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Old 06-04-2013, 12:02 AM   #51
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I apologize if my above post was rude, that is not like me. If you look I have been a member since 2009 and I have never been rude. I think that was the most rude post I have made and I do apologize. This time of year is somber for me, memorial day weekend is a time I reflect on those friends whom have passed that I served with. In fact one of them was buried on memorial day weekend. I know that none of this has anything to do with the thread or the post, but I just wanted to let you know that is why I reacted the way I did. Many of us over the years got a lot of flack for being in our branch. And it just hurts when those nerves are hit, especially this time of year, and the work we did was no different than our marine and army counter parts and most of the flack comes from fellow vets.

I woke this morning and had yet to have my coffee when I typed that and spoke from emotion LOL! Either way like I said before to each there own!

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Colonel, I don't know about everyone else, but I've viewed you as a well respected and well spoken member since I've joined. Everyone is entitled to be a bit crass on occasion. If you look through my posts, I'm actually quite an *******, but I responded to your post based more on what I've seen in the content of your character rather than the content of your chosen words of a moment. I hope it was well reflected.

You can really tell what I think of a person based on how I treat them. There I some I treat like ****.

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Maybe from the time and branch you're from! We called them boots, as in "fresh outta boot camp"
Once in a while we'd nickname one "basic" but usually if one caught your eye you'd call Him "FNG"...
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Fingerless glubs to me have always = Look at me ,ima toughy

I just bought this pair of carhartt gloves the other day at Cabelas and i think i really dig these things. there like a cross between a mechanics gloves and motorcross maybe?

There super form fitting with insane grip,almost like a profalactic for ur hands. Wicked durable and you could prolly pick your nose with these things. I pulled out my pocket knife and flipped it open with nary a fumble. Thas prety good for a pair of gloves.

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So you never found that when you were out fighting evil, on patrol, guard duty, reconnoitering...whatever, that you had to engage in activities that required entirely different levels of say manual dexterity or multiple tasks necessitating very different tactile sensitivity? I would think that if I was say manning the SAW for an hour or so during an attack on our outpost in the bitterly cold Afghan mountains, then re-fortifying our positions afterward requiring a lot of digging and piling of earth you'd want your whole hand protected and warm, but when you needed finer motor control to guide the shovelful of dirt into the sand bag with one hand while holding it open just so with the other, I would think you'd want a different level of dexterity than the gloves used in the previous tasks of manning the SAW and digging frozen earth would have allowed. And what if right then you suddenly realized how very very badly you needed to pee? You run off with your bladder about to burst and realize when you are about to try and unbutton your BDUs faster than ever before that there is absolutely no way this last task can be done without significantly greater tactile sensation and manual dexterity than these heavy protective full fingered gloves will ever allow!

I find it hard, neigh impossible to believe that you could choose one pair of gloves that could ever be the right ones for every tat.sk you would be required to wear gloves for over an 8-16 shift on-duty in an active combat zone. Your chosen gloves might be the right ones for the weather, but they

Whereas, Me & My FINGERLESS gloves would have gone through that same scenario with no compromise in function ,and have stayed piss free and desert dry. No Problem, I do not think you could conceivably choose the right pair of full gloves for an entire stretch of duty.
I used to work construction and totally agree. I used to cut the fingers out of my gloves or wear thinner gloves because reaching into a toolbelt and getting one or two nails to drive was difficult. When using cap nails to put up tyvek or nail down tar paper I used to drive the nail through the end of the glove finger because it was constantly getting in the way. I honestly hated to wear gloves but when handling cold steel tools and sometimes wet and ice/snow covered lumber my hands got cold.

I drive a truck now and only wear my gloves when hooking up to or unhooking a trailer. That black fifth wheel grease is nasty.
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Love all the yardbirds pecking at each other. Can we PLEASE have some shavetails reinforce the correct answer? Mindless, numbing, repetition (we know) is the only thing that takes...

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Love all the yardbirds pecking at each other. Can we PLEASE have some shavetails reinforce the correct answer? Mindless, numbing, repetition, we know is the only thing that takes...
Hocka... From several of your posts I've detected a bit of "attitude" toward the enlisted men and the NCO corps? What gives? Did some crusty SGT eat your lunch back in your "shavetail" LT days?

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Hocka... From several of your posts I've detected a bit of "attitude" toward the enlisted men and the NCO corps? What gives? Did some crusty SGT eat your lunch back in your "shavetail" LT days?

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Hmmm....it's possible he's ROTC..and some West pointer made his life miserable like some racist west pointer tried to make mine until he lost his cool and took a swing at me...last mistake he made in his career. Of course i have no stake either way as I was Direct Commission into the Warrant Officers Corps with a assoc. degree and a flight book...
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Fingerless glubs to me have always = Look at me ,ima toughy
In my experience, anyone who called themselves a "Toughy" would quickly get their ass handed to them.

Thanks for the glove rec though, I may check them out!

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It seems the "fingerless" gloves became popular after the release of the movie "Jeremiah Johnson". Robert Redford wore these gloves. In very cold weather they allow too much exposure to your hands. The type with removable finger pockets are OK.

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