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  1. #105
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    Originally posted by gibrenob
    Originally posted by mattm
    Originally posted by gibrenob
    Stripes
    Has anyone ever given you the Aunt Jemima treatment ??
    Not sure, am I going to like it?

    It's a quote from the movie "Stripes" when Bill Murray was getting ready to make out with a women in the kitchen.

  2. #106
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    Matt everything I have ever heard or seen about the movie says if anything he downplayed his actions.


    Some people are just born leaders and heroes. He was also very young and we all know when you are young you believe yourself invincible.

    I remember a movie a few years back with Rick Schrodder. He played the part of a young Texan (notice they are all Texans) that was underage when he joined the navy. During a battle at sea he won the Congressional Medal of Honor. They found out he was underage and cashiered him out. He was eventually presented the medal like in the 1990's. He was the youngest to ever receive the medal.

    My point and not to diminish in anyway their heroics being young they don't consider the option of failure or death.

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    "Your days of finger bangin' Mary Jane Rottencrotch through her pretty pink panties are OVER! From now on this weapon is the only piece you're gonna get"

    Classic ... Full Metal Jacket

  4. #108
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    Originally posted by classical
    Matt everything I have ever heard or seen about the movie says if anything he downplayed his actions.
    Are you my boss? He said the same thing.

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    This is the citation for his Medal of honor.

    Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company B, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division.

    Place and date: Near Holtzwihr France, 26 January 1945.

    Entered service at: Dallas, Tex. Birth: Hunt County, near Kingston, Tex.

    G.O. No.65, 9 August 1945.

    CITATION: 2d Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by 6 tanks and waves of infantry. 2d Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to prepared positions in a woods, while he remained forward at his command post and continued to give fire directions to the artillery by telephone. Behind him, to his right, 1 of our tank destroyers received a direct hit and began to burn. Its crew withdrew to the woods. 2d Lt. Murphy continued to direct artillery fire which killed large numbers of the advancing enemy infantry. With the enemy tanks abreast of his position, 2d Lt. Murphy climbed on the burning tank destroyer, which was in danger of blowing up at any moment, and employed its .50 caliber machine gun against the enemy. He was alone and exposed to German fire from 3 sides, but his deadly fire killed dozens of Germans and caused their infantry attack to waver. The enemy tanks, losing infantry support, began to fall back. For an hour the Germans tried every available weapon to eliminate 2d Lt. Murphy, but he continued to hold his position and wiped out a squad which was trying to creep up unnoticed on his right flank. Germans reached as close as 10 yards, only to be mowed down by his fire. He received a leg wound, but ignored it and continued the single-handed fight until his ammunition was exhausted. He then made his way to his company, refused medical attention, and organized the company in a counterattack which forced the Germans to withdraw. His directing of artillery fire wiped out many of the enemy; he killed or wounded about 50. 2d Lt. Murphy's indomitable courage and his refusal to give an inch of ground saved his company from possible encirclement and destruction, and enabled it to hold the woods which had been the enemy's objective.




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    Originally posted by ozone drone
    "Your days of finger bangin' Mary Jane Rottencrotch through her pretty pink panties are OVER! From now on this weapon is the only piece you're gonna get"

    Classic ... Full Metal Jacket



    When I was in boot camp the drill instructors took a picture from one of the guys girlfriends and put it on the wall. We were told that Sally Rottencrotch was now our mascot, man was that guy pissed. You should have heard some of the comments from the less sensitive guys in the platoon. Not me of coarse I have real class.



    When I was in Viet Nam we had two guys arrive to our platoon just as we were going out. We started talking to them and one of them said he was married just before shipping out. We asked him if he had a picture of his wife and he said yes and showed us it. Man was that ever a mistake that picture went around our squad and the things some of us wanted to do to his wife well lets just say you would not hear at Sunday school. When he got his wife’s picture back he said F all of you, you will never see that picture again. We asked if he had any sisters but he didn’t answer, hmmm I wonder why. He turned out to be a great guy and good friend. About six months later he got a dear john letter from his wife divorcing him to marry one of his buddies from high school, that was a bad day, like he didn’t have enough to worry about already.
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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