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    19 Feb 20 Garand Picture of the Day



    On 25 July 1952, Marine Private First Class Henry Friday (left) prepares to run along a trench line as Sergeant John Boitnott is ready to fire his scope-equipped M-1 Garandicon at an enemy sniper. After the drastic advances and retreats of 1950, the Korean War battle lines gradually stabilized near the 38th parallel and the front took on a World War I–like appearance.
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    I read about this before, Sgt Boitnott was using Private Friday as a decoy and it worked out quite well but they put a stop to it.

    You can not use privates as decoys

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    "You can not use privates as decoys" Then how about we use politicians? I can name a few candidates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Seijasicon View Post
    "You can not use privates as decoys" Then how about we use politicians?
    They don't have the ingredients...
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    When Sgt Boitnott used Pvt Friday as a decoy the first time, he killed a Chinese sniper at 670 yards. Sgt Boitnott continued to use Pvt Friday as
    a running decoy and within the next few days had nine confirmed kills

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    I like the idea with politicians. Might add a few other categories, but that would be politically “not so correct”...
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    Brave Soul that private Friday!

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    Or certifiably crazy?

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    "Using privates" is a time honored military tradition. In the 70s if a unit was in the field and came under nerve agent attack, they would remain in MOPP gear until the "All Clear" was given. If the unit was isolated and could not receive an "All Clear", then the senior NCO would select the most expendable private and have him hold his breath, crack open his mask and then reseal his mask. The NCO and the medic would then watch his eyes. If they became pinpointed then they slapped him with two atropine injectors. Hopefully he would live.
    Moral of the story...… never tick off your NCO or you may become "most expendable"

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    Have to chuckle thinking about the atropine syrettes… when they first came out they were simple toothpaste tubes with a needle on the end. You were meant to jab it into your thigh and squeeze the solution out. A lot of stone cold killers had trouble sticking themselves, so they developed one that was spring-loaded... you pressed it against your thigh and the needle fired itself in
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