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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17.

Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by MARK PILLOW Aug 16.

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Comment by Shannon Ryan on August 11, 2019 at 12:34am

Dave you better get outside and get some sun and fresh air the computer has taken control... ,

Comment by Harry Warner on August 10, 2019 at 7:33pm

Harold, not sure what you mean.  I’ve been mute.  Still moaning about the ham bush.  

Comment by harold goldstein on August 10, 2019 at 7:21pm


Comment by Dave Gettman on August 10, 2019 at 11:52am

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Comment by gene gunia on August 10, 2019 at 11:48am

oh my! that one got me out from under my rock to comment.

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 10, 2019 at 11:39am

Comment by Harry Warner on August 10, 2019 at 10:44am


Comment by Dave Gettman on August 10, 2019 at 10:23am

Two cowboys were lost in the desert and starving hungry.

Finally, they see a tree in the distance draped in bacon.

"Look", says one cowboy. "It's a bacon tree, we're saved!"

He runs to the tree but suddenly is shot down in a hail of bullets.

With his last dying breath, he says, "It's not a bacon tree....it's a ham bush!"

Comment by Shannon Ryan on August 9, 2019 at 2:08pm
  • Thanks for the heads up Chief, I will do some research on the movies and see if I can find that series about the women pilots. If you can find the movie The Beast another good tank war movie I believe it is a Israeli made movie with American actors ,it is about a Russian tank crew fighting in Afghanistan they get separated from thier tank company and have to fight there way back to the operating base . They are using a T 62 tank that I believe was refitted with the M 85 cannon I was told by a Master Gunner at a reunion that those T 62 tanks were captured by the israilies during the fighting and retrofitted with our cannon. Also the actors are using our fire commands during firing scenes they must of had our training before the filming started . Toujours Pret Chief.
Comment by George Crump (Chief) on August 9, 2019 at 12:35pm

Hi Ryan - Chief here - I agree with you on the quality of the Russian war movies I watched a weekly series about Russian women pilots who flew in all kinds of weather in old WW1 biplanes,they would find a German position at night then cut off their engines and then drop there bombs, I think they were called night witches by the Germans. also the Chinese make realistic war movies, if you take the time to research there's a lot war movies on YouTube. Especially information on all types of tanks even on the toy tank called a Sheridan..Dragoon for life - Chief



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