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    Default If you think riding on a bumper is dangerous...

    Take a look at what these British Royal Marines did last week http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanista...992035,00.html

    Quite an impressive move. Hats off to the four gutsy marines and the pilots.
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    Many here would not allow that because the NFPA says its dangerous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenNFD1219 View Post
    Take a look at what these British Royal Marines did last week http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanista...992035,00.html

    Quite an impressive move. Hats off to the four gutsy marines and the pilots.
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    NEVER p!ss off a bunch of Royal Marines.

    KIA KAHA Marines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Life lesson number 100 for the Tali Tubbies.

    NEVER p!ss off a bunch of Royal Marines.

    KIA KAHA Marines.

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    I would agree that is pretty damn impressive. Do you think that any of the Marines thought to themselves about halfway across the river and in the mist of gunfire " What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

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    Not to take anything away from what these guys did but it has been done before. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Nov2...004110501.html

    Pretty gutsy to ride on the outside of an aircraft, I have enough problems riding inside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFDLT1 View Post
    I would agree that is pretty damn impressive. Do you think that any of the Marines thought to themselves about halfway across the river and in the mist of gunfire " What the hell have I gotten myself into?"
    Or "Does this flight have an exit row seat?"

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    In addition to being, you know, strapped to the outside of a helicopter, its an extremely vulnerable position to be in.

    I agree with everyone, what a ballsy, heroic attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFDLT1 View Post
    I would agree that is pretty damn impressive. Do you think that any of the Marines thought to themselves about halfway across the river and in the mist of gunfire " What the hell have I gotten myself into?"
    Actually what I thought first was:

    Oh Man! This is gonna hurt later.

    which followed with:

    Gee I wonder what the wife will say when she hears about this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFDLT1 View Post
    I would agree that is pretty damn impressive. Do you think that any of the Marines thought to themselves about halfway across the river and in the mist of gunfire " What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

    Maybe"I never saw THIS on any recruiting poster!"
    That's why Marines,SEALs and Special Forces exist.To do the stuff that the rest of us look at as too dangerous and they do it as a matter of routine.Of course,a SEAL friend of mine from a few years back thinks running into a burning building as a volunteer is kind of stupid too.

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    For those who are interested, there is a video (guncamera) of this...

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/video/vi...cs1500,00.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Many here would not allow that because the NFPA says its dangerous!
    That is the truest thing I've ever seen on these forums...imagine if the NFPA was setting the ROE for our boys over there...we would be F***ED up six ways from Sunday.

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    That's why Marines,SEALs and Special Forces exist.To do the stuff that the rest of us look at as too dangerous and they do it as a matter of routine.[/QUOTE]

    Funny, the fire service used to be the same way.

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    Man they really take "never leave a man behind" seriously. God bless 'em. I know that I'd need a new pair of pants after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFRED View Post
    That is the truest thing I've ever seen on these forums...imagine if the NFPA was setting the ROE for our boys over there...we would be F***ED up six ways from Sunday.

    FTM-PTB

    PS-Do troops have to hold each others hands when in battle?
    Ya instead we allow political beaurocrats who know NOTHING about combat or even about the armed services in general, except what they watched in The Green Berets with John Wayne or read in one of Tom Clancy's novels, to set the ROE.

    Oh and then complain because their soldiers are being shot at and killed/injured because their hands are "tied" by the legaleese of the ROE mandates.

    Someone once said Politicians about 5 minutes to create a war, but it takes a solider to stop it. Or something like that.
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