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Old 08-16-2013, 19:35   #1
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A Visual Example of the Warrior Mindset

If there was a visual example of the warrior mindset this would be it...... enjoy and watch to the end.

One of the few regrets I have was never to fight side by side with these lads.....


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Old 08-16-2013, 20:21   #2
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Watching a HAKA is good stuff, it is a warriors gut level expression. This is a great tradition and so much more than a simple visual.
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Old 08-16-2013, 22:30   #3
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Inspiring every time I see one...

The one that 2/1 RNZIR did for their fallen comrades was a moving tribute to their fallen brothers:

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Old 08-17-2013, 03:43   #4
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WOW. This is impressive. Be cool if our guys adopted something similar. Jody cadences just don't cut it.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:38   #5
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If there was a visual example of the warrior mindset this would be it......
Thanks TS,

Very Moving,, Enjoyed and will share..

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I have seen these over the years and have always been impressed. I was especially impressed by the fallen comrades send off. Thanks TS for showing.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:52   #7
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Wonderful example

Watching it my first thought is how in hand to hand combat they would rip someone limb from limb. That is an intimidating sight.

I almost feel robbed that our Army doesn't have some kind of display like that.

Then I think how it would drive the drill and ceremony crowd crazy because they're not synchronized enough for their liking.
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Old 08-17-2013, 13:18   #8
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Watching it my first thought is how in hand to hand combat they would rip someone limb from limb. That is an intimidating sight.

I almost feel robbed that our Army doesn't have some kind of display like that.

Then I think how it would drive the drill and ceremony crowd crazy because they're not synchronized enough for their liking.
We don't and never will because the American "Social Experiment" called the US Army might offend someone......

I'm surprised there is still meat products in the MRE's......
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Old 08-17-2013, 14:16   #9
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We don't and never will because the American "Social Experiment" called the US Army might offend someone......
I realized (yet again) that the Army cares more about shooting emails than shooting people....

I am disturbed by the emasculation of our society. Is any reversing the trend?

I must recant, I have been robbed that there is no such display like that in our military. My ignorance of these ceremonies has just made me never realize the need for them.
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Old 08-17-2013, 22:30   #10
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I had the same idea when I was in DEP a few years back, pulled some strings back home and got an expert on Haka on board, started writing / choreographing one to the "Soldiers Creed"...never completed it of course.

Always thought it would be effective at 11B OSUT graduation...

...pretty sure they would have found some PC reason not to...

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Old 08-18-2013, 07:56   #11
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As apt to frighten as much as offend many of today's ultra sensitive recruits.

Back in 75 I was sent to NJ to work in a recruiting station, on my first day there the station commander informed me that whatever I did I should not tell any potential recruit that they could be killed while serving in the military. Didn't want to scare any future warriors off. Could you imagine them watching this video?
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:24   #12
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To me, this pic is a visual example of the warrior mindset.

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Old 08-18-2013, 16:15   #13
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Richard, thanks for that pic....That Is a Haka....

If anyone knows who that is please send me a PM, thanks.
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Old 08-18-2013, 17:21   #14
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To me, this pic is a visual example of the warrior mindset.

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This guy is freaking HARD CORE to the max. These are the men that make me still be proud to be an American. I honestly doubt that I could be that tough.

Personal story about my father...
On his second tour in Nam he got shot across the top of both knees courtesy of an VC with an Arisaka. He was driving a jeep at the time. The round shredded everything just above the knee cap on both legs. 6 months in Tokyo General plus a few years of rehab. He fought discharge. Could never run again, but learned to walk fast enough to pass the PT. running standards. He finished his 20 and retired a CW3. I don't know if I could have done that. But, one good thing for me was that since he always walked fast after that, I could smoke the running standards on the PT test when I went in and became a serious long distance runner (until I fuzzed up my legs).

The prosthetics available now were only a dream in 69 when my father got shot. Even when I was in, it was still the old school type prosthetics.


I am glad that even with the wussification of the military that started back in the 80's (stress cards, automatic transmissions and power steering in trucks) we still have some true soldiers and patriots.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:22   #15
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Richard, thanks for that pic....That Is a Haka....

If anyone knows who that is please send me a PM, thanks.
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That SF Crest on his right arm might be a dead giveaway......
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