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#328637 - 09/08/20 08:25 PM Re: Half of troops have an unfavorable opinion of President Bone Spurs [Re: perotista]
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I don't think we ever had a Tianaman Square incident with tanks facing down protesters here. I remember the hippie girl putting a flower in the Guardsman's rifle barrel though.
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#328908 - 09/20/20 07:37 AM Re: Half of troops have an unfavorable opinion of President Bone Spurs [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
I don't think we ever had a Tianaman Square incident with tanks facing down protesters here.


Bonus Army, after WWI, would be the closest I can think of, I guess?

I mean, I guess, if you don't count Native Americans engaging in violent protests over our rather reasonable point that we had paid the French money so that they could fight the British and Prussians, and therefore owned their land.
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#328909 - 09/20/20 07:42 AM Re: Half of troops have an unfavorable opinion of President Bone Spurs [Re: perotista]
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Originally Posted By: perotista
Yeah, they do. Good Conduct ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, everyone gets those. today, they give out medals, ribbons for just about everything, not so during Vietnam.

Usually a tour in Vietnam consisted of 12-13 months, then at least a year back in the states or someplace else overseas. The green beret would be naturally the Green Berets, the red, rangers. You had the black beret for airborne. Naturally some of that might have changed since I was in. Change is constant and is hard to keep up with.


I was - ahem - a little later than you, but, when I first hit Army uniforms, Red was for Airbone, and Black was for Ranger... and then Gen Shinseki decided that giving everyone a beret would make them all "Special".... and chose the color black....

Rangers wear tan berets now, or, did after the switch.

Personally, when I see Berets on regular line troops, I think "Third World Military", but :shrug: he was the Boss, so, I guess it was his decision to make. I'm out with the Rangers now (though none of them are wearing berets) and could ask if you like.
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