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Old 17 October 2019, 17:38
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Icon5 Ranger school log walk?

Canít seem to find on google.

The wooden beam walk over the lake.

Anyone know the exact height, the ladder climb, to the rail road ties and then what was the length of the walk to the end, where the rope/tab was? Thanks.
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Old 17 October 2019, 18:20
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From what I can find is multiple sites referencing the height at 35 ft. Nothing on length.
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Old 17 October 2019, 18:34
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From what I can find is multiple sites referencing the height at 35 ft. Nothing on length.
I believe thatís correct with the step in the middle adding about 3-4í.

LP, LOL, you trying to start your own army?
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Old 17 October 2019, 19:19
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I believe thatís correct with the step in the middle adding about 3-4í.

LP, LOL, you trying to start your own army?
Been there, done that.

Just writing a book and mentoring some young men as well, as I live my boring meaningless life these days in Indiana.
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Old 17 October 2019, 19:23
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Fess up, you're starting a SOCNET airsoft team. Can I be the sniper?
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Old 17 October 2019, 19:35
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I should know it by heart since I was responsible for everything, and I mean everything, that went down during a Rangers in Action Demonstration at one time. Ranger graduations, VIPís and whatnot.

I can make a call tomorrow if you donít get it by then.
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Old 17 October 2019, 20:21
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Just writing a book and mentoring some young men as well, as I live my boring meaningless life these days in Indiana.
Go hang out with your boy buttlick...
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Old 17 October 2019, 20:23
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Sure thing. Hot Mess gets the M-60. Silverbullet gets to drive the gut truck, while wearing his Red Retired Marine ball cap.

Actually, I think that Short movie Cat Shit One is based on GSniper and HotMess in action.
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Old 17 October 2019, 22:33
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Canít seem to find on google.

The wooden beam walk over the lake.

Anyone know the exact height, the ladder climb, to the rail road ties and then what was the length of the walk to the end, where the rope/tab was? Thanks.
I think it was a thousand feet high, a thousand feet long and 1 inch wide.

That's what I thought at the top.
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Old 17 October 2019, 22:55
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It was a ladder climb, log walk, which was a log with a board on it and two steps up and down in the middle and then a rope crawl to the tab. Hang and drop.
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Old 18 October 2019, 06:52
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I remember it as the "log walk, rope drop," I do not remember doing it, but some details from that time and some names are very vivid! That short swim to the dock kicked many a would be Ranger's ass, and the reason many got sent down the road when not able to pass the pre-Ranger swim test.
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Old 18 October 2019, 07:21
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Anyone also know how long the zip line was?

And the distance of the RIP (Ft Benning) obstacle course? The one in the woods behind the old WWII barracks we stayed in - the one that had all those trenches/pits filled with concertina wire you had to jump
Over. IIRC.
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Old 18 October 2019, 10:42
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Sure thing. Hot Mess gets the M-60. Silverbullet gets to drive the gut truck, while wearing his Red Retired Marine ball cap.

Actually, I think that Short movie Cat Shit One is based on GSniper and HotMess in action.
Ummmmmm the M-60? How about the MK-48 and a Sherpa to carry it. That sounds like work Sarg.
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Old 18 October 2019, 11:25
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Anyone also know how long the zip line was?

And the distance of the RIP (Ft Benning) obstacle course? The one in the woods behind the old WWII barracks we stayed in - the one that had all those trenches/pits filled with concertina wire you had to jump
Over. IIRC.

I used to do the zip line for the Rangers in Action Demo in 90-91 timeframe. Dont know how long it was. I would guess it was around 225-250 feet.

The O-Course behind RIP was called the "Downing Mile", so I assume it was one mile long.
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Old 18 October 2019, 12:18
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It was a ladder climb, log walk, which was a log with a board on it and two steps up and down in the middle and then a rope crawl to the tab. Hang and drop.
I remember my Ranger buddy, an Anglico Marine getting smoked, cause instead of yelling, ďRangerĒ when he dropped, he yelled out, ďMarine Corps!Ē.
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Old 18 October 2019, 16:34
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Stud got killed on that zip line circa 1993. Hence the net at the bottom of the platform now.
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Old 18 October 2019, 18:09
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Stud got killed on that zip line circa 1993. Hence the net at the bottom of the platform now.
That was 1992 for what it's worth-- the class just after mine started. Lots of stories about that while we were going through the course, none of them good.
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Old 18 October 2019, 19:17
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That was 1992 for what it's worth-- the class just after mine started. Lots of stories about that while we were going through the course, none of them good.
Roger that. There were 7 students that were killed during Ranger Training while I was in the mountains. The one one the slide, one marching up Mt Yonah and the 5 in Florida that I can recall. Bad deal all the way around for all. Lots of safety stand downs.
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Old 18 October 2019, 21:47
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Stud got killed on that zip line circa 1993. Hence the net at the bottom of the platform now.
Yeah after my time but I heard about it. I fucked up one time and did a backflip off the zip line and they had perfect timing when they blew the detcord. After that they wanted me to do the damn back flip every time. Purd loved it. Good times.
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Old 18 October 2019, 22:57
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I was there one year during Rangers in Action.

Sen Sam Nunn was the guest of honor.

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