Old 10-14-2005, 06:18   #16
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It's hardly the same emotional and humbling experience as SERE. Take him to Texas Roadhouse, buy him a beer, and enjoy his stories!
longtab- glad to hear that information from you. I'm not familiar with the Texas Roadhouse. I assume it's a bar in Fort Bragg? We have not been to Bragg yet, only to Ft. Benning for our son's Turning of the Blue ceremony. I look forward to seeing my son again and hearing his stories. In the meantime, I appreciate all of the QP such as you who are willing to share information with Dads like me. Take care.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:43   #17
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Texas Roadhouse.

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... I'm not familiar with the Texas Roadhouse. I assume it's a bar in Fort Bragg?
The Texas Roadhouse is one of the better places to get a steak and cold beer in Fayetteville. While everybody has their place of choice to eat, it's mine.

It's on Sycamore Dairy Road extension between Mcpherson Church road and the All American Expressway.

The place fills up quickly after 5:10PM. You get the fastest seating at about 4:50-5:00PM. After that it's standing room only and up to a 30 minute wait.
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:43   #18
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Coscomite Gs

I really must add an addendum on the G force from COSCOM. At the time I had any dealings with Robin Sage the G Force was a detail from post units.

You had two types of Gs - those that hated the detail and being in the field - and those that loved it and volunteered for it to get out of the BS at main post.

The repeat Gs came out every chance they got. They were very good in the field, knew "the game" very well and loved being Gs. They also knew the students were under the gun for grades and the 82nd troops got "good deals" for running down the students. If a small patrol was jumped they would throw themselves into the 82nd allowing the students to escape.

The deadbeats would sit down and moan every chance they got.

There is a trick to whipping a bunch of unmotivated coscomite type Gs into a band of whup-ass Gs. Takes a little more work and a few mind games but the transformation can be remarkable. The Remington Raiders ride again. Thats Remington as in typewriter.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:07   #19
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In conjunction with another thread I always loved it when I heard the G-Chief had the TL taken out and shot because he was a Richard Head. This was at the direction of the Umpire. You don't have to go native but I believe to "establish rapport" was the next step after making contact. :
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Old 10-27-2005, 21:05   #20
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Fantastic posts; really enjoy reading them--

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Old 10-27-2005, 21:07   #21
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In conjunction with another thread I always loved it when I heard the G-Chief had the TL taken out and shot because he was a Richard Head.
hell, our G-chief was named Rikard Kopf...
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Old 10-27-2005, 21:41   #22
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Colonel Jack Meoff.

It was pronounced, "May Hoff".

And you better not laugh when you said it.

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Old 10-28-2005, 06:58   #23
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I was a G Chief once. I got the impression the TL didn't care much for me. WO Ian C was the Team Sergeant. One of his troops KIAd a box turtle. Seems they didn't realize that that particular species holds a very special place in the hearts of PL nationals. Ian came up with some rather innovative ways of expressing his remorse. The funeral was beautiful - full military honors. I thought them charging over the hill screaming "Viva La Tortuga" at the top of their lungs was a nice touch as well...
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Old 10-29-2005, 13:56   #24
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Good News from Pineland

Hello All,

I just received a call from my son from somewhere in Pineland. He successfully passed the Robin Sage portion of the pipeline should return to Ft. Bragg on Monday. He thinks he will find out his language on Tuesday. Note to the other dads on the forum: I don't have much information yet on his Robin Sage experience as we didn't have much time to talk. He did say that the peer review was very tough and he almost did not make it based on that. Don't have anymore particulars but my son is sometimes a little too serious and intense so that may be part of it. I'll follow up again once we learn his language. Thanks for the support of the QP and others on the PS forum.

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Old 10-29-2005, 14:11   #25
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Robin Sage

My G-chief was J. Anderson from 7th SFG. He was a proud Texan. Every morning he raised the Texas flag over the G-Base and made us all sing the Texas national Anthem.
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Old 10-29-2005, 16:22   #26
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Congratulations 18XDad and continued good fortune to your son!
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:37   #27
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Way to go 18XDad! The pride of a father runs deep.
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:00   #28
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Congradulations 18x dad. I think you'll find your son's experience in Robin Sage was much different than phase II etc.
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Old 02-12-2006, 10:20   #29
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By my calculations, based on Tom Clancy's book,.........my son should have parachuted or helicoptered into Pineland early this AM. This is like knowing your son is competing at the State Wrestling tournament, or the BIG football game.........unable to watch! How miserable!
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:21   #30
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Keepin him in my thoughts as well K. I'm sure he's doin fine...albeit tired, pissed off and hungry. He'll do fine!

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