User Tag List

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Thread: The most feared battle flag in history.

  1. #21
    Senior Member Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Overall activity: 13.0%

    Crusader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    4,156
    Thanks
    4,178
    Thanked: 6,345
    Rep Power
    10445752
    I’ll just put these here.









    And finally

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Crusader For This Useful Post:

    bdtex (06-29-2020)

  3. #22
    Senior Member Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsTagger Second Class1 year registeredSocial
    Overall activity: 47.0%

    APACHERAT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    1,983
    Thanks
    1,001
    Thanked: 2,867
    Rep Power
    4553419
    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    It was almost all flags and pennants other than brigade, unit, and boxing pennants since 1938. In 1938 boxing was more popular than football.

    I don't recall any MP ever getting hot and bothered over it.

    That Canadian Flag was a joke, a dis against a particular obnoxious Canadian officer who didn't know what surfing was.

    My father took photos during WWII, of men urinating into a blown Panzer, standing around headless Nazi corpses, the heads mounted on poles, both in northern Italy, far worse from his days in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and finally Germany. He didn't like speaking about the war to us when we were kids, but before we all shipped out, we three all heard an earful. Anyone who thinks American soldiers during that war were well behaved is naive.

    A lot has changed in the military since Vietnam showed up on the TV screens of America during dinner time. It is necessary to ask if images are honest today? Both my boys served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have many stories of what they witnessed, and to this day, neither judges their fellow soldiers, nor regrets their actions. My older son was an Army doc, saw the results of what our men suffered. My younger simply grins when the topic comes up, his eyes say more.
    My first six months in Vietnam I was with the 7th Fleet U.S. Marines, "Special Landing Force" that consisted of the 1st Bat. 9th Marines (Walking Dead) and the 26th Marine Regiment and other combat support units of the 5th Marine Division like 1/13, tanks, ONTOS, Amtracks, engineers, shore party, etc companies and Marine helicopter squadrons.

    We were an assault force but by the end of the Tet Offensive of 68 the SLF were used just like the other six Marine rifle regiments in I-Corps.

    Our boss was a Navy admiral but when not conducting an amphibious operation we were under the command of the 3rd Mar Div.


    https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a491580.pdf

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to APACHERAT For This Useful Post:

    US Conservative (06-29-2020),WarriorRob (06-30-2020)

  5. #23
    running down a dream V.I.P Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Overall activity: 39.0%

    ruthless terrier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    somewhere in the deep south
    Posts
    5,167
    Thanks
    3,598
    Thanked: 7,773
    Rep Power
    8980412
    I was born a rebel down in Dixie.

    Ride me back home to a much better place
    Blue skies and sunshine and plenty of space.
    Somewhere where they would just leave you alone
    Somewhere that you could call home.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to ruthless terrier For This Useful Post:

    Daily Bread (06-29-2020)

  7. #24
    Member Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Overall activity: 0%

    bdtex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    1,214
    Thanks
    280
    Thanked: 319
    Rep Power
    2087698
    The flag of my gg grandfather's regiment, the 40th Alabama Infantry. I ordered a photo quality print from the Alabama State Archives and had it custom framed with museum quality UV glass.

    8639341.jpg

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to bdtex For This Useful Post:

    Crusader (06-29-2020),El Guapo (07-01-2020),US Conservative (06-29-2020)

  9. #25
    Senior Member Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points7 days registered
    Overall activity: 30.0%

    Yossarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked: 165
    Rep Power
    5798210
    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    My first six months in Vietnam I was with the 7th Fleet U.S. Marines, "Special Landing Force" that consisted of the 1st Bat. 9th Marines (Walking Dead) and the 26th Marine Regiment and other combat support units of the 5th Marine Division like 1/13, tanks, ONTOS, Amtracks, engineers, shore party, etc companies and Marine helicopter squadrons. snip
    I've always reserved my greatest respect for those who enlisted. Tho some inductees were invited to join the Marines, few did. You have my respect.
    Getting older and uglier everyday

  10. #26
    Senior Member Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsTagger Second Class1 year registeredSocial
    Overall activity: 47.0%

    APACHERAT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    1,983
    Thanks
    1,001
    Thanked: 2,867
    Rep Power
    4553419
    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    I've always reserved my greatest respect for those who enlisted. Tho some inductees were invited to join the Marines, few did. You have my respect.
    Welcome home Yossarian.

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to APACHERAT For This Useful Post:

    US Conservative (06-30-2020),Yossarian (06-30-2020)

  12. #27
    Senior Member Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points31 days registered
    Overall activity: 99.4%

    WarriorRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Posts
    502
    Thanks
    1,951
    Thanked: 703
    Rep Power
    2420224
    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    During the USSR cultural revolution (1917-1937) the Bolsheviks toppled statues and renamed cities and streets.

    When the Nationalist Socialist came into power in Germany the Nazis topple statues of German monarchs and aristocrats in Germany and did the same in Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

    Mao had his cultural revolution in China (1965-1975.)

    Today the internationalist socialist/communist are waging their cultural revolution in America, erasing America's history by toppling statues and monuments and that old Confederate battle flag scares the crap out of the Marxist and their "useful idiots" snowflakes.
    I don't want to get into a fight over the confederate and American flag, I'm from Missouri, some fought for confederates and some fought for the union. I agree that the confederate flag scares the crap out of people especially the sissy liberals, we need to rally behind the red, white and blue, most Americans would, not to many would rally behind the confederate flag, they did lose the civil war. I don't believe in banning the flag either, believe in preserving our history. I'm just saying most Americans would rally behind the red. white and blue, we need all hands on deck against these fake BLM and sissy liberal Marxists.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to WarriorRob For This Useful Post:

    APACHERAT (06-30-2020)

  14. #28
    V.I.P. V.I.P Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsCreated Blog entry1 year registeredSocialOverdrive
    Overall activity: 98.0%

    US Conservative's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    4,111
    Thanks
    6,780
    Thanked: 6,494
    Rep Power
    18855782
    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    My first six months in Vietnam I was with the 7th Fleet U.S. Marines, "Special Landing Force" that consisted of the 1st Bat. 9th Marines (Walking Dead) and the 26th Marine Regiment and other combat support units of the 5th Marine Division like 1/13, tanks, ONTOS, Amtracks, engineers, shore party, etc companies and Marine helicopter squadrons.

    We were an assault force but by the end of the Tet Offensive of 68 the SLF were used just like the other six Marine rifle regiments in I-Corps.

    Our boss was a Navy admiral but when not conducting an amphibious operation we were under the command of the 3rd Mar Div.


    https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a491580.pdf
    I came across this clip today, Army use of armor in vietnam. Short barreled tanks, APC's. No Onto's, I think the army didn't bring any over.


  15. The Following User Says Thank You to US Conservative For This Useful Post:

    APACHERAT (06-30-2020)

  16. #29
    Senior Member Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsTagger Second Class1 year registeredSocial
    Overall activity: 47.0%

    APACHERAT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    1,983
    Thanks
    1,001
    Thanked: 2,867
    Rep Power
    4553419
    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I came across this clip today, Army use of armor in vietnam. Short barreled tanks, APC's. No Onto's, I think the army didn't bring any over.

    The Army dropped out of developing the ONTOS saying that because of the backblast of the 106 mm recoilless rifles the ONTOS was deadly in the rear as it was in the front.

    The ONTOS was designed as a tank killer to destroy Soviet tanks in Europe but as we see so often with so many weapons platforms end up being better at other jobs than they were intended for.


    I only saw a few ONTOS when I first arrived in Vietnam. I remember there was an ONTOS at the south end of the DaNang Air base.
    By late 69 I never saw an ONTOS again in Vietnam.
    My understanding they just ran out of spare parts since the ONTOS production line was closed down by 1958.

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to APACHERAT For This Useful Post:

    US Conservative (07-01-2020)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •