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But a First Sergeant is one!

September 10 2017 at 8:40 PM
Michael E. Mummey  (Login mikemummey)
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Response to "99 Problems"

The '99 Problems' on the Bore Evacuator is reference to issues certain crewmembers had with their Company First Sergeant, not the Jay-Z rap. The MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) for a USMC First Sergeant at the time was 9999.

The image was taken in Iraq circa May 2006. That Jarhead Abrams was assigned to 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Tank Battalion. Their AO was the Haditha Dam and they called themselves "Haditha Dam Busters" that deployment.

Until the month prior, per the MEF CG, USMC tactical vehicles in Iraq were pure "Vanilla" with no markings authorized other than the 'USMC XXXXXX' six digit serial number. That does not imply you will not find vehicles with additional tactical markings prior to that time, just why they would be scarce. Perhaps a Company/Platoon Bumper number on a front/rear fender or Smoke Grenade Launcher storage boxes.

This hog retains the hull mounts, field applied, for Pearson Mine Plows. These were first installed on select USMC Abrams in Kuwait early 2003, prior to OIF kicking off. Beginning February 2004 they could mount the Pearson Dozer Blade. It is equipped with the LAGS (Loaders Armored Gun Shield) of the TUSK. The spare track on the turret sides has Lightened Link Center Guides.

Happy USMC modeling.

Outta here,
Miguel, aqui en Rio Rancho sends . . .

This message has been edited by mikemummey from IP address on Sep 11, 2017 10:30 AM

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  1. Guides - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Sep 12, 2017, 3:13 AM
    1. Always the astute observer. - Michael Mummey on Sep 13, 2017, 4:16 PM
      1. Agrhhh... You made me look... :) - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Sep 14, 2017, 4:41 AM
  2. Nice! - Shon Stephens on Sep 14, 2017, 1:30 PM
    1. Yes - Michael E. Mummey on Sep 15, 2017, 10:33 AM

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