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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   It's got to be pretty embarrassing when you're a hot shot in the Army's elite Golden Knights parachute squad and you need to be rescued by the Coast Guard. "Hope he enjoyed the boat ride"   (cleveland.com) divider line 21
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2012-09-02 02:53:18 AM  
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Dadoody: I like how the other branches make fun of the Coast Guard even though the US Coast Guard has been the only ones actually defending the homeland for the past few decades rather than being sent off all over the world into unprofitable (to the nation as a whole) business ventures.


We sleep soundly at night knowing that rough men stand on the deck of a bouy tender issuing tickets for lack of a whistle on a jet ski.
2012-09-01 09:07:45 PM  
2 votes:

BronyMedic: I'm sorry, but how is it embarrassing to be rescued by the Coast Guard again?


When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.
2012-09-02 08:37:38 AM  
1 votes:
Another semi-soft landing by YOUR United States Army Parachute Team, The Golden Nights. May your days be prosperous and your nights Golden.
2012-09-02 04:04:26 AM  
1 votes:

orbister: Other nations manage to have armed services without quite the same degree of slobbering hero worship. Yeah, I know, American exceptionalism.


O RLY?

List of Military Aircraft Demonstration Teams by Country

Oh, look. You're from the land of kilted men and sheeps stomach for breakfast.

Display teams of the RAF

You're welcome for your schooling.
2012-09-02 02:49:20 AM  
1 votes:

Dadoody: I like how the other branches make fun of the Coast Guard even though the US Coast Guard has been the only ones actually defending the homeland for the past few decades rather than being sent off all over the world into unprofitable (to the nation as a whole) business ventures.


I assume by "defending" you mean driving up the price of weed. Yeah, heroes like cops.
2012-09-02 02:35:52 AM  
1 votes:
I like how the other branches make fun of the Coast Guard even though the US Coast Guard has been the only ones actually defending the homeland for the past few decades rather than being sent off all over the world into unprofitable (to the nation as a whole) business ventures.
2012-09-02 02:32:40 AM  
1 votes:
The golden knights are experts at What we used to call "Hollywood" maneuvers, and they do nothing else. They are airborne in the same sense that the "old guard" are soldiers. If he had been air assault he would have been fine. Probably would have towed the coast guard vessel to shore after the engines failed do to over exposure to extreeme awesomeness.

Yes im off the damn wagon, what am I, mech?!
2012-09-02 01:33:03 AM  
1 votes:
You Navy rejects are all right.- Homer Simpson

/joking
2012-09-02 01:25:07 AM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: The Rescue Swimmer program is one of the harshest military programs in the World, with drop out rates comparable to that of US Military tiered special forces training programs.


I know. Ashton Kutcher barely made it through, and he had Kevin Costner to help him.

/weakest premise for a boot-camp movie EVAR
//weakest execution, too
2012-09-02 12:20:39 AM  
1 votes:
s13.postimage.org
2012-09-02 12:09:23 AM  
1 votes:
csb:

When I was deployed on an aircraft carrier, one of our fighters accidentally shot down a USAF reconnaissance jet. The pilots of the struck plane ejected and came down in the Aegean Sea where they bobbed around until we sent out a helicopter to bring them in for medical treatment. The XO immediately went down to Sick Bay to see them because, being a pilot himself, he knew that the first thing on any pilot's mind in that situation is "Why did my plane blow up? Did I do something wrong? Is my career finished?" and he wanted to reassure them.

So he gets there and he see two huge dudes who must have been just under the maximum height limit, and who as it was later found out had both played college football. One had broken his shoulder or something and they rounded on him when he came in, and he blurted out, "I'm sorry guys, but we shot you down." They were so relieved that they hugged him (one-armed in one case, I guess). XO later admitted to being terrified.

/csb
2012-09-02 12:01:02 AM  
1 votes:

Solid Muldoon: Why the hell are we spending money on this crap anyway?

Golden Knights? Blue Angels?



Yellow Moons? Orange Stars? Green Clovers?
2012-09-01 11:42:53 PM  
1 votes:
Gentlemen, I think it is clear he was
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
Out of his element
(⌐■_■)

YEEEEAAAHHHH!!!!!
2012-09-01 11:42:22 PM  
1 votes:

Frank N Stein: BronyMedic: I'm sorry, but how is it embarrassing to be rescued by the Coast Guard again?

Oh, forgot. They're not a real military branch, right?

The Coast Guard are badasses in the true sense of the word. Their primary mission is saving lives in some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth, from the Arctic ice, to the waters of Alaska, to the Gulf. The Rescue Swimmer program is one of the harshest military programs in the World, with drop out rates comparable to that of US Military tiered special forces training programs.

The Coast Guard also has a proud history of putting a boot in the ass of America's enemies at sea.

/Semper Paratus

Former Coastie here. Thanms


Thanks, rather

/stupid phone.
2012-09-01 11:39:05 PM  
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rebelyell2006: doglover: rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.

I know all those words... but in that order they make no sense.

The Coast Guard had an auxiliary branch, like the army and navy ROTC, but if I recall correctly it didn't last too long or else it wasn't particularly widespread. One of my fraternity brothers was in that auxiliary branch. And he was a gaybasher, but he was also very homoerotic in appearance and behavior. It would be embarrassing to be rescued by such a person. Especially once you realize you actually recognize the person's name and history.


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I do.
2012-09-01 11:16:23 PM  
1 votes:
He should be more embarrassed he was in Cleveland.
2012-09-01 11:13:23 PM  
1 votes:

jackbooty: rebelyell2006: doglover: rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.

I know all those words... but in that order they make no sense.

The Coast Guard had an auxiliary branch, like the army and navy ROTC, but if I recall correctly it didn't last too long or else it wasn't particularly widespread. One of my fraternity brothers was in that auxiliary branch. And he was a gaybasher, but he was also very homoerotic in appearance and behavior. It would be embarrassing to be rescued by such a person. Especially once you realize you actually recognize the person's name and history.

The CG Auxiliary is not an ROTC program, it is more akin to the Civil Air Patrol with the Air Force. It is a completely volunteer and civilian outfit. And it is still very much in effect today and as widespread as it ever has been.


My college had a detachment of the Coat Guard auxiliary, and he was a member of it (the detachment, I should specify, and so I suppose a member of the auxiliary and the Coast Guard). So I did not know much about it beyond it being a bunch of sailor wannabees until you provided this information. You have expanded my understanding, but it would still be embarrassing to be rescued by that guy.
2012-09-01 10:55:15 PM  
1 votes:

verbal_jizm: CSB time:

I was at a regular season Niners game in 2001 or 2002 and the halftime entertainment was the Golden Knights. Not more than a few seconds after they jumped out of the plane, two guys got tangled up and ended up in a spin that lasted what felt like several minutes (probably no more than one). At some point, one of the two detached from his main chute and pulled his backup but the other, when he detached, just plummeted. I kept watching him drop, waiting for his backup to open. When he dropped below the rim of the stadium I thought he was toast. The weird thing was that most of the stadium seemed to be oblivious. When I ran out onto the concourse to see what happened there were only a handful of people at the railing, watching. It turns out that the guy opened his chute with about 300-500 feet left and then fell in the bay. Some how he managed to survive the impact and not drown (must have had a life jacket) and was alive when the coast guard got there. That's all I got from the news that night.




Ya know, the Golden Knights are starting to sound 'elite' in the same manner that every Snowflake is 'special'.
2012-09-01 10:08:50 PM  
1 votes:

Krieghund: Red Shirt Blues: doglover: When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.

I'll chip in 5 bucks.

That should cover it, then


Can you sell pictures of assholes on there? I want to take a picture of my asshole and get $5.
2012-09-01 09:17:37 PM  
1 votes:

doglover: Ooooh, Pillls


Better living through pharmacology! Or rather, how I learned to love legalized amphetamines.
2012-09-01 09:11:45 PM  
1 votes:

doglover: When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.


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