..I'm guessing that most of you are thinking something along the lines of a C-130, a Blackhawk, RSOVs, or, for you old timers, the good old Huey. And some of you more quick witted Rangers are loudly, and proudly, exclaiming "Our FEET!" But the truth is, as un-glamerous as it is to admit, The most widely used meathod of transpo used by Rangers is the good old 5-ton truck. I've come to believe that Rangers spend more time in these God awful things that their own cars. All you 1st Bn Rangers know exactly what I'm talking about. We've spent so much time in them damn things that we have come up with some pretty good meathods of passing the time. I have personally gone from the standard singing of Ranger songs to hangin from the rafters, to giving IVs to fellow smoked cherries. I've pissed out of them, almost fallen out of them, "jumped" from them (when the weather was too bad for an actual jump - also known as the "rotary wheel insertion meathod") to pushing the damn things for Bn PT. I have seen them turn most potentially bad-ass iteration of Rotary Wing Bilats into total BS because the birds couldn't fly and we had to ride them in.
I know all you veterans have some pretty good 5-ton stories, so, lets hear 'em.
I'll try to post my own stories when I get more time.
*****Bonus goes to the Ranger(s) who can prove they got laid in one!
Granola: Its not just a snack, its a way of life!