Ground troops vs Wing troops
Back in the states, you can hear both sides talking smack about the other. Grunts this and grunts that or POGs this and POGs that. But when it's time for business we pull together and are a force to be reckonded with as always. We are truely Brothers in combat. I can pick on my brother all day...but someone else better not say a thing. So yesterday I'm wrapping up my shift, when I see one of the Ground guys that we support often with close air support. Being a cigar smoker I instantly notice 3 boxes of smokes...and he keeps heading our way. Sure enough, 3 boxes of smokes for us! We are the only show in town for close air support and have been doing a lot to keep those guys safe as much as we can. If they call, or ask for escorts-we're on it. Just ask any ground troop, the sound of helicopter rotors is one of the sounds of freedom, followed by a belch from a machine gun or a large boom from the missles. We talked a bit, shook hands and he was on his way. He just wanted to say Thank You. I called all the troops over and explained to them what just happend. Its not often the younger guys see what goes on in the big picture of things. It felt good to pass those cigars out to my troops and let them the guys on the ground appreciate what they are doing. So again...I'll pick on my brethern all day, but no body else can say anything. Those are some good guys.