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Old 03-07-2005, 12:49   #1
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I haven't posted to GT in quite a while, I think the picture may explain why. Here I am with my G19, which unfortunately I won't be able to bring home with me. I had it during my deployment here in the Babil province for the last six months. Much better than my issued M9, no problems (as expected) with jams or misfeeds. I used a lasermax internal sight with it, which was especially nice with night vision goggles. The funny thing is all the Iraqi Police running around with these trying to trade them for Mossberg pump shotties or M9s. Just as usual, they just don't know what they got. If anyone out there is getting ready to deploy, drop me a message with any questions you might have. I managed to stay alive here despite all the advice I got pre-deployment.

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Old 03-07-2005, 13:04   #2
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Thank you for your service and the great post.
I hope we hear from you often. Stay alert, stay safe.


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Old 03-07-2005, 13:53   #3
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Thanks for your service and stay safe!!!!;? ;?
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Old 03-07-2005, 14:57   #4
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Thank you for your service and the great post.
I hope we hear from you often. Stay alert, stay safe.


Ditto and hope we can continue to hear from you whenever you can manage it. Our regards to all your Brothers.
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Old 03-09-2005, 06:35   #5
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Hey Devil, I feel your pain. The first time I deployed (2003) I brought my G20, and the highly lethal Hydra-Shoks it loves, after being told this was good to go. After the war when it was time to leave, the word changed to "how dare you bring a personal weapon to war!". I eventually got it back in an armory box, but the hassle was unbelievable. It was worth it to have a 'friend' for my rifle, but now I lowered my standards to the M9 and no threats of court martial. Tell the rest of the 'Mad Ghosts' out there to stay safe.
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Old 03-09-2005, 12:07   #6
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Marine, thank you very much for your service. Come home safely, OK?
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Old 03-09-2005, 16:04   #7
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Old 03-09-2005, 16:11   #8
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Thank you, sir, for your service. That is a great pic. Stay safe;? ^c ;?
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Old 03-09-2005, 22:18   #9
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Old 03-10-2005, 19:51   #10
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Glad you're all right. I was in Iraq in 2003 when all the fun was going on.

Hate to be a downer, but let's practice some OPSEC/COMPUSEC and not post on civilian message boards while we're deployed in the AOR. I'm sure you're using a cyber cafe and not a gov't computer, but you're still in violation of DoD directives posting on a message board while in the AOR.
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Glad you're all right. I was in Iraq in 2003 when all the fun was going on.

Hate to be a downer, but let's practice some OPSEC/COMPUSEC and not post on civilian message boards while we're deployed in the AOR. I'm sure you're using a cyber cafe and not a gov't computer, but you're still in violation of DoD directives posting on a message board while in the AOR.
What is your concern regarding his posting here?
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Yeah, I have no idea what he's talking about either.
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:18   #13
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Maybe some new regs ? Hell i used to call home from Nam when i was in the comm. ctr.! Used to patch out a Generals line then call home! My cousins son emailed to boards when he was there last year, no special rules!^8
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Hey, Decguns, what directives are you reading to come to your conclusion?
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:22   #15
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Don't worry, Decguns. I wouldn't post anything here you can't get on usmc.mil news or the AP wire. OPSEC involves troop numbers and disposition, times and dates of movements, and information regarding future ops. Our command has been very clear on what is and what is not OPSEC material. Photos from theater are good unless they are completely out of taste, reflect badly on coalition forces, or feature posing of enemy dead. Those go in my personal collection! Here are a couple of articles that involve my platoon, Personal Security Detachment 2/24. You can do a search on usmc.mil news for Mahmudiya or Mahmudiyah and get plenty of great articles on my battalion that you may consider OPSEC violations.

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn20...256f4e0033bf1c

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Hate to be a downer, but let's practice some OPSEC/COMPUSEC and not post on civilian message boards while we're deployed in the AOR. I'm sure you're using a cyber cafe and not a gov't computer, but you're still in violation of DoD directives posting on a message board while in the AOR.
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Don't worry, Decguns. I wouldn't post anything here you can't get on usmc.mil news or the AP wire. OPSEC involves troop numbers and disposition, times and dates of movements, and information regarding future ops. Our command has been very clear on what is and what is not OPSEC material. Photos from theater are good unless they are completely out of taste, reflect badly on coalition forces, or feature posing of enemy dead. Those go in my personal collection! Here are a couple of articles that involve my platoon, Personal Security Detachment 2/24. You can do a search on usmc.mil news for Mahmudiya or Mahmudiyah and get plenty of great articles on my battalion that you may consider OPSEC violations.

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Old 03-14-2005, 07:36   #17
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Don't worry, Decguns. I wouldn't post anything here you can't get on usmc.mil news or the AP wire. OPSEC involves troop numbers and disposition, times and dates of movements, and information regarding future ops. Our command has been very clear on what is and what is not OPSEC material. Photos from theater are good unless they are completely out of taste, reflect badly on coalition forces, or feature posing of enemy dead. Those go in my personal collection! Here are a couple of articles that involve my platoon, Personal Security Detachment 2/24. You can do a search on usmc.mil news for Mahmudiya or Mahmudiyah and get plenty of great articles on my battalion that you may consider OPSEC violations.

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn20...256f4e0033bf1c

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn20...256f73002188b8

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Great response cadillacdl;f ;f

Now, if the "mainstream media" would report some of these stories and stories like on my son's Brigade's website, people in this country would have a better understanding of what effect we are having there.

Thanks again for being "One of the few!"
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Old 03-19-2005, 15:40   #18
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Just wanted to say thanks to ya and stay safe been in a few wars myself.
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Old 04-07-2005, 23:51   #20
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I can't adequately express my gratitude nor say enough nice things about the Corps. My brother is with the 2nd Rad Btln in Fallujah currently. Come home safe and sound together....
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:54   #21
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Old 04-26-2005, 14:16   #22
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I've been back a month. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. It's great to be back in the world again. Don't be surprised if you actually miss Iraq though. Things seem kind of slow here now.

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I've been back a month. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. It's great to be back in the world again. Don't be surprised if you actually miss Iraq though. Things seem kind of slow here now.

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Doc, it is a good slow, though.

My son is in Iraq now and I am active on a website for the families of soldiers in his unit. One comment the wives of soldiers already taking R&R is that they seem to be a little different even after just three months in-country. A couple of wives said that their soldier seemed bored while home.

When I came home on R&R between tours in SEA, I actually looked forward to getting back and into the cockpit again.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:23   #24
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Don't be surprised if you actually miss Iraq though. Things seem kind of slow here now.

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Miss Iraq? Hell no! I may have free food and free laundry and all that tax free money which is hardly anything to be noticed for. I am up north and I am ready to go back. My counterparts, whom I work with/for, are just "unique"! Yeah, let's just leave it at that!

It sucks being PROFIS.
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I'm heading over to play with the 2nd MEF next month. Glad your okay.
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