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Sun Jan 15, 2012, 08:44 PM

When I was a tank crewman in the Army, other branches of the service used to call us

"dumb-ass tankers"

Some idiot on the M1 Abrams Tankers Facebook page sure isn't doing anything to refute the insult. He bellowing and blustering about "that socialist Muslim Obama". This doesn't make me ashamed to be a tanker; it makes me ashamed that he's a tanker!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 09:46 PM

1. I'm constantly amazed

at what former military members say on Facebook. I was an Air Force nurse - an officer - and took care of a lot of those galoots who now turn out to be these stupid reactionary lamebrain assholes. But ya know what? - as a medical officer I took care of em, it was my job. Still, I cringe when I hear what they say now.

FWIW, I never called you guys "dumb-ass tankers". You were service members, same as all of us. Peace.

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Response to kimi (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 10:31 PM

5. That's one of the main reasons I don't frequent veterans bars

It pisses me off at the "jockular" jibes at the different branches. For me, all of us were proles who traded some years of our lives, like indentured servitude, for future education and homesteading, if we survived.

I detest how branches are played against one another.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:41 AM

40. Relax...

 

99.9% of it is harmless..

Well it's all harmless but the .1% are just dicks.

Nothing wrong with Puddle Pirates (Coast guard), Seaman jokes, caveman marine jokes, bike ride on my pt test airmen or poking fun at the myriad of amazingly dumb things the Army does as well.

Particularly fun is the MOS wars within the Army and I assume the other branches as well.

18>11>Everyone else yada yada yada

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Response to kimi (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 12:49 AM

8. That's sweet, thank you. Peace to you, as well.

My Dad was in the Air Force as an enlisted man; then he joined the Army Nurse Corps when he got his RN. So you two have that in common.

Back when I was in, I was fairly apolitical. I'm glad; I would have hated being around all the right-wing assholes if I had been as politically aware then as I am now.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 04:01 AM

17. In the Nurse and Medical Corps

I found that most folks were Democrats. Go figure.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 10:03 PM

2. I don't like being called Swabbie or Squid. n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 10:26 PM

4. We called Army "doggies" but that doesn't sound bad? n/t

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