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    My Goodnes you guys write lengthy stuff about this theme, almost like a dissertation, that someone reads?
    I have to agree w. dibblejr: It's all in our heads.
    I've just read an article yesterday about 35%! of all modern people (Europe, USA, Japan etc.) suffer from depressions. And i can see that in my older family, some seem to get strange and cookoo.
    So, why should soldiers, who have experienced unusual things, not have PSD? The US Gov gives them a vet benefit for it and they (the gov, we all) can't prove otherwise.
    Sometimes I thank the Army for giving me a Psycho test when I got in. I have experienced some gruesome things and don't have PTSD. Excuse me, I know that all people are different and feel different. So, why not develop a test for the military, police, FireDep, Medics etc. that sieves out folks who feel ill at ease about gruesome things that happen and are part of life.
    I sometimes admire my dog: He bites, scratches, barks, fights, runs after stuff; but when he is done he eats his pot full, rolls up and is happy with everyone. No PTSD afterwards.
    Something else: Some Armies have a special test for their applicants in combat arms: They must kill an animal with their own hands during BCT (no shooting) . Usually it is a rabbit, chicken, fish or guinea pig. They pass if they can do it. Strangely few of the grads ever develop PTSD. Is that perhaps a test for the US Army?
    Don't come to me with nasty comments about this, ask your Psychiatrist why that works against PTSD.
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    Our Special Forces & Rangers had to kill a rabbit (or a chicken sometimes), clean it, cook it & eat it in their training. PETA got word of that some years back & put a stop to it through pressure on politicians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
    Our Special Forces & Rangers had to kill a rabbit (or a chicken sometimes), clean it, cook it & eat it in their training. PETA got word of that some years back & put a stop to it through pressure on politicians.
    I was watching the Surviving The Cut series and I forget which group they were following but they had to kill either a rabbit or chicken, cook it, and eat it in order to pass. So I guess they are still doing it for some elite groups.

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    Now that I thought about it for a second I think it was the Sapper School that did it.

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    I saw one of the "Surviving the Cut" programs or something similar recently where they used chickens & rabbits. There was a disclaimer that said the practice was now banned since that was filmed. My son didn't have to kill anything in any of his Ranger training in '04 & '05 but they had been doing that shortly before he got there.
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    Sounds more like SERE school
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    In the hood we save lives naturally without all that high speed training. Stray cats were very beneficial lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefwarrantofficer View Post
    In the hood we save lives naturally without all that high speed training. Stray cats were very beneficial lol
    Nothing will quite beat "streets" training =P

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    Top, I killed a roach today. Hooah!
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    Smoked it right down to the last grain, did you?
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