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There’s a Reason Tankers Refer to Dismounts as “Crunchies”


Source: US Army WTF Moments on Facebook

19 Responses to “There’s a Reason Tankers Refer to Dismounts as “Crunchies””

  1. cy says:

    Kevlar vs. Tank I guess that’s one way to stop a tracked vehicle?

  2. Chuck says:

    Just put your Kevlar on the grenade and run. It’ll be okay.

  3. AbnMedOps says:

    Ouch. $tatement of Charge$. And maybe an ass-chew or more, for taking off helmet during a railhead operation.

    • Bert says:

      Meh, field loss.

      • Jon says:

        Eh- depends on the commander. I couldn’t write off issue items as field loss for my guys unless they got broken or lost actively doing training. This more than likely isn’t a field loss situation but is negligence and a FLIPL will have to be done….oh and safety training for everyone….

        Glad I don’t have to deal with that crap anymore.

        • some other joe says:

          It’s always a FLIPL, only the level of detail in the investigation and signature authority changes.

  4. Weaver says:

    Obviously, SOMEBODY wasn’t wearing their chinstrap.

    I mean, sure, we’d have to see pictures of bits of skull and brain dripping off of the track – but at least we’d know that Soldier was in their proper uniform and paying attention to detail.

  5. GMK says:

    Looks like a Bradley….not a tank.

    • Ab5olut3zero says:

      I would’ve said 113 actually, but you’re right. Neither are Tanks.

      • cy says:

        Sorry for the generalization! The head line did say tankers. I did follow it up with tracked vehicles. On a side note, I’ve seen an Abrams locked up by concertina wire wrapping around the drive sprocket and axle. The mechanics and crew were real happy.

  6. Track was stickn’, added some of that fancy kevlar lube

  7. Mc202 says:

    CIF is going to be fun

  8. Stefan S. says:

    Looks like somebody is heading to the local surplus store.

  9. Disco says:

    “The helmet saved my life, 1st Sergeant!”

  10. Stu says:

    CIF would re-issue it.

    • Steve says:

      That’s after they charged this guy, then they’d charge the next one when he turned it in.

  11. straps says:

    Nice of them to pixelate the Name and Roster Number, because I guess even dumbasses rate PERSEC.

    What’s truly amazing is that the NVG bracket appears to be intact. I’ve had a couple of those fragment in stiff winds.

  12. sabasarge says:

    Or….just go out the back hatch in a Merkava 😉