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RAGs Free

RAG stands for Riverine Assault Group, a Navy unit in Vietnam which ran joint operations with the Army 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry as the Mobile Riverine Force. My avatar was our patch.

Recent Comments

  1. about 2 hours ago on Doonesbury

    Was it “civilized” to tell me that I “had it bad” and that you were glad I didn’t vote?

    BTW. I DO vote after reading up on the qualifications of the candidates and what they have said on various important topics.

  2. about 2 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Yes, listening to some of the congress-critters is very taxing.

  3. about 2 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    I prefer “Asterix the Gaul”.

  4. about 5 hours ago on John Deering

    That IS NOT “compassion”, it’s “watching out for the donation gravy train.”

  5. about 9 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    People who already have a mental illness will probably get a boost to their problems by playing violent games and/or watching violent movies. Too many people, mostly conservatives, seem to be against fighting mental illness.

  6. about 9 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    They’d make guns.

  7. about 9 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    It’s been said that people get stupid when they have access to guns. There are things they could solve peacefully if there are no guns around.

  8. about 9 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    And Lapierre says that you can’t use mental illness as a reason to ban someone from owning a gun.

  9. about 9 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    “Yeah, if those people weren’t around we wouldn’t need so many guns.”

  10. about 9 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Joe Btfsplk reminded me of something from Vietnam (actually a lot of things remind me of Vietnam) On the RAG boats we wore camouflage berets. The beret came with a loop hanging down from the back. Our tradition was that when you had your first firefight you cut the loop in half so you had tails hanging down. You got your first Purple Heart (assuming it wasn’t serious enough to send you home) you cut one of the tails off. After your second Purple Heart you cut the other tail off. When I was there, if you “earned” three Purple Hearts and your year wasn’t up yet, you got the option of going home early. I think they figured that you were bad news and didn’t want you around.