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Iraq body count by Latuff2 Iraq body count by Latuff2
Just criminals in military fatigues...

In 1965, senior military commander of United States forces in Vietnam Gen. William Westmoreland, developed the aggressive strategy of "search and destroy". The objective was to find and then kill members of the National Liberation Front. The US soldiers found this difficult. As one marine captain explained: "You never knew who was the enemy and who was the friend. They all looked alike. They all dressed alike." Innocent civilians were often killed. As one Marine officer admitted they "were usually counted as enemy dead, under the unwritten rule 'If he's dead and Vietnamese, he's VC'."
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JINX1391 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just an observation....but the guy's cammies are waaaaay too big for him. He looks like a Large/Regular in a size 2X/Long. Also his sleeves look like shit....only bag ass Marines roll their sleeves like that.

Plus he's wearing his cover cover inside unless under arms.

The lack of detail and skill makes it hard for me to pay attention to anything else in the piece..
BiGoDeViN28 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was talking to my Recruiter today.

He had seen dozens of Countries and toured them. He got to stay aboard huge USN ships. He learned a trade as an 08 Meteorology Man. He earned the rank of Sergeant and had come back to the States to become a Recruiter. He had made all of this money and gained all of this experience.
Know how long he's been in? 5 years. Know how old he is? 23.

Other than whine about the Military, what have you done with your life?
Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Writer
He certainly isn't defending his country, that's for sure.

So, since you went to see the recruiter, does that mean you enlisted?
BiGoDeViN28 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What makes you say that? I mean, no doubt this war is pointless. But you gotta do what you gotta do.

Ah, not yet. See, this Recruiter was a USMC recruiter. Personal and Religious things have since happened and I switched over to the US Army. Gotta make tape, which is only a few pounds away. Then I can ship to MEPS and swear in and such. Should be by the end of the month.
Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Writer
I just mean that those who attack the military like this tend to be those who know the least about it.

I wish you luck. MEPS was a long ordeal full of sitting around, reading the same paperwork over and over in order to pass the time. But swearing in was one of the most satisfying things I've done. I still keep my copy of my contract in my inner coat pocket, just to remind myself that the whole thing really happened.
BiGoDeViN28 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh! Sorry, I thought you were referring to my Marine Recruiter and not the person who created this deviation. My mistake!

Ha, thanks! I keep hearing about the "Hurry up and wait" unofficial slogan of MEPS. But if 17 hours of standing around and signing things means I get to become a US Army Soldier, than I'm more than willing to comply!

Really? Sounds like something I'd do! Haha! I've worked so hard to get in and am so close. I can't wait. What made you want to enlist? And if you don't mind me asking, what is your MOS? I'm shooting for 13 Bravo myself (Artillery) but it's hard to tell what I'll end up qualifying for.

Sorry for pelting you with a wall of text like this. Don't meet to many enlistees on dA. If you want, for privacy reasons, just reply to me in a note.
Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Writer
I decided to enlist after spending a year at a local university and deciding that I didn't want to deal with another three or four years of that. I didn't want to deal with anymore debt, and I didn't want to deal with teachers who assumed my grasp of English was poor based on my age. So, near the end of the year, I was driving home and thought, "What about the military?" I'd lost close to forty pounds after high school, so I easily met the height and weight requirements.

Went into the Armed Forces Recruiting Station, and the Army office was the first one I walked into. After a lot of waiting, fingerprints, and a great deal of paperwork, I went down to MEPS and had a doctor prod my testicles a few times. After staying the night in the hotel, I sat through the paperwork mess the next day and was sworn into the Army. In fact, I still keep my copy of the contract tucked away inside my jacket, just to remind me the experience was real.

I approached my MOS with a great deal of openmindedness. When my recruiter asked me to create a list of ten jobs I'd like, I handed her a list of forty-three. The conversation about my MOS went something like this:

"What sort of job do you want?" says the recruiter sitting across from me, speaking into the phone with someone at MEPS.

"I just want a job," says I.

"He just wants a job." Pauses. "42A?"


The one MOS I wouldn't have gone with would be 92G. I do not see Food Service Specialist in my future.

So now I'm PVT Brandt, Human Resources Specialist. With any luck, I can earn my first promotion before I leave. This May, I'll ship to Fort Jackson for BCT. After that, I'll be in Jackson for another ten weeks for AIT.
REV6Pilot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
You're so fucking dumb.
panzerkopf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
I hope an insurgent kidnaps you and cuts your fucking head off with a dull knife. You'd be crying and begging for the Marines then.
SatoshiXDnAngel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
this is just insulting you went too far.
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