I think I have been out long enough that I can talk about this now.
In 95 our Battalion all received new hum'vees. Well, my 1SG had ordered a troop carrier one however a command one was delivered. Yep, he was pissed, because all te calls he made to Battalion and Division went unheard and he was stuck with it. So, one afternoon he came to me and a couple of my buddies and asked us if we knew where we could get our hands on a troop carrier. We sid no 1SG. He asked usagain and we were were all silent and looked at each other. We then stated that we didn't know at that time but we could find out. So, we went on a scenic drive in te 1sg's vehicle around Division.
Now I don't know if it has changed or not but when you drove up to Gavin Hall (Division HQ) there used o be a dirt road off to side right before theturn off and it was sort of wierd way out to area J. It was about 10 feet int the woodline behind the Division Motor Pool. well, we decided to take a nice drive back there, and wouldn't you know it there was a small walk through gate into the motor pool that was only locked by a small pad lock. Right inside the gate was about 5 brand new troop carrier Hum'vee's. :twisted: . Question was, how were we going to get our hands on one of them. We went back to the barracks to figure it out. We decided that it would be best NOT to take one of them but to grab a shit load of tools and just go take the parts we need and swap them out with the ones we didn't need on the current vehicle we had. Thank God the hum'vees wer interchangable. We went back that night totally blacked out, cut the pad lock, and spent the next 3 or so hours swapping the hard top with the canvas and benches.
next morning PT formation, there was a troop carrier sitting in the 1SG;s spot he came to us and asked us where we got it. We told him we didn't know what he was talking about and that it was best if he didn't find out anyway. :twisted:
He gave us the day off to sleep and all. Good Times!!
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