Must have been pistol rounds, or some crappy 30 year old AK stuff. I think I'd be smiling after getting shot 4 times in the head and still alive. If it wasn't for the headache, I think I'd be doing the dance of joy!
I saw a post on another forum that said a US soldier got shot by a AK in the helmet and it resisted it also, I believe it was in Grenada. Judging by how old the AK's appear to be in pictures, I would think these are 7.62X39's. I have shot all the way through steel wheels and concrete blocks with my MAK-90, so I am impressed.
x-ray's comment got me thinking. I have always maintained that my grandfather's WWII generation were ten times tougher than any of mine. But it looks like we got some real guys over there. I continue to be impressed by the British forces, not that I am suprised, just didn't know anything about them.
I appreciate the effort of all those that allow me to sleep every night knowing my freedom is secure.
The British forces in Korea were apparently very impressed with the US Marines, and vice versa. I can't remember the source, but a British officer of that era made a comment about the US troops in Korea being a bit soft, and undisciplined. He was asked about the Marines, and replied something to the effect of "No, not at all. I would fight along side the US Marines at any time."
No idea if that's why they are working together now, as they were during the Gulf War. It could just be because the forces complement each other well. British tanks are one of the most heavily armored in the world, but not as fast as ours. Probably more in line with the Marine's tracked APC's which I'm guessing are slower than the Army's. They both fly Harriers, too.
British forces in general seem to have a reputation for going forward slowly, but never going backwards. I wouldn't want to have either group looking for me. They're both nuts - in a good way.
[ QUOTE ] dark star said: Marines are also known as jarheads, they may not notice if they got hit in the head. I never did met one that was at all bright. If they had any smarts they wouldn't become Marines !
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Hmmmmm.... you did forget the little "just kidding" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif and /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif .... right?
From the sampling of Marines I've known, I would also recommend the "just kidding" and a smiley or two with the jarhead comment. Not all of them have a sense of humor about that - or you can just say something bad about the Navy, that almost always helps with a Marine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif.
Over here the Marines and the Para's are reckoned to be our best trained and toughest regiments (special forces excepted) In the Flaklands war 2nd Para marched 20+ miles overnight carrying huge loads (150-200 lbs) and went strait into battle. I have seen a couple of reports showing American officers commanding British Units and Brits commanding American units. Thats very close cooperation, but I bet they have some fun with the language! Ian