Doing it the Old School Way

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U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Matthew Meggs checks his compass to be sure of his unit’s direction of travel during an air-assault mission in the Khost province of Afghanistan on July 28, 2009. Meggs is from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. DoD photo by Spc. Christopher Nicholas, U.S. Army.

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7 Responses to Doing it the Old School Way

  1. coffeypotNo Gravatar says:

    He’s a seciond Lt. He’s probably wondering why there’s no dial tone on the thing.:-)

  2. Ms TracyNo Gravatar says:

    Huh…they still make compasses? Who knew??? jk

  3. David MNo Gravatar says:

    Damn I love the fact that the so called “Old School” way is still the only way you can be 100% sure you are going where you think you are going. Provided of course you know what you are doing. Just remember somewhere out of frame is an E-5 double checking that 2LT to make sure he does know what he is doing.

    • BouhammerNo Gravatar says:

      David,
      I agree that the “old school” way is the only way to ensure it works every time. Give me a M2 compass any day of the week. But to be fair, this LT could have once been an aspiring NCO that just crossed over to the dark side, or maybe his Dad is a retired Sr. NCO and taught him well as a young lad. Who knows?

  4. JL GriffinNo Gravatar says:

    L-T, hold it level!

  5. Matthew MeggsNo Gravatar says:

    Ya’ll are halarious. What a bunch of crusty old dudes. Have a good one and thanks for your service to the country in Afghanistan (and putting my picture on a blog).

    • BouhammerNo Gravatar says:

      Matthew,

      Glad you liked it and glad you took the comments of so many old dudes in stride. This was a very popular posting on my site. You keep doing great things and kicking Tango butt over there.