Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thoughts for the Day

  • I really like the M240B.
  • IED's be loud, yo.
  • Corrolary - If offered hearing protection, take it.
  • The "Smartass of the Day" Award goes to the medic who triaged Daddybear, who was wearing a moulage kit in order to simulate a rather graphic abdominal wound, and was being very dramatic in holding onto his belly and moaning loudly.  Quoth the smartass:  "How far apart are the contractions?".
  • When lying beside the road with said abdominal wound, and someone starts backing up a large truck near you in a rather erratic fashion, it is indeed possible to move your entire body using nothing but your butt.
  • When the IED's are going off and people are shooting at you, the time to say "Please" and "Sir" when trying to stop someone from running at your truck is over.
  • When trying to get someone who doesn't understand your language to do something, shouting your request is not going to work.  Maybe you could try charades or something.
  • In an ironic twist, I found myself today wearing a keffiyah and a daishiki while eating a ham and cheese sandwich.
  • It is quite possible to be soaked to the bone and worried about hypothermia in the morning and come home with a sunburn in the evening.
  • We are fortunate to live in a world that has such dedicated and talented young men and women in it as those I helped to train today.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yep, the 240 is the NEW M-60, and it will rock and roll! :-) Thanks for taking the time to help train the folks DB!

Creative Commons License
DaddyBear's Den by DaddyBear is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at