As good a bunch of people as you'd want to go to war with.
|The Danger Bunnies!||My platoon. Big pic, so you can see everyone.
Front Row: 1-4D, 1-1G, 1-2, 1-2L, 1-1L
Back Row: 1-4, 1-4L, 104G, 1-2D, 1-2G, BandAid, 1-1, 1-3L, 1-3G, 1-3D, 1-3
Yes, there are two E-5s on 1-3. They'd swap positions every now and then.
1-2G has the sidearm out for a reason, being the only person in the platoon to fire the 9mm in anger.
|No, really, we were the Danger Bunnies||The platoon logo, as seen on the 1-3 tank. Frankly, we're sick of every unit in the Army called 'Apache, Comanche, Bulldog, Cowboy' etc. We're not alone. Found a platoon of 1-24 in Mosul called the Penguins.|
|The company||Don't look like many of us, but that's the whole company with attachments.|
|Comanche 3||While attached to C/2-2IN, we were split up with one section of tanks in white platoon, and one in Blue. This is my blue platoon|
|The Originals||Barely Legal's crew before the reshuffle. Then 1-1G was offered a tank in 2nd Platoon to fill a gap due to injury.|
|The New 1-1||After the re-shuffle half-way through the tour.|
|HMMWV Gunners||1-4L and 1-4D in Dragoon Mode.|
|Trucker!||1-3G in the HEMMTT. We were lucky in that we drove half the vehicles in the Army's inventory!|
|M113 SAW||1-4D mans the SAW in the back of the M113|
|Mascots||Nessie (1-1) and Pumbaa (1-3). 1-2 borrowed a Rhinoceros from the Marez firefighters, but I never got a close-up of it.|
|Air Hostess||The chartered crews usually got into the spirit of things|
|ARGH!||1-3 in a momentary moment of insanity.
A self-titled 'Mean Old Bastard Tanker', one of the last of the Old School. 3rd ID vet from GW1
|1-3G||Another oldtimer, and GW1 vet, with a 3rd AD patch.|
|Double-Fisting||1-1G demonstrates a novel form of house-clearing.|
|Black 7||Along for the mission. Former crunchy who saw the light.|
|Blue 7||From C/2-2IN, my platoon sergeant. I kept with the tank PL callsign of '1', he kept the infantry PSG callsign of '7'|
|New Transport||1-3 tests out a new, minimal maintenance personnel transport system|
|Alternatively...||Even lazier, 1-2D tests out a self-maintaining personnel transport system|
|Not a complementary pic...||1-1L in the Hummer|
|Re-enlisting||The tallest man in the platoon (1-1) re-enlists the shortest man in the platoon (1-4L)|
|Chinwag||Myself and 1-2 chat with Black 8 (Back to camera). 1-2 was in GW1 with 3rd ACR|
|Party Time||BBQ time at Vanguard|
|Pumbaa in Position||Pumbaa lived most of the year on the mantlet of 1-3|
|Sentries||1-4L and 1-4G on guard|
|Got Munchies?||1-4G and 1-1L|
|Doorways||Demonstrating the 'High-Low' technique when the 'high'
guy is almost twice the height of the 'low' guy.
Yes, it's a 20-round magazine, I preferred it.
|Nessie on Watch||Covering one side, while 1-1L covers the other.|
|On the 50||1-2D takes his turn on the M2.|
|Nessie on Patrol||Nessie at Iraqi 'Checkpoint 69'|
|Hooka men||An assortment of guys check out a local delicacy|
|On the Airplane||Some Black types in a joyous mood.
(As were us all at that point, somewhere between WA and CA.. guess that makes it OR)
|Happy Flyer||1-3G enjoying the flight.|
And finally...Me. If you've made it this far!
|Promoted||A Butterbar no longer|
|Awards||More shinies for the uniform|
|Opening the Christmas Pressie||Someone (not me) decided to do a Secret Santa.I eagerly open my pressie whilst wearing the official present-opening hat.|
|What's wrong with this thing?||Whilst arguing with my camera, I messed up a rare picture of myself.|
|Still, he can try again later||Slightly better|
|Off to Mosul||Myself and 1-1L. Camera and M-4 at the ready.|
|In Full Regalia||The Anaconda Days|
And that's it as far as what I'm going to put online for now. Hope you enjoyed.