Home > Uncategorized > Being a grump/reminiscing/old man watching TV.

Being a grump/reminiscing/old man watching TV.

I was flipping though channels and caught the end of movie Platoon and was thrilled to see a man using proper radio voice procedure(as I know it).  I sometimes think that people should have to take a NATO radio voice procedure course before being allowed to own a cellular phone….perhaps that’s for another blog post….anyway….Every time someone says “Repeat”  over a radio in a movie my blood runs cold.  When we didn’t catch something that was said  and needed to hear it again we’d say, “say again.”  The word repeat meant something very specific:  When calling in artillery we wanted another barrage at the last coordinates given.  The biggest lesson on day one with radios was not to use the R word outside of this situation.

WTF moments:  This movie is set during The Vietnam Conflict but they’re using the same radios I used in the 90’s….I also knew a Sgt. Barnes but he wasn’t such a dickhead.

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: