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11-23-2004, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Kirk- NEHJ
Today was a good day-

We had or 12-mile 'Fit to Fight' ruckmarch- full combat equipment to include IBA (individual body armor- 20 pounds), kevlar, rifle, and 40-pound rucksack (backpack). The standard was 4 hours or less- and I did it in 2:01:15.

Little disappointed that I didn't get in under under 2 hours given how close I got, but not too shabby for a short, fat tanker whose motto before joining the 3d Infantry was "Death before dismount." The looks on the faces of some of the infantrymen that I beat was priceless...they couldn't believe it when I blew by them and then continued my pace all the way to the end.

These guys have me in the best shape of my life. The best mechanized unit I have ever been none.
Goalies are always the best conditioned players on the team......

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