Crash and Burn

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22 Responses to Crash and Burn

  1. nwoldude says:

    hehehe Somebodies gonna be burning shitters.

    • Jeff C says:

      The Army court martialed the one who tampered with the rigging and reprimanded the one taking the video

  2. Rob says:

    “I thought you were going to latch it down!”

  3. WiscoDave says:

    “The charges: 29-year-old Sgt. John Skipper, a scout with the 173rd’s 1st Battalion, 91st Cavalry Regiment, was convicted of destroying military property and giving a false official statement.
    The verdict: The jury found that Skipper “intentionally cut parachute straps on three Humvees,” according to Stars and Stripes. Skipper was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge and reduction in rank to private. He was facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/taskandpurpose.com/sergeant-humvee-air-drop-guilty/amp/.

  4. PoppaGary says:

    I read about this, a disgruntled soldier cut the straps was demoted before discharged and the one filming was slightly punished for laughing and joking about it.
    https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/05/09/soldier-found-guilty-of-cutting-parachute-straps-in-botched-humvee-air-drop/

  5. Nemo says:

    That little “prank” just sentenced this guy to a lifetime of flipping burgers or washing dishes and rightfully so, the dumb fuck.

  6. brighteyes says:

    Now had he cut the straps on his chute and jumped that would a been funny. Liked the comment about burning shitters. Not many know what that means. When in the rear I had a couple officers I disliked/hated. I’d wait for them to go in the shitter then raise the back door. Look fer a set a cheeks then throw a big rock in the shitter half barrel. Slam the door shut as hard as I could an run like hell. Good ol kero an deisel fuel splatter. I’d peek round a corner and the assholes would be standing there looking for the culprit pants at there knees and then the fuel would kick in. Love to watch the sons a bitches dance. Yep, in the rear with a good buzz. What they gonna do if they catch me, send me to Viet Nam. Or maybe to the brig, three hots an a cot? That would a been heaven.

  7. Old paratrooper says:

    We tried to get our junkers on a heavy drop and hope they streamered; pretty common occurence. 5 drop limit on vehicles, really hard on axles.

    Where’s the drop zone ? I don’t remember hills like the background @ Bragg.

    • Shawn says:

      Hohenfels Germany

      I live in Grafenwöhr, troopers do stupid shit here, that get them put in jail all the time.

      We had a guy think it was a good idea to turn the .50 cal in the wrong direction and lob a few bullets into town a few years back. Hit my neighbor’s garage roof. I was out on the balcony next door grilling… I probably wouldn’t have even known what had taken me out if he was a few degrees left on his azimuth.

      The guy is in Leavenworth now.

  8. GomeznSA says:

    Hmm, so he gets cashiered out of the Army for causing what, at least 100K in damage to OUR property (we paid for them Hummers out of our tax $$$). As to a slap on the wrist for the guy doing the filming, he was at least complicit. This was NOT laughable.

    • Aesop says:

      No, he gets cashiered after “up to ten years in prison”.

      The guy filming was just filming as mass drop. Big Green got pissy because he thought the (presumed) f**k-up was hilarious, and the video got posted to YouTube in about a minute.

      He was in no way “complicit”, in any way, shape, or form.
      Just guilty of getting caught laughing and pointing at a colossal cock-up, which painted the Army in a bad light worldwide in about a heartbeat. Which turns out to be solely the fault of one grade-A shitbird, now a jailbird.

      Enter Article 134, “anything prejudicial to good conduct and discipline”. Like laughing at $100K of Hummers turning into meteorites on a DZ, in a viral video posted to YouTube.

      Those kind of cleat marks in your dick heal slow.

  9. Jack says:

    That’s gonna leave a mark… or three

  10. Pbnuc says:

    Drop in germany. I will give bod to filmer as nervous laugh when shut turns sideways.

  11. K9Kill says:

    Looks like Grafenwör or Hohenfels Germany. Spent some great times there with the 1/508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team. We used to travel/jump in from Italy twice a year.

  12. Bacon says:

    “Your tax dollars at work”

  13. Bigg Ale says:

    This drop was April 2016 in Hohenfels. How do I know? I was the Senior Enlisted Airdrop SME (Subject Matter Expert) that helped plan these drops. Myself and my pilot went over in October of 2015 for the initial planning. The drops include C-17’s (my aircraft) and C-130’s. All flights originated from and recovered back to Aviano Airbase in Italy. The 173rd Airborne Brigade was the unit dropping. There was also a SF unit in the mix for some fun and games. Fun times, great food, greater beer, and an awesome bunch of folks to work with. I retired 1 March 2016, so I didn’t get a chance to go back and witness this from the ground. H-Minus! C-17A Airdrop Loadmaster and former 11C2P, 82nd Airborne Division.

  14. Tim in AK says:

    That laughing asshole pisses me off.
    I work real fucking hard to earn the tax dollars I pay. That fuckstick wouldn’t think it was so hilarious if HE had to pay for those.

  15. Gryphon says:

    His SSN should be Flagged by the IRS for No Refunds until it’s Paid For. With the BCD, Burger-Flipping Jobs will take a while to pay it off.

  16. MT says:

    Disgraceful all the way around.

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