A timeless photo of the 10th mountain division


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wacki
December 24, 2006, 05:53 AM
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9986/troopsjh9.jpg

It's not really firearm related but I figured there would be a lot of people at this forum that would have a deep appreciation for this picture. If this thread gets locked, whatever, I still had to post it. To all those that have served honorably, my hat is off to you.

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Dionysusigma
December 24, 2006, 08:13 AM
That's gotta be one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. Thanks. :)

Wonder what they're doing? Training exercise?

Ohen Cepel
December 24, 2006, 08:24 AM
I'm pretty sure that's Afghanistan (the 10th just got back last month, some elements might still be there).

It's not a training exercise. Excellent pilot!

David904
December 24, 2006, 08:33 AM
I saw that picture a while back described as US Marines loading wounded comrades onto that chopper in Afghanistan.

Impressive flying!

loki.fish
December 24, 2006, 09:02 AM
My new wallpaper for a bit.

Stoney
December 24, 2006, 09:37 AM
My new wallpaper as well, thanks for the great pic.

Cromlech
December 24, 2006, 09:48 AM
Helicopter pilots get it up quicker!

:D

mete
December 24, 2006, 09:49 AM
I've met some of the original 10th Mtn people - a very interesting group !! Yes they just returned to Ft Drum here in NY.

Pilgrim
December 24, 2006, 10:38 AM
My grandson is in 'A' Co., 1-32 Infantry. He is still in Afghanistan.

Pilgrim

svtruth
December 24, 2006, 10:49 AM
was in 10th Mountain in WWII.
Alaska and Italy.

Bobo
December 24, 2006, 10:55 AM
Wow!! That chopper pilot is GOOOOOOD!!:D

veloce851
December 24, 2006, 11:52 AM
Upon trying to find a high res version of that pic I ran across this...
An actual pair of military grade Beer Goggles. Wow I thought those were a thing of myths :D
http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/ae82f18a8e1b160b852568ba007e7e5e/c695d5db9caece0d85257246007693c7/$FILE/061208-M-0902C-005-sm.jpg
Full description: goggles
(http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/20061216163510?opendocument)

This looks fun too :) http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/200651323926

They really should feed these more often. Quite an appetite http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/ae82f18a8e1b160b852568ba007e7e5e/bd4f583b465b760185257060005e85e2/$FILE/20051708-M-0502A-021Low.jpg

Still no luck finding that particular one :(

rbernie
December 24, 2006, 12:02 PM
Helicopters don't fly - they just beat the air into submission. * :)

*Stolen shamelessly from a coffee cup that I got from the Sikorsky shop in a past life....

ArfinGreebly
December 24, 2006, 02:11 PM
Uh, yeah it is.

I can clearly see at least one rifle in that pic.

I think I can make out a second as well.

Possible title:
"Rifles In The Hills"

Bruce333
December 24, 2006, 02:22 PM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/rooftop.asp


Origins: In November 2003, a U.S.-led coalition launched Operation Mountain Resolve in the Nuristan and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan in order to disrupt anti-coalition militia (ACM) operations and prevent militia members from seeking sanctuary in the rugged Afghan provinces. The above-displayed photograph of the precarious-looking rooftop landing by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter (which began circulating via e-mail in December 2003 and started making the rounds of the Internet again in August 2006) was taken during that operation by U.S. Army Sgt. Greg Heath of the 4th Public Affairs Detachment.

Although the text that accompanied copies of this image sent via e-mail in 2006 suggested the activity shown therein was part of an effort to evacuate wounded coalition soldiers, the photo actually captures the Chinook helicopter touching down to receive Afghan Persons Under Control (APUC) captured by members of the U.S. 10th Mountain Division.

10-Ring
December 24, 2006, 03:03 PM
God bless those that have given us the freedom to enjoy this Christmas season! Merry Christmas to them & the families that support them! :D

Very nice pic ;)

Gbro
December 24, 2006, 03:33 PM
Its been 34 years and i don't think i have been in a noisyer environment.
My ears ring just looking at that beast.
"2nd the Gooooood Pilot's"
Gbro

30-40Krag dude
December 24, 2006, 05:19 PM
That chinook is being flown by G Co. 104th Aviation. A nat. guard unit near harrisburg Pa.

Squidward
December 24, 2006, 07:41 PM
Simply amazing!

LkWinnipesaukee
December 24, 2006, 07:49 PM
Upon trying to find a high res version of that pic I ran across this...
An actual pair of military grade Beer Goggles. Wow I thought those were a thing of myths



Nope. When I took Health last year a police officer came in with a pair. It just distorts your vision and you cant walk a straight line or catch a ball. And the first time you put them on you cant stop laughing.:p Theres a website out there that sells them for $99.


Gun related: That police officer was wearing a nice Sig:cool:

Ric
December 25, 2006, 10:53 AM
Hats off to the pilot.
And the soldiers.

jjboogie
December 25, 2006, 11:13 AM
That shot is amazing!!!!

Wow and thanks for sharing!!!

wildburp
December 26, 2006, 01:11 AM
Wow! Every picture tells a story, and this one is now part of my screen saver slide show.

Thank you,

wb

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