Warrior Class

i’ve had more than one reader ask me about being in the military, and i guess it’s best if i provide the following. the indoctrination into the “male ranks” is all but gone now- outside the military. NOW, the link below is HARSH compared to today’s standards, but it show’s the real example of boy’s becoming men. say what what want, but this is locker room 101. i don’t know where you all live, but in my world, a man that can’t fight, that can’t defend his……is USELESS. and he’s not welcome at my fire. i really hope Dogsquat show’s up for this one.

All boot camp is is breaking a man down in to him feeling worthless, then building him up. it’s a mind game. i coasted through boot camp. now…..i DID run the obstacle course at Paris Island. charelston,sc was my first command. i did a few stints at PI.

sorry about the background music. i have no control over that.

i feel like men have lost their warrior ethos. but i’ll never surrender mine. as i said a looooong time ago….

“i have the same propensity to fuck, fight, and kill as i do to nurture, love, and support.”

ANY questions the ladies might have (because i think the guys get the rationale behind the training) as to the methods used in what you’ve seen in the boot camp video is confusing to you, let me know. i’ll be more than happy to enlighten you. some of you might be raising son’s, and they deserve to be brought up properly. the video is a very brutal example of boot camp that existed in the 70’s. it’s MUCH tamer now. but the lesson’s you see in the video are real, and honest, and hone men into what we need to be.

[edit- i finally found this….]

me and Gunny.


16 Comments on “Warrior Class”

  1. Just1X says:

    Such a powerful film. It’s quite easy to empathise with all of the characters, whether you like them, or not. Wasn’t the DI supposed to have been an advisor for the film, but they drafted him? (or just another urban legend?)

    The city scenes were shot in London, I’d guess in roughly the same area where the Olympics are being held now. I came up the Thames on a Navy ship some while after filming and saw the VC graffitti on the derelict buildings along the shore.

  2. Spacetraveller says:

    Oh dear…
    I only got to the fourth minute and I had to stop watching…
    *sigh*

    Sorry Danny…I really thought I was made of sterner stuff, but I find I am not…
    By the way, only ‘faggots and sailors’ are called Lawrence? lol
    And ‘you are all equally worthless’ ?
    Hm…
    I leave this locker room in a hurry…
    Now somehow b*tchy women don’t seem so bad…compared to this instructor guy.
    Interesting.

    • Stingray says:

      Spacetraveller,

      Bitchy women are bitchy for themselves. Drill Instructors are like that because it turns those boys into men and it will help save their lives.

      Danny, correct me if I am wrong.

      • dannyfrom504 says:

        SR-
        you are correct. the first part of boot camp if to break the recruits of their sense of “individuality”. then he has to mold them into a cohesive unit. even when i went to boot camp i was singled out by the DI as the “midget” of the company because i was the shortest. i was called “dwarf”. but you have to remember, in the movie…

        he was training these men to be animals that kill in vietnam. yes, it harsh….that’s how men are properly “trained”. there’s always an element of pain and humiliation. as you may recall ST- i posted about my boot camp experience. maybe i need to look it up and repost it.

      • Spacetraveller says:

        Stingray,

        Yes I see your point. At least this guy has a purpose as you say…
        But still scary this stuff. It’s so brutal…

      • dannyfrom504 says:

        ST-
        it has to be brutal. do you think i am the man i am now because i was coddled?

  3. I laughed my ass off at that clip.

  4. just visiting says:

    Walk me through this Danny, because I want to make sure I understand this properly. I understand this concept with men, but less so with growing boys. The older two boys were involved in sports and Scouting. Would that be boot camp light?

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      JV- Yes. Sports is a great training method for boys. Tell me about the “scouting”.

      Sent from my iPhone

      • just visiting says:

        A lot of it is camping, hiking,survival skills, out door pursuits like kayaking, wilderness studies and out door first aid. There’s a lot more but it branches out to badges that require a boys involvement in his individual activities, his family, his church, his community and his troop.

  5. The Navy Corpsman says:

    Rifleman’s Creed

    This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

    My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

    My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…

    My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…

    My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…

    Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

    So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

    It may sound harsh, but compared to my first firefight, boot was a walk in the park. Compared to treating a wounded Marine, boot camp was a Sunday picnic. Compared to losing one of my Brothers…. disregard.

    Nothing compares to losing one of my Brothers.

    Never, ever forget those men who have bled and died so that you do not have to suffer the same fate. The greatest honor I have ever been blessed with, is to be called “Doc” by a bunch of hackin’ humpin’ grunts.

    The Navy Corpsman

    • Stingray says:

      God Bless you, Sir. I want you on “that wall” and am ever grateful for the men who readily put themselves there. Thank you.

      The Rifleman’s Creed always gives me goosebumps. You Men, the things you understand and invest your hearts and your lives in will always amaze me.

      **Danny, this goes for you, too. Always . . . thank you.

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