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Rode in a tank today

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  1. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

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    The Museum of the American GI in College Station had its “History in Motion” event today. Went down with my son and had a great time.

    I recommend stopping by the museum or making one of their events if you ever have the chance.

    They had lots of equipment on display and running. Sadly, the GoPro was not saving all the videos and most were lost. My son had recorded a lot and almost every file was corrupted.

    That said, it saved his video from our tank ride. I also recorded from my phone during the ride. We were hoping to get in the M4A5 but were weren’t able to get there till about 2pm and it was booked up so we signed up for the M24 Chaffee. It was starting to have some issues with overheating though and they pulled it off the line and replaced it with an M4A1.

    It was an awesome experience. Highly recommended to anyone who gets the opportunity.



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  2. jrbfishn

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    Very cool. Bet he had a blast. Sounds like you did too.


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  3. pronstar

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    Awesome!!!




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  4. TreyG-20

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    Excellent! I didn't get to ride in a tank when I was young, but riding in Humvees and sitting in cockpits of aircrafts at Armed forces shows as kid inspired me to serve.
     
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  5. Big Green

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    We haven’t ridden yet but the boy and I went last year and had a good time.

    It does look fun.
     
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  6. pronstar

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    Just noticed you call him Butters...Southpark reference?


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  7. baboon

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    Memories right there being made!
     
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  8. candcallen

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    That's cool shit there. I was in AFJROTC in high school and when we wernt fighting the tards making fun of our uniforms, late 70s early 80s and well let's say there were still friction there till Ronny Raygun started turning stuff around. Well that and let's just say drill rifles were ever bit as good as the real things in butt strokes and muzzle punches and loosing teeth made making fun not fun anymore for those guys. Shit wed goto jail or get expelled nowadays for such stuff.

    But I digress...anyways we worked all the Air shows at Luke and William's till they shut it down. It got us close and even in the cockpit of Tbirds F16 and Blue Angel's . I think it was the last year of the Sky Hawk they were flying.

    The highlight was a ride in sentimental journey the B17 bomber. I got lucky cause they had me stand behind it for crowd control and when they started the engines my uniform became polkadoted with oil. They felt bad. Cool I said. Worth it.

    Anyways I high jacked your thread to say memories like that drown out everything else as you grow up and older. They are the spice of life.

    Doing it with your kid only makes it better.
     
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  9. Davetex

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    Looks like a blast!!
     
  10. Younggun

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    Heh, an interesting argument used to take place between me and my wife when people asked that. Eventually she gave up.

    Couple years ago he was Professor Chaos for Halloween.


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