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Offline Bull Schmitt

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Sorry to report
« on: December 23, 2008, 11:40:30 am »
Bvt Gen US Scout,

Sir, I am sorry to report it appears the entire command has gone AWOL!!

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 01:06:37 pm »
Still present and accounted for.  Merry Christmas to all.

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 01:16:01 pm »
On station . . .
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 02:34:01 pm »
On post, and on duty, Sir!


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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008, 02:58:35 pm »
Available for LIMITED duty, Sir! (Fractured my kneecap stepping down off the bottom rung of a ladder whilst greasing my garage door tracks!  :-[ Caught the cap of my left Corcoran jump boot on the side channel, twisted and landed on my right knee! Walking with a strap-on brace, and praying I don't need any surgery!) Bummer! Slows me down!

OTOH!  Here's wishing one and all a Happy Holiday Season, and a Happy, HEALTHY and Prosperous New Year!

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 03:47:10 pm »
Sorry, been on detached service aboard Icebreaker U.S.S. Tired of Winter.
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 03:59:27 pm »
I'm on the line down here in the South, sick in quarters, but still have some "fit" left in me.  ;)

Hope everyone is doing well, and going to be having a happy holidays.
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2008, 07:25:04 pm »
Snowed in but present and accounted for.


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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2008, 07:44:41 pm »
Bvt Gen US Scout,

Sir, I am sorry to report it appears the entire command has gone AWOL!!

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I believe the Department Commanders may have authorized holiday furloughs for most of their commands.  As I've made my rounds occasionally during the day, I've noticed the Barracks to be sparsely filled. 

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008, 08:19:43 pm »
I have been in dire, mortal hand to hand combat with Christmas shoppers, must say I have not killed any of them yet, because if I do my boss makes me fill out the paper work. ;D

(This of course is not any of the normal patrons to The Old West Shop, these are the unwashed masses who look in every nook and cranny of the store to see if they can find what ever it is they think someone else needs.)
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008, 09:25:00 pm »
On duty, & on call.

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2008, 10:30:25 pm »
Temporarely assigned to Mess tent for duty until the 25th.

Then I will assume my regular post!

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2008, 01:57:17 am »
This Station has been subjected to severe cold and excessive snow, but I remain at my post!

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2008, 08:47:33 am »
I am happy to report that I was allowed to take a few dats R&R for the holidays Sir!!!

My seabag is packed and the weapons are at the ready.

I may even get to test out a few of them during my holiday hunt at parents homestead post Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all - especially those deployed away from family - always tough but this time of year it is doubly hard.

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2008, 02:32:57 pm »
Rumor has it that Gen US Scout will issue Holiday furloughs to all the troops!! :o

Happy holidays to all and to all a good night!

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2008, 07:52:04 pm »
Been busy on mess duty lately.

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2008, 12:01:07 pm »
Rumor has it that Gen US Scout will issue Holiday furloughs to all the troops!! :o

Happy holidays to all and to all a good night!

Col Bull


I have dispatched couriers to all GAF posts and stations with orders directing that all personnel not on duty or engaged in operations against the hostiles, are to be given Christmas Day off from all unnecessary labors (after all, cavalry and artillery horses must be cared for no matter the day). 

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2008, 12:56:08 pm »
bvt col. scooter reporting in,  TEXAS DIVISON       WE  ARE ENJOYING WONDERFUL,WARM WEATHER HERE WITH TEMPS IN THE MID 70s .    HOSTILES ARE IN THERE WINTER QUARTERS-----IN MEXICO !    WISHING EVERY TROOPER A MERRY CHRISTMAS.  GOD BLESS

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2008, 03:08:52 pm »
Entrenched, but on station and prepared for action.
Listen!  Do you hear that?  The roar of Cannons and the screams of the dying.  Ahh!  Music to my ears.

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2008, 11:58:36 pm »
Sir, I am sorry to report it appears the entire command has gone AWOL!!

Present!

However, not part of the command. I am but a lowly Quartermaster Sergeant.

Merry Christmas!

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2008, 06:46:40 am »
Quote from: Charles Isaac
Present!

However, not part of the command. I am but a lowly Quartermaster Sergeant.

Merry Christmas!


No one in the GAF is "lowly", particularly anyone who wears sergeant's stripes, for it is the sergeants who keep the officers out of trouble.

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2008, 08:00:16 am »
That is so True, Sir!
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2008, 11:48:56 am »
In my limited experience, the old saying was absolutely TRUE:  the officers may command an outfit, but the NCO's run it:)

Happy Holidays to all!
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2008, 11:50:21 am »
We were always told, as Lieutenants, that the NCO's and Staff NCO's were and are the "Backbone of the Corps".  I found that to be exactly true.  I was blessed with outstanding examples of both, and consider it an honor to have served with them.
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2008, 03:31:38 pm »
My experience in the Corps as a sergeant was good officers let us handle the men and the officers handled the strategy. The officers also had the burden of ultimate responsibility. At least in my long past day, that system worked.

According to my eldest son, a Captain of Marines, that system still works!  :-)

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