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'Muricans round the globe

Facilitating access to those raisins...

02/19/2010 - U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jesse Underwood engages enemy forces during Operation Moshtarak in Badula Qulp, Afghanistan, Feb. 19, 2010. The International Security Assistance Force operation is an offensive mission being conducted in areas of Afghanistan prevalent in drug-trafficking and Taliban insurgency. Underwood is from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Doing PT of a nature I do.not.miss...

02/21/2010 - U.S. Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit run while wearing gas masks during physical training on the flight deck of USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) Feb. 21, 2010, while under way in the South China Sea. Harpers Ferry is a part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting a spring patrol to the western Pacific Ocean. (DoD photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Joel Monsalud, U.S. Navy/Released)

...and soldiering on when they'd probably rather be in a rack in the Arsenal of Argghhh!

02/20/2010 - Members of the Haitian National Police Force’s marching band stand at parade rest while awaiting the start of a reception for a Chilean flight crew at Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 20, 2010. The U.S. military has returned control of the airport to the Haitian government more than a month after the earthquake that struck the region Jan. 12, 2010. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams, U.S. Navy/Released)

Mebbe those old soldiers will retire under the provisions of Foreign Military Sales and get repatriated to the US via the CMP.  One can only hope!


[Caption pic one: 02/19/2010 - U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jesse Underwood engages enemy forces during Operation Moshtarak in Badula Qulp, Afghanistan, Feb. 19, 2010. The International Security Assistance Force operation is an offensive mission being conducted in areas of Afghanistan prevalent in drug-trafficking and Taliban insurgency. Underwood is from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez, U.S. Air Force/Released) ]

[Caption pic two: 02/21/2010 - U.S. Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit run while wearing gas masks during physical training on the flight deck of USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) Feb. 21, 2010, while under way in the South China Sea. Harpers Ferry is a part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting a spring patrol to the western Pacific Ocean. (DoD photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Joel Monsalud, U.S. Navy/Released]

[Caption pic three: 02/20/2010 - Members of the Haitian National Police Force’s marching band stand at parade rest while awaiting the start of a reception for a Chilean flight crew at Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 20, 2010. The U.S. military has returned control of the airport to the Haitian government more than a month after the earthquake that struck the region Jan. 12, 2010. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams, U.S. Navy/Released) ]

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..and soldiering on when they'd probably rather be in a rack in the Arsenal of Argghhh!

The US produced some classics during WWII -- if I were in a *serious* two-way rifle range and had my druthers, I'd take a Garand over an M-4, too. Those of us in the 162d who carried "personal protection" toted a variety of bullet-launchers from the Band of Brothers era, including one from the opposition -- an MP-34.

Dunno if Mikey ever did much in-flight suppression with it, though. As I recall, he only had about 50 rounds for it.