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No kidding. Im starting to Think going for a ride is more dangerous than combat. RIPThere's been a frightening number of rollover deaths and injuries across the armed forces in the last few weeks.
Not service specific, not location nor terrain specific, both officers and enlisted, no one common vehicle.
I hope the trend ends soon.
I have to admit, this hits me hard! My son turns 21 next month, he is in ROTC in college and is a junior. He had the honor of being selected to attend a summer training session at West Point for the month of July. He leaves in a few weeks. I know the chances of a repeat are slim, and that he is writing the potentially black check to our nation since he will be serving upon graduation, but I'm struggling a bit at the moment to not let this get into my head...
If it was the summer program run by the upper classmen/ cadre; one of cadre was acting as driver/supply for the summer. This was their first week into summer programs at the service academies.
I hope all cadets recover and training can resume for those involved and classmates.
Rest in peace.
I saw a report that said the vehicle was being operated by a reserve component unit that was there in support for training.If it was the summer program run by the upper classmen/ cadre; one of cadre was acting as driver/supply for the summer.
I saw a report that said the vehicle was being operated by a reserve component unit that was there in support for training.
Fort Riley, 1984, ROTC Advanced Camp: I spent a miserable day riding in the back of an M35 "Deuce", with a Guard/Reserve driver on her annual two weeks of training. She didn't know the shift pattern... and all of you who do know that means lugging the engine until it's finally back up to revs, and then "up"-shifting into a lower gear, slamming all of us into the back of the cab.