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Colonel Dan, SASS #24025

Training Monkeys at Ft Benning: January 1973

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47 years ago this very month, I was “enjoying life” at Ft Benning’s Ranger Camp. :wacko:

 

In a dream last night, I found myself back at that same camp but this time we were training monkeys to conduct dismounted patrolling through a heavily forested area in preparation for deployment to Vietnam. It was really frustrating.  No matter how hard we tried, those damn monkeys didn’t pay any attention or take anything seriously.  :angry:   As a result, the Army decided we'd better not go!  

 

When I woke up, I was completely tuckered out!!!  :lol:

 

Just a humorous rumination from an old foxhole ....;)

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30 minutes ago, Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217 said:

That beats dreaming about people getting shot.

 

How ya been?


How’ve I been?  Better than I deserve dear lady; better than I deserve!  :)

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I'm a few months short of 51 years since Ranger School--mountain Ranger Camp was most 'fun' of the three

 

cheyenne

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I had a very vivid dream about a week ago.  Wasn’t anything funny about that one.  As real as can be, sights; sounds, smells, feelings........

 

Training monkeys?  Can’t imagine why they scrapped the project!  :-)

 

Cat Brules 

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:P:lol:

 

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11 hours ago, Cat Brules said:

I had a very vivid dream about a week ago.  Wasn’t anything funny about that one.  As real as can be, sights; sounds, smells, feelings........

 

Training monkeys?  Can’t imagine why they scrapped the project!  :-)

 

Cat Brules 

They didn't. They just started electing them instead of recruiting them.

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1 hour ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

They didn't. They just started electing them instead of recruiting them.

 

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38 minutes ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

 

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That’s really funny!  :lol::D

 

“Why, I’m a Congressman, dammit!”

 

Cat Brules

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At least the monkeys you were training were learning skills for the civilian marketplace.

 

They went on to be Trunk Monkeys!

 

 

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Note his finger is off the trigger. Training pays off.

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