View Full Version : combat stories!!!

03-12-2010, 08:17 PM
i had listnened to my grandpa and great grandpa tell stories about there time in nam' (grandpa) and WW2-germany (great grandpa)- and i was so fascinated about all the crazy stuff they did and couldn't help but to ask some of you what your combat related stories were, weather they're scary, funny, daring, sad, courageous- BUT!!!!!!! im am not in anyway making light of WAR!!!! there is alot of bad things that happen there and i COMPLETELY understand if there is some things you dont wanna talk about- but for any of those who have some cool combat stories to tell- LET ER' RIP!!!!!

03-13-2010, 05:52 AM
Soldier Rangers and Marine Devil dogs don't talk about combat. At our VFW post we never do. They'll talk about getting into trouble here or there with their guys and how much they miss each other but they'll never talk about combat. My pop pop fought with his Devil Dogs on the Aleutian Islands and Guadalcanal securing vital Air fields along the way. So many marines hit them islands and they we're greeted by a vicious enemy that wouldn't give in or back down. The bravery by them Devil Doggs are legendary

Many met their fate there..

MSG Glenn
03-16-2010, 11:02 AM
You won't hear it from me. Sorry. Maybe if I were drunk. (I don't drink).

I have no flashbacks, remorse or bad feelings. I don't really care to bring them on. Just like to talk to those that were there.

03-16-2010, 02:46 PM
Oh, I'll tell you about all the stupid things I've done over the years. I'll tell you about the women I chased, the double baggers I've woke up next to, places I've been and people I've met.
I prefer to stay on the lighter side and I don't visit the dark side to much. I've had to make decisions I'm not to proud of, I'll leave it at that.

08-01-2011, 09:01 AM
I wouldn't expect anyone to put their stories on here.

CWO Sharkey
08-01-2011, 11:12 AM
I wouldn't expect anyone to put their stories on here.


08-01-2011, 11:42 AM
I wouldn't expect anyone to put their stories on here.

Didn't you? Then someone called you out and you deleted it.

08-01-2011, 01:07 PM
Hey Ando can you stop searching for threads and posting on it. Look at the recent posts on the current forums and post on those or make a new thread if you cant find one that matches your situation. But PLEASE dont type in whatever in the search bar and resurrect a 3 year old thread because you might as well post a new one.

08-02-2011, 10:34 AM
Oh. Ok. My fault.

08-05-2011, 05:21 PM
my grampa (now passed on) didnt really talk about it aither. and they have a reason not to.
he had to endure the last end of the US lendlease S*** while securing my future.

"Bring down thease mustangs with overpainted red stars"..

And they did.

"war is not nice"
-Barbara Bush

Master Tanker
09-06-2011, 10:47 AM
futuresoldier, I have all kinds of fascinating military stories to tell because I enjoyed military life and didn't view it as a burden. Here is the 1st one, if you want more, just klick for more and let me know:
I was an LT with a tank platoon of the 1/32nd Armor in Germany during the cold war when our Battalion CO, LTC Kelly, asked me to to do a 'special mission' for him.
The idea was to impress a Soviet General with US Army equipment.
Evidently that day, the Commander of the Soviet Forces in German had visited the US Army in Europe Commander in Heidelberg/Germany and was to drive back to East Germany in a column of staff cars on the Autobahn (Freeway) past our Barracks.
LTC Kelly told me to road march my tank platoon (5 M60 tanks) to a certain coordinate about 30 klicks north of Ray Barracks in Friedberg/Germany, which I saw on the map to be a an Autobahn intersection. When we arrive, he told us, we were to pull into the treeline, wait and maintain Radio contact with him at Ray Barracks.
Then, when the Soviet General came by on the other side, we were expected to pull out and road march back to our motor pool in a full military show of how 'ready' the US Army was.
We reached our destination and waited. As we were sitting there listening to the radio and eating C rations, I saw some US helicopters approaching from the south and knew that was the escort of the Soviet General. Kelly had not said anything so far and had evidently missed the correct moment. I gave the command to move out and we rolled nicely on the Autobahn as the General eyed us from the other side and perhaps took some pix.
When we got back to the motor pool without mishap, LTC Kelly was happy because we had saved the moment.

09-11-2011, 08:05 PM
My Grandfather was in Pearl Harbor when we got attacked.

Nobody ever got the man to talk about it, to my knowledge. He always changed the subject.

09-13-2011, 12:44 PM
There was this one mission that will stick with me for as long as I live.

So there I was, a 22 year old Lance Corporal (E3), and I had just received our weekend OPORD. $100 to whoever brings back the, well lets just say the best of the double baggers. We landed in a very hot LZ, friendlies everywhere so to speak. Well after spending all of my pay (remember this was 1995), I had finally drank enough courage to engage targets. She was a winner, I just knew it, my SGT was hitting on her so she had to be a top 3. Anyway half way across the AO was when it all went bad, the band began playing some funky country song, and SHE walked right in front of me. Blond, blue eyed, everything I wasn't looking for (to win the bet), and she asked me to dance. Well lets just say the SGT won, again.