The Below is Somewhat of a Rant Interlude (before I get to the rest of my story): Read at Your Own Annoyance.
But before you do that, perhaps you may want to visit here, and watch the video while there, and maybe even read here.
I have a lot to say.
About Navy SEALs.
I have a lot of opinions.
About Navy SEALs.
And I am bona fide.
About Navy SEALs
I have a lot of regret over my experience with Navy SEALs.
I have a lot of love for Navy SEALs. Hell! I love the Nav!
(I scored ’99’ on my ASVAB–Unheard of!–The Army Tried to Recruit me! The Greenie Beanies! The Rangers! What a fucking joke!
(Now, do not mistake me: I think the Green Berets are just Jim Dandy, but they have parameters: i.e., there are things they just will not attempt. The Navy (SEALs) have no parameters: they will ‘attempt’ anything–more than once)
Annie, I got that part of your bit.
What I did NOT get, was the ref to army Pov; I mean did you find me such?
A “Garret Trooper”?
I certainly were none.
Basically, a Garret Trooper was all dolled up, looked good on recruiting posters and news reels… and never actually got his hands bloody. (If that’s what you meant by being confused.} My dad used to call anyone who claimed to be with any given unit, when it was obvious that they hadn’t been, a Garret Trooper, regardless of military branch.
I watched the vid and loved it.
Was just a little confused though.
Need to watch it again.
Cheers My Good Friend,
For all those who claim to be what they are NOT (Sorry Lance…it is from the Army POV) http://youtu.be/S8uIwi1oHuw
Justice My Friend,
Your comments are always so spot on. Thank you for taking to time to write and contribute.
Where to begin?
Yes, I have a real problem with anyone claiming to have been a Navy SEAL who wasn’t. I suppose if I had been an Army Dude, I’d have the same reactions to anyone professing to have been a ‘Greenie Beanie” (sorry Army–couldn’t resist), or a Recon Ranger.
ASVAB? HIghest possible score (in ’85 anyway) was 99. (The Navy always, and you know this, inserts ‘ace-busters’ into all tests. No one, I mean no one can ever make a ‘perfect one hundred.)
Yeah, I almost ‘aced’ the ASVAB, but here is a fact that only my first ex-wife knows:
I studied for six months before I took that sucker. And they, always ‘they’ said that that was a test one could not ‘study’ for.
I am proof. How do you think I ‘aced’ the parts about auto mechanics, electronics, even math for fuck sake? These were subjects I knew not one whit about. Yet…
“We called the subs “coffins”, they called our surface vessels “targets”.”
Yes. We did.
Again, thank you very much for your thoughtful commentary here. Your time is always greatly appreciated… Shipmate.
Kick Army’s ASS!
Awesome, especially in calling out all the fakes who claimed to be former SEALs (Hell, I got guys younger than me (46) panhandling with signs claiming to be Viet Nam vets, so spreads the disease of Chronic Fake-Vet Bullshit-itis (CFVBS).
Your ASVAB score is freaking amazing. That is the highest possible, right, if I remember my recruiter correctly? I scored a 90 myhself in 1990, which blew my recruiter away, so therefore, he pushed me to take the Nuke Test (on which, alas, I only scored a 52).
Seriously, I gotta catch up on all these great SEAL segments. You guys truly are the REAL elite (BTW, nothing against jar heads, but LMFAO @ “The few, the proud, the dead on the beach”). As a Navy man, I’m sure you know all about how us surface dudes and the bubbleheads used to fuck with each other – We called the subs “coffins”, they called our surface vessels “targets”.
hey, but in the end, we were all brothers!
There are press-us few I love here.
Yet you are one.
(for what that is worth)
LOL – I shall. But mostly because any friends I might have are.
I am insensitive.
Go with that.
That is one of my favorite songs. Thanks for sharing it… memories.
I’m (in) sensitive
That kinda hurts.
Interesting read. Look forward to more.
Yep, I concur.
A buddy of mine who was a PJ (at the time) explained it to me this way: Everyone who claims to be or to have been a SEAL is full of shit. Some because they were never SEALs, the others because they were. 😀
I’m not knocking SEALs or the broader Navy, I just thought it was funny.