How Not To Get Off A 7-Ton Paul June 19, 2012 Video 18 Comments Ah, Lieutenants. This can be watched a hundred times and never get old. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/yOgwJ David Cook says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM Yep….somebody’s pride was seriously wounded! Jason D Sousley says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM That shit has to be put on a loop somewhere! I am glad that noone ever got any of my spectacular faceplants on video. Someone had a feeling something funny was going to happen the camera panned and focused on that guy… Brian Bordenkircher says: April 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM This is a funny video I recently stumbled across of soldiers remaking a music video: http://www.guidetostart.com/2012/06/22/so-call-me-maybe/. John Dexter says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM Does this look familiar to anyone? Dudley Toelke says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM The Marines have landed! Mike Harris Sr. says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM Welcome to the fleet boot! Trevor Holmes says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM Major Doug Cullins as a Lieutenant at TBS. Mike Harris Sr. says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM Face plant! What’s with the freaking ladders on the gate? Pussies, the old five tons didn’t have no ladders! Anyone remember the old duece and a half? Driver would drop the clutch from a stop and the two people nearest the tailgate would fall out. Classic! Oh, and watch out for those damn armored vehicle hatches closing down on your head when least expected! Joseph Cole Jr says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM HEE! Ryan Daugherty says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM “Ladders are for pussies!” “What?” “lrrrhmph arhmph frmph prmphrmss.” Mike Harris says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM The infamous tailgate hindge. Everything gets caught in there. Fingers, toes, peoples pride….. Jon Meredith says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM I was once “racked” by my 203 getting down from one of those. Monte Anderssen says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM Everyone of us that has been in the military at one time or another took a fall similiar off that damn thing. The longer you are in the slower you jump off it. The FNG always does it… Sebastian Torres says: March 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM My company did a beach assault exercise with the Kenyan’s in Africa in 2011 before we went to Sangin. When the ramp went down and everyone started jumping into the water my dumbass had a leg slip into the opening between the main part of the boat and the ramp lol. _onethree says: October 26, 2012 at 9:22 AM The only difference between a 2nd Lieutenant and a PFC is the PFC has been promoted once Timothy Corbin says: October 26, 2012 at 5:30 AM We were doing Convoy Live Fire Training. Since we are in TRADOC (Army Training Hell), ALL safety measures have to be taken to about 15 levels beyond standard safe. Instead of dropping the tailgate, and having the Soldiers jump down -OR- dropping the gate and letting the slide off (like the video), the tailgate has to be chained in the down position so when they DO slide off they won’t execute the 2 point landing (knees, face) as demonstrated above. ALL THE PRIVATES KNOW WHAT TO DO. The only one that screws it up is an E5 going through the training. He decides to show them how it is REALLY done. Goes to drop off the gate from a standing position, and his trailing leg get caught in the handle of the tailgate. Smacked the ground face first, with his leg still damn near straight up in the air. Unfortunately, it was the only chalk we didn’t film!