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Old 03-07-2015, 11:23 PM   #30
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Original theatrical poster..
Jarhead is a Gulf War memoir by author Anthony Swofford..In 1989, Swoff attends U.S. Marine Corps training before being stationed at Camp Pendleton.. Claiming that he joined the military because "he got lost on the way to college", Swofford finds his time at Camp Pendleton difficult, and struggles to make friends. While Swofford feigns illness to avoid his responsibilities, a "lifer", Marine Staff Sergeant Sykes, takes note of his potential and orders Swofford to attend his Scout Sniper course.. Eager for combat, the Marines find themselves bored with remedial training, constant drills, and a routine monotony that feeds their boredom, and prompts them to talk about the unfaithful girlfriends and wives waiting for them at home..Later, Operation Desert Storm begins and the Marines are sent to the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait border..Swofford and Troy are finally given a sniping mission..Running time 123 minutes-Release dates November 4 (United States) 5 (Germany) 2005...

Jarhead 'the dear hunter' scene..

A United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper (MOS 0317, formerly 8541) is a secondary MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) designator of U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen and reconnaissance Marines that have graduated from a U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper School.. Scout Snipers must earn the rank of Lance Corporal, be selected by their battalion to join the scout-sniper platoon, and complete an approved scout-sniper course in order to receive this designation..A USMC Scout Sniper is a Marine, highly skilled in fieldcraft and marksmanship, who can deliver long-range precision fire on selected targets, from concealed positions..After graduating the basic course, Marines are given the opportunity to obtain a variety of other courses to further refine their skills..In February 2012, U.S. media reported that Marine scout snipers had been using the double Sig rune (ϟϟ, "SS") in its "Armanen" form (Runic "ᛋᛋ")...

Buncefield fire 10 minutes after the explosion as seen from Hunters Oak..

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