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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by lunchstealer » 30 May 2018, 14:17

JD wrote:
30 May 2018, 11:06
This is a story with a happy ending, and one of the central characters is actually my wife's sister.

tl;dr version: 25 years ago or so, she was walking through a field and found a Purple Heart. It had a name on it, but she was never able to find the owner or any relatives. A while back, she started looking again, and was able to find the recipient's family and return the medal to them.
"When the North Korean Army overran the 38th parallel dividing the communist north from the capitalist south touching off war on the small island..."

I suppose that kind of thing from a local-interest reporter is better than my cow-orker in our mapping department asking the room at large, "Hey, is the island of Costa Rica in the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean?"

Anyway, good on your sister-in-law.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Mo » 31 May 2018, 03:59

Isla Nublar?
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Kolohe » 31 May 2018, 10:15

lunchstealer wrote:
30 May 2018, 14:17
JD wrote:
30 May 2018, 11:06
This is a story with a happy ending, and one of the central characters is actually my wife's sister.

tl;dr version: 25 years ago or so, she was walking through a field and found a Purple Heart. It had a name on it, but she was never able to find the owner or any relatives. A while back, she started looking again, and was able to find the recipient's family and return the medal to them.
"When the North Korean Army overran the 38th parallel dividing the communist north from the capitalist south touching off war on the small island..."

I suppose that kind of thing from a local-interest reporter is better than my cow-orker in our mapping department asking the room at large, "Hey, is the island of Costa Rica in the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean?"

Anyway, good on your sister-in-law.
Maybe her maps are out of date, like the ones that used to show California as an island? Miss Teen South Carolina tried to warn us, after all.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by dead_elvis » 04 Jun 2018, 16:09

Mo wrote:
31 May 2018, 03:59
Isla Nublar?
Which some people refer to as a fictionalized Isla del Coco which does belong to Costa Rica*. If one is the sort to rely on movies for accurate geography, maybe it's an understandable mistake. Since no reasonable person does this though...

*and is an incredible place. They don't let just any ol' tourist stay there, but my FIL worked for their park service for a while and got to go.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 05 Jun 2018, 23:11

I am glad nobody died in the chase of that M577 in Virginia. That way I can laugh without feeling guilty when someone sets the videos of it to Yakety Sax.

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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Highway » 09 Oct 2018, 17:39

Not a laugh thing, but I always chuckle at this and just wanted to share it.

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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by JD » 09 Nov 2018, 13:51

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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Warren » 09 Nov 2018, 14:52

JD wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 13:51
Some justice in the case of the kleptocratic Marcos regime, as Imelda Marcos is convicted of graft and sentenced to prison. (Confession: my first reaction was "Imelda Marcos is still alive?")
So that whole "right to a speedy trial" thing must not be a Philippines thing.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Solitudinarian » 02 Apr 2019, 10:31

A small thing, but my Drill Sergeant assignment has been deleted. Who knew that Article 15 would pay off?
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Warren » 02 Apr 2019, 11:52

Solitudinarian wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 10:31
A small thing, but my Drill Sergeant assignment has been deleted. Who knew that Article 15 would pay off?
Can you translate that to civilian?
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Solitudinarian » 02 Apr 2019, 12:22

Warren wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 11:52
Solitudinarian wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 10:31
A small thing, but my Drill Sergeant assignment has been deleted. Who knew that Article 15 would pay off?
Can you translate that to civilian?
Infantry Branch at Human Resources Command (HRC), responsible for putting Soldiers in various places, decided it was time for me to have a “broadening assignment” and selected Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, followed by two years as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood.

However, my having choked a private for losing the dispatch to an LMTV (successor to the 5-ton truck) carrying live ammunition and disrespecting my squad leader resulted not only in a Company Grade Article 15 (you might call it Captain’s Mast) many years ago, but also in a negative assessment by Behavioral Health for my Drill Sergeant packet.

I am now happy and looking for a broadening assignment more to my liking.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Aresen » 02 Apr 2019, 12:52

Solitudinarian wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 12:22
my having choked a private for losing the dispatch to an LMTV (successor to the 5-ton truck) carrying live ammunition and disrespecting my squad leader resulted not only in a Company Grade Article 15 (you might call it Captain’s Mast) many years ago, but also in a negative assessment by Behavioral Health for my Drill Sergeant packet.
Your mistake was letting him live and not hiding the body.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Solitudinarian » 02 Apr 2019, 12:58

Aresen wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 12:52
Solitudinarian wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 12:22
my having choked a private for losing the dispatch to an LMTV (successor to the 5-ton truck) carrying live ammunition and disrespecting my squad leader resulted not only in a Company Grade Article 15 (you might call it Captain’s Mast) many years ago, but also in a negative assessment by Behavioral Health for my Drill Sergeant packet.
Your mistake was letting him live and not hiding the body.
Too many witnesses, although I suppose the live ammunition on the LMTV could have helped with that.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Warren » 02 Apr 2019, 13:40

Solitudinarian wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 12:22
Infantry Branch at Human Resources Command (HRC), responsible for putting Soldiers in various places, decided it was time for me to have a “broadening assignment” and selected Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, followed by two years as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood.

However, my having choked a private for losing the dispatch to an LMTV (successor to the 5-ton truck) carrying live ammunition and disrespecting my squad leader resulted not only in a Company Grade Article 15 (you might call it Captain’s Mast) many years ago, but also in a negative assessment by Behavioral Health for my Drill Sergeant packet.

I am now happy and looking for a broadening assignment more to my liking.
It's too bad though. Fort Leonard Wood is down the road from me. I'd have made the drive... I'd have met you half way... I'd have sopped for gas and use the restroom at a nearby fillin' station whenever we were driving past on the way to Springfield.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by Number 6 » 02 Apr 2019, 14:24

Warren wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 13:40
Solitudinarian wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 12:22
Infantry Branch at Human Resources Command (HRC), responsible for putting Soldiers in various places, decided it was time for me to have a “broadening assignment” and selected Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, followed by two years as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood.

However, my having choked a private for losing the dispatch to an LMTV (successor to the 5-ton truck) carrying live ammunition and disrespecting my squad leader resulted not only in a Company Grade Article 15 (you might call it Captain’s Mast) many years ago, but also in a negative assessment by Behavioral Health for my Drill Sergeant packet.

I am now happy and looking for a broadening assignment more to my liking.
It's too bad though. Fort Leonard Wood is down the road from me. I'd have made the drive... I'd have met you half way... I'd have sopped for gas and use the restroom at a nearby fillin' station whenever we were driving past on the way to Springfield.
I was thinking something similar.
Also-sounds like the private needed choking.

ETA: When I was in the Marines, that sort of thing was not exactly sanctioned, but it certainly wasn't condemned. I was never one to put my hands on people, but I may or may not have supervised a few wall to wall counselings.
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Re: Small joys and random good things

Post by thoreau » 02 Apr 2019, 14:27

<Insert joke about grabbing privates here>

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