Old 09-13-2020, 09:14   #1
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SGM Richmond Nail

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Old 09-13-2020, 10:33   #2
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Rest in Peace SGM thank you for your service!
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Old 09-13-2020, 16:29   #3
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What a life lived that others should contemplate his example and what he's left behind.
RIP, Sergeant Major. Well done.
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Old 09-13-2020, 20:40   #4
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SGM Richmond Nail was a hoot...and a damned fine soldier... he, and his unique kind, are missed.
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Old 09-13-2020, 22:40   #5
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:43   #6
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I worked out at Camp MacKall for a short time when he was there. He had a small Chihuahua that was paralyzed and he made a harness with wheels on it so the little guy could get around. He was a good man and a professional. RIP
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:36   #7
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Rest In Peace SGM. You will never be forgotten.
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Old 09-14-2020, 20:28   #8
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Requiescat in pace SGM
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:26   #9
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All I can say is Holy Fucking Shit this dude was awesome. I was a 19 year old super wannabe in 1986 at Phase 1, I failed out of landnav and was recycled by COL Potter (only 8 of us were recycled for some reason) and I ended up as slave labor at McCall rebuilding those old red tarpaper huts. This old one eyed guy would come into the huts during lunch with Nick Rowe (both in black pajamas and I had no idea who they were) and see who wanted to put money up on a chicken shit contest. You put a dollar up, wrote your name on a small piece of paper, put it in a small pen with a chicken, and whoever s name was shit on first got the pot of money. This was my intro to SF and it was SGM Nail's bad ass persona that inspired me to stop bitching about failing landnav and make it through the Q course eventually. I remember him pulling his eyeball out and talking about fucking fat girls he called roadhogs I think.
He was the example I used when I explained the kind of men that really created our Regiment. Very sad he passed but he is an example of a man that REALLY lived.
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Old 09-16-2020, 17:54   #10
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All I can say is Holy Fucking Shit this dude was awesome. I was a 19 year old super wannabe in 1986 at Phase 1, I failed out of landnav and was recycled by COL Potter (only 8 of us were recycled for some reason) and I ended up as slave labor at McCall rebuilding those old red tarpaper huts. This old one eyed guy would come into the huts during lunch with Nick Rowe (both in black pajamas and I had no idea who they were) and see who wanted to put money up on a chicken shit contest. You put a dollar up, wrote your name on a small piece of paper, put it in a small pen with a chicken, and whoever s name was shit on first got the pot of money. This was my intro to SF and it was SGM Nail's bad ass persona that inspired me to stop bitching about failing landnav and make it through the Q course eventually. I remember him pulling his eyeball out and talking about fucking fat girls he called roadhogs I think.
He was the example I used when I explained the kind of men that really created our Regiment. Very sad he passed but he is an example of a man that REALLY lived.
He had us make a huge pile of pine needles so he could cook his chicken under a can this was during SERE so we did not get any.

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He had us make a huge pile of pine needles so he could cook his chicken under a can...
I remember him showing us that technique (and us not getting any of the chicken) as well.
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Old 09-16-2020, 23:23   #12
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Rest in Peace, SGM Nail!

The stories of the men who knew and served with you are a tremendous tribute to you and a service to those of us who didn't.
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Old 09-17-2020, 07:13   #13
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RIP SGM Nail!

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Old 09-17-2020, 08:09   #14
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The way he told the story of losing his eye was so dead pan everybody was like "Holy Shit".

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Old 09-18-2020, 09:05   #15
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Rest in Peace SGM. He was one of my TAC's in Phase I in Feb 1971. He kept us on our toes.
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