Lonnie, did YOU drop this grenade?

October 17, 2008

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Okay, the actual caption on this photo says this soldier is “on patrol.”

But I have to wonder, what the frick kind of “patrol” do you go on where you need FIVE rocket-propelled grenades, unless you’re  guarding the River Styx to make sure Satan doesn’t wander into our world?

Personally, I like to think this is Lonnie, the worst recruit ever, who was so clumsy and incompetent that some drill sergeant finally said, “Just give Lonnie an armload of RPGs and get him out of here!”

Of course it’s just possible that there is another soldier even WORSE than Lonnie. He’s the guy walking right behind him, saying, “Left, left, left, right, left!”

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rockets-cambodia-360.jpgA Cambodian soldier carries rockets while on patrol near the disputed 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple, along the Thai-Cambodian border, October 16, 2008. REUTERS/ Adrees Latif

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“As if I didn’t have better things to do all day than to pick up after these slobs…”

If you have ever seen the Iraqi Army they patrol the same way. Instead of RPGs the US Army carries AT4s.

Posted by Big Dawg | Report as abusive

“Close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades”

Just in case close wasn’t close enough, he has a few extras to try with.

Posted by Webly | Report as abusive

Don’t let the size of the rounds fool you into thinking this is excessive. Remember, he only has five shots. It’s easy to miss with an RPG– it’s just a dummy warhead that goes where you manage to point it. Nevermind if you don’t hit an armored vehicle in just the right place, you won’t disable it.

Posted by DMR | Report as abusive

Maybe he’s Duke Nukem’s “ammo-boy”. Where do you think he puts 99 RPG rounds?

Posted by B Shears | Report as abusive

RPG’s… RPG’s… Ice cold RPG’s, get em while they last..

Posted by Cyberzeje | Report as abusive

Well, I have to hand it to the guy who knows how stupid one looks when you run out of bullets in a fire fight.

Posted by soldierguy | Report as abusive

If at first you dont succeed, fire fire again. Besides, if you were born under the Kmer Rouge, you wouldn’t feel like you ever had enough rockets.

Posted by mr.carson | Report as abusive

wish we had RPG during the northern invasion we could have kept the yankees from stealings everything.

Ever think how scared he is? It showes in his eyes and face. So young to be in such a tough position. I do not care what race he is all guys this young should be at home learning things still their fathers have to teach them. Things of peace and familey how tho make a good life for that family. War is hell and every mother who has a son hates to see him in full battle gear with the look of not knowing if he will make it or not. My heart hurts for all young men at this time.

Posted by CAROLYN HURTT | Report as abusive

this isn’t funny or that odd if you are educated at all about the world… try to write something funny instead of putting up pictures and letting the readers do all of your work!

Posted by Will | Report as abusive

By God Will, you’re right. How dare people try to find humor in things, what with what few things we have to be concerned about these days.

And the whole interactive format.. ugh, it’s just treacherous. Who ever got anywhere by allowing people to chime in?

Posted by Mel | Report as abusive

“Let’s see them pick me last for gym *now*”

Posted by Mel | Report as abusive

5 rocket-propelled grenades on the wall, 5 rocket-propelled grenades… you take one down, launch it around… *sings*

Posted by Mel | Report as abusive

“Divorce, she says. I’ll show her..”

Posted by Mel | Report as abusive