Old 08-21-2012, 06:15   #16
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To his wife, a Special Forces soldier is a stranger who shows up every 6 months or so with a hard-on and a bag of dirty laundry...
LOL.. Now that's funny.. true, but funny.

I redeploy home and go to work in Afghanistan.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:05   #17
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When you leave and come home, no matter for SFAS or an actual op, you are rejoining her, not vice versa.

Nice point. In the "home-life reality" it's easy to think that time stops when you head downrange.

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Yes... We had some good stories to exchange upon "reunification". I recall something about chiseling the ice from around the car tires to take our newborn to a doctor's appointment.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:52   #18
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To his wife, a Special Forces soldier is a stranger who shows up every 6 months or so with a hard-on and a bag of dirty laundry...
A good SF wife meets you at the door with a six-pack in her hand and a mattress strapped to her back.
The second thing an SF Soldier does upon arriving home is drop his ruck.

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Old 08-23-2012, 09:15   #19
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Here are some relevant thoughts on fighters trained by Ron Shackleton, team commander of the first A-team sent to Vietnam...

" A single man with no family responsibilities also has definite advantages over a married man, from both an administrative and a tactical viewpoint."

Roloshak's post in the UW/Guerilla Warfare section is a good read not only on the logistical and political aspects of UW/FID but a primer on how to start up and run a program for an area...

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