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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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SONG OF THE WEEK

HEY SHANNON, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, BROTHER! BUT THE REST O' Y'ALL CAN LISTEN TOO IF'N YA WANT.

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Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1.

Troop Ships 43 Replies

Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Robert Burns Wadley Dec 25, 2015.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on Monday

Ronny,

I'm groaning.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Monday

Good one, Jim. I bet your maggots loved you for it!

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on Monday

Hail...hail...rock & roll. Documentary about Chuck Berry. I still have that tape and a player to play it on.

Woke up Grumpy this morning....... sometimes I don't wake her at all.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on Monday

While running a border-patrol and reading a map you would watch your mileage gauge and knowing that when you went 1 kilometer it translated into .62 mile or ten klics equal 6.2 miles. Never thought about how to spell click but think it would be with a "K" since it short  for kilometer. But it was a good tool to know on the border. Military map reading was one of my strong suits while in the 2/AC.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on Monday

When I was a Drill Sergeant I used Chuck Berry's No Particular Place to Go as a marching cadence.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Sunday

Here to help when I can. I just happened to be close to the dictionary when Harold posted. Lol.

Comment by Dave Gettman on Sunday

Dang, Prof. Ryan!!!

Class dismissed.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on Sunday

Definition of onomatopoeia

  1. 1 :  the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss)

  2. 2 :  the use of words whose sound suggests the sense a study of the poet's onomatopoeia

onomatopoeic

play \ˌä-nə-ˌmä-tə-ˈpē-ik, -ˌma-\ or

onomatopoetic

play \ˌä-nə-ˌmä-tə-pō-ˈe-tik, -ˌma-\ adjective

onomatopoeically

play \ˌä-nə-ˌmä-tə-ˈpē-ə-k(ə-)lē, -ˌma-\ or

onomatopoetically

play \ˌä-nə-ˌmä-tə-pō-ˈe-ti-k(ə-)lē, -ˌma-\ adverb
Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 19, 2017 at 3:37pm

Klik

A slang variant of Kilometer, first used by Artillery Division Marines in Vietnam.

The term originates from the sights of a Field Artillery gun, which were set to Kilometers, and when changed made a "Klik" sound. Eventually, this onomatopoeia, when combined with Kilometer, was turned into Military slang.

Currently, the term has fallen out of use with Artillery divisions, as their sighting systems no longer make clicking noises, but it has come to be used in almost every US Military service in some fashion or another, and has become a standard military term.

see: Click, and Klick.
"Confirmed NVA contacts, 30 Kliks out, Captain. Bracket those Charlie bastards, and Bring the Rain."

"We've got two Kliks to extract point Whiskey. We go double-time, and we might make it in time to catch a ride Stateside. Ooh-Rah."
Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 19, 2017 at 3:36pm

Harold, I believe it is spelled Kliks.

 

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