Un altro racconto di guerra; questa volta l’utente Disgruntled_Veteran scrive:
So I was serving as a 31B stateside back in 2000. While I was there we had a screw up in our platoon who I will call Ruckle. Ruckle was a Blue Falcon through and through. He would not only tattle on other MPs, but would openly try to sleep with other soldier's wives. We worked the night shift and it was not uncommon to come up on Ruckle's post and find him either on his phone or asleep with someone else keeping a watch out.
One night, we were told that there would be a “surprise visit” with the platoon after our shift ended in the guard mount room. Everyone was to try and look good at the end of their shift. So Ruckle is assigned to a guard shack with 3 others (myself included.) He is wearing his clorafram coated boots and a nice, clean, crisply ironed set of BDUs. Upon arrival, he made a bee line for the couch in the shack, took off his boots, top, and beret and went to sleep on the couch.
The three of us with him had had enough. So after he fell asleep, we took his boots and took turns pissing in them and then topped them off with water from the toilet. We then soaked his top in the urinal as well as his beret. Finally, we put them in the freezer of the fridge in the shack meant for us to put our food in.
Fast foward 10 hours. He had asked us to wake him 1 hour before shift change. We woke him 10 minutes before our relief showed up. Hw franticly looked for his stuff while we were getting our gear together. He finally found them frozen solid and his boots clorafram finish cracked. There was no way to get his stuff together and he was pissed.
When we returned to the armory to turn in our gear, he had to carry his stuff as it was still to frozen to wear. He was chewed out for being out of uniform. He tried to explain that it wasn't his fault, but would have had to admitted to sleeping on duty. After that night, he never fell asleep on duty around us. I have A LOT of Ruckle stories that I plan to share in the future. He once lost a M249 and once misplaced a 40mm round for the M203.