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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 12:54 AM UTC
Rob...whew! 500 Posts! We are all thankful for all the info and help.

To put this in perspecitive I checked the top posters on the AFV News site... Their top poster of all time has 282 posts.

Also: The Armor board silently crept over 1000 posts yesterday (I think). Looks good.


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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 01:02 AM UTC
Colonel Sabot...in the parlor...with the candlestick....
Did I win?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 01:08 AM UTC
Congrats COL SABOT!!! I made officer today too. No offense Sabot, but Im an enlisted man, but it good to have some shine on my collor. LOL
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 01:32 AM UTC
Cool - congrats. The "Bird" looks good!

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 01:48 AM UTC
Okay - stupid question time!

Looking at Rob's "Bird" I began to wonder if the head is facing the right direction. I thought the Eagle looks to the right (viewer's left) when viewed head on...

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 02:09 AM UTC
Whoa - wait - found the answer to my question with a search on Google. Appears what I thought was the correct insignia was actually called a "War Eagle". In 1926, the insignia was made in pairs, with the head of the eagle facing the front of the body, when worn on the shoulder. The eagle's head was reversed on one insignia, with the head facing the laurel branch - this was worn on the right shoulder. The eagle with its head facing the arrows was worn on the left shoulder and was called the "War Eagle".

In 1951 the insignia was changed so that the eagle's head would face the laurel branch, with arrows to the rear, on both insignia - i.e. the laurel branch and arrows faced in different directions for the left and right shoulder insignia. The "War Eagle" isn't authorized to wear on the uniform anymore.

This is interesting stuff...

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 02:57 AM UTC
Rob, you deserv it, congratulations!
Cheers! And I hope to be here to read another 500 post from you.....
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 03:07 AM UTC
Congrats Sabot...wow 500 posts! I haven't done anything in life 500 times.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 03:26 AM UTC

My respect, Sir !

(that's the official way any officer from the rank of Col. should be addressed in the Belgian Army when you address them.

Congrats with the 500 posts !

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 03:31 AM UTC
COL Rob--wow! Shoot for the big shiny penny, get that star next.
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Too bad it's only a frocking. :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 04:32 AM UTC
I'm just lucky that I can walk out my office door and into a motor pool that has onesie-twosies of just about all pieces of equipment that the Army has. Didn't even have this access as a BMO in an armor battalion, only had armor specific equipment and supporting stuff. Here I have everything from a 105mm towed howitzer to an M1A1. I might have to post what I have here for you guys some day.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 05:11 AM UTC
Rob,
Well it looks as though Ken or I won't be catching up to you in rank anytime soon. I got the "bright idea" of correcting the rank list which was missing some of the upper ranks (like lt.col, maj.gen, lt.gen) So we will have to now go through Lt. Colonel first. Sorry Ken (pretend it was yet another bad decision by Washington planners).

Of course you are a further off from being a 4-star. And I added the supreme rank of "Site Commander". First person to reach 5000 posts gets it! hehe
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 05:16 AM UTC

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Here I have everything from a 105mm towed howitzer to an M1A1. I might have to post what I have here for you guys some day.



Yes please...

Congrats on the promotion Colonel Sabot... Look at me, I'm still a Private.. Sorry, I mean, I'm still a Private, SIR!

Mario M.


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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 05:30 AM UTC
Lol Maki.... Colonel Sabot must have had pity on you and promoted ya!

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 06:47 AM UTC
Looks like I done got busted. Wonder what I did?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 06:57 AM UTC
Rob...Ack...I thought it would hold your old rank, but it appears it updated the field in the database to the new levels.

Do you want me to try to restore it? I will spare you the techie talk but suffice to say with a little work I could get it done.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 07:45 AM UTC
:::poof:::

You are now a Colonel again.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 07:52 AM UTC

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:::poof:::

You are now a Colonel again.




Saints Preserve Us! There's hope for us all again! :-) (Jim - you wield much power)

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 11:06 AM UTC

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Rob,
Well it looks as though Ken or I won't be catching up to you in rank anytime soon. I got the "bright idea" of correcting the rank list which was missing some of the upper ranks (like lt.col, maj.gen, lt.gen) So we will have to now go through Lt. Colonel first. Sorry Ken (pretend it was yet another bad decision by Washington planners).

Of course you are a further off from being a 4-star. And I added the supreme rank of "Site Commander". First person to reach 5000 posts gets it! hehe



Just like my real life - I reach 250 and they UP the ante! :-)

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 11:22 AM UTC
Congrats Rob. I must say that not only has he posted so many times, but has given very useful information. It would be easy to post a bunch of dumb coments or useless info but you got there the hard way, you earned it. I feal sorta guilty about being a Lieutenant. I have got here by mostly asking questions.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 12:14 PM UTC
Gunnie - 250? There's no prize for that! Major was and is still 300.

Andrew - You and me both. I am only a storehouse of knowledge when it comes to Web design and Star Wars. Don't worry though...

"I was but the learner....now I am the master." - Darth


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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 12:27 PM UTC
OK Jim, lets not get started on the Star Wars. I too am a Star Wars nut. Did you see the blooper in episode III that they kept in the movie, when the storm trooper bumped his head on the sliding door.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 12:28 PM UTC
Congratulations "Sir" on the promotion,thats a load of posts!Wonder when I will get promoted to Cpl?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 12:46 PM UTC
AsI said earlier in another thread....congratulations on your promotion to ' full bird'.
Your 500 posts were all worthy young 'jedi'. Was wondering how long it will take you to reach the rank of ' Commander and Chief '...?
Or, maybe we should just name a tank after you.
Hmmmmm....let's see, the M99 Gronovius. Has a certain ring to it, don't you think?

lol.

Tread.

P.S. We are all better for your posts, and lucky to have you here