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    Anyone here ever experienced actual combat?

    Just curious to understand what it's like and how someone can even function knowing that any wrong move or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time can result in them being either killed or maimed.

    Like Plato said, "Only the dead have seen the end of war"..

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    there are some bros on here who have been shot at... join up and go find out is the best advice i can give u

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    i sure as hell wouldnt want to find out....no thanks.....but i do respect the people that do....im sure it isnt fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    there are some bros on here who have been shot at... join up and go find out is the best advice i can give u

    I plan on it.... but we have already talked about this....


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
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    thats def not true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    thats def not true

    I think he means he was in combat but not in Iraq or anything, maybe some behind the bar combat

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    i mean alot of different ppl have different views on combat, i mean alot of ppl including me have been shot at, during police actions in other countries. it def was combat, war wasnt declared tho. something that happens between two drunk retards in a bar isnt half way near combat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    i mean alot of different ppl have different views on combat, i mean alot of ppl including me have been shot at, during police actions in other countries. it def was combat, war wasnt declared tho. something that happens between two drunk retards in a bar isnt half way near combat.

    Yeah, I agree somewhat, I dont have a definition, but I assume combat is defined as agressive acts between two individuals or groups of people, so it would be considered combat in a sense?

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    i consider combat being a military action, where the oppossing force fires more that pop shots.

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    Well, I see where your coming from since you were a part of the ARMY, and have experienced actual combat, but what you consider a good hamburger to be, I might consider to be a ****ty one. I know thats a bad example but.. I got this from Websters.com:

    com·bat ( P ) Pronunciation Key (km-bt, kmbt)
    v. com·bat·ed, or com·bat·ted com·bat·ing, or com·bat·ting com·bats or com·bats
    v. tr.
    To oppose in battle; fight against.
    To oppose vigorously; struggle against. See Synonyms at oppose.

    v. intr.
    To engage in fighting; contend or struggle.

    n. (kmbt)
    Fighting, especially armed battle; strife. See Synonyms at conflict.


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    jeesh, went right over decas head. Im not a merc lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArkansasAlex
    I think he means he was in combat but not in Iraq or anything, maybe some behind the bar combat

    Alex

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    Hell, id love to serve, but they wont take me, so **** em.

    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    i consider combat being a military action, where the oppossing force fires more that pop shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    Hell, id love to serve, but they wont take me, so **** em.
    dont let their negative attitude about gays bring you down, Id take em to court if I was you....

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    I have never been shot at, but yes, I have been in combat. As in actually combat when I had to shoot at someone, no, not that type of combat. I flew unmanned planes in the army, and we were responsible for 80% of all target designating in Kosovo. So for 12 hours a day on the night shift, for 3 months straight, I lased targets that were destroyed pretty much everyday. My highest kills were 9 different targets in one night. The average was probably 4 to 5 per night.

    As for confirmed kills on humans, I can only verify about 26. This was when I actually saw people at or near vehicles or weapon positions when the bomb was already falling and then impacted. Other times were simply still vehicle or weapon targets, or moving vehicles (which probably had people in them).

    You don't really think about actually killing people until a few years down the road. Then it catches up with you when you grow up some and truely understand what it means to kill someone. It's not a warm and fuzzy feeling. this is why there is an age limit to people joining the military. the older you are, the more you are likely to question yourself before you have to make that decision. When you are young, you do simply as you are taught and trained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9000rpm
    I flew unmanned planes in the army

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    Hell, id love to serve, but they wont take me, so **** em.
    lol dont let the movies fool you brother.. there no glory in it other than serving with bros you love. youll never get a good ngihts sleep again the rest of your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    lol dont let the movies fool you brother.. there no glory in it other than serving with bros you love. youll never get a good ngihts sleep again the rest of your life

    This is the best reply yet....

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    I'm a sociopath, id love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    lol dont let the movies fool you brother.. there no glory in it other than serving with bros you love. youll never get a good ngihts sleep again the rest of your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    youll never get a good ngihts sleep again the rest of your life

    I can confirm that with my own personal experience of combat. I was treated for P.T.S.D. in 1989 and have been going through a period just recently, and having treatment again. I don't wish to discuss it here, however I've discussed the situation with one or two friends from the board. If anyone suffere's and would like to discuss it I'm open to PM's, however I'm not an authority on it and can only discuss my own personal experience's with the condition.

    However I have only limited 'net access for the next ten days as I'm waiting for a new computer to be delivered, my own went down on Christmas eve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Soprano
    Just curious to understand what it's like and how someone can even function knowing that any wrong move or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time can result in them being either killed or maimed.

    Like Plato said, "Only the dead have seen the end of war"..
    Thats why we have training. people can function because thats what they are trained to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    lol dont let the movies fool you brother.. there no glory in it other than serving with bros you love. youll never get a good ngihts sleep again the rest of your life
    Yep, you will never again in your whole life make as close friends as you do while serving in a combat area. I'd say that it is even deeper than a sibling relationship like having a brother. Maybe even closer than a parental relationship. You literally know that your lives could rely on each other. And it is really never talked about, it's almost understood subconsciously. I have been out for about 4 years now. And a few months ago, I flew 1200 miles to see my best buddies little girl being born simply because he asked me to. And I only knew him for about 3 years in the military. But I consider him to be my best friend in the world. I'd do anything for him and he'd also do the same for me.

    To make a long story short, the job sucks,...the people you meet and make friends with will last a lifetime.

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    Somalia 94
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    The whole thing is just surreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodiac66
    Somalia 94
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    The whole thing is just surreal.
    I don't know there was another conflict in Somalia 93. What was it bro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodiac66
    Somalia 94
    Iraq 2003

    The whole thing is just surreal.
    UNISOM II!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
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    LOL

    more like prohibited and undetected by the US government

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    Quote Originally Posted by big k.l.g
    I don't know there was another conflict in Somalia 93. What was it bro?

    ehhhh, did you ever see the movie Black Hawk Down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubbytank
    About the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...Theyre basically small remote controlled planes that have laser designators which "paint" targets for smart bombs to fall into. They can also be used for recon and spying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Soprano
    ehhhh, did you ever see the movie Black Hawk Down?
    I know of operation restore hope. I thought that was in 91.

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