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"Artillery adds dignity, to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl"


Subdeacon Joe

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F/2/12, I/3/14, M/3/14, H&S Battery 3/14.......

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I have a jacket with that saying sewn in it. I get a few laughs, strange looks, and a few understanding smiles.

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"Battery! One round, Fire when ready!

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"Battery! One round, Fire when ready!"

 

Or:

33 this is 2, fire mission, over.

Roger 2, send your mission, over.

From the block house on Signal Mountain........

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Our VFW post has now been offered an M 110 sp. We haven't decided on it or the M109A5 yet. They won't give is both. :(

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Cold Steel.... Cold Steel.... Fire Mission!

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"Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl."

 

BH

Do you have the print?

 

http://www.tallcomanche.org/Comanche_Artillery_Vulgar_Brawl_Cartoon.jpg

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The actual quote is

 

"Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl."

 

BH

 

 

That's the way I remember it! That was some time ago, I started in the "brown shoe" army. The block house on Signal Mountain was my friend.

 

Lafitte :rolleyes:

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That's the way I remember it! That was some time ago, I started in the "brown shoe" army. The block house on Signal Mountain was my friend.

 

Lafitte :rolleyes:/>

My first issued pair of army boots came with a jar of black dye. That would have been 1959, ROTC summer camp at Ft. Sill..
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"Artillery adds dignity, to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl"

 

It is the worse lie of warfare... artillery adds uncertainty. And... uncertainty... when crossin' a piece of ground... is crucial.

 

I have never carried a weapon with Nationalistic malice... but.... {deleted dodfas}...

 

ts

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Calling in artillery is easy.

Keeping calm.... not so much.

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Calling in artillery is easy.

Keeping calm.... not so much.

I had the honor of being on the hill in Grafenwoehr running the OP for my unit when the 280mm cannon fired it's last mission.

All firing stopped on the range.

The command to fire battalion one round (two guns) was given.

A round went over our heads into the impact area.

My Buck Sgt looked at me and screamed "that was only one".

We hit the ground just as the second round hit the slope behind us.

I guess when you're shooting 17KT loads you don't have to be real accurate.

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10 years with Cannon Cockers...

 

 

WHAT??????

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10 years with Cannon Cockers...

 

 

WHAT??????

I had two NCOs on my team in FT Devens who were both former lanyard yankers. I nicknamed one Sgt Wha and the other Sgt Huh. :lol:

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I didn't get that. My hearing aids were having a feedback episode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and I'm not kidding.

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