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what's your biggest military blunder?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by jerry, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

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    let's try to leave out loss of limb, bodily harm etc. humuliation is ok.

    I "stole" a HUMVEE when the battery died in our truck. Thought i was going to jump start thre truck and get back to the business of fixi'n aerospace vehicles. Wrong. a guy running at me frantically screaming something about 28 volts. Yup, if you don't already know those contraptions are 28VDC (or at least this one was)

    It's rare but i was a bit embarrased. good thing i didn't make the connection!:eek:
     
  2. Armorer

    Armorer Guest

    Came down from cruise alt to check out what I thought was two naked girls. Ends up they had tan colored swim suits on.

    Oh yeah and the rotor blade had a chip in it from clipping a tree top. Good thing my bud worked in the blade shop and cleaned it up for us :)

    Kinda wondered what those girls thought of evergreen needles raining on them :)
     

  3. boneguru

    boneguru G&G Newbie

    does it count if it was an order to do something stupid.
    an Lt. told me to drive our hummvee directly through a ravine instead of the angled track up the slope that would have prevented us from getting our " ambulance " stuck in such a manner that it took two hours of digging to get her out. the ambulance box on the rear changes the config of the vehicle and it wont go everywhere the same as a truck or troop version.
     
  4. Mike the JAG

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    When I was a PFC, I was trying to get the CO's 1/4 ton unstuck from a mud hole. Pulled it over on its side with a 113. Dumped all his gear in the muddy water. Big Ooops!
     
  5. Mike the JAG

    Mike the JAG G&G Newbie

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    The scariest thing was when I was a gunner on an M-48A5. We were at Ft. Pickett, VA, firing at night using the thermal sight. I kept scanning for targets, but couldn't see anything. I got disoriented and didn't know where the muzzle was pointed! I took my hands off the controls and told the TC I couldn't identify any targets. Not knowing where that 105mm muzzle was when there were other tanks on line and people in the tower was scary.
     
  6. Mike the JAG

    Mike the JAG G&G Newbie

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    We didn't have thermal sights on the 48A5, it was an IR sight. Sorry, it was a long time ago.
     
  7. Steve Peters

    Steve Peters G&G Newbie

    I was at the Ancon inn in Panama with strippers all over our table and the MPs came in to bust up the party and asked us who we were and who was our commander and we had to point up on the top of our table dancing with three strippers butt naked dancing with three strippers... Way to go Col...
     
  8. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Good for morale.
     
  9. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    I have been to a party like that in Panama. I see no reason for the MPs to have busted in on a private party. What was their justification?
     
  10. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

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    depending on the time frame i'm guessing curfew. Plus most shore patrol I've met have been a bit more layed back than the average MP
     
  11. Steve Peters

    Steve Peters G&G Newbie

    They were just making rounds and the local police the laguardia
    i think that is how you spell it didnt like a bunch of long haired beardy americans having so much fun, the Marine MP's didnt have a since of humor either they didnt say anything until they found out we were GI's. They said Spec.Ops people were ruining the place.Panama that is..They thought they had a good thing going on there...