working on nitrocellulose at age 14, almost burned it down making Thermite a year later.

Yep, MSG Muldoon and I have a lot in common.

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Old 11-20-2004, 00:04   #11
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Blasted a good bit of my parents house working on nitrocellulose at age 14, almost burned it down making Thermite a year later.

Yep, MSG Muldoon and I have a lot in common.

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Old 11-23-2004, 06:51   #12
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When I was young my father got himself a .22 caliber rifle which he used to shoot at me when he got drunk. Never hit me, but taught me a lot about three second rushes, cover and concealment, and terrain appreciation. Figured I might as well put it to good use.

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Old 11-23-2004, 13:56   #13
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I always had an interest in explosives and wanted to learn more about improvised munitions, so I went for engineer. I certainly learned how to blow up a trash can in a city park.
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Dave - don't forget the mysterious flaming mushroom clouds in the desert from the experimental POL charges. Scared the shit out of some rancher's cattle with those.
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Dave - don't forget the mysterious flaming mushroom clouds in the desert from the experimental POL charges. Scared the shit out of some rancher's cattle with those.
Yup, people are still talking about the second nuclear weapons test north of Socorro.
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