American Heros and Badasses!

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  1. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    Put American Heros and Badasses here with their story!

    Coming off a strike on Thud Ridge and critically low on fuel Col. Robin Olds ran into a KC-135 Stratotanker that wasn’t interested in giving him gas. After a heated argument, here’s what Col Olds said to the KC-135 crew to make them comply “immediately”.


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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Olds

    Robin Olds[2] (July 14, 1922 – June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a "triple ace", with a combined total of 17 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War.[3] He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general.

    In 1942 he was named by Collier's Weekly as its "Lineman of the Year" and by Grantland Rice as "Player of the Year." Olds was also selected as an All-Americanas the cadets compiled a 6–3 record, beating Lafayette College, Cornell, Columbia, Harvard, VMI, and Princeton, and falling to Notre Dame, Penn, and Navy.[20] In the Army–Navy Game of 1942, which was played at Annapolis instead of Philadelphia, Olds had both upper front teeth knocked out when he received a forearm blow to the mouth while making a tackle. Olds returned to the game and reportedly was cheered by the Navy Third and Fourth Classes, which were assigned as the Army cheering section when wartime travel restrictions prevented the Corps of Cadets from attending.[21] In 1985 Olds was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.[20]
     
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    I wonder if he called his plane The Oldsmobile.
     
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    Ron Bellan

    Had the pleasure of spending some time with Ron each year they came for the Special Ops Wounded Warrior project we put on. He was a Navy SEAL veteran of 25 yrs.

    We were told he was the Master Chief over the Marcus Lutrell mission but he never spoke to us about it. One of the other Special Ops attendees told us that.

    He died too early at 49 yrs old. RIP brother.

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    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    I had the pleasure of meeting Gen. Olds at the AFA in the '70s.
    I wonder why the tanker was reluctant to give him gas? I wonder if they got their asses chewed when they landed? They should have.
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    Robin Olds documentary- an operation in WWII and in Nam organizing and executing the an ambush for MiG-21s.
     
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    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    That's a great video. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    Jumping on a sub, full of drugs, while moving... in green cammies… this guy should be on the list.
     
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    Audie Freaking Murphy!
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    And cannot forget Chesty Puller, the baddest ass Marine to ever live
     
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