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  • #16
    One I really like that seems to fly under the radar is Hamburger Hill. The 101st in the A Shau Valley.

    Nice call with The Lost Battallion, Capt. Burritt. An excellent movie.


    • #17
      Boys in Company C

      [quote=California Captain]If you can find it, "84 Charlie MoPic" and "The Boys from Company C".[/quote]

      I remember seeing that when I was a yougen. Motivated me about military service. Sidney J. Furie always made good Vietnam Flicks and for Quantum he made Purple Hearts; a Vietnam Love Story. Good seeing Lee J. Ermey in that flick too as a DI.

      Drafting Guys over 60
      ----this is so Funny & obviously written by a Former Soldier----

      New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60!
      I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists.
      You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing
      ***-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take
      us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least

      For starters:
      Researchers say 18-year-olds think about *** every 10 seconds. Old guys only
      think about *** a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional
      seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.
      Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a
      dangerous soldier. "My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry" We are
      impatient and maybe letting us kill some ******* that desperately deserves it
      will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.

      An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys always get up
      early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, "I'm tired and can't sleep
      and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical

      If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them.
      In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

      Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and
      yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for
      guns. We' ve been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house,
      away from the screaming and yelling.

      They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and
      didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hangin g over the side, nor did I ever
      do any pushups after completing basic training.

      Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen
      anyone out run a bullet.

      An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave,
      to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that
      a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.

      These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more
      about life before sending them off into harm's way.

      Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing
      an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts with
      attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already
      behind them.

      If nothing else, put us on border patrol....we will have it secured the first

      Share this with your senior friends. It's purposely in big type so they can read


      • #18
        A couple of good ones that I own are The Longest Day and The Great Escape... My favorites are We Were Soldiers, Black Hawk Down, and Good Morning Vietnam. The Kingdom wasn't too bad either.


        • #19
          Black Hawk Down .... I can watch it over and over.

          Master Sergeant Gary I. Gordon
          Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart

          ... Real Hero's.


          • #20
            Awesome thread...I'd forgotten so many great movies and this is a grat reminder.


            • #21
              The Thin Red Line

              If they didnt have so many boring scenes and focusing on that woman on that swing; would have been real great. Good combat scenes and alot of stars in it.


              • #22
                Who's all seen Gardens of Stone?


                • #23
                  How is everyone missing THE D.I. with Jack Webb ?


                  • #24
                    [QUOTE=SSG_Hosey]How is everyone missing THE D.I. with Jack Webb ?[/QUOTE]
                    I remember that was the standard film shown during Marine Boot camp


                    • #25
                      [QUOTE=louis.quinones]I remember that was the standard film shown during Marine Boot camp[/QUOTE]

                      Marines get to watch movies in Bootcamp?? What is this world coming to. We didnt even get to watch a movie in Basic.

                      Guess the Marines are Getting soft.


                      • #26
                        [QUOTE=CPT Burritt]Stalingrad (better when watched with German troops... :D )

                        The Lost Battalion (who doesn't love Ricky Schroder?)[/QUOTE]

                        Good call on Stalingrad. Of course if you are talking German films Das Boot is phenomenal.

                        When Trumpets Fade about the 28th ID experience in the Huertgen (sp?) Forest is pretty darn good as well.


                        • #27
                          [QUOTE=shutterm4]Marines get to watch movies in Bootcamp?? What is this world coming to. We didnt even get to watch a movie in Basic.

                          Guess the Marines are Getting soft.[/QUOTE]

                          Darn it....were starting to emulate the Army. Whats next "chair force":eek:


                          • #28
                            [QUOTE=Travis24]When Trumpets Fade[/QUOTE]

                            That was the one I was trying to remember! I destroyed that DVD from watching it so much.


                            • #29
                              I know we're talking about war movies, but everyone has to love Stripes... especially those of us who went to basic at Knox. :D


                              • #30
                                Can not forget HEARTBREAK RIDGE, or MIDWAY