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toecutter1978
2014-02-21, 22:49
Hello everybody.

Former 19D here. Living in the KY area of Louisville. I'm active with my Boy Scout troop that my lady's boys are members. Also, the outdoors is my life. I'm currently finishing up a degree in forestry conservation to become a federal warden. I'm an a the cacher also. I look forward to sharing my stories and experience with you all.

toecutter1978
2014-02-21, 22:51
Issue with tapatalk. If you can read this please let me know. The second post is from tapatalk. The first is off the main site.

Rasty
2014-02-21, 23:02
It's visible to me on Tapatalk

Superman
2014-02-21, 23:17
Welcome

SGT Rock
2014-02-21, 23:53
I see it fine. Welcome.

Ray
2014-02-22, 15:14
Who are y'all talking to?

sheepdog
2014-02-22, 19:52
Welcome aboard.

toecutter1978
2014-02-22, 23:43
Thank you

Superman
2014-02-23, 15:58
http://video.vpt.org/video/2364989997/

Big Mac
2014-02-23, 18:00
This thread is a lot more interesting than the hockey thread. Just sayin.

Superman
2014-02-23, 18:06
But the spelling is similar.:angel:

sheepdog
2014-02-23, 18:28
This thread is a lot more interesting than the hockey thread. Just sayin.

you're such a hoosier

Big Mac
2014-02-23, 18:31
Well thank you, such a wonderful compliment.

Superman
2014-02-23, 18:59
I thought Michigan and Iniatucky were the same state?

Big Mac
2014-02-23, 19:19
No, Michigan is part of Canada.

sheepdog
2014-02-23, 21:06
I thought Michigan and Iniatucky were the same state?

you really do need to go to jail. go directly to jail. do not pass go......

Superman
2014-02-23, 21:08
you really do need to go to jail. go directly to jail. do not pass go......

You're not the first one to say that.:angel:

sheepdog
2014-02-23, 21:10
Indiana is kinda like purgatory. You go there to pay for your sins. That's why Big Mac is destined to stay there a long time.

Superman
2014-02-23, 21:13
Indiana is kinda like purgatory. You go there to pay for your sins. That's why Big Mac is destined to stay there a long time.

This is coming from a man who has spent most of his adult life in jail.

sheepdog
2014-02-23, 23:02
This is coming from a man who has spent most of his adult life in jail.

I'm pretty much doomed to by-pass Indiana and go strait to Ohio.

Lugnut
2014-02-23, 23:30
Lucky you. :adore:

Crikey
2014-02-24, 00:05
Welcome. By the way, don't worry about thread drift here. We all stay on topic and sarcasm is not allowed.

Rasty
2014-02-24, 00:33
Welcome. By the way, don't worry about thread drift here. We all stay on topic and sarcasm is not allowed.

What's Thread drift?

Superman
2014-02-24, 02:13
Welcome. By the way, don't worry about thread drift here. We all stay on topic and sarcasm is not allowed.

If there is any thread drift it's not my fault. What happened to the guy that started this thread?

Big Mac
2014-02-24, 08:35
Indiana is kinda like purgatory. You go there to pay for your sins. That's why Big Mac is destined to stay there a long time.

That would kind of make sense, except my part of Indiana is heavenly. Took a short hike yesterday out to some fossil beds. Found Superman's and Lugnut's footprints :-)

Also Saw several bald eagles.

DesertReprobate
2014-02-24, 09:56
We should start a Kickstart bid to get cheap rugs for the bald eagles.

Lugnut
2014-02-24, 10:45
Took a short hike yesterday out to some fossil beds. Found Superman's and Lugnut's footprints :-)
M

That's not funny! :argh:

(actually it is)

Superman
2014-02-24, 10:54
That's not funny! :argh:

(actually it is)

Yours were in stone. Mine were just wet prints.

toecutter1978
2014-02-24, 12:30
If there is any thread drift it's not my fault. What happened to the guy that started this thread?

I'm here. Just having issues with tapatalk showing threads and posts. By the time a post shows up for me, it's been multiple sense it was updated. Yeah, the sarcasm fits right in with me. Glad to find a good bunch of folks.

woodsy
2014-02-24, 13:37
Howdy,
11B turned 11D( Armor Reconnaissance Specialist) . I think 11D became 19D somewhere along the way.

Anyhow , don't let them scouts get away from you.

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/02/23/news/bangor/three-boy-scouts-two-leaders-stranded-on-blackcap-mountain-saturday-plucked-to-safety/

Roche
2014-02-24, 14:15
I'm here. Just having issues with tapatalk showing threads and posts.Which is why I continue to use a ouija board keyboard.

john pickett
2014-02-24, 18:42
"Saw several bald eagles"
Were Superman and Lugnut in the flock?

Superman
2014-02-24, 18:49
"Saw several bald eagles"
Were Superman and Lugnut in the flock?

Thinning....not bald. Dammit!!!!

toecutter1978
2014-02-24, 19:20
Thinning....not bald. Dammit!!!!

I suffer from the same ailment. I figure guys like is had a full head of hair, there wouldn't be any women for the rest of them. I mean have a rock band following you around, all the groupies. Thinning is just a way to even things out. Sort of. ;-)

toecutter1978
2014-02-24, 19:24
Howdy,
11B turned 11D( Armor Reconnaissance Specialist) . I think 11D became 19D somewhere along the way.

Anyhow , don't let them scouts get away from you.

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/02/23/news/bangor/three-boy-scouts-two-leaders-stranded-on-blackcap-mountain-saturday-plucked-to-safety/

My troop had a skiing trip this past weekend at Paoli Peaks. Some of them are experienced, while the younger ones needed a lot of help. Thankfully not broken bones, just bruised behinds and a bunch of rip tickling between the boys.

Superman
2014-02-24, 20:46
I suffer from the same ailment. I figure guys like is had a full head of hair, there wouldn't be any women for the rest of them. I mean have a rock band following you around, all the groupies. Thinning is just a way to even things out. Sort of. ;-)

5660
This is me. See....hair...not bald. I'm the older one.

Tin Man
2014-02-24, 20:55
I think my son is doomed... he has narrowed down his college choices to GA Tech and Michigan.

Big Mac
2014-02-24, 21:10
My troop had a skiing trip this past weekend at Paoli Peaks. Some of them are experienced, while the younger ones needed a lot of help. Thankfully not broken bones, just bruised behinds and a bunch of rip tickling between the boys.

You must not be far from me - Paoli Peaks is about an hour south of me.

Lugnut
2014-02-24, 21:29
Thinning....not bald. Dammit!!!!

Just admit it. You wear a buzz cut rug!

Superman
2014-02-24, 21:52
Just admit it. You wear a buzz cut rug!

lmao, yeah, that's it.

sheepdog
2014-02-24, 22:40
I think my son is doomed... he has narrowed down his college choices to GA Tech and Michigan.

Go Blue!!

toecutter1978
2014-02-25, 13:05
5660
This is me. See....hair...not bald. I'm the older one.

5661
Here is the Lady and myself out at Jefferson Memorial Forest doing some caching. Yeah if I had hair, she would be able to keep her hands off me. Well that's what she says!

Superman
2014-02-25, 13:09
5661
Here is the Lady and myself out at Jefferson Memorial Forest doing some caching. Yeah if I had hair, she would be able to keep her hands off me. Well that's what she says!

Man it must be your hair. I can't see anything else she'd be interested in. Are you nervous about having a woman way out of your league?:angel:

D'Artagnan
2014-02-25, 13:43
Man it must be your hair. I can't see anything else she'd be interested in. Are you nervous about having a woman way out of your league?:angel:

Damn. This is a tough room. ;-)

Lugnut
2014-02-25, 13:47
He may as well find out early on. :albertein

Superman
2014-02-25, 14:05
Damn. This is a tough room. ;-)

Speaking of that how is Mags doing?

toecutter1978
2014-02-25, 14:11
Man it must be your hair. I can't see anything else she'd be interested in. Are you nervous about having a woman way out of your league?:angel:

Haha!! I know right! I guess she's doing community service or maybe this is her way of helping the needy.

Superman
2014-02-25, 14:19
Haha!! I know right! I guess she's doing community service or maybe this is her way of helping the needy.

That is a very good answer.

D'Artagnan
2014-02-25, 14:28
Helping the needy. I need to use that line for myself.

Crikey
2014-02-25, 14:45
Man it must be your hair. I can't see anything else she'd be interested in. Are you nervous about having a woman way out of your league?:angel:

She's red so he should be able to cut it here.

Hog On Ice
2014-02-25, 15:01
needs to grow a beard ... if he's permitted to

Superman
2014-02-25, 15:11
Helping the needy. I need to use that line for myself.

There's nothing wrong with sympathy sex.

sheepdog
2014-02-25, 19:58
There's nothing wrong with sympathy sex.

does penicillin cure that??

rcli4
2014-02-25, 20:57
I think my son is doomed... he has narrowed down his college choices to GA Tech and Michigan.

Michigan makes ga tech look like day school . If he don't want to work he should not go to Michigan .

Big Mac
2014-02-25, 22:01
Michigan makes ga tech look like day school . If he don't want to work he should not go to Michigan .

Even a Hoosier can agree with that.

Tin Man
2014-02-25, 22:31
Michigan makes ga tech look like day school . If he don't want to work he should not go to Michigan .


Even a Hoosier can agree with that.

seriously? GA Tech is purportedly in the top 2-3 Aerospace Engineering schools along with MIT (application pending) and CAL Tech (didn't apply). [plus if he interviews well at GA Tech next week, he may get a full ride. :) ]

Big Mac
2014-02-25, 22:42
seriously? GA Tech is purportedly in the top 2-3 Aerospace Engineering schools along with MIT (application pending) and CAL Tech (didn't apply). [plus if he interviews well at GA Tech next week, he may get a full ride. :) ]

U.S. News rankings -

1. MIT
2. Georgia Tech
3. Michigan


Not much difference, but yes, seriously. Michigan.

Big Mac
2014-02-25, 22:43
(Full ride makes a big difference however. Follow the money)

Lugnut
2014-02-25, 22:44
Not Michigan. We don't need anymore people hating Ohio! :argh:

Big Mac
2014-02-25, 22:46
Ohio State is a good place to train for the NFL and play basketball for a couple years. I'm not sure if there is even a school there.

Tin Man
2014-02-25, 23:05
(Full ride makes a big difference however. Follow the money)

I am so praying for a full ride. If that happens, I swear I will seriously consider selling my business and planning a SOBO ASAP. May even leave roomie a no forwarding address notice...if I have time...and think of it.

Tin Man
2014-02-25, 23:06
Not Michigan. We don't need anymore people hating Ohio! :argh:

too fucking late - sorry

rcli4
2014-02-26, 01:45
The big difference is history. There are jobs for Michigan grads. Write your own ticket....

SGT Rock
2014-02-26, 13:55
Howdy,
11B turned 11D( Armor Reconnaissance Specialist) . I think 11D became 19D somewhere along the way.

Anyhow , don't let them scouts get away from you.

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/02/23/news/bangor/three-boy-scouts-two-leaders-stranded-on-blackcap-mountain-saturday-plucked-to-safety/I had a platoon sergeant that was around when they made the switch. He he said the choice was easy: walk everywhere or ride. He chose ride.

toecutter1978
2014-02-26, 14:50
Heck the only time I actually truly did my real job was during the invasion of Iraq. Every other deployment I was treated like a Dismount.

Superman
2014-02-26, 15:26
OK, another piece of history you didn't care to hear about. The 2/2 1st ID was getting beat up bad by the VC so they decided to mechanize it in 66. So they deliver all these APC's and stuff to the Lai Khe base camp and leave. Bob Wilson said it was like demolition derby. Nobody knew how to drive the things. It was all OJT and they ran into and over all kinds of stuff they weren't supposed to. Some guys from the 1/4th were choppered up from Phu Loi to Lai Khe to help them but the 1/4 horse guys were laughing so hard they could barely talk. It's one of my truer stories.

toecutter1978
2014-02-26, 15:35
Joes and APC's, never gets old. Oh the fun one of those can make!

woodsy
2014-02-26, 19:04
Looks like they went from 11 D to 19 D in 78 just about a year after i got out.

"MOS 11D will be converted to MOS 19D Cavalry Scout. This new career management field will become effective 1 March 1978."


Knew they would have to change it to something else without me .

Yup, riding sure beat walking and being the driver of a M113A1 APC was fun, although the guys riding in the back
didn't always think so

Superman
2014-02-26, 19:52
Looks like they went from 11 D to 19 D in 78 just about a year after i got out.

"MOS 11D will be converted to MOS 19D Cavalry Scout. This new career management field will become effective 1 March 1978."


Knew they would have to change it to something else without me .

Yup, riding sure beat walking and being the driver of a M113A1 APC was fun, although the guys riding in the back
didn't always think so

We NEVER road inside an APC. We road on top of them and they had two or three layers of sandbags on top. Snipers did plink at us. I personally felt safer walking. I loved the firepower they brought to the dance and having an APC hump wicked amounts of ammo was a good thing. I have a friend that I call One legged Dave that was a APC driver. He spotted a bunch of VC that he intended to engage. He was going at a good clip towards them when he hit the mine. It took off one leg and messed up the other. He can still use the one that was messed up but it's pretty ugly. He likes wearing shorts in the summer so folks can see what he gave.

toecutter1978
2014-02-26, 20:12
Speaking of injuries, it's still amazes me the reactions of people. It's like they have never seen or heard of this stuff happening. Then again, not everybody that served has outer injuries that can be seen and not many families are affected by service.

Superman
2014-02-26, 20:40
Speaking of injuries, it's still amazes me the reactions of people. It's like they have never seen or heard of this stuff happening. Then again, not everybody that served has outer injuries that can be seen and not many families are affected by service.

1%:gob_nospa

woodsy
2014-02-27, 09:33
We NEVER road inside an APC. We road on top of them and they had two or three layers of sandbags on top. Snipers did plink at us. I personally felt safer walking. I loved the firepower they brought to the dance and having an APC hump wicked amounts of ammo was a good thing. I have a friend that I call One legged Dave that was a APC driver. He spotted a bunch of VC that he intended to engage. He was going at a good clip towards them when he hit the mine. It took off one leg and messed up the other. He can still use the one that was messed up but it's pretty ugly. He likes wearing shorts in the summer so folks can see what he gave.

I will admit that being the APC driver would't be much fun with lead bouncing off it, or RPGs and landmines coming through it. We ran some patched up equipment that saw action in Vietnam. Big targets.

Superman
2014-02-27, 10:08
I will admit that being the APC driver would't be much fun with lead bouncing off it, or RPGs and landmines coming through it. We ran some patched up equipment that saw action in Vietnam. Big targets.

I think I mentioned before that Armor had the highest casualty rate of all the MOS's...including 11B. Most battalion size operations had one to three APCs attached....depending on terrain. Most of those operations included the loss of at least one APC. Then A command decision had to be made what to do with it. Should we hold up all troops, make a perimeter until it could be repaired, sky lifted out or blow it up in place. Leave a smaller element to secure it for the same. Booby trap the shit out of it. There was never a standard correct answer.
One time I wasn't far from an APC when it hit a mine. The mine shot right through it, lifting it maybe 20 feet in the air. It turned over in mid air and it came down on top of the guys that were on it.
On the other hand....I was monitoring the progress of the operation when the 11th Cav and the 1st ID re-took an air field. It was the only time I saw a whole armor unit go on line. I should have ridden on a tank but I walked instead. The noise and concussion was beyond description. They were firing anti personnel rounds at point blank range that shredded everything in front of them.

woodsy
2014-02-27, 10:30
11th Cav was the unit i was assigned to in Germany, 3rd squardron.
3 APC's , 3 Sheridan tanks and a mortar track in each platoon. Pretty impressive firepower back then.

Superman
2014-02-27, 11:01
11th Cav was the unit i was assigned to in Germany, 3rd squardron.
3 APC's , 3 Sheridan tanks and a mortar track in each platoon. Pretty impressive firepower back then.

You were in a great unit. There is pride in being part of the chain of such a unit. The CO that I had on 12 April 1967 went home to heal then he volunteered for his 7th tour to be the XO of the 11th Cav.