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Sun May 3, 2015, 09:15 PM

6. Yeah I doubt many Snipes, Yeomen, or Mess Specialists come home as crazed killers from the Navy.


Ya know? Come to think of it; I shot at so few Iraqis and or Iranians that I can't even remember what they look like. On the flight deck of a US Aircraft Carrier, they move so fast as to be fucking invisible. I might as well admit that, to my eternal shame, I never even hit ONE. I don't think many other Structural Mechanics did either.

I'm guessing that these Sailors could say the same thing:

Aviation Storekeeper Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures) Aviation Support Equipment Technician (Electrical) Aviation Support Equipment Technician (Hydraulics and Structure) Aviation Support Equipment Technician (Mechanical) ASE ASH ASM Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician Aviation Fire Control Technician Aviation Electronics Technician Boiler Technician Cryptologic Technician (Communications) Cryptologic Technician (Administration) Disbursing Clerk Draftsman Data Processing Tech Dental Technician Electronic Warfare Technician Journalist Lithographer Mess Management Specialist Ocean Systems Technician Postal Clerk Photographers Mate Patternmaker Personnelman Radioman Submarine Surface Storekeeper Signalman Quartermaster Torpedoman's Mate.

Those are just a small sample of Naval Personnel who've not only not SEEN a fucking Iraqi, Iranian, or any other "enemy combatant", but haven't SHOT at one either. Would you like for me to post more? How about after that I start in on all the Air Force Personnel who've never SEEN a fucking Iraqi, Iranian, or any other "enemy combatant", nor shot at one? Most of the Naval Personnel I named haven't even HELD an M-16 much fired one in anger or defense of anything at all.

Maybe the next time someone wants to disparage US Veterans they can take a moment and think about those Veterans who've actually SEEN combat, those who haven't, and learn to make some kind of distinction, not that disparaging Combat Veterans would get much of a different response when someone wants to blame them for problems that have existed on this continent for about 400 years or so.

Every time I read stupid shit like this it makes me want to puke. It's absolutely on a par with idiotic bullshit about John McCain crank starting his aircraft with a wet starter handle while his tailpipe had a missile in it or some of the stupid shit people who know nothing about Flight Deck Ops tend to post on a semi-regular basis.

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