Amazing Game. Hits Real Close...Brings back memories

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Amazing Game. Hits Real Close...Brings back memories

Nailed it.

Who here agrees... Yes, there is a long way to go but what a start. So Allow me to introduce myself... Ok…So... There we were in the middle of it all, Al Fallujah, Iraq. I am driving a 7-ton militarized vehicle through the gates and all is peaceful in the city, for now. As we drive toward Marine Corps Special Forces, EOD team we encounter a lack of peaceful means. All Hell breaks loose… I cant see where it is coming from but our side opens fire. .50 cal, Saw 249, Golf 19, mk 19 and smoke… Smoke everywhere… we were in a gun fight. And I was driving with only a gas pedal and a steering wheel at my firemans carry. Finally we link up with EOD team, SF. The introduction a blur and the present moment afoot, I was stuck in six minutes ago when we almost got our fucking heads blown off. Away we go, again, I am driving. We make our first stop along the way complete tyraid…. Blown up cars, burnt buildings, dead bodies, and orange cones… orange cones everywhere… I thought nothing of it… just staring ahead to my next task… we are here, dismount!!! (or what ever was said at that time). We start loading Improvised Explosive Devices on to our trucks along with 4 or 5 Marines. Staff Sergeant no name is besides me grabbing .155mm explosives from the marines below… Crack, Crack… Whip Whip flies past my ears as they crack to the sound…. I scream, Staff Sergeant… What the fuck is that sound”? Staff Sergeant responds, Marine… That’s gun fire… moreover, given how close it just was… that was sniper fire… best get your head down…” CRACK! Again… I digress… fast-forward, I am driving once again… cones… orange construction cones everywhere… the vehicle swerves to the right as if to let me pass him and proceed forward…. I proceed… Orange Cones. In front of me… Orange Cones besides me… Orange cones under my vehicle… STOP!!!! Proclaimed the, Staff Sergeant as he jumps onto my vehicle… “YOU JUST RAN OVER A LAND MIND”…Evidently, the safety briefing I failed to listen to stated the orange cones where IEDs or Landmines that have not been disarmed yet by the EOD team… You see, as the infantry fireteams and EOD teams proceeded under gunfire they did not have time to disarm anything due to the intense gun battle afoot, they placed orange cones over the landmines and IEds discovered along the way. You see… I had just run over this unexploded ordinance with 4 to 6 marines in my troop compartment, a bunker full of unexploded ordinances and nothing but tin and aluminum between us all. I had just ran over a bomb rigged to explode… but did not… for some reason. CRACK! More firearms pointed our way… I drive away only to see two dead bodies to the right of me as I leave to another mission for the day…to clear out more terrorist cashes of weapons… all and all, we recovered m16s, Iraq weapons, bombs, IEDs, Landmines and more…The day concluded with us and the EOD team placing c4 on the UXOs, rifles, firearms, and IED,s and bombs linking them all together to explode… We hop in the 7-tons and military vehicles and drive away… in our rearview mirror…BOOM!!! A mushroom cloud of fiery destruction behind us. The end...

My name is Joey Lawrance and it my honor and pleasure to introduce myself as your new memeber

I am a 40-year-old native from Las Vegas, NV. I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps (2001-2005) where I reached the rank of Sergeant. I have spent two tours leading Marines in the combat theatre of the Al Anbar Province located in Iraq to include being attached to 3/1 and EOD in Fallujah. I was Tasked with the supervision of 30 Marines; Maintaining ten MTVR 7-ton tactical vehicles and 2 logistic Vehicle Systems (LVS)—Equipment worth over $1,800,000; Upon completion of Operation Al Farj in Fallujah, the successful return of each individual piece of equipment and each individual Marine was accomplished safely and with full accountability. For the performance and management of this vital equipment, a Certificate of Commendation and a Letter of Appreciation was received. Immediately following deployment to Iraq, an Honorable Discharge was received on July 24, 2005. I was attached to a unit that supplied infantry on the frontlines with supplies in Fallujah. Immediately following my enlistment, I joined an executive protection firm in Beverly Hills where I spent about a year as a Security Staff Agent before coming back home to Vegas. In 2006, I enrolled in the College of Southern Nevada and pursued law enforcement. I have an Associates of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement and an Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors in Public Administration with a minor in Psychology.

I now live in Saint Augustine, Florida with my lovely wife and 2 kids where we own and operate a residential and commercial cleaning company named, Dustbusters Veteran Owned and Operated, LLC.

Anyone else here serve in Fallujah during Phantom Fury?
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Re: Amazing Game. Hits Real Close...Brings back memories

CPL_LAW_DOG_USMC wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 5:23 pm Nailed it.

Who here agrees... Yes, there is a long way to go but what a start. So Allow me to introduce myself... Ok…So... There we were in the middle of it all, Al Fallujah, Iraq. I am driving a 7-ton militarized vehicle through the gates and all is peaceful in the city, for now. As we drive toward Marine Corps Special Forces, EOD team we encounter a lack of peaceful means. All Hell breaks loose… I cant see where it is coming from but our side opens fire. .50 cal, Saw 249, Golf 19, mk 19 and smoke… Smoke everywhere… we were in a gun fight. And I was driving with only a gas pedal and a steering wheel at my firemans carry. Finally we link up with EOD team, SF. The introduction a blur and the present moment afoot, I was stuck in six minutes ago when we almost got our fucking heads blown off. Away we go, again, I am driving. We make our first stop along the way complete tyraid…. Blown up cars, burnt buildings, dead bodies, and orange cones… orange cones everywhere… I thought nothing of it… just staring ahead to my next task… we are here, dismount!!! (or what ever was said at that time). We start loading Improvised Explosive Devices on to our trucks along with 4 or 5 Marines. Staff Sergeant no name is besides me grabbing .155mm explosives from the marines below… Crack, Crack… Whip Whip flies past my ears as they crack to the sound…. I scream, Staff Sergeant… What the fuck is that sound”? Staff Sergeant responds, Marine… That’s gun fire… moreover, given how close it just was… that was sniper fire… best get your head down…” CRACK! Again… I digress… fast-forward, I am driving once again… cones… orange construction cones everywhere… the vehicle swerves to the right as if to let me pass him and proceed forward…. I proceed… Orange Cones. In front of me… Orange Cones besides me… Orange cones under my vehicle… STOP!!!! Proclaimed the, Staff Sergeant as he jumps onto my vehicle… “YOU JUST RAN OVER A LAND MIND”…Evidently, the safety briefing I failed to listen to stated the orange cones where IEDs or Landmines that have not been disarmed yet by the EOD team… You see, as the infantry fireteams and EOD teams proceeded under gunfire they did not have time to disarm anything due to the intense gun battle afoot, they placed orange cones over the landmines and IEds discovered along the way. You see… I had just run over this unexploded ordinance with 4 to 6 marines in my troop compartment, a bunker full of unexploded ordinances and nothing but tin and aluminum between us all. I had just ran over a bomb rigged to explode… but did not… for some reason. CRACK! More firearms pointed our way… I drive away only to see two dead bodies to the right of me as I leave to another mission for the day…to clear out more terrorist cashes of weapons… all and all, we recovered m16s, Iraq weapons, bombs, IEDs, Landmines and more…The day concluded with us and the EOD team placing c4 on the UXOs, rifles, firearms, and IED,s and bombs linking them all together to explode… We hop in the 7-tons and military vehicles and drive away… in our rearview mirror…BOOM!!! A mushroom cloud of fiery destruction behind us. The end...

My name is Joey Lawrance and it my honor and pleasure to introduce myself as your new memeber

I am a 40-year-old native from Las Vegas, NV. I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps (2001-2005) where I reached the rank of Sergeant. I have spent two tours leading Marines in the combat theatre of the Al Anbar Province located in Iraq to include being attached to 3/1 and EOD in Fallujah. I was Tasked with the supervision of 30 Marines; Maintaining ten MTVR 7-ton tactical vehicles and 2 logistic Vehicle Systems (LVS)—Equipment worth over $1,800,000; Upon completion of Operation Al Farj in Fallujah, the successful return of each individual piece of equipment and each individual Marine was accomplished safely and with full accountability. For the performance and management of this vital equipment, a Certificate of Commendation and a Letter of Appreciation was received. Immediately following deployment to Iraq, an Honorable Discharge was received on July 24, 2005. I was attached to a unit that supplied infantry on the frontlines with supplies in Fallujah. Immediately following my enlistment, I joined an executive protection firm in Beverly Hills where I spent about a year as a Security Staff Agent before coming back home to Vegas. In 2006, I enrolled in the College of Southern Nevada and pursued law enforcement. I have an Associates of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement and an Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors in Public Administration with a minor in Psychology.

I now live in Saint Augustine, Florida with my lovely wife and 2 kids where we own and operate a residential and commercial cleaning company named, Dustbusters Veteran Owned and Operated, LLC.

Anyone else here serve in Fallujah during Phantom Fury?
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Rahh Devil 1/8 here.
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Re: Amazing Game. Hits Real Close...Brings back memories

Thank you for taking the time to share your story with us! It's a pleasure to have another veteran here on the forums (especially a Fallujah veteran). On behalf of the entire time, welcome to the community.
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Re: Amazing Game. Hits Real Close...Brings back memories

i would love to see a video of you or other marines react to the game
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