Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Ranger-AO, Sep 14, 2005.
My son is a Combat Engineer. He busted his leg during AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood. I just put him on a plane to go back to Iraq on Sunday (after 2 weeks of R&R).
CE is an excellent choice. Nothing more satisfying than a big boom.
He's a PFC. He deployed in January. Spent a few months with a team of volunteers training an Iraqi Commando Battalion in Samarra. He says those were the most satisfying, and hardest, days of his entire enlistment. He was going out on multiple combat patrols and raids every day.
Only seriously bad side to his job so far is it's screwing up his back. But that has more to do with all of the gear he carries every day, plus the 240B and ammo. He's the smallest guy in his squad, but he's got the biggest weapon. The doc told him to take pain killers, but he refused. He told the doc that he could either take the pain killers, or go on raids and combat patrols - but not both, and he isn't going to give up the raids.
with an excellent attitude like that, you'll lead well.
Yeah - he was the squad sniper for a while but he went back to the 240. He told me that there's nothing quite as satisfying as being able to throw a bucketload of lead downrange when you need to.
Will do. Even if he weren't my son, I'd still be damn proud to know him.