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Old 02-29-2024, 06:11 AM
 
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Pentagon wars is pretty close to the craziness that I deal with.
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Old 02-29-2024, 02:02 PM
 
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Pentagon wars is pretty close to the craziness that I deal with.
He said funniest movies, not documentaries. Oh.

Funniest I can think of for my branch was No Time for Sergeants. There were several in the 80s/90s that were unintentionally funny because they were so wrong, but they were attempts at serious movies. Wargames and Stargate. We kept getting asked where the WOPR and the Stargate were kept.
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Old 03-01-2024, 07:02 AM
 
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The Last Detail, starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid, was a sometimes humorous movie about a couple of petty officers detailed to escort a court-martialed sailor to a brig several states away. Except for a certain legal detail in the beginning of the movie, it was VERY accurate and realistic. I strongly recommend it.
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Old 03-03-2024, 08:49 AM
 
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It's not a movie but the funniest military TV show was the original Phil Silvers Show (Sgt, Bilko).

My favorite episode is when Colonel Hall is attempting to set a new Army record for inducting new recruits. Unfortunately he also inducts a chimpanzee then has to convene a court martial to discharge Private Harry Speakup.
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Old 03-03-2024, 11:11 AM
 
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The Last Detail, starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid, was a sometimes humorous movie about a couple of petty officers detailed to escort a court-martialed sailor to a brig several states away. Except for a certain legal detail in the beginning of the movie, it was VERY accurate and realistic. I strongly recommend it.
I had to do that one time. Another sailor and myself escort a prisoner from New London CT to the brig at Portsmouth NH but we were given a US Navy car to do it with. One pee stop and we were there. The brig it self was the pits with uptight Marine guards.
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Old 03-04-2024, 09:18 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Marine Corps vet Vietnam era. Discipline and punishment was harsh. In boot there were correctional custody platoons. They marched with shovels and sledge hammers. Dug holes and filled them up and then repeat the process. Broke up pieces of concrete with the sledges from construction debris on the depot. And there were red line brigs on base that prisoners could not cross without permission nor could they sit or lay on their racks during the day.
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Old 04-25-2024, 09:34 PM
 
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Nicholson / Quaid in ‘The Last Detail’ for sure. Poignant, yet hilariously funny.
I once did a short tdy assignment as guard for boot camp brig … movie had me rollin’
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Old 04-25-2024, 09:40 PM
 
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Marine Corps vet Vietnam era. Discipline and punishment was harsh. In boot there were correctional custody platoons. They marched with shovels and sledge hammers. Dug holes and filled them up and then repeat the process. Broke up pieces of concrete with the sledges from construction debris on the depot. And there were red line brigs on base that prisoners could not cross without permission nor could they sit or lay on their racks during the day.
Yep. Dig ‘em then fill ‘em. Busting concrete. Day in and day out. 1965.
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Old Yesterday, 10:13 AM
 
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Advance to the Rear
The Hallelujah Trail
The Horizontal Lieutenant
Imitation General
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Old Today, 11:50 AM
 
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I’ll toss in a movie the to match Stripes. How about Buck Privates with Abbot and Costello. It’s a bit aged but it’s classic They also did In The Navy.
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