General’s Controversial Graduation Speech Sparks Riots, 11 Killed Maxx Butthurt July 17, 2012 Army 1011 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: SAND HILL, FT. BENNING, GA - Many soldiers and family members are angry over reports of controversial remarks from the Commanding Officer of Fort Benning at a recruit graduation. Speaking to an assembled crowd of new soldiers and their families at basic training graduation, Maj. Gen. Robert Brown was reported as “extremely hostile.” His speech began with the “standard fluff” about duty, country, and the privileges of serving when such a small percentage of the country chooses a career in the Armed Forces. The speech took a turn, however, when the General reached a point in his remarks, obviously reused from previous ceremonies. “Look to your left and right towards your brothers in arms,” said Brown. “You’re all now members of a proud warrior class, and heroes like your fathers before you who-” The General stopped, took a deep breath and crumpled the sheet before flinging it to the ground. “Fuck it! I can’t read shit like this anymore. Listen up you little bald bastards.” The newly minted soldiers — trying to stay awake throughout the ceremony — shifted uncomfortably in their seats at the sudden change in tone. “Some of you fucks won’t make it past AIT [Advanced Individual Training]. You’ll wash out with the rest of the weakness that never should have been here in the first place. Most of you who do graduate will immediately go to combat units and deploy overseas. Many of you will threaten to kill yourselves to get out of real work, although you wont have the balls to actually do it!” Brown’s tone got softer as he attempted to clarify. “Don’t get me wrong here. Many of you will actually go fight and engage the enemy in close combat. For that I salute you. It takes a hard motherfucker to go kill people you’ve never met just because we say so.” The General then resumes his “motivational speech” to what he referred to as “the rest of you shit-stains.” “You’ll most likely spend your deployment sitting on a FOB, manning guard towers, or waiting to go on patrols that get cancelled. I have a reality check for you all. Not everyone in this room is a hero. I don’t give a shit what the beer commercials say. You drag your buddy out of a grape hut after you’ve stabbed two Taliban in the eyes with a broken MRE spoon then you’re a motherfucking American Hero. You clear a trench with nothing but a sack of hand-grenades and your giant brass balls, then you’re a motherfucking hero! But walking through the desert for three months without hearing a shot fired in anger and posting pictures in your combat gear doesn’t make you a goddamned hero! I don’t care what your family says. They’re not heroes. Neither are your fucking wives. Hardest job in the Army, my ass! Damn it, I’m too old for this shit. Fuck you all.” Gen. Brown then threw up his middle finger to the crowd and stormed off the stage, hustling into his waiting staff car. The silence after his speech was soon broken by wild applause from the assembled Drill Sergeants and Officers responsible for training the young soldiers over the previous ten weeks. Less enthusiasm was displayed by the families and the new graduates, who stormed the stage and attempted to destroy the auditorium to express their displeasure. The ensuing riot caused over a half-million dollars in damage, and Drill Sergeants were forced to kill 11 Privates in self-defense. An Army spokesman has said that General Brown will not be scheduled as the keynote speaker for next week’s graduation ceremony. Tyler Bellick says: April 16, 2014 at 3:24 AM This didn’t actually happen people…..relax Glenn Hopkins says: April 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM I wonder if I would at least have gotten a Bronze star for killing a Hadj or Taliban with a MRE spoon. Without worry for his own safety he engaged the enemy with his MRE spoon. Darren Jackson says: April 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM Lol since the word “satire” isn’t mulling over with some of you too well, and you still don’t understand.This is a…joke, a ruse, a fake story.Lol god damn people. William Bennett says: February 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM WOW! Bill Adams says: February 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM I you’ve seen the entry requirements now compared to 1980 you would be shocked as well. Harland Ross Hoffman says: February 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM little bald bastards/shit stains-f in hysterical! Joanna Thompson says: February 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM Who writes this crap. Graduation ceremony is aftet AIT, not basic. Thomas Knudsen says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM Not funny, cause some dumb asses obviously fail to read the entire text. Fore shits and giggles? – well, I did not laugh. Michael Rodriguez says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM o Sherryl Jensen says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM wow! Tina Chee says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM Crazy Lisa White says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM Love it! Robert Manson says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM TROLOLOL Nas Esmeralda says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM I’d love this General to be our post Commander! Kellan Biando says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM That is AWESOME! It’s about damn time someone says something… Thomas Riley says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM Anyone who believes this bull shit story is an idiot. Eleven privates killed by their Drill Sgts. and it never made the news. Samuel Navarrete says: January 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM Goddammit! Why is it that when a man calls these new privates pussies he gets chastised? This man should be given the medal of honor for being honest, I would be applauding with the rest of the drill sergeants and officers. The army needs to change basic training from the softened slap on the hands “don’t do that” shit to the punch you in the gut if you don’t do what you’re told shit again. I hope this mans speech reverberates through the army and causes some much needed changes back to the way things were, just saying. Dustin G Kibler says: January 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM Absolutley amazing…. Diane Tasha Norman says: January 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM WTF is all I can say! Stop joining the military people! It’s a scam and in order to reign this system in we need to admit that we’ve been conned. John Hupp says: January 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM Crazy to think people would wanna serve under this guy after he gets 11 people killed. That guy needs a mental health evaluation. Albert Merck III says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Give me a break! Sounds like bull shit to me! Margarita Dees says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I wish I had heard theatre speech when I went to basic. At least you know what you should expect to see. And I don’t understand why everybody feelings got hurt if any of those people actually paid any attention instead of crying they would realize that it’s not bullshit “shitstains” kinda unnecessary but the man was trying to get his point across. I like it. LengnDao Vang says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM ? Jose Reyes says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM wow Kenneth Trimm says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW Michael Woodlee says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM lol Bubba Jacks says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW Adam Farmer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM YES! Mark Blak Jackson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM lol Maxwell Holley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM YES! Mike Watson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM he he Terrence Stevens says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM lmao Theo Gus Shaw says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW! Devon Callicoat says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Amen Ned Zobuk says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW! Joni Cabral says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM OMG Ericka S Craven says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOAH! Nicole Sharpe-Milliner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM wow! Wayne Huggingbear says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I love it! Matt Starr says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM HOOAH Liberty Burrell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM hell yea Corey Angeree Matthews says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM LOVE IT! Cami Obadal Downs says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM NICE! Michael Rose says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Epic. Zachary Crawford says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM get some Shawn Constantine Johnstone says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Funny. James Clibrey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM hahaha Marlon Barrios says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM HOOAH! Joshua Schwenke says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM fuck yes! Montricia Pittman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW! Julie Phelps says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW! James G Bledsoe says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Frak yes! Nick Hogan says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM hes my hero. Hendra Baptiste says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM HYRH! Jesse Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM awesome Vicki Rowley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Wow what a mess! Corey Frey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM holy shit! Stephanie Ezekiel says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Really? Robert Bravatti says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM THIS IS FAKE. Ralph Baker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM GET SOME! Jonathan Iannazzo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this is epic. Velox Q Travels says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM HOLY SHIT! Tony Quilici says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Bullshit. Kevin Higgins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM good gob sir! Merrill Danner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Funny stuff Scott Thagard says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Great satire! Terrence Stevens says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Lmao Melan Ie says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Wow. Just, wow. Marisa Lynn says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM HOORAH!! Eh? Kinney Smith Ringo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM if only it were true. John Meredith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM No way this is real. Mark Wood says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That is to funny! Sean Parker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is the Army I miss. Joey Stephens says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This cant be for real. Charles Isildur says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Love it! Pedro Acosta says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM FUCKING HOOAH! RJ Adams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Epic. Just plain epic. Jay Kim says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM One bad ass general. Jason Grubb says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM that’s funny Brandon Shaw says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Seems legit. Ronald Miller says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Man that’s a bad ass Jesse Philips says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM AWESOME! SO TRUE! Wayne Stanfield says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM If only it was true. Ian B. Leary says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM If only… Adam Stilwell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This guy is my hero. Christa Landon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM is this true? Jorge Gutierrez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This has to be fake. Alexander Bopp says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM You all r losers Christopher N Ava Shegog says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM well he won’t have a job lol. Harry Gooden says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM just telling it like it is. Mak Chap says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Really? FAKE! Chris Stoney says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Fu**in Awesome Matthew Eubanks says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Just wish it was real. Samuel Allan Gable says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Beat that Chalie Sheen! Reed Wilkinson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Freaking AWESOME! Donnie Hemker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this is some kind off sick joke! Scharina Elmore says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is awesome. Lester Hunt says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM that is awesome! Richard Mohamed says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM is this true… Alexander Williams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM too bad this blog is fake. Nikki Horton says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM wow,, this isn’t true right. John Lucas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM What the holy fuck wish i had this guy Lawrence Hernandez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Laugh with me, not at me! Joshua Buras says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM YES! I LOVE IT! Parker Kessel says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM So fucking true…. Bruce Barnes says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM He needs to be president.. Keith Brooks says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM is this shit true? Louie Laureano says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Is this real? This happened? Dan Roch says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM that is a good humor piece. Christopher S. Waldrop says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM OMG this is just so awesome….. Victor Varela says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM But I’m sorry for the people that died Kevin Doherty says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Obvious Troll is Obvious. Rosa Martinez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM lol at idiots who think this real. Raymond Gottschall says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM HA….. GLORIOUS! Christopher Lachcik says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM so um….what’s going on here? Audrey Gonyeau says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I still thought this was cute. Seth Savader says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM wish that was my grad speach. Tyler Sims says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM humm something to think about. Cyberian Kingdom says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I think it was a great speech. Micheal Boyd says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM If only it were true! Fred Lambert says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM SWEET! Now Stand-down fuckers. Brandon Mayes says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this shit cant be real? LMAO HOLY SHIT. Damon Baxter says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This story is dumb! Matt Williams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I wanna shake this mans hand! Ron Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this story is fake. Will Taylor says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM ITS NOT REALLLLLLLLLLL GEEZ. Steve Richter says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I wonder who he’s going to vote for. Bubba Broadbent says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM yeah right….. fake. Troy Ramsey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM YUP that’s what happens LOL! Stephanie Waits says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is fantastic. Cedric Edwards says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM fukn reptilians is krazy. Joseph Florence says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is a fake article….sorry. Jake Whit says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM IF YOU AIn’t INFANTRY YOUR SUPPORT. Philip J Saccento says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM awesome, and true….. Tyler Rogers says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Holy crap! Kristian Danielle Brinson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT…. Jake Whit says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I WISH HE WAS MY DAD TOTALLY FUCKING AWSOME. Andrew Gochenaur says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I’d love to shake that mans hand for that speech. Alex Sankowich says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM The saddest part of this is… he’s right. Michael Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Somebody should give this guy an award Eric Zerkle says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM DAYUMMM! hardcore shit! Matthew Nolan says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I FUCKING SALUTE YOU SIR! DEUCE FOUR! Benjamin Stewart says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This made me cry laughing. Montana Whitehead says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM My face when people believe this is real… Paul Ogburn says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM had to kill 11 privates in self defense. Anonymous says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM truth. finally. Timothy Shaw says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I wish there were more that were willing to do this. Kurt Schneider says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Yes, but was he wearing his reflective belt? Dustin Allen Mittel says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM is this for real I didn’t see it on yahoo news or any news. Kolby Tipton says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is awesome i want to shake his hand. Donald Allen Wayne says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM You all realize this is satire, right? Silently Loud says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM You go col. I mean mg brown gimlets hooah Tjay Metteba says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM GREAT I stop LAUGHING! Stevenstubbs Phancy says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Fuck his racist ass… I hope this Sgt rot in hell Charles Barrett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I smell crap here! Donelost Mymind Cardenas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM lol this is all bullshit but still funny as hell. Francis D Orbin Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM good job sir telling it like it is.truth hurts weak asses. Aaron Waldo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Umm, you realize this is satire, correct? David Horst says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Military life… damn! Alex Maxwell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM LMAO! Funniest thing I heard in years. Awesome speech. Paul Emory says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM If only it were true… where’s Snopes when you need it? William Wallace says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That is the type of Person we need in the White House! Chris Parker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM oh if only… id say give him a medal and throw the rioters in jail. Andrew Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Fake, But he would totally be my hero if it were true. Alicia Luster says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Wow here the speech everyones talking about Matt McGraw says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I have to leave this page due to all the derps leaving comments. David Beckley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM To bad its not real and it never happend but good work Jason D Sousley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM And the grinders flowed with the blood of the poor privates…. Kelley Fowler Lachenmayer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This has to be BS! But it sure is funny! Whitfield McRory Palmer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Sounds like he has his own weakness of the mind. Bill Harrison says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM that’s funny shit. Yane Williams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM wtf? Chris Payne says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM HAHAHAHAHAHA THAT’s unfortuntly funy LOL. Shawn Mashburne says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Obviously this is not true guys, get real. Robert Hawkins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM He speaks the truth, some people cannot handle it. Saul Calderon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM well said I respect the hell out of that guy thank you for your service. Brady Madden says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Not really sure why 11 people had to die, but this guy is REAL. Jen Tillett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM You people believe this happened? C’mon, get a grip. Allen Joseph Vanderpool says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM FAKE…….. Tony Bert says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Love it, Finally a commander with nutz to say it like it is. Erwin Johann Hackl Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM ok is this shit for real? lol seriously this isn’t made up? Michael Alcala says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM fucken hardcore! General Brown sir you pump me up! Andrew Mijares says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is the best fake news story I’ve heard in a long time. Angel Mason says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That guy is the MAN! Andrew Striefel says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM as a soldier.. I applaud this man.. god speed sir.. god speed Alex Kaivan says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I love reading the comments from the tards who think this is real haha. Brian Warren says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Is this true? It’s not on any other new feeds. Jeff Psyborg Technocracy Palko says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I don’t care what everyone thinks, this man was just telling it like it is! Matt Taz Tuzas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Seats? Since when do you sit at graduation. hahahaha Jon H Hall says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM He was my brigade commander in Ft Lewis a long time ago. God, I miss him! Michelle Dawn Lotz-Lynch says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Excellent! Best speech in fucking forever! Bravo sir, who wrote this story! Emily Speyrer Kewley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This. This right here is amazing. Jeremy Zoll says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I will say he kind of has a point. Mike Shirk says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this is a fake story. Richard Sanders says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM up until the riot that was true and f*cking hilarious. Jonathan Warren says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM SALUTE! Finally a leadr that tells the damn truth….. Danny Daggett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM holy fuck that’s awesome killed 11 privates in self defense. Jared Deadlift Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Wait a second private are allowed to sit during ceremonies! WTF new army. Andrae Stokes says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM We should of told them the truth before signing the dotted line. wow! Mykel Mikkomo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Damn man where’s the video! I want to see. I salute this guy… Jamie Henning says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I like it. I would appreciate more people with an attitude like this. Clifton Charles says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM MG Brown hasn’t been the CG for over a month…. I expect more out of my satire. Kymlee Murphy says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Goddamn if that would have really happened it would have been perfect. So funny Picard Fernand says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM LTG Brown is the new ICORP Commander at Lewis. Wearing basketball shorts and a wife beater says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM can’t wait to burn my class a’s and leave this garbage ass military in my rear view mirror. Andrew Bieler says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this is full of so much win! This wasn’t on video? Abdulghafur Abdulhayy says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Outfuckin standing! becuase its the fuckin truth! Doc Bailey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Fuck man, that’s a hard fucking General. Please tell me there’s more like him. Hog Rider says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM and the point? basic at Paris Island in 1971 was a hell of alot rougher than this pussy shit! Peter Armstrong says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is satire and farce you MOFO’s! Bahahahahahahhahahahhaha Brian Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Haha he ain’t a marine but that general should be. I wish this at my graduation Sidney Vincent says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM wow, you do all realize the stories on here are fake. It’s just funny as hell and comments on it are even funnier. Justin Green says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM wat a fucking dick his name is now gen. asshole Michael Weber says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this guy is my fuckin hero! hes totally right, the new army is full of lazy bitches. Marvtec Meyer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM His Commander is responsible for his actions, Anyone But Obama! Revelation Mamea says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I salute you. That’s a real General of the Army. Howard Richard Dix says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Was General Brown the last G.I. scrambling his ass up the rope ladder on evacuation day in Vietnam? Meghan Jean Van Horn-Snell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Ahhh ft benning I know that commander hes cool shit! Nothing but the truth! LaToyia Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM lol, so funny not true but still funny. Wayne Baker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WTF? Is this the militarys version of the Onion? Brandon Prisock says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM RETARDS this is a joke! Have you seen this on any other media outlet? Why do you think that is? Jorge Cancel says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM By far the best shit i have read hahahahaha thruth be told i would have given him a standing ovation! Jack Donahue says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I doubt this is real. But nice fiction. Josh Bunker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM thank you Sir lol. Cortez Maurice Sullivan says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Great Fake Speech. Nicholas Green says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This guy was my fucking brigade commander in ft. lewis! Love it! Way to go MG Brown! Deuce fuckin Four. India Leak says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM woooooow…this shit is crazy…my army people please look at this…smh! Karen Chestnut Townley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This man should run for president! I’d vote for him! tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! kudos! Jason Crockett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM right on…. makes me feel like the military is back and not training pussys anymore. Colleen Deoliveira says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM SAD FOR THE PRIVATES THAT LOST THEIR LIVES. THE BROKEN ARROW SOMETIMES SHOOTS THE STRAIGHTEST. Rion Milner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That’s SOOOOO fucked up. Thaat general needs to get his hit together and stop acting like an asshole. Patrick Carter says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM LoL dying so true…..Army has gone soft and the impact of technology has been a gift and curse. Lorne Prada-Xcelenc' Williams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM yessssssssssssssssssss go awf. Gregory D. Clark Jr says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That’s the best thing I have ever read…i applaud that gen. for that realistic comment he made to the troops Duke Richards says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I wish more military speeches were like this instead of the usual blah blah blah “atta boy” bullshit. Matthew Eubanks says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I love this guy! About damn time someone quit blowing smoke up everyone’s ass. Daniel Gorman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM If you read this “article” and believed it, then you’re one of those who shouldn’t join the Army. Pure awesome. Alexander Young Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Wow… The comments from people that think this is real is almost satire within satire… It’s comical. Jim Ramin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Well, I think he’s a dumb ass and should be reprimanded and release without benifits! Christopher Gill says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this is too funny! wrong but funny…..Sometimes I think it would of been the opinion of my company commander of us in bootcamp…. Patrick Gede says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM All I can say is he’s right but what a magut for puting it out there like that. WTF. Pat Anderson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM at least he was being honest and those kids got mad cause they were being bitches no offense. Corey Christiansen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM holy shit that’s outstanding! would have only been better if a private had killed a drill; I gues the general was right. Bob Minnick says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That Bullshit it never happened………..even though it should have happened, Just Sayin. Tom Lewis says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM One of the funniest things that I have read in a long time and so f****** true. How I wish they would give speeches like that! Reality! Justin Burdette says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is the type of leaders we need at all levels of the armed forces. There is no sarcasm in this post nothing bit respect the this Officer. Michael Small says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM YOU, Sir, are a deranged f*#ck. This is some of the funniest sh*&$t I’ve read in a long time! Semper Fi, Bro! Michael Mathis says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This article cracked me up. It had me hook line and sinker until the very last two paragraphs. I had never heard of this website before. Charles Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM The power of satire lies in underlying truths that make you think…this is excellent satire! Billy Henry-Rhys says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That’s what the hell I’m takling about, tell the real truth sir! I wish I could find video of the speech. Garrett Woolf says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I don’t beleive a word of this. drill sergeants kill 11 privates. bullcrap. Dominick Joseph Pezza Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM can you say wow or what the fucks the world coming to. JD Ignacio says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Hell yeah, that’s the kind of general I want… He’s acting like a Sargeant Major right there! Ray Heredia says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM hahaha if only they told you sraight up when u do actually graduate. Jessica Ruffin-Black says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Do you believe this or hear anything about this D’Mond Dearing. Kenneth W. Brown says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Gen Brown is a badass met him and thought he was awsome he tells you the truth no bs just how it is and how its going to be that’s the reason I liked being in hawaii no bs. Maurice Prioleau says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I got his back. Joshua King says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM what he said was the truth, probably wasnt the most appropriate place, but completly truthful and I admirer the man for saying it. Alan Flora says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Snopes say’s that this is fake……but it would be a badass speach and very truethful…. Phillip DuVall says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM All the privates were found dead with MRE spoons stuck in their eye sockets, terrible way to go. John Gibson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Too bad officers like this are only made up in the minds of imaginative writers for movies and articles. Jason Long says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I had a Drill like this guy, and I loved him. I wonder if this new emo army cadets went out and requested Stress Cards aftwards. Roy Stoehr says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is a bunch of BS and urban legend. MG Brown would never say something like this. Thomas Arellano says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM And then the Army wondered why they have to lower their recruiting standards and take in rapists, nazi’s and meth heads. Shaun Maggio says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM If only this were true. That is what the Army needs to go back to being like instead of Bull Shit no hazing crap they have now. That is setting the standard. Faptimus Prime says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM HAHAHAHHA That is what the fuck I’m talking about! At least there’s one motherfucker who doesn’t allow pussies in his army. *applauds* Chazz T. Kirkham says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM FAKE… The only sh! t stain is the person who wrote this pig vomit. The author is truly in a “special” class of clomostomy bags. Jeffrey McGuffee says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I don’t blame the guy for being honest. And what is this about them getting to sit through the ceremony, new Army pussies. Martin Höpfner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Wow! Peter Benson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM been in 9 years… what’s wrong with what he said? its all true and the fact people went ape shit showed they should not of been allowed in the military. Fabio Jenkins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Has everyone lost their mind? This is a joke. Satire. Ha Ha! Now move on and quit the ignorance. Michael Ramsay says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM You people are fucking retarded. THIS IS SATIRE. For fuck’s sake…… Harold L Matthew Jr says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Man he reminds me of my drill Sgt. when I was in basic training in 1980 when the last of the “real” soldier came through. William Gilley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM he made his point clear. not in a way most people wanted to hear but he made his point CLEAR. and for that I salute him. Joel Josie Melendez Rivera says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM You people are extremely naïve if you believe this story is real….people will believe whatever they read on the internet. Michael Mickey Agee says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This shit is not real. LOL! Almost got me. From the look of the posts below, there are alot that fell for this hook line and sinker. Kind of surprising so many bought it. Taryn Pfeifer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I APPLAUD THAT MAN, EVERYTHING HE SAID IN THAT SPEECH IS TRUE… where wuz he when I wuz in though I coulda used sum real knowledge unlike all the LIES the army fed me… Rafael Perez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Amazing that some people believe this actually happened. Hilarious! Stephen Bozich says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM DS’s ALWAYS kil privates in self-defense! Elisabeth McBee says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM The whole story is BS, there was no graduation today, the last graduation was on Friday. Plus the Major General they are talking about isn’t even at Benning. Andrew Miller says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM We should Clone HIm and replace every damn Leader with this man. He speaks the truth. To all of you that don’t agree. Your are a part of that piece of shit group he was talking about. Dan Jerger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM It may be satire but fools are reposting it as fact. Hell it has as much fact in it as any other tea bagger traitor release so you know they believe it. Jordan Bayer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM In hindsight, a poorly timed satirical article. James Doc Elmer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Jesus – are you ALL truly retards? It’s SATIRE! It didn’t really happen, though if it were to happen, I’d support the speaker ALL THE FUCKING WAY! Brett Bogart says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Now that’s real shit general sorry some of those pussies couldn’t handle the truth get the sand out of your vag and grow a pair def agree that’s why most new soldiers are pussy. J Derek Mitchell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM YEA RIGHT! Like a General would have the BALLS to actually say something like this IN PUBLIC. By the time you reach his rank, IT’S ALL POLITICS! Joseph Simpson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I love the “speech” but I love it more that some of you actually think it’s true. Trae Marks says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM It is not a real article you geniuses. Ken Tucker you are one dumb MF if you believe this. Those of us in the Military know it is false so we do not worry about this affecting our image. Damn you are dumb. Ashley Loftis says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Hell yeah sir! The truth always needs to come out! Finally! ! I salute you general brown pvt loftis Joe Metarko says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I so wish that this was real….f@ckin awesome! Aaron Thompson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Some of you are so fucking stupid I’m surprised you were able to remember to breath this morning. You are the dumb fucks who probably voted for Obama… Sam Shields says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Head back to basic, or boot camp, or wherever you go. Daniel Jones says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Wow, unbelievable…This should have been a little more, , but interesting nonetheless. Mike Barnett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This was obviously written as a joke. If this really happened it would be front page news all over the world. William Grogin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Listen up dummies: This article is FICTION, and is meant to be funny (albeit in a rather dark way). By “fiction”, that means this speech never really happened. Sharron French Hawk says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM This is disconcerting but there are many truths that this guy speaks. Terrell Turner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Fuck yeah! Maybe he needs to teach a few Officer Leadership Courses! I would definitely serve under this guy with hesitation! HE WAS CORRECT, LOOK HOW THE TRUTH MADE THEM REACT! GOOD JOB GENERAL! Stephen Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW! wow good and bad, I am kinda in shock over his lack of tact for a general. and then again wow for the awesome real world speach, I dig that shit. drills killed 11 with there bear hands, I call bullshit on that one. Levi Thomas Zahn says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That is funny as fuck. I wish we could say something like that. 99% of you are fucking oxygen thieves for even thinking this really happened lol. WOW! Nolanray Perlas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM chestyyyy agree! reality hurts and we need to learn how to face and accept it.. that general is the real deal.. he should be in the office..:) Jamal Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM 100% true if they cant take the speech how the fuck are they supposed to handle it when it happens. I say they all need to go the fuck back home Brian Sheeran says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Everything the General says is true. And the country is currently AT WAR with a determined foe who is hell bent on killing Americans just for the heck of it. Loud Rucker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM real shit I hope thay promote him to a 5 star lol. Thomas Cairnes says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Now that’s some funny shit! Those of you that believe this is true need to go off yourselves immediately. General Brown is not even the CG anymore. Venancio Duque says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM your going to have to define satire in dummy. lol. sounds like something out of full metal jacket. Scott Stern says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That last sentence gave this away, its a joke. All though I would love to have a General like that. Think about it, that would be on every news channel in the world. If you believe this your fucking retarded and probably voted for Obama. Lawrence Hernandez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Rangers Lead The Way! No sky to high. The whole worlds a drop zone.I used to say go fast , Die young and leave a good looking corpse. this month I turn 55. Kick ass! Jasen Burns says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Best fucking speech I’ve heard in years…..would be lovely if politicians had an eigth of his balls when speeking in public. As for the parents…typical fucking problem with our country. Dennis Gerber says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM You morons serving in the military that believe this story are exactly who the made up story was intended to insult. Glad you jumped on board to prove how many panty wastes pretend to be heroes. Now, go make me a sandwich! Jason Lee says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Major General Robert Brown is the next Uncle Sam! Most inspirational speech I have ever heard! The army became less productive when we got rid of specches and attitudes like this. Keep it going Sir! Wendy Sides says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM FAKE STORY….IT HAPPENED WHAT 2 DAYS AGO? IT’S NOT EVEN ON THE NEWS….I WOULD THINK WE’D HAVE HEARD ABOUT IT BY NOW! James T. Strong says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Oooo-Efing-Rah! However, why do I question the whole thing when I read the next-to-last paragraph? Richard Carter says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM it isn’t wheither the story is real or not. its that some of these dumb knuckle draggers don’t know the difference. then proceed to shit on their serving brothers and sisters. hay numb nutts wake up you ain’t bad untill you got your t shirt.. Rena Songbird Cunningham says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That’s real. I mean the aftermath is unfortunate but I still agree. I am in the military but I wouldn’t call myself a hero or a billy bad butt. There are people who sacrifice way more than me and will for the rest of their lives have to live through that honor whether they like it to or not. Bill Stewart says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Satire of course, but still funny (no way this is a true story, even though it oughta be :))) Of course being satire, there IS a large element of TRUTH in it! Vincent Moody says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this is so fucking true congrats general if I was your rank id say it too what can they do make you retire lol. Ah Vent Tuna says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM is this story ACCURATE? this ireally happend. Elby Mccomas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Well its tthe truth the butt hurt parents shouldn’t have did what they did dumbasses! Shaman Hawk says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM It really shows how unrealistic the training was if those little bitches rioted over that. They should have been Occupiers. Marine Generals say it like it is and get standing ovations. Jason Spencer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Best. Officer. Ever. Well, since Ike, anyway. My beret off to the Drills for putting in hard work work! True testament to the REAL nco’s who put down the ingrate bastards. Daniel VanDaniker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM cadre sholda handed out sress cards.lol if they cann t handle words how the hell they going to handle bullets and rpgs. they need to remember it snot a video game with a reset button. sack up! Grampa Dave says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Fucking Hilarious! Poor little shit stains… Christopher Westbrook says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM he said what most of us were thinking when you see shit bags and pos nco’s around you destroying the integrity of our force. those 11 privates who got whacked, you shouldn’t have tried to fuck with combat hardened men. Cassy Loewen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Not the generals fault that the kids didn’t want to hear the truth about being military. He should have also said that some of them won’t ever see combat ground. I stand behind this general as a person and an ex sergeant in the army. Hooah sir! Brian Pharraoh Claytor says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM fuckin retards, all of you. none of that was professional in any way. you don’t say stuff like that to newly recruits, especially at their graduation with their families. Larry Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Wow, wish I had real leadership like this when I was in. Instead I got the washouts from the Ivy Leauge Psychologists who tried out their sick demented “coaching techniques that failed’ from the 1980′s. Telling the truth was a novel idea! Benjamin Weston says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM There was a way to get his point across wothout death or rioting…that was not it. If hes angry with the army’s recruiting policy..why take it out on fucking recruits who dont know shit about the real deal. Talk about knowledge without wisdom… Clark M. Heflin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM And the problem is. It’s the military. Good on Gen Brown. Put another star on the old b*st*rd. Troops shouldn’t need someone to blow smoke up their tail pipes. I’ll go anywhere with him. Sylvester Watkins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That was freakin’ hilarious. The Army graduation speech I always imagined in my head while I’m sleeping through the others. I would buy tickets to that one. If that happened just one time, he could make millions. I want to be his agent. Somebody get me Gen. Brown on the line. Too funny Edward Corbit says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Damn if only this would really have happened. That would be classic but we know that every officer has thier P/C panties in a wad and wouldn’t have the nads to say the truth. Cedric Edwards says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM got yall thinking you fighting for sumtn……majority of all soldiers in the army are either drunks, drug addicts, or they beat the shit out of they wife n kids….n I knw everybody on here fall into one of those categories. Cav'Scouts Bandarii says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM THAT’s THE TRUTH…. NO COMMENT, ALWAYS WRONG INDIVIDUALS ALWAYS CHOOSE THE BEST MOS, THAN THEY GET SOMEBODY KILLS, KILL WRONG INDIVIDUALS, OR TRUE AMERICAN HEROS, OR MAKE A HUGE MISTAKE DECISION THAT WILL EMBERRASS THE NATION AND THE TRUE VETERAN HEROS…….. Eddie Sepulveda says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That was def some sick shit…if this was for real, that general should have been shot…if this had really happened the drill sergeants would have toted the general away kicking and screaming. Mario Max says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I would volunteer to do a ceremony rehearsal for that speech hahah. Lyle Fisher says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM yeah ass holes we get it, its satire. so stop telling very fucking body about it. I don’t know about you but my favorite part about the duffle blog is reading what these idiots are saying. so take your high and mighty hipster ” I know what’s going on” shit and go fuck yourselves… please <3 将軍龍 says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM LOL, Seems sad but true everything that General said is true to the letter may not be the most pleasant thing to hear but the truth never always is. Ryan A Sherry says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Love it. about time someone spoke up and told the truth. go figure those soft skinned privates would freak out and take it to the heart. grow some thick skin you little weaklings. Probably just had a senior moment. Kendall Emerson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Looks like somebody pissed in the Generals oatmeal again. Sort of like the elephant in the room that no one wants to acknowledge. Some truth in what he said though. No all but some. Anonymous says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Come on, Folks! “Duffle Bag” is a satire site. The article is parody. The General made no such speech and there was no riot. Use a little discriminating thought and stop swallowing everything you read as fact. Demoyia Hunt says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM when I read this the first thought I had was “why the fuck are the soldiers sitting int the stands and not standing in formation” if this was true he is right fuck that hearts and minds bullshit and yea 11 soldiers died felt sorry for them but they lacked discipline if they rioted that was theyre fault. Houston Scarborough says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM every one of those privates that participated in the riot should be court martialed and dishonorably discharged for showing such a sack of shit mentality and lack of discipline. riots at a graduation ceremony because the general told it how it was? he was right, those little bald bastard shit stains shouldn’t have been there at all. Aaron Pittman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM mr. brown kill the eleven privates with his remarks. Brian Patton says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM That’s a true warrior! Tell those turds what being a true Infantrymen is about, (he must be close to retirement) because its not “Act of Valor” it is standing your post and not leaving your post until properly relieved and all the fun shit that comes with it! Josef Britt says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I like this MF, Now this is the guy you want leading you into battle. You say you want to fight for freedom well it’s not free and yes some will die or come back with no legs or arms , it’s time to tell the truth.War is real and not a game show with a host, camera crew and beer ads. It’s to bad about the 11 but the truth can hurt if you’re not strong. Heath Phillips says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Please tell me the people on here don’t think this actually happened. This is a joke. If this had happened it would be all over the media and U-Tube. Although, I think this is what they would like to say. Audrey Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Oh yes, lets applaud his mentality. Well forgive me if some of us couldn’t make it through AIT due to things we couldn’t exactly help. A lot of soldiers get LEGIT injuries that our lovely Army doctors can’t or won’t heal. They’d rather chapter or board us out. Trust me, been there, just got finished with that bullshit. James Flames says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM How dumb do have to be to believe that a 4 star general really said this? http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/brownspeech.asp Nathan Lee Martin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I love this speech! very real… a reality check for new soldiers and spouses. Cory Gillett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Strip him of rank and all benefits… a$$holes like that need to keep comments to themselves, now hes got the blood of 11 soldiers on his hands. Ricardio Pantojas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Too bad he couldn’t speak at my BCT graduation, it’s just like this newer softer generation to take that personal. You know what they say… If the shoe fits… Well at least for eleven of them, the shoe fit. Jared Stuber says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Fuck Yeah! Its so true! I am so glad I went to Benning! And for those people rioting because their feelings got hurt, maybe you should invest in a pair of those Brass Balls the MG was referring to. Mike Baldwin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Spoken just like a GENERAL, never ever ever lie to your soldiers, brothers, self, or one whose life you have in your hands, vice verse. He gave those graduates a dose of reality, only love for the innocent and unprepared can make a person say such things, when a parent speaks truth to his/her child it is a painful TRUTH! Good job General! Shawn Armstrong says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM About damn time someone said it. I might have left the middle finger out of it, but right on the money. Where the hell was this guy when I was overseas. He should give the graduation speech from this day forward. Oh, and welcome to the Infantry bitches! Chris Watson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM As an 11B Harmony Church grad and a recent visitor to the Infantry School, I have to say that the quality of soldier today is far and above some of the ballsiest and bravest young men we’ve had in a generation; they *know* they are at the tip of spear and their courage to step up to the line just floors me. I had a chance to meet several of these young men at graduation and it left me with an indelible mark on my soul. Michael Peterson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM If only shit like this were true… Matthew Martinez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM this shit was almost believable until the threw in the bs about the deaths….that was stupid…but the rest was epic! Marc Smutny Amk says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Judy McCart says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM to express their displeasure about the speech the new privates stormed the auditorium and tore it up? what kind of discipline did they have? I’m sorry but no matter what a general says I would not storm anywhere in anger because of it. he’s too high up the pay scale for that! take what he says suck it up and go about your business… Jason Yang says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM fckn weak kids these days, the General was just speaking reality, I would’ve shaken his hands if I was the graduating class, he probably got sick and tire of all these youtube, fb fakes posting up photos and claiming crap when he knows they”re just doing nothing. tell’m like it is! these stupid parents these days too, it’s the Godamn military! what you think it is? Roxy Murphy says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW! WOW! WOW! That’s all I can say reading that speech. I’m even more shocked that people would riot just because one man insulted them. 11 lives lost because people allowed the words of one man to influence their actions. All they did was prove him right. Yep, he lacked the self-discipline to not talk inappropriately but so did they. It’s a kinder, gentler Army and many don’t like it… Gwen Knight says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM well damn, go mr. major general. While it’s sad that things got so extreme that they had to kill people, those people were involved in a riot because they were butt hurt and reacted like dumb children over something truthful they didn’t agree with. You don’t participate in riots against armed people without expecting bad things to happen. Connor Place says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Well I’m fucking motivated. He’s just a vet exsplaining the truth that people fear to understand. People have mistaken war as a luxury and he’s obveisly sick of seeing little spit fucks joining the military , not being able to take it so they pussy out n commit suiside. Then(like he said) not haveimg the cherries between chicken sticks to go through with it. I Applaud what he did. The families n soldiers had no right to get butthurt over something they had no exsperience in. Rob Casto says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Ok first and foremost I really don’t think this really happened, why do I disbelive it I am in the Army and it is a small force so if this did happen it would have been spread out so fast it makes light speed look slow. Second no general would risk the fall out that would ensue from his commander to the sec def to the presiden. Get a clue about what the military is. Now with that said FUCK YEAH tell it like it is. Donald Mook says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM It’s about time some brass actually showed some brass. It is time we stop feeding these pussies bull shit, and tell it like it is, and if they don’t like it tough shit. We need “Devil Dogs”, and killers, not some little pussy who is worried about what the media thinks, if you hesitate, you die. I wonder what this general thinks about his CIC obuma, and Don’t ask, Don’t tell? Richard Carter says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Ms. Grant. I understand what your saying. in Viet Nam we had lots of support. at about 10 to 1 ratio and thank god for it with out the cooks medics and truck drivers that did there jobs mine would have been harder, and OH by the way to you sorry fu@k s out there not all the REMF were lazy green line shits, you 11butchers would nt have round one with out them, you got a bitch? tell it to the chaplin. or drive the fking truck while your getting shot at an see how brave you are then. fuck you all, I been there did that and got the fucking t shirt. Keith Wood says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM WOW is all I have to say. Tina Clay-Ferrier says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I am disappointed by these soldiers, they should of stood there and take the advice whether they liked it or not, its what we do. he is a general and they are not.. they should of sucked it up and move on. Justin Valois says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Id say he is 100% right. And those little fucks that got shot dead, deserve it for acting out. You are in the Army now, so shut the fuck up, and do your fucking job, without fucking wining. That’s the problem with this “Newer Softer” Military…. Maybe they should give the graduates some fucking pink stuffed bunnies to snuggle with when they sleep while they are at it. Natasha Willfred says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM “An Army spokesman has said that General Brown will not be scheduled as the keynote speaker for next week’s graduation ceremony.” You think? lol…….. George Rose says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM try sitting in the ball turret on a b-24, the flying coffin that killed over 8 thou. in training mind you, a crazy aircraft that the army air corps finally replaced with the B-29. Doug Tipp says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM My Drill Sgt. was a Vietnam “Grunt” Veteran, SFC. Burdeshaw, I will never forget his name, he yelled at us in that exact same tone and words throughout O.S.U.T. at Ft. Benning in 1981. He was one bad ass M.F. He performed hand to hand combat training on our asses in the wood chip pit and did everything we did. I appreciate that training coming from someone who knows his shit! Thanks SFC.Burdeshaw.You graduated 139 Grunts out of 209 on 11 March 1982 that began your training in A Co. 7th BN. 1st Infantry Training Brigade, Ft. Benning, Ga. Anny Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I’m loving the last sentence… An Army spokesman has said that General Brown will not be scheduled as the keynote speaker for next week’s graduation ceremony…. CLASSIC… Stewart Brainard says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I think this is bullshit. Your right not everyone that goes over there is a hero, but we all play our fucking part. Its sad to see people on here and say that he was right for what he said and how he said it. Ive spent 27 months in the desert as a mechanic, I haven’t seen much action and really haven’t done anything heroic but what I did ensured someone did there job and someone was heroic. Its wrong on so many level to sit there and fucking put other jobs down just because there not out there shooting people. We all fucking die regardless of job, nationality, heroism. Lonnie Boulette says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I was support and I tell ya what, we saw our action as much as you did. You fucks can go jerk off, because when your sitting out there on your dead tanks and trucks with no fuel, who brings it. When you finally get that much needed ammo, who brings it, and re-supply of troops cause your all shot up. And the enemy knows that eliminating the supply route/trucks/convoys takes out all your much needed resources. Next time you can sit inside a 2500 gallon fuel truck while taken fire inside a convoy. please do and don’t explode… Alex Tea says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I agree with this guy =) I always laugh when units are struggling with meeting physical requirements and weight limits haha cant be that tough if your in the army and fat. Emma Ortiz says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM I believe all the Arm Forces have to get the slackers out, but this should have been done right in basic. When I did basic at Ft. Dix, NJ I was 4’10″ 89lbs and I could do PT rings around some of those girls. When we did road marches with the men I remember thinking in time of war I don’t want some of these lazy bastards going with me. Not everyone can be put in this category, but there was maybe 3% that needed to be cleaned right out. “If you can’t carry your weight get the hell out”. Demonaic Teufel says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM holy shit balls that is probably the best GOD DAMN speech I heard or read in a while, talk bout grabbing the audience attention, holy mother fucking christ it is fucking genius! Keep him there because he speaks the truth SOMMABITCH he has got it piss the fuckers off send them out give them a weapon and see what hell the do, fuck yeah ARMY HOOAH Mother Fucking HOOAH! fuck the populous give them the truth! Carlina May says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM what a fuckin arrogant ass. he just made himself look less of a hero by making a complete ass of himself. I’m sorry but anyone in my eyes that signs up joins and is in there for how ever long weather they hear a gun shot eve or not are by far more of a hero then this guy ever thought of being. they are still willing to put their lives on the line to keep ours safe. any one who does that is a damn hero! obviously he didoes comprehend the definition of hero or american hero! this man can take his entire speech and shove it so far up his ass right where his head is! Byron Alexander Markwell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM so if this stories fake whoever posts shit like this should be imprisoned for putting garbage in peoples minds. FAKE STORIES COME FROM FAKE PEOPLE. In all reality the military is ran by people with very little concern of the people. And if a country is to evolve into something better the first thing that needs to be done is the lowering of the numbers of military. Also our countries education system sucks. That’s why george bush got in office by the way. John Harrison-ODell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Sorry he should face a general courts martial for conduct unbecoming an officer. Don’t tell me the DI’s had to kill either, if they did they shouldn’t have been DI. I spent 11 years on active duty in both the Navy and the Army and never had to put up with this, nor did I ever here of this kind of snafu. If this was put up as satire it is in very poor taste and reflects poorly on all military personnel and shame on he who did this. Shawna Bortner Franklin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Y’all realize this is not true right? We live at Benning and husband works on Sand Hill. Never happened. Base would have been on lock down and all kinds of stuff. I don’t know why they’re posting this crap. James Leslie Locke says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Did this really happen? Did the General really blow his cool and throw his career done the drain. what is the Pentagon’s response? Why didn’t CNN have a clip of this. I’m skeptical it ever happened! Roger Ramirez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Effing awesome! Matthew Brinson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Love the people on here that believe this actually happened. How ignorant are you? It’s a joke, about the realism of being in the military. Can’t say it enough, people who believe this was real are morons. Beth Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Every word he said is most likely true, however, there’s a place and time for everything and this was not the time or place to make exploding rants…. Nick Dorso says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM It may be satire, but its pretty much how about all of us who have actually done shit feel. There are too many weak-ass people who join the army just for the benefits and do anything to get out of a combat deployment. I was just medically retired for injuries incurred from an IED blast that hit our truck , after we were in some heavy fighting. As soon as the pussy asses back on the FOB heard how REAL the SHIT was they started coming up with a ton of excuses to go home, and some actually were allowed to go. UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE Zach Walker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I want to know the specifics of how those privates were killed. Everything to say the least was unnecessary but for everyone to get butt hurt and rush the stage? Only to get killed? How on Earth was deadly force necessary? John McCracken says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM makes a very good point to bad its fake. Bob Lynn says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Had Chuck Norris not been on R&R it would have been 22! Hooah good shit. Troy Pitts says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I salute him. Although I’m not military, that’s exactly what needs to be said. That’s the “John Wayne ” approach.Kick the door in start shooting and ask questions later. This mans a Patriot! George Rose says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM most of the generals I met in ww11 were great leaders/gentlemen==this guy needs to be in rehab somewhere, he’s messed up and frustrated–tough s— general that’s what you’re payed for to take it all—– Ben Beesley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Man. I’m unfamiliar with Duffel Blog, but I got taken for a small ride with this article. Well, now I realize its a satirical blog/article. Hard not to draw comparisons to The Onion, but the fact that the headline wasn’t really done in tongue and cheek made it really difficult to determine that it was a joke. Only until you read the article did you realize, ok…this is obviously satirical. Perhaps that is Duffel Blogs intent. Ensnare people with the somewhat legit sounding headline and then lay down the satire. Michael Corkill says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Too many Patton reruns..take it easy General….have a coke.. Meri Saunders Allen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I was just there at a graduation 2 weeks ago. This is the 5 boot camp graduation that I have attended in my family. I want the best to be with my children and grandchildren if they can’t handle a little truth how do they expect to handle the enemy? Vianco Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM It’s a daggone shame (no pun intended) that a riot broke out because someone told them the truth. When lives are lost it’s saddening, despite the reason. However, all could have prevented… ummm, yes, it could have. Such as, WHY DID YOU START STORMING THE stage/auditorium? Really, and why would you attack a drill Sgt? Someone who is obviously has a little more training than you. I would promote the General and turn him into a keynote speaker with a disclaimer. The best part that I fully agree with, “I don’t care what your family says. They’re not heroes. Neither are your fucking wives. Hardest job in the Army, my ass!” Jd N Michele says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Boy I’m sure glad I was at Harmony Church..and not Sand Hilton..:) Terry Tew says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM What asshole would believe this? Gee 11 soldiers killed and it didn’t make National News…Must be a hell of a cover up…..Sad but some fools on F.B. believ this to be true. Steve Shepard Sr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Don’t you morons know this is a fictional, satirical story? The General is a fictional character and the incident never happened. SUCKERS! hahaha Christi Sadler says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM there is a time for this kind of speech but that was the wrong time and he should be reprimanded…..Hes a leader and that was wrong at a graduation speech…on the field during training ok but not during a speech..He should be able to conduct himself like a gentleman when its socially correct…I watched my son graduate from that very spot and I had his younger brothers with me and I would have been so upset if they had heard this…shame on you general.. Colin Gilman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM A tale that many Drill Sergeants might enjoy; however, if you were one then you know that if this had actually happened, then there would not be vigorous applause from them or the officers. Unless, of course, you’re a dolt and actually believe this story is true. I personally do not find it funny. It is amazing how gullible people are, but a quick search will tell you that MG Brown had been succeeded by MG McMaster in June. Someone is going to read this, believe the satire, and go on and on about how bad the military is and that MG Brown’s “speech” is proof. WAKE UP, GENIUS. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN. Jordan Taylor Clark says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Cody Poole. Lisa Lyon Burnette says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Those family members weren’t there to be shocked by the discouraging words that came out of his mouth. He could have used this speech the day BEFORE! To lose 11 recruits, at the hands of a DS is ridiculous. Some of the DS already have mental probs….at least the one I had did…I would never forget him telling us that all he was used to was killing people and that was what he knew! But, then again, that was Ft. Benning….that a different type of Soldiering, and although what he said was true, I wouldn’t have said it to the family members sitting in the audience…CONGRESSMEN WILL BE HIT HARD ON THIS MATTER. (WORD TO THE WISE)…stop with all the “this isn’t my war crap”, NO ONE made you put on your uniform or swear in! You chose to wear the uniform to PROTECT & SERVE…not protect and serve when I feel it to be necessary! Cedric Edwards says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM anybody who agree witht his shit is a fucking brain washed idiot….muthafucka ain’t have to kill nobody…always talkn that military shit that pussy as nigga don’t desreve to be alive himself…..n yall fuk ass niggas applauding this shit….wtf……bitch if you don’t agrre with the type of soldiers coming in the army then get the fuk out…..yall passing all these fuk ass regulations letting faggots n all type of shit in…..all that time in the army n you muthafukas cant show respect to the next muthafuka….this shit here sum fukd up shit….i did 5 yrs n the army proudly n I still say fuk that shit anybody who feel diff then fuk you too. Eric A. Suplee says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I live this… I always told people that “I wasn’t a hero just because I wore ACU’s” and this guy put it best. Any of you that have never served couldn’t even begin to comprehend how true this is no matter how harsh it may have been. And those who did serve and disagree with what he said are in denial. I would have considered staying in had I had this man as a commander. A.j. Evangelista says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM this can’t be real… Tina Clay-Ferrier says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This really pissed me off. if this man soke at my graduation.. I would applaud him and shake his hand. all he was speaking was the truth. he was speaking the reality of it all. most people would not graduate their training school and would do anything to get out of combat. this man was telling it like it is. and for those to soldiers to cause a riot over a speech makes me wonder… are they ready for the tension of what faces them next. Christopher Eric Parker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM All of y’all are idiots bad mouthing support. Next time you’re ass is stuck in a fire fight don’t call for help then since support is for pogs. Jim Mackrell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Again, it’s satire. Look it up. Google the word. Satire. Michelle Holland says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM this man is fucking awsome! Leon-Daphne Johnson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I’m a Marine and WOW I WISH THE MY GENERAL THE MAN WENT SO HARD I CANT STAND PEOPLE WHO LIKE LIKE THE SEEN SOMETHING WHEN THEY SIT AT LNK ALL DAY LONG. Akil Al-Darraji says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I cant believe all of these positive posts on this….Our military should be full of smart intellectual beings who don’t go on roid rage rants in the middle of a graduation ceremony. On top of that I love how he says something like “you gop kill people just because we say so” ha what a bunch of garbage if our troops were informed on why we are overseas then maybe they wouldn’t go kill the people they have never met. War is stupid and america is always on the offensive but acting like there playing defence. Ron Paul got kthe most donations from active duty soldiers and his foriegn policy is not to go to war when we don’t have to….. like right now…. So support our troops by voting for Ron Paul write him in if you have too. Get our troops away from these out of control killers with only half a brain.,,, Tina Clay-Ferrier says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I’m sorry I’m sorry but those soldiers… they could of hurt their families.. 1,000 soldiers going crazy.. what were they thinking? they knew better not to act up, they were suppose to represent discipline. are we suppose to have security guards around a group of respectful, discipline soldiers? as you can tell I am really upset by their behavior, I really applaud the speaker for warning them the truth and I will try to prevent myself from specking my opinion of this manner any further. Patrick Gatdula says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Yeah, the general was honest and said factual things. But was it appropriate? Many of these families only hope is that their children would come back. In fact, it is probably the only thing that they are hoping for knowing that their kids will be placed in a deadly situation. But to say in their face that their kids will not come back or their kids are cowards or whatever else… is a horrible send off. It is tasteless. It served no real purpose except make those who are ready for war feel better but to make those who are not ready for war even more unfit. It’s not the kid’s fault that they were not made for war… it is the Military’s fault for letting them pass knowing that they can’t do the job. They should have discharged them if they were so pathetic… The American military was made to protect all Americans but instead we got: AMERICAN officers killing 11 AMERICAN new recruits on AMERICAN soil and further tarnished the AMERICAN military as well as destroyed AMERICAN families. Stephen Dean says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM are you muthafuckas out yo damn mind, michele fucking support bitch are you sane or have you just never had ah brain dumbass your were ah leg I know it, kyle you fucking idiot contradiction top yourself I hope you not ah soldier you ah fucking dis-crass piece of shit , I’m deployed and I know all about what the general said but they didn’t deserve to die and if you dumb muthafuckas agree with wtf happened you all are genocide, I swear if any of you are in the army you should pray for these dead soldiers because it takes alot to volunteer and if your just criticizer shut the fuck and walk in my shoe I’m in Afghanistan right now wtf are you doing lazy sons of bitches I swear some of you don’t deserve to say shit we fight while your in garrison shaming it up, so at the end of the day don’t congratulate shit like this it just make you seem ignorant and a fucking mockery. I want anybody here to tell me I’m not worthy of being here I take mortars, rocket and small arms fire plus IEDs daily so if you have done what iom doing shut the fuck up you piece of shit, I bet there ah pog leg community posting this shit too worthless muthafuckas… Joshua D. Wise says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Honestly this satire’s overall point reveals how different the Navy is from the Army. Just the thought of boot camp graduates attacking their instructors boggles my mind. I mean, what’s the premise, that the sergeants are somehow the only heroes? Then why are they turning out pussies? I mean if they were worth a fuck their newly graduated soldiers should be applauding as well. Why were the new soldiers being lied to? If I gather the satire correctly it’s suggesting the booters are pussies with false ideas about service, and most aren’t worth anything. Wouldn’t that be the Army’s fault? Why is the General yelling at them, and not the sergeants? I mean if I’m hired to build a house, and I fuck it up and it kills people, is the foreman going to come up to the house and chew it out and then praise me? Ross Poulson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I would of been one motivated motherfucker after hearing that speech… Why the hell would the privates get mad? Haha. I can kinda understand the families… but come on… He speaks the truth… 90% of those dudes would of gotten to their units and shitbagged it up… Before I ETS’d, the new group of privates were disrespectful and weak. They thought we all owed them something. BULLSHIT! I’m glad I was clearing when those dude got there or o would of fucked em up… Steven Holtz says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM speak your mind and piss people off I kinda agree with some points though I wonder what set him off and a graduation was probly a bad place sence its in front of people and as we all know people are stupid “indivituals can be smart or even beter but people in groups are stupid.” Akil Al-Darraji says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM America the only country to destroy hundreds thousands of innocent lives with nuclear weapons….America puts sanctions on iraq because they thought they had nuclear weapons, the sanctions killed over 500,000 children and that’s innocent children under 5 years of age…America continues to kill innocent people with drone attacks in libya….why do terrorists attack america? hmmmmmmmmmmm I’m American by the way. I know there will be many people to read this and get mad at me because they will immediatley think that america could never do any of this…But we HAVE…our government is out of control and invading other countries,,,,, Our tax money should be spent on making life better…free energy food for everyone more jobs more good technology…instead it is spent on weapons of mass destruction and technology for weapons…i wonder why our economy is failing? WE DOn’t NEED MORE KILLERS ON THIS PLANET, WE NEED LESS. Tom Plunkett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM if anyone believes any of this actually took place, you are a complete dipshit dumbass… funny shit though. Zachary Parker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM this might be fake or a joke to some but I just graduated from fort benning in last month and I walked that field a proud soldier and I do not think its funny at all. RJ Adams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Didn’t this cause someones panties to get all twisted and say “General Brown isn’t like that!” and to “Stop smearing his career?” Well, if he DID talk like this, I see a fourth star in his future. Maybe even a fifth. THAT would rock. Larry Loftis says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This jerkwater doesn’t sound like he’s seen a day of combat. Hero’s don’t come out of the womb smoking a cigar and flitting around with their hands on their hips doing heroic stuff. Hero’s are ordinary people put in extraordinary circumstances. They are scared but do what’s needed. This General is just too full of his ole military self-indulgent strut. Marc LaVoz Alston says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM that’s what’s up..it’s weird people become displeased with a person who speaks frankly and when some truth is rattled off, seems people prefer fluff despite always saying they want truth and no lies…unfortunate the people responded in such a dumbass way and soldiers lost their lives, no need being a soldier if you cant take some tough talk. Don Armstrong says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Sounds like a day in “The Nam” where the John Waynes were few and far between and from there comes all the asses that show up claiming they have secret DD-214′s so they can’t tell you where they really where. It would be nice if shit like that really happened at graduations including far to many high school graduations. Isreal Hernandez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM no homo at all but I want to deep throat that generals dick after hearing this. Rachell Johnston McKitrick says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If there were people that would’ve actually been like that, I might have actually liked the army. John Barbaccia says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I wish I was their helping the Drill Sgt.’s……. Jose A. Rivera says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM It just shows the lack of discipline and that the new solders don’t have enough respect for the Army, there family, and most of all them self. To act in such a manner. As for the Drill Sargent’s bless them and may god help them sleep at night. I can only hope that no UCMJ action comes out of this. To have to take a life in combat is something that may be inevitable but to have to kill in self defense at a graduation on a military base, because of some little pieces of shits who cant stand down when there is a clear metal brake down of Major General Robert Brown. I’d hate to laugh at this matter but it look like the Major General was rite when he said “Some of you fucks won’t make it past AIT. You’ll wash out with the rest of the weakness that never should have been here in the first place”. Eleven fucks didn’t make the cut……. Glitz Nana says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM UHHHH this guy is a dumbass. He should have more respect for the families that were there. And yes one of the hardest jobs is to be the Mother of a soldier or the wife or father. The very minute these men and women put there name on that line to fight for their country they became hero’s regardless if they ever deployed out or not. My son was deployed and I respect the ones guarding our post here at home just as much as I do those deployed. How dare he decide who is and who is not a hero, they put their lives on hold along with their families to protect this country. We knocked the Vietnam Vets for being to hard and now we knock the Soldiers for having a little compassion. When will our military get the respect it deserves. It’s a shame that our Soldiers have to come home and suffer quietly in a dark world. If they go to therapy they are called weak, if they commit suicide they are called cowards, if they don’t get therapy and express their anger they are called crazy and out of control. Come on America have some respect for our Military both active and non-active. They have and are sacrificing alot. Lend a hand offer to do something nice for them for once. Ya know when ya see that older gentleman wearing that Vietnam Vet, Korean, WW1, WW2 or whatever hat or jacket just reach out and shake his hand and thank him for what he has done to protect us. I love you son, Lebron Mossberg Roof, and I am so proud of you. I am here for you. Christina Murrietta-Watchman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Hahaha thats fuckin awesome!!! Joyce Jackson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM great story for English composition, a fiction best seller, or a movie. Did you have to use a real General though? I really don’t get the humor of it although this General is opposite of everything that the real General Brown of FT Benning stands for. I had never heard of this site until a soldier read me this article. I checked out the story on snopes.com to ensure that the story was false and surely enough it was. want real stories that are true? go to militarycorruption.com These stories are mind blowing. ex Maj Dan Woolverton wespoint Jag officer engaged in sexual acts with infants, yes his own child. his wife, jag officer hadn’t a clue. Lanell Black says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I hate to hear about the loss of the 11 privates that died but what the general was saying is so true. The military is not for everyone. It separates the men from the boys and the women from the little girls. The military now is not like it was when I joined in 1993. David Peck says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Good on him for being honest Gary Park says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM What kind of MORON writes shit like this? Fernando Caballero says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Good for the General! Fanally someone with rank and who is not afraid to say it how it is, and truth be told, most of this kids will try their best to get out of real work while in the Army. Dorothy Healy says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I know this is not real. but for the last paragraph…one could only hope. Army Mom Dredd Head says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Semper Fi John Weimer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Understanding this is only satire, back in ’87 when I was going through…this was some of the shit that was said all the time. Benji Eby says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That gut is fucking awsome Brenda Deyton Mims says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This article hardly qualifies as satire. It is inflammatory and a lie. In addition, I doubt the person in the picture even knows his photo is now tied to this article. Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen. Bob Lawblah Lawblog says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM HOLY SHIT! WOW, Would of loved to hear that! Benjamin Shoryuken Fork says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM lol if you actually think this is true your a fuckin idiot. Lopes Elvis says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Yes! I love the truth. Mike Brisebois says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Why do people think that this actually happened? Duffelblog is a joke, it isn’t real. Tyler McEwen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM this shit… Fred Reble says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Shades of General Patton. lol John Wesley Herdeg says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Who writes this Bozo’s OER? Sounds like he is bucking for a 100% disability because he is narcissistic nut case cry baby. Rough life being a General Officer who leads from the desk behind the Green Zone. It’s the young troopers in the field that take the heat and actually fight for this country….God bless them all for what they have sacrificed for us. Time for General Potty-mouth to retire to the Psych Ward.Disgracing the Officer Corps like this is unforgivable! Stephanie Farkas Gault says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM AAAAAAAAAAaahahahahahahaha, could you imagine if this speech REALLY HAD HAPPENED?, especially at your own personal graduation? Fire me up General, FIRE ME UP! HOOOOAHHH! Absolutely fantastic! Awesome piece, I know we all have at one time or another wondered what our ranking presenter was REALLY thinking Rob Wallace says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I HONESTLY was believing this TILL the “drill sgts killing 11 ppl” part….WHEWWWWW…..i was about to say that’s the best speech I’ve heard in the military thus far….lololol! Ulises Matias says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Look even I had fun ranting, but this is like the onion I am guessing, NOT REAL? Well, news don’t get up here to PA much from FT Bragg. I guess I gotta get connected and find an Associated News Wire or UPI to confirm. I been disconnected for a while, by chioce. Chris Loeffler says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM All I’m gunna say is… I don’t care if your ordered to kill someone or not… sure your a trained soldier but you got a fucking brain…. Someone riots out of outrage from a moron named General Brown? Sure the riot wasnt necessary, but no fucking way in hell the “property” was worth more than those 11 peoples lives… That’s totally fucked and trying to justify it only proves you should have taken the place of one of those 11 people. Ya the military is hard, sure alot of people chicken out at crucial times, but come on, talk real to the people but with some fucking respect…. lemme guess that asshats defense was “oh I had a breakdown and snapped at the podium”? isn’t that the very same bullshit excuse he used to ridicule people? I’m eager to hear his excuse for his actions.. A hero is someone that does something for the good of people but doesn’t need recognition. A hero is the person that acts in the betterment of their neighbour…. not automatically someone ordained with medals and acts like that jackasss, and not someone that has a gun or kills people…. This article IF true only proves the american army and its divisions needs to get some serious rechecks happening.. make sure fuckwads like that general isn’t allowed near people and that there is room to use your brain or concious before taking a life… sure many will hate at me for this posting or argue, but w/e its my right to think and say what I feel as it is yours to disagree. Timothy Billock says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Major general R. brown & the rest of the D.I.’s are my hero’s……HHHOOOoaaaahh. George Vazquez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM A real Patriot? Yaelle Notaguy Glenn says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM LOL I knew people would be commenting here as if it were all serious. Oh I am so embarassed for them… Dave Vainberg says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM My new favorite General! Eben Osgood says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Not true but incredibly funny. Sam Kathy Downey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is so much bullshit, READ THIS DIP SHIT IN JULY OF 2012 GENERAL BROWN WAS AT FORT LEWIS TAKING COMMAND OF THE 1ST CORP AND FORT LEWIS, WhO is the moron that put this on the web. I think on friday I WILL GO TO CORP HEADQUARTERS AND ASK THE COMMANDER AND HIS CSM IF THIS HAPPENED, WHICH I DOUBT VERY MUCH. THIS IS THE SAME ROBERT BROWN WHO COMMANDED THE 3RD STRYKER BDE ON THEIR FIRST DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ? MAYBE HE WILL POST ON THIS SHIT HOLE? NOT I THINK HE HAS MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO. Warner Mobley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM obviously discipline is not the highest priority in the army. Robert Amerault says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Please share this one too, now these guys were heroes. http://www.military-challenge.com/Articles/WWII-B17-Survival-Story.php Robert Amerault says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Please share this. http://military-challenge.com/Articles/DisHonorable-Disclosure.php Paul Curran says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Holy shit Randell Stephens says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM oh wow… too good to be true I think sums it up nicely. and it continues to amaze me how many people read these articles thinking they are real, holy crap. we are a nation of idiots. Justin Mike Honcho Lindeman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM God bless America. Spencer Williams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM this can’t be real. Dan Martin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM if only! Matt Racicot says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM my fuckin hero. Ryan Irvine says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That was great. Michael N Natalie Gibson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is Great! Chris Contreras says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM no way 11 people died. Kyle White says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM like a fucking champ! Steve Phares says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That’s AWESOME! Jordan DePonty says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM My day has been made. Anthony Nicholas Guglielmo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is awesome. Valéria Ščerbová says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM where is the video? I’m sure somebody took the video :))). Christian Perez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM loooooool Robert Comfort says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This SHIT is FUCKING CRAZY. Simon Pfarr says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM You know what, he’s right. Steven J Anderson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM oh by the way IS THIS REAL! Shelby Bunel says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I like tuhrtles. Justin Wiese says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Man the truth hurts. 'Javier Sandoval says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I think I’m going to reenlist now. LMAO. Robbie Olivo Centeno says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM THIS IS FUCKING HILARIOUS! Holbein Gamboa says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM did that really happen? Jeremy Allen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM you cant tell he hates the new army. Mike Clark says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This speech is way to awesome to be real. Clement Mckie says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I say hell yeah, h y f right. Harold Massengale says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Half of me wishes this were true. RLTW! Ben Vang says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM hahaha hella true… Kyle Horner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM AIT is Advanced Individual Training. Elijah Foster says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Its about time someone said it. Mon Rodriguez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM No Sugar coating needed. Aldreana Harris says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM woOoOoOoOw… Sherridan Franklin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Greatest speech ever! Joey Poochie Cross says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I want him as my mentor! Maurice Coleman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM that’s real talk right there. Doug Lazy Days Turner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is about as fucking awesome as it is a crock of bull shit. Steven J Anderson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM as a former MARINE… I LOVE THIS GUY! Victor Varela says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Agreed !! And I’m a pvt you don’t like it your soft the truth hurts Joseph J Richard says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM the report is bs there was no one killed on ft benning. Chris Beiring says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Don’t know if I believe it. But I loved it. David Wilhelm Badhaus Hallmark says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM if only it were true. This is the best damn speech ever. Brian Tran says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Bullshit story, where’s the source and video tape? Melanie Patterson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM he spoke the god damm truth no sugar coating shit. Dexter Giles says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This shit is funny as hell, if it’s not true.lol…. Brandon Stinson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM People if you don’t understand what satire is, you might want to stay away from The Onion or any sketch comedy shows or cartoons. Maroons. Josef Nichols says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM now that’s my my mother F!@#ing general. Jonathan DeLucia says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Holly Fuck, that is crazy! Marco Mitre says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM lmao I love this story, wish I was there…. still in douche bag o stan. Valéria Ščerbová says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM you have to be kidding me :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))). Jason Wang says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Man that is fucking EPIC I woulda applauded like a motherfucker. Todd Melcher says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Make that SOB Chief of staff! Joey Ricci says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM wow.. Bill Knappenberger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I wish I had a motivational speaker like that at my Graduation… Kastner Eats Zombies says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM hahah As a soldier I completely agree with this… wish I could have been there. Adolfo Garcia says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM LMAFO This is the realist mutha fucka that ever lived to be a Soldier….. Christopher Richard Criche says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I feel like we need this guy to do more. Marc Godfrey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM The new generation, really you can’t be lazy until you get your ass out of bed! Bj AndBrooke Frachiseur says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM What a horrible thing to write a FAKE article on! This was not what I needed to wake up to this morning. Miguel McNair says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM damn so true wish I could of been there. Spleef Jingletokes says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM When keeping it real, goes wrong. William C. Ball says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I have a hard that will cut diamonds! Only 94 days til the next deployment! Troy Britain says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Kiss Keep it simple stupid…MORONS, its not real. Stephen Stephens says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM not sure if this is legit but still very badass. hard to find someone this honest. William Littlejohn Jr says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Hell yeah..just what they needed Brandon And Cassy Brackett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I was buying that for a while… Aaron Manning says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM “…Drill Sergeants were forced to kill 11 Privates in self-defense.” LMAO! This is awesome! I’m going to have to subscribe to this. Tory Hennon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Ken Tucker your the sensitive fuck that would have went ape shit if the drills were aloud to yell at troops now and make the disciplined like they should be then this problem wouldn’t have happened thing is the general sees what kind of BULL SHIT these soldiers get away with and sees how fucking stupid shit has gotten. Chris Mcdaniel says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM haha I love that general. Kelly Shelton says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM finally a real officer who doesn’t care about political bs. I like this general. Cherri Ruth Boykins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM As a wife of a career soilder, that was as real as it can get! Todd Melcher says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I know it’s satire but I wish so hard that it wasn’t. Alex Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Either we have some of the most flagrant trolls in existence reading this site, or you people really need to brush up on your satire. Jock Fiveninezerothree says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM There’s nothing like a balls of steel show and tell haha! John Zsoldos says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM ok I have searched high and low and can’t find anything on this story, I say bullshit, unless you can provide dates and links to back it up. Kurtis Brown says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I cant wait to join… New Goals & Accomplishments. Matthew Chappell Jr says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM LMAO! THIS IS WHAT THE FUCK IM TALKING ABOUT ENOUGH WITH THIS PRE WRITTEN SHIT! LOL I WISH I WAS THERE! LOL Rebecca Garay-Leon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If only! Before you read the blog post, read this: http://duffelblog.wpengine.com/about/. Rafael Javier Rivera says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That’s what I’m talking about! This Army has gone soft, let’s bring back the old school…..and wall to wall counseling. Phillip R Brown says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I love the people that read the storys that are written on this blog and then gets mad about everything this shit ain’t real! Even though it should be! LOL Cassandra Sutton says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That sounded like THEE BEST SPEECH EVER, as a retired veteran after 24 yrs…that is the only time I wished I was standing on a Parade Field. Jim Quinlan Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Its about time one of the higher ups dropped all the politically correct bullshit and said what he really means Frank Liles says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This guy is great. He isn’t affraid to voice is opinion. This is what people need to hear , not the coddling Bullshit the Liberals make us do. SUCIT! David Endter says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I just found my role model… DISCLAIMER: The article is SATIRE! It is a joke! DO NOT believe this actually happened. It also has foul and offensive language. If you’re ok with that, knock yourself out. Zach Chitwood says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Holy shit, this is awesome. The fact that people actually believe this shit is even better, haha. Veronika Seigler says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This pissed me off….cause it didn’t actually happen. We need REAL leadership like this. My heart has been officially broken, Duffelblog! Jeremy Ervin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I would love to shake this mans hand and I would tell him that I would go to war with him any day of the week. Samuel Dell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Outstanding speech if it was true….but calling bullshit on this one….if a 11 soldiers died by the hands of the Drill Sergeants then this would have been all over the news. Hell, only in our dreams could someone tell it how they truly feel and then turn around and go for a free for all on PVTs…that would be the day!!! Schylar Stap says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM LMFAO is this for real? Brian Raney says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Freaking Army, getting all butthurt and rioting. That is why 11 people are dead now, because the Army doesn’t teach how to take criticism. That is a badass career ending speech. Amber Stauffer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM YES! Finally someone with integrity. Nick Wisner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Can’t say that’s the best way to send a message, but it did the job. He does speak the truth, a lot of guys get deployed and come back thinking their bad asses. Some are, some aren’t. Not everyone is a hero. Just because you serve your country, it doesn’t make you a hero. Harry Rosario Acevedo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Now that’s a real leader. No soft soap but hard as nails truth. A lot of people may not like it but do you really think the front line grunts like he obviously was give a shit? Any old “gunfighters” out there? Robert Karl Pleasant says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I would love to see the overweight dad and stereotypical soccer mom desperately trying to go 2 to 1 on a crazy bloodthirsty drill sergeant; thoat punching the mom and stabbing the dad with her left stelleto hill. Natalie Rose says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Come on people! This is not real! Don’t you think this would have been national news had this really happened? NOT REAL! Jose Hernandez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM He should end up in Washington. That’s the type of man that should represent not only the US MILITARY but the country. No wonder other countries respect us anymore. Too many excuses for the weak not enough credit for the strong. Mike Payeur says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM DAMN STRAIGHT! Those shit-dicks deserved a real speech. Bunch of pussies can’t even take the hard truth. And for those 11 weak fucks that got killed, they probably would’ve died in “combat” haha. John Swisher says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I like the generals speech but the un needed riot over it was just dumb. To those who think the militarys fucked up why don’t you join before you judge. Carlos Thompson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM a look that guys right to say that….im in the stan right now and had a dude out here in my squad that was the same fuckin way fucking WEAK and he could have got me kill so its time somebody tell the fam what’s really up if your soft go the fuck home. Tyler Beck says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Good on the General, we need hardcore ppl not soft lazy jerk-offs Michael P. McMahon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Nice piece of fictional writing, bordering on libel. As an Army Veteran in Georgia with numerous friends, and fellow veterans, who live in the Columbus GA and are on Benning, and this story is 100% Bullshit! Cory Martin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Keep it real. Don’t sugar coat anything for family. Keith Hamill says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I agree with the Generals comments. Most who join are a bunch of punks, and can’t punch their way out of a wet paper bag. they think their tough, but boot camp needs to be like the old days. You’d get your ass kicked if you couldn’t hang with the big boys. Dan Witmer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM AMEN! I’ve said it all along! Just because you wear a damn uniform that don’t make you a hero. Just like all damn firemen are NOT heros. The man that throws himself upon a grenade saving his squad or charges a machine gun nest killing it and there by saving others or the one who single handedly stops an attack killing 20 of the enemy those are heros! I wore the Army uniform for 20 years, I’ve been award 26 different medals/ribbons but not one of them for Valor…Im no hero, I’m just a guy who took a job in the Military and kept it for 20 years. Mark Krumwiede says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM ok combat medics are badass too, not the fuckin sick call aid station medics though. p.s. its retarded when tankers, mps, anyone else other than infantry call other people pogs, guess what motherfucker, youre a pog too! Christopher Alexander says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Sadly, the old school is dying off. Now we have college faggots challenging the system and the dude was truthful to be honest. RJ Sellers says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I’m stationed at Benning. This story is a load of shit. If the writer actually did his research, they would know that MJ Brown is no longer the post commander. I was at the change of command ceremony last month. Although I will say what alot of you have said already, and I agree with it. Shit Stains. Javorn Jaceem Drummond says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM LOL LMAOROTFL besides the drills that killed 11 I gt no problem with it but to the young troops that got killed R.I.P but damn a million soldiers out there and one drilled picked you off with his hands lol lol smh gtta make stronger soldiers General came straight out of full metal jacket. Erykah Pearson-Hightower says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM He wont be speaking anymore? I’m hoping its cuz 11 goddamn people died due to his speech of stupidity! He’s the one that should be charged smh…u would think seasoned PROFESSIONAL warriors know what a motivational speech is smh. Brett Coffou says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If you judge this man with out even coming close to walking in his shoes than you shouldn’t be commenting on the way the general conducted himself. If you have worn the uniform and you know…remember how much help the Vietnam vets got….remember that they label veterans 18-35 as the highest of terror threats TODAY! That’s why only those who can count this man as a brother should be judging him and those men I can promise you keep their comments to themselves. Larry M Wiegert Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Story Not Real….People get a grip on reality. Sorry to bust your bubble…Some times we wish things like this would happen….Might spark a little fight in all of us to speak our minds when we are frustrated about how things are going in our country, instead of being passive and not say or do anything that could help our country, if all we had to do is speak up… Lobsang Salaka says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I like the speech that he was able to say something that is true. I was part of show last time, and this time, I am part of support. I know being out there with mf taliban is not fun. Now, I feel people working as so called support, do a lot of bulshits. Soldiers working at base get more recoginition than soldiers dealing with real showtime missions. there are only few soldiers that make difference and are heroes, hoooah! Mark Austin Riley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Although lives were taken this is the kind of thing that kids now a days need to hear because the o Ed that were rioting we’re the exact ones he was talking about bein shit heads!!! Sylvester Watkins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Its really killing how people ACTUALLY THINK THIS HAPPENED. Its supposed to be funny. Look up the definition of satire or read “A Modest Proposal”. Do you honestly think a General, even one day from retirement, would EVER give this speach. An NCO Maybe, but a General. Come on People, wise up. It’s meant to be one of those ” funny and true” speeches like watched The Daily Show or The Colbert Report. Comedy to make you think. For the record, THIS DID NOT REALLY HAPPEN! DON’T YOU THINK THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN all over the news for the next two weeks? Pay ttention folks. Edward Schmidt says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I’m a Sgt in the army stationed at ft benning and I applaud Gen. Brown for telling them the truth the the recruits that stormed the stage and damaged all that property should be court-martialed and kicked out of my army they don’t deserve to be in the army this is the sad truth kids now a day don’t come into basic training as a 18 or 19 year old punk kid and leave a man they come in as kids and leave a bigger kid its sad that the army has allowed this to happen satire or not its truth. Yvonne Sliger Dellinger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM ahhh, excuse me, but what was wrong with this speech? Except some of the foul language that maybe some of you pansy-ansie motherfuvkers were offended by! Frankie Morgan says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM And then how about the fu@ktards who feel the need after every comment to state how stupid the commenter is since this is satire. Hey shit-4-brains—WE KNOW IT’S SATIRE. Our comment was satire as well. You are the one we are laughing at since you haven’t a clue—you morons. Charles Wheeler says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM My BCT grad speech in 1981 was….semi-inspirational. Pasty Pale says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM He was absolutely right. I agree with the GEN. Charles Isildur says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Love it! Those, who opposed the general’s speech, are a bunch of weak-ass, spoiled fucks. They are there to defend the Nation with their lives! Not for glamour! Charles Wheeler says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Most Americans don’t understand satire..that’s more of a Euro thing.. Stephen Ashley Khoshayand says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I agree with him 100% ive only been in since ’05 but I myself have seen a lot of difference in the army now, than that when I first came in. and everytime I changed to a new duty station, it got worse and worse, someone high up needed to finally put out what those of us that chose the army as a career, knowing the sacrafices that would have to be made, have been screamin to deaf ears about for a while. Camden Nicholas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM should of called the marines lmao. Daniel J. Liegey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM What does he do? A General in combat? He has 15 plus staff members doing his work for him. He flies over IEDs in his Blackhawk. A hero is sitting on guard they are protect those everyone in the FOB, how many hours of guard has this General spent in Combat? How many people has he killed? He has a platoon assigned to protect him at all times. He makes 10 times what the “heroes” makes and truly for what? He is headed to jail I am very disappointed in the professionalism of this “hero” General. The Drills that murdered 11 people will rot in jail as well, they are trained weapons and should not have used it against civilians. Who cares if they riot and mess up the auditorium. They should have pulled out, not kill. At most break bones to stop them, not kill. Leadership failed from the top down and they will pay for it. There is nothing good about this story. Very disgusted and disappointed about this incident. Christine Adam Davis says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Its not the speech that’s the bad part its the loss of innocent soliders! If this was in any other context other than the military everyone would be shitting bricks! 12 people die in a Batman movie, 11 soliders died for a fucking speech. STUPID SAD AND SICK. Karen Kennedy says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM SGT Kennedy (my late husband) would’ve stood up, applauded and bought this guy a beer! Hate it for the haters, but he’s right. We did 20 years, I’m entitled to say so. The families are pissed because that’s their baby who’s graduating. Inciting a riot was unnecessary. It is sad that 11 soldiers died STATESIDE or otherwise. That’s the problem, peoples’ feelings are hurt too easily and they can’t handle the truth! This man has been in the Army longer than most of the audience has been alive. And he’s entitled to free speech, just like the rest of us. God bless those who have truly paid the highest, ultimate price with their blood, sweat and tears! Graduating from basic training doesn’t make you a hero. Honor is earned, not bestowed or inherited. Milo D. Manley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is a parody, folks! What makes it funny is its reality base and the irony of the utterances coming from one we expect to comport himself as he was at the beginning of the speech. In reality, this is exactly what we were told by the Drill Sergeants in Basic and AIT, NCOs who are allowed to speak that way and tell it like it is. That’s why we recognize it as real and it hits us in the gut–I was LMAO by the second sentence. Great piece! Edward Muenzenberger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Wow, that is an intense response. I sort of understand the families doing so, but those soldiers should have gone to the defense of their Drill Sergeants and likewise the Drill Sergeants should have used every means available to them to avoid any loss of life. I mean truly I see this as a reflection of how mentally, and emotionally weak we’ve become as a culture. Yeah sure, Drill Sergeants are dicks! But you know something? It is their job to be so. They literally yell at trees for hours in Drill Sergeant School. All just so they can sound natural and intimidating, while yelling and spewing a drivel that is aimed at breaking people down so that they can attempt to craft the style of soldier the U.S. military desires. Knowing that, I don’t see how people don’t understand to take things like speech with a grain of salt, or a salt lick if this is a big deal to you. Truly I’m ashamed with all the parties involved except for Gen. Brown. In all honestly, maybe not the most tactful way to speak to family and all, or to just quit mid-speech. And the whole “not hero” stuff I think was a little off, to me who your heroes are is your business, and no one really has any proper ability to dictate who anyone else chooses to heroise. But what he said was an honest, pointedly true depiction of what those recruits will experience in the military will be for most of them. The end result is just a sorry reflection of our peoples’ mental weakness. Chris Pratt says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That’s the type of speech Army leaders need to give to these youngsters. Instead Army leadership chooses to call these dip$#!+s “warriors” and chastise anyone who calls them what they actually are, Privates. Don’t believe me? Ask anyone who’s gone to a post with recruits or AIT students. Even jack asses on Takeshi’s Castle have seen more combat than these ass clowns that received a Combat Action Badge just because they heard a rumor about some Afghan delinquents throwing rocks at the FOB while they were waiting in line at Burger King 2 miles away. Chad Vincenzo O'Dell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That’s the mentality we need in the Military. Too many little pussies and whinny bitches are being allowed in due to more restrictions on people trying to enlist. I’ve not only herd it from him, but from many CO’s and people of higher rank complaining about this weak generation that want to join just for the title or because it looks cool in the video games, and want to cry about getting deployed or having to do real work. STAY THE FUCK OUT OF THE MILITARY IF 1) You just want your school paid for then leave after the 4 years, 2) You just want the paycheck or benefits and 3) Your not willing to die or kill for this country! FUCK YOU, YOUR CROWDING THE MILITARY WITH YOUR CUNTYNESS, and making it harder for people who actually want to join. Allen Wilkinson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Yes…I’m well aware that it is satire…but it is also an exceptionally realistic point very well made. The word hero is used today until it has no meaning. David Rogers says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM its speeches like this people don’t understand the military. if I heard that speech while I was in I would have done a freaking back flip! | the riots should never have happened. if you cant take getting talked to like that then you don’t belong in the military, plain and simple… cut and dry. and don’t get me wrong here, its not because your weak, but because the lifestyle isn’t right for you. its commendable of you to try to do it. and I applaud everyone who raises their hand to try, its more than most people do and for that I salute you. and if you don’t make it, well. you tried. you have my respect for that. but don’t get your panties all in a twist because someone finally decides to stop saying what the sissy brass wants you say, and actually tell it how it is. how things actually go in the army. im a combat vet, and I will tell you this. I don’t want anyone in my foxhole that wont be able to take getting talked to like that. MAN UP! that goes for women too, women are just as much a hard core soldier as anyone else. and don’t anyone forget it. but if you cannot take a person of higher rank laying it out like it is… sit down, shut the hell up, and let the real soldiers fight for your freedom to be angry and mad behind the side lines. Ryan Asuncion says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM HAHAHAHAHA fuckin awesome cuz hes right! I Like how the Drill Sgts were snappin necks in self defense..stupid privates LOL. Tiffany LoveuArthur Drinkwater says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM OMG I love this guy…he is speaking the truth thou’ and he said what alot of us (I do wear the uniform) want to say when people give speeches but don’t want to put themselves out there. Truth be told some people join the Army already fucked up physically and get out after a few years and expect society to PAY them for something that didn’t happen while they were in the military ( I know a few folks) while us that CHOSE to stay in because we enjoy it have to get fucked over just to get what is rightfully ours. Truth be told you have people that join and become PT profile riders, come on folks get real and stop acting like everyone join the military just because they actually care about the job. Cause I know to many folks in the Army that prove to me they don’t care they are just doing it to kill time, get paid or get a free education and it shows in their day to day life and how they screw other real Soldiers over in the process I’m glad this General finally saw the light and spoke his fucking mind now can the rest of them do the same and stop with this dog and pony show they put on…(justbereal). Mandi Dwyer says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I wish people could accept humor for humor and not go around boosting about the awesomeness or disgustingness of it… and also… don’t believe every thing you read on the internet as true… check your damn sources people. As someone in the lifestyle… I find this story kind of funny in nature, if you don’t then don’t get your panties in a twist over a very creative writers work… Now that I know I can’t trust people and I know this is posting to my Facebook, let me do the honors of filling you in on the source myself… cause 1. someone is going to be a little b*tch and 2. they are honest about who they are and are even hilarious about it… here is the “About Us” of the publishing website… well most of the page… About Us The Duffel Blog serves the men and women of the US Military with a daily dose of military humor, funny military pictures, and faux news. We take an interesting and funny look at military life. We focus on veterans, military stories, defense, politics (sometimes) and life on base — with a comedic twist. We are in no way, shape, or form, a real news outlet. Just about everything on this website is satirical in nature. Who We Are. We are disgruntled Marines, annoyed Army Guys, sickened Sailors… and no one from the Air Force yet because they are pretty fucking happy to be there. If you’ve ever wondered who is behind all of this, it’s a highly-trained staff of writers that adopt the Duffel Writing Style. This style needs three points for the writer to be effective: a fair amount of creativity, a military background, and heavy drinking. And now, onto the legal disclaimers…. Legal Crap The content of this site is parody. No composition should be regarded as truthful, and no reference of an individual, company, or military unit seeks to inflict malice or emotional harm. Lynette Ross says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM GEN Brown you are my hero. That’s REAL ARMY! Daria Reed says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM when Keeping it Real goes really wrong! is Everyone losing their minds! WoW.. Lorenzo Macias says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM is this for real? if it is, that is the kind of leadership we need in the Army now days. we no bull shit leaders who have the balls to get stuff done! ATW, Sir! Johnny Stubbs says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM OH MY! Ken Tucker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM After reading multiple comments of badgering, slicing, dicing, and ridicule, I couldn’t help but notice but a few who read my second statement. I commented foolishly not knowing the site was satire. I received the info via a friend through fb. It is interesting how many immature people themselves, jump on the band-wagon and provide low budget comments instead of wisdom. For some of you, yes, I served a mere 20 years in the Corps. It was my time to get out. I should hope a few who will read this will take note to a simple mistake instead of wasting their time posting bs across the net’s boardwalk. If it makes some feel better about themselves to stone a mistake rather than laugh it off and take corrective action, so be it. Respectfully Submitted; a retired U.S. Marine Mike Adams says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I can not believe you people don’t believe this!?! I for one come to duffle log for reliable, honest, straight forward stories that major news networks are too pussy to post! For all you nay-Sayers calling it “satire” grow up… Satire isn’t even a real word…. Geez, go get those fucks sir! Firandos SalutemeorShootme Lonzo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM as real as it gets point blank he not lying but its not our fault if we cant do missions I’m 11C and we cant fire mortars because of certains things that I cant say but point blank I agree with him he said the SHIT excatlly like it is missions get canceld u sit the majority of the time in a tower you work ECP or you get yo’:combat detail badge” so about pogs seeing action r females being in the shit please stop UNLESS you a female medic or truck driver you can really say shit like that I’m not going to lie on here and be like I don’t shit because I haven’t but to all those who DONE real work I do salute you those who haven’t done shit please go kill yourselfs for lying on real mothafuckas who PUT in real work. Christopher W Reed says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If I didn’t find this to be satire – I would have been ashamed to call myself a former member of the armed forces. Indeed I would proud at that general’s IMMEDIATE termination. I say that with NO issue. You do NOT become an upper echelon Office by pulling crap like that. You do NOT inspire future generations of soldiers by pulling that shit. I actually HAD General’s who took more that their share of liberties: a certain Brigadier General quoted “I do not care what the cost – I WILL get my next rank at this station. You Airmen WILL give me your all.” – shortly after this, we had constant, non-stop “surges” and “War-game” exercises, where while not peace-time (Operation Iraqi Freedom was in full swing) we lost 5 airmen due to extreme fatigue and literally 3 months strait of 16-18 our shifts with no time off. There were regulations blatantly disregarded and because our superiors were too gutless to question WTF was going on, NO charges formal were to be filed and this general is likely still in service being an ass-hole to more Airmen elsewhere. Brandon Nelson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Lets look at it like this. If you think he was right then come to my house tell me or my children or my wife she has not sufferd due to what I have been thru or what others will endure. I will point blank put a boot so far in your ass. He is right about some people in the armed forces but not all. He had no right to discrace the colors the family’s or anyone that day. Its diffrent when you see your SGM walk in your company and start kicking and screaming and telling your a piece of shit than when you stand in front of very patriotic people and tell them they are worthless. Listen here General or shall I say respect goes both ways so from SPC nelson go fuck yourself you old fuck and I hope you rot in hell. Brian Currier says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM The funniest part of this story is the people who believed it to be fact. The saddest part is those people who read the whole story and thought it was badass or real. Frank Felix says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM GIVE THAT MAN HIS 3RD AND 4TH STAR! (clap)(clap)(clap)(clap) Daniel Hardin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Patton himself couldn’t have said it better…. Christopher Brown says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Fucking awesome! Raymond Anthony Semproch says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Great speech, but sad outcome. “You can’t handle the truth” has a whole new meaning. Joshua Perez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Ok that shit was fucking FUNNY. GOD that would have been epic if the General actually did that. Jake Derosa says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM bad ass Lanard Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I love it. Mark E. Fies says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Fine-a-fucking-ly Dean Hakim says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Fake as fuck David Ridenour says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Hell, yea! Danielle C. Bacskay says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM EPIC of all! OMG Ranger Danger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Love it !! Mary Garcia says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Lmao fuck ya. Johnathon Tremper says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Hahaha!! Derek Ferreira says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Sounds like gospel to me… Lisa Lynn says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Now that is a speech…Well said.. John Brand says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Seriously made my day. Michelle Gonzalez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Holy fucking shit. Jason Jantke says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Give him one!! Dominique Mychael Knight says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Funniest Shit I ever read…. Kenneth Swope says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM CHECK THIS OUT! HAVE TO READ! Y'Eli Eban Buonya says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Holy shit General, you are a hard ass mofo! Rafael Lorenzo Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM HOO-FUCKING-AH! Jeff Jones says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That is awesome. A must read! Brian Casey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is the way it SHOULD BE! Where’s Col Steele. We need Mike back. Kia Buford says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That is fucking awesome! Love it! Eric Tina Thompson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM YYYYEEEESSSSSSSS this man needs to run for office. Matt White says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Holy shit… that was badass. Jonathan Warren says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM good entertainment…. Robert Shepherd says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM WOW! I don’t agree with the way but….WOW! Onlyme Davison says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is the kind of real leadership we need in the army. Mike Sullivan says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I really hope this is true. Coriey Burkman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If any of you tards believe this, I can see how obama will get re elected! David Creagh says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If only the Joint Chiefs can be like this… Mary Alice Salinas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM REAL TALK! SUCK IT UP AND DRIVE THE FUCK ON! WE NEED MORE LEADERS WHO SPEAK WITH SUCH TRUTH! Andrew Kerwin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Our graduation only happened after AIT, and we didn’t get to sit through it, it was attention and parade rest the whole way! Dino Villanueva says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Great read…sorry I missed the ceremony. Tim Tasse says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This never happened. Read the whole post and maybe you will get it lol. It was humorous though. Buzz Wayment says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I wish this was real…this was a hilarious read! Jacob Arnett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM There were no speeches at Parris Island…just a final drill review and get the fuck out. Todd Fredette says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Holy crap. Mad respect for the guy and his brutal honesty. Probably could have used better tact though. Just sayin. Jeff Harmon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Yeah, pretty sure that didn’t happen – but awkwardly hilarious. Pedro Velasco Jr. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Some people cannot handle the truth and would rather have everything sugar coated. I would have loved to have been there. Parash Chhetri says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I was there… that shit was crazy, most ridiculous shit I have ever seen in my life. someone beat a motherfucker with another motherfucker. Ryan Collins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Brought a tear to my eye…… Absolutely beautiful… Dorin Melinte says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM We need more Leaders like him in the military. The Army has become soft and weak. Def not what I expected when I joined. Don Gunny Weddle says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM It woulda been Great, if it were only true! Andrew James Daniele says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Ha ha ha…….. Funny as Shit. Jj Amy Smith says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Absofuckinlutey; this guy has the most balls I have ever seen in the military and hit the hammer right in the head. I agree completly snd the people that doesn’t didn’t do anything. Signed a concerned 11B. Justin Chabek says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM True words hurt but this general nailed it, I’m a former airborne infantry soldier and have seen every thing he talking about. It’s all true. Ken Jones says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Hell Yeah! I’d have given him a phuckin’ standing ovation! Rangers Lead The Way! Lxs Mrls says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM The General is totally correct. Look at the difference in reaction from the instructors and officers from the boots who flipped their bitch switch and stormed the stage. Let at General speak at MCRD and there will be a whole lot of cheering and motivation going on instead of panic. Mark Stenger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I am not a smart man, but I know what satire is. Seriously folks, had this been real, it would have been all over the news. It might have even overshadowed TomKat’s divorce proceedings. Anyone posting as if this is anything other than a funny joke of a story is a prime candidate for a Darwin Award (that means you’re stupid). Frank Miller says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This, cant be real, not funny, that’s a medical/mental breakdown. Its shmefull to an Army family that deserves better. I hope that warrior gets some help. Greg Trujillo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Badass!! Honesty.. Jacqueline Annette Kaiser says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM we’re raising a group of unprepared, non-movitated, entitlisticic sp?), video game watching, NO sense of how bullets “sting” when you’re them, cant shoot to save their life unless it’s on “Call to Arms” (then they’re on level 580), can’t work as a team UNprepared to get up before the crack of dawn…poiled brats. Jeremy Hall says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM fuck yea, finally someone gets some fucking balls and tells those privates that they anit shit, bout time I wish there where more people in the army like general brown and not these little fucking pussys right out of high school. Angela Minenko-Christensen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I want this man to be president. I guess some people can’t handle the truth, honestly, it would keep the weak stupid ass mother fuckers who should have never enlisted in the first place out of a strong Military. I have seen to many weak minded pitiful dumb asses sign up and pull multiple stunts that have hurt others around them to get out of the Military. I still think he should run for president, because we need someone who can handle the truth and tell it like it is in office. Eddie Battles says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Hey this guy means business…he was my first Company Commander in 1985 with HHC 3-7 IN…and one of the best I ever had! Gavin TheGeneral Dawson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Dang I would imagine a story this big would make it on the real news. 11 privates killed! Brenda Deyton Mims says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Total bullshit! The “general” obviously suffers from PTSD or whatever. There are many fine young people serving in todays Army and will step up when necessary. Remember what they said about us “Woodstockers”. I served many years as did others…nobody had faith in us then but they learned better. Sounds like sour grapes to me. Folks seem to get jealous over privileges soldiers have today that we did not have then. Get a grip. The “general” needs to get a grip. I doubt the validity of this story or it would be on CNN and Fox News. Haven’t seen it yet. Total bullshit! Vicki Tidwell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Let the U. S. armed forces do their job–stop expecting them to conduct themselves so that the rest of the World will learn to love us…it’s never going to happen. How stupid to expect politicians–or presidents who’ve never served & who love to surround themselves with ‘yes men’ both in & out of uniform–to know what’s best for the military! God help us. Clinton Coey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM You know what, disciplined soldiers would have sat in there seats and not rioted. An hes right, the army units are tired of sub standard soldiers from these training brigades. All because these new kids, yes KIDS, cry to there parents and there parents call there congressman. Then he calls down there and ties the hands of the drill instructors to such a point that there really isn’t any type of training. Then these kids show up at there units just to get chatpered out within the first year or two they are their. So I don’t blame the Drill Instructors, I blame the parents…to you Major General Robert Brown (salute) have a good day sir. Aaron Neilsen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This story is awesome! This is an example of how out of touch a lot of Americans are. When they are told the absolute truth with no sugar coating about how things really are, they can’t handle it. I know this isn’t real, but it is a wake up call to keep our armed forces tough. Stress cards in the Army, are you serious? Keep it real, drill sergeants, keep ‘em hard. Honda Jon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM abso-fuckin-lutely Joseph Sappett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Quite the speech.. Dana L Stephenson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That’s a bad ass mother fer who I want to lead me and he is 100 percent right HooAHH. Andrew Gerena says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM *sigh*if only this was real. *wipes tear from eye* “Beautiful”. Richard Haggerty says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM A true spoken General and hero for saying all that! Now go out and get the book called, “Outlaw Platoon”! That’s my platoons story for 16 months of Grunt world for ya! Thanks again SP (Platoon Leader and a true hero as well)! Carlos Martin Stinson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM http://www.redlegionsecurityforce.com/Red_Legion.html Merce Figueroa says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM this guy is my new fucking hero. This is what the army got away from. fuck you so called ptsd bitches and fuck you all motherfuckers who ain’t worth shit:) this guy knows what I mean and to all you fucks on here talking shit about him. You are defintely the person he is talking about BITCHES! Joseph Oakland Crawford says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM WHY WHY WHY cant this be for real Man I just got a little excited about future soldiers for a secound man it was like this General stold a page from the endless complaint book stored in my brain. God I wish the Army would go back to this posture it would solve so many issues in todays military.Thanks guys awesome story even if it is fake lol. Freedom Seeker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is how a General use to be. Patton said this, “We are not just going to shoot the bastards (Japanese and Germans). We are going to cut their guts out and use them to grease the treads on our tanks”. Wimpy generals have no place in the military. Robert Mabry says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Interesting article…. Jon Blaze says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Hahahaa Jesse Wiseman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM ANYONE who thinks this is real should really check out what planet your on. We can’t break a loud fart in Afghanistan without CNN smearing it all over the evening news. Do you think a riot and 11 dead soldiers would be found here, on some obscure website, and NOT on the front page of every newspaper on the planet? REALLY? C’mon, the story is bullshit. Use your heads for something other than a mount for your helmet. Cunning Linguists Inc. says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I’m sure you’ve all seen this before, but here it is again. Enjoy! Alfonso Vargas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Dear God. The Army does have badasses! hahaha Braxton Quick says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM AMEN! Kevin Higgins says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM good job sir! James Perez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Hilarious! Travis Delzell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Who the hell is he to decide who’s a fucking hero or not. Yeah, a lot of what he said is true about most of these little pissants coming in over the past few years, but when he started talking shit about Fobbits and people who go out on patrols and don’t get into any contact he should have been looking in the mirror. He was a Brigade Commander on his first real deployment. Guarantee he rarely ever left the wire unless it was on a blackhawk. His speech implied that he thinks he’s a hard ass but he’s never done anything in his career either. Travis Delzell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM You jerkoffs that applaud his comments are the same little bitches that whine when leadership like him downgrade your awards because he thinks your actions in combat weren’t hard core enough or you didn’t have a high enough rank to get the award you were put in for when he hands out blanket Bronze Stars or higher to officers who sat their ass’ on the FOB the entire deployment and did nothing to earn the award they received. He looks down on the things you’ve done when he’s never done anything notable himself. Chuck Waltrip says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Guess speech is only free if you haven’t earned it. Gerald Eggleston says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Holy shit at the number of people who think this actually happened. Just holy shit. Moises Cerezo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM HILAAAAAAARRRRRiOUS! Chris Edwards says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Fuck yea!!!! Billy Boyd says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM That right there was some funny shit! I don’t care who you are. Now if you believed it, please don’t breed as you are part of the problem. Lexy Jones says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM word! damn….. Now its about time to get real…..RIP to the 11 soldiers…. But what he said is True……. Joshua Alan Hammerstone says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This didn’t happen, find it anywhere on the news other than this bullshit website… Matthew Arehart says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I leave the world with this goodnight. Mike Shewell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This guy is my hero. Need more guys who speak the truth to privates before they get in way over their heads. Eric Costin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If you have been in the military more then 5 yrs you know this is true regardless how it was said it needed to be said. Mario Berry says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I would’ve actually paid to hear his speech if this was true… One of the many reasons I’m not a commissioned officer. Zak Ellefson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Professional is what we want my ass! I want this guy at the Ft. Hood post commander! He hit it right on the head. Drill us into the ground. Let NCO’s fuck up miscreant privates again! Make the military the way it should be. As long as our leadership provides us with motivation and purpose, we’ll make shit happen. The Army should be filled with hardass, foul-mouthed, killers. Not this modern “kinder, gentler Army” bullshit. Fuck that. I want to fuck shit up and learn how to do it better. That’s why I joined. Give us more bullets and less bullshit. Phil Gallagher says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I WISH THAT DUDE WAS MY GENERAL! Bigg Teez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM THAT’s what the FUCK I’m talking about, I wish he was our GENERAL! Straight to the motherfucken point… yall new fresh pieces of shit stain ain’t seen war yet but I salute you for joining the most POWERFUL MILITARY in the WORLD! God Bless you lil pieces of maggots and GOD BLESS AMERICA! Kristian Colon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Epic Estavan Cruz says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I dunno, I was really diggin the speech. Hooah! Matt Tamayo says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM THIS IS SOOOOOO AWESOME! Kev Fenton says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Laughing so hard I couldn’t find the share button! XD Joe Furco says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM W T H? FUNNY AS HELL. Matthew Randall says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Love you Duffel Blog, no homo. Jacob Luis Escobar says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Fucking Hilarious! Scott Snediker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM A sad state of affairs. I believe my generation was the last of the true Warrior Breed. Kids today are so coddled. I remember playing “War” and buying toy guns at KMart. The liberals have turned our kids into a bunch of p*&*y’s. Good job General! Ellie Hill says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Whoa! Fuckin’ A is all I can say! I’ve never heard of this type of thing happening at ANY graduation ceremony. SMH. Doug Diekmann says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is the funniest shit ever. Still laughing like hell. Walter Cambron says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This whole article is a bunch of crap. Just another cover up of the truth. Just a way for the Army to cover up the fact that the”Drill Sergeants were forced to kill 11 Privates in self-defense.” Everyone knows that the last day of basic the 11 weakest shitbirds are sacrificed to the 11 series God. 11 Privates a cycle is a small price to pay for the God of Infantry to keep the sky Blue. Tyler Lishman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is retarded and writer needs to get beat the hell up. One of best people I’be ever met and this is horse shit Erin Marie says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I wish this was real….this is what the FNGs need to hear…im sick and tired of hearing and dealing w/ soldiers that claim PTSD, etc and never left the FOB “it was so close we could almost hear it”(real quote regarding a mortor round)Fucking sick off it. SF/Rangers/Seals/etc don’t take there pain out on society, yet these REMPs do and we pay them severance/GI bills/ and vet benifits. FUCK ‘em! Kevin Wakeley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM the Generasl has my support, that is what this army needs, some hard asses to get straight to the point, if you are a weak lil bitch and cant handle those words, hes right, you will be the one crying “suicide” before we even deploy. Raymond Wells says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If the rest of the army could stop being sensitive and take notes we wouldn’t deal with 19 year old kids on profiles all the time or singing candence like a damn cheer leader like they do now a days. I miss the tough 10th Mountain days when everyone had pride to wear that patch and train in the field and fight in the bars and have each others back no matter what whether you liked the person or not, everyone was a team. Anthony Frey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM He’s actually true, and said the truth…he should have just said it in a better way if there is such…Our Army is in trouble, we do have a weak generation….in my 30′s I was a still in better shape than the young studs that were in there late teens and early 20′s…hell I’m still in better shape , than most of them and I’m in my 40′s. Dre DaKid Neutron-Sloan says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM ROGER THAT SIR!!!! Lmao if only it were true! Sammie W Hughes says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Someone needs to say this, not just to soldiers but to Americans as a whole.. Get off your “welfare asses” and go to work, make America great once again. Rich Takacs says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM this is the best story I’ve ever read. Michael Neilsen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I’m an old infantry soldier. Vietnam. It’s true, combat soldiers have to be hard. Their purpose is to force others into compliance with the current thinking of the soldier’s government. We need hard soldiers. They’ll be in deep trouble if they’re not. So who’s a “hero”? Using the word “hero” the way we do cheapens its meaning. The only time a person can really be brave is when he or she is scared to death. What is war really like? Don’t assume you know if you haven’t been in one. When is war appropriate and when is it not. When should one nation force another to its will. What are the long term consequences on a whole population affected by PTSD, hate, fear? If you are a soldier you don’t ask questions, you just go and do. If you aren’t a soldier but you are an American citizen you have a duty to ask these things. Military leaders ask these kinds of questions. It’s their duty to their soldiers. You have to take an honest look at history, among other things. Some of the responses below reflect the lack of informed thought that is common these days. Ask if what a soldier is required to do is justified by current thinking. By the way, have you done anything to help a returning vet get settled? Jacob Stockdill says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I was there…that shit is true, just like science…you can’t make it up! Reginald Scott says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM God bless you guys for this…I’m a little deep in the sauce and I swear to…well…somebody pretty damn important that I thought this was legit as hell! I was almost having a party! lol Josh Hinson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Really? I mean, really? Gabriela Perez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM finally someone with balls in the higher ranks! I agree that is the best speech ever! especially about the hardest job in the military no it ain’t being a fucking dependoptimus get your shit straight iv had to deal with so many idiots in the military they should make it even harder to get in. Trenton Conner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Please remove this post from the blogosphere. Although your point is taken, I know, now LTG Brown personally and language like that isn’t something that would ever come out of his mouth even at the worst moments of combat. I respect your first amendment rights and those rights are what professional Soldiers willing choose to defend, but these comments are extremely inflammatory, offensive, and could potentially damage the career of the best officer I know if taken out of context. It is obvious from some of the comments below that some of your readers don’t realize the “satire” you write. Again, please remove this from your site. Thank you. Yesterday at 7:20am via mobile · Like · 1. Clark Orwick says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Wouldn’t it be nice if, before anyone signed up to kill people they know nothing about, soldiers were required to study the history of u.s. intervention, and realized that the reasons they are given for them were utter b.s. So sad to see people becoming pawns for murderous control freaks who could not care less about them. Think I’m exaggerating? Read, “War Is A Racket” by Smedley Butler. It will open your eyes. Chris Tock says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Epic! Dylan Metz says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I can’t tell if this is real or not. Mike Parker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM General you read my mind. Tjay Metteba says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM GREAT I CaNNOT stop Laughing! Selena Baker McJimson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM He went SLAM OFF! He should’ve dropped the mic and yelled “SEXUAL CHOCOLATE”! LMBO Mark Boals says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM to all of you who claim to be heros in a war that you claim was so hard on you….really when you have your computers and choice of meals and icecream and facebook good god get real….. fighters you are not FOBBITS you are. Go fight outside the wire oh you cant cuz you have to skype your mom and eat chocolate ice-cream. I know some jobs prevent most support Soldiers from fighting and I’m glad we have the supporters for our fighting men and women. This post is not for you. So If the shoe fits wear it. Check yourself R Athenia Williams-Skinner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM well alright then Sir tell em how you really feel….he reminds me of my old BN Commander from Sand Hill good ole Benning. James Burrell says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I agree with this “speech” 100% but I don’t think that it actually happend. Ray Kinney says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This could have all been avioded with a PT BELT…… Justin Kelley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM So before I lose all faith in the US education system, you folks who are making post in anger to this story are just being satirical yourselves, correct? ’11 privates killed by drill sergeants’ might be a big news story. Terri Webb says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Article doe sno teven begin to sound real..Give me a break..Drill SGTs killing PVTs…Yeah-right.. Paul Werner says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM So for the real deal, we have these Mattis gems: “”I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all” and this timely advice…”Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” Tim Hughes says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I understand that a few soldiers choose to take there lives but they didn’t do it down range. I want soldiers that I am able to trust don’t let them leave basic. I am sick of handing out cupcakes and rainbows. Let me do my job so I am able to bring the real soldiers home….. Tom Hays says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I see some of these stories come across my newsfeed on facebook and get all motivated at the headlines. Then I’m like damn, duffel blog got me again. Donald Michael Dressen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Bwahahahahaha love it Victor Gutierrez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM LMAO Roger Flores says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM MUST READ, MUST READ! Richard Dickson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This was a hoot. I attended an Infantry graduation in April 2011. Gen. Brown did not say those things then or now. My nephew complained that 11B training was too easy. I explained to him that was Gen. Dempsey’s (TRADOC Commander) fault, not Fort Benning’s. Michael Ayars says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM LOL Never meet a infantry Gen. that didn’t sware. Kevin Scott Anderson says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Finally, the truth is out. Joexis Perez-Gomez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM The real reason why this article is so good and makes people fall for it all the time; is that it makes us wonder wish of the two would be the fake speech this on in the article or the ones that we get on our graduation day. LOL Art Pittbull Pittman says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I love His Attitude! Sounds like; General John Mattis, USMC… (This Country needs someone like him at the helm of a Basic training Unit… They’re getting too soft with these ‘Mama’s Boys’ and ‘Daddy’s Girls’… Jeff Brodhead says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM POTUS 45! Make that 44.5! Dan Calvin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is the type of man that should be leading our country. Janielle Harris says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM WOOOOOOWWW! WTF? Nicole Janssen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Lmao ya this is a fake story.. I live right across from Sand hill.. I know drill Sgts and military police this didn’t happen at all Austen Shameless Clair says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM You see this all the time in the infantry. I saw a ‘soldier’ who couldn’t ‘take it’ threaten to kill himself over here in Afghanistan, he said he was getting picked on too much. KEEP IN MIND, my platoon had already lost four to an IED BEFORE he was moved over to us. He never saw combat. AND he took an experienced NCO down with him, who lost his rank and was moved to another COP. It is weakness like this that will endanger the lives of soldiers who truly are there to fight. There are plenty of jobs in the military that will pat you on the back and give you a certificate for doing your job, more so now than ever before. If you want to join because you like Call of Duty, and think guns are cool, do us all a favor and stop now. If you can’t handle hardship, stay away, for our sake as well as yours. Michael Corrado says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM YES, YES GENERAL PATTON has been reincarnated –to bad the Families were there but that’s what you have to face to get ready for todays ‘Combat” As your SGT said years ago — “I AIn’t YOUR F—-ING MOTHER” sure this was satire, but the premise of the article is sadly the truth—– Steven Melendez says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM this is the best ever, ever and ever. John Mastronardi says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM simply awesome Cap Saw says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This might be the best article I have read in my life! Thanks General Brown for specking the truth! Sasha Alexander says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM He ran to the car Peter D Armstrong says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If only this were true. Alexis Marie Osborne says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Sucks that they wasted their time training those 11 guys and they couldnt even succeed in a riot. Kevin Bart says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM what you think. Adam Syarto says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM If this is real, this is fucking awesome. Salley Bailey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Go Big Army. The NG still loves u. Seth Buch says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Some people say they have to filter, this is no filter and its awesome! Vincent Carag says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM It may only be satire but it still brought a tear to my eye… Kelly Sparrow says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I approve this message. Jonathan Gindlesperger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM when he my commander he would say stuff like that all the time and if I tuned him out he would just beat me instead of talking. I loved that guy. Only Mucky Muck I ever saw in the field and know how to be there, not just strolling around AAR… Paul Szoldra says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM One of the best damn graduation speeches I’ve ever heard of. Marc Sellers says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Ok… Guess I have to be the logical one here, but you guys do know its a fake right lol! I mean dont you guys would think that this would be all over the news?? Marshal Mathers says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM as real as it should be! he needs to take that posture to Washington! Tommy Appleseeds says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Men are not men anymore! We need more men like the General n myself… Tommy Appleseeds says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM The General was right in what he said. The people in this country have gotten weak. They have become so “PUSSYFIED” It makes me sick to my stomach. And what makes a soldier a hero? Getting pinned down by the enemy and being out numbered and still killing the enemy that makes a fucking hero not some idiot that goes out doesn’t see a lick of combat comes home and he or she are painted as hero’s. I agree General!!! The people suck, the politicians suck, and this cuntry is starting to suck because people have lost their minds. Gruntworks says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Amazing how satire escapes the feeble mind. Emily Margeret says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM that’s bullshit, he should have been fired. Rudolph Jardim Da Rocha says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Well said but kind of sad that they killed 11 recruits. David Wood says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM lm sorry to hear for the loss of the 11 soldiers, but……….hes right. about all services. Jacob Staley says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Its about time, if the privates got killed because they were attacking the Drill Sergeants, they got what they deserved. Christine Adam Davis says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM This is so horrible! Hes a peice of shit and so is all the Drill Sgts! A bunch of MURDERES! I am sad to be called a Army wife now. Its called miltitary bearing and he lost it! Richard Conrad says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I must question the accuracy of this story.” Drill Sergeants were forced to kill 11 Privates in self-defense.” This simply does NOT seem true. Mike Egbert says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM For them to rush the stage like they did just goes to show you how un ready they were to here gown Shit really is if you can’t handle the truth then don’t be in but just goes to show how weak the new army is becoming Jeremy Thomas says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Why the fuck did you waste my time writing this you slanderous fuck? I wish I could find you in real life and exercise my pimp hand on your face for slandering a US Army general in such a manner. This is immature, fallacious and complete bullshit. Fuck you very muchly sir for wasting my time and anyone who’s ever been to Sand Hill basic training’s time with this trash. This isn’t even funny. Nancy J Kind says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Oh yea, let’s storm the stage. That’ll teach them…what? Kids these days need to grow up and realize that life is hard. And Ken, if that was one of my family members in graduation, I would hope that they got it through thier thick skull that this isn’t easy. You hear from those that have joined and went to fight say that they didn’t expect things to be as bad as they were. Now they know. David Jumpinjackflash Alayon says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM he’s a fuckin fighting man. he let those fuckin pogs know how he feels. Winfieldscott Obaker says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Send that man to Washington maybe he can motivate those sorry bastards and bitches to do there jobs! Mike Dollinger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Those Drill Sgts killed the 11 with their bare hands no doubt. Michele Grant says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM I wish I was there I would have been clapping loud and proud. He tells the truth and I would be proud to serve under him. I have deployed and I saw more action and danger in Bosnia than I did in Iraq and Afghanistan even though there were times we were out of the compound and felt the hatred. We also saw and/or felt the mortar rounds coming in. Being support sucks but if the support personnel weren’t there to support the mission we wouldn’t have gotten needed supplies to the men that were fighting in the mountains. God Bless America and the real men and women that put their lives on the line for our country. We are not all heroes. For the ones that just sit on their asses and complain have have weak parents because now NCOs like myself have to babysit. Yes we bitch because we can’t get your kid who is 19-35 to do real work that I have already done and it’s their turn to step up and do the job. Lazy people will get you killed. Soldiers and kids that don’t listen to be that have been there are never going to go too far in life. Shanon Kallhoff says: December 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM Where the fuck was he when I was choosing to stay or go? That’s the realist type of badass mentality that I wanted to have in my surrounding people when I was in! That’s fuckin real. USMC says: October 26, 2012 at 9:14 PM look at all of you arguing about the army, thinking shits hard. Good think you never tried to be marines cause y’all never would have made it through the first night. And no i’m not screaming at you so no need to pull out a stress card pussies sa675 says: November 5, 2012 at 4:21 PM oiu sa675 says: November 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM stress cards a myth and more then 90% pass boot camp so yes i can get though it just fine considering the fact i am in better shape then most of them and have a good mentally so don’t make it seem like your sf guy or something. dj bane says: October 25, 2012 at 4:32 PM fuckin awesome RED says: October 16, 2012 at 8:43 AM You all are the largest assebly of Tards to date, this is only satire. RAWR says: October 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM So…. Which was funnier? Reading the article or the comments? Shane Williams Sr says: October 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM I did my 3 and out in the early 80s because there weren’t any generals like what’s parodied here. Had there been, I would have made my career in the military. Army Wife (P) says: October 1, 2012 at 1:42 AM Teh TERKERJERB!! Ermergerd…. lol. Ghost Rider says: September 16, 2012 at 1:50 PM I went through Marine basic at P.I. in ’74. I saw shit happen that probably shouldn’t have. I myself had my right thumb bitten by a D.I. after I was caught nibbling on a hangnail, so hard, in fact, that I actually lost the thumbnail about 4 weeks later. Those D.I.’S had a job to do, and they did it well. I’m still in the service, in the ARNG, in the northeast. I work, daily, on a military base as a federal technician, wearing the uniform every day. Some of the “recruits” I see on a regular basis would be scared to stand in the shadow of even the recruits of my day, much less be in the same county as the D.I.’s. It’s incredible what we have become. Some of these people can’t function without a cellphone or a laptop. They can’t spell, can’t read and their penmanship and communication skills are horrendous. We really do need to put the “basic” back in basic training, literally starting with the basics. Geezer says: August 29, 2012 at 1:46 PM Having joined in 1964, the DI’s I had would smack hell out of you if you endangered anybody. Some of the other company’s DI’s were sadist, but I was lucky. I had good ones. As to the speech, I thought it should have been real instead of satire. Good satire is sometimes indistinguishable from reality. SGT N says: August 24, 2012 at 2:27 PM So……..much……….stupidity. My brain is bleeding from some of these comments. Derp. Richard Sprowl says: August 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM For all you idiots that think this is a real story, does not your browser go all the way to the top of the page ? READ !! All MOSs are necessary, you like to eat? get paid?? ride?, have your files kept up to date? abet they all need to be performed correctly Basic & AIT(Advanced Infantry) at Ft Dix, Abn at Ft.benning, assigned to 11th Air Assault –1963, 1965 -1969 Vietnam 1st Air Cav, 69-79 82nd Abn Don’t tell me about hard, no DIs in those days, just PLT SGTs, mine was 5’5″, had 5 combat stars on his jump wings, if you had a deathwish, just dis him. In those days, if you disagreed with an NCO, you were welcome to go behind the barracks and settle the matter with nothing further said about it. IMHO, the military needs to go back to those days, I liked it then, I was a bit of a rouge but I found my niche, I’m not sure that me and the military today would get along, My ROE was ‘I win, by what ever means’ Don’t bring PC yo a gunfight. Jake says: August 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM Stop fucking with the Internet before someone takes it away from us! Jake says: August 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/brownspeech.asp joseph elwood church ii says: July 29, 2012 at 3:55 PM hes was being honest people just dont want to hear the truth because their weak Wesley Leung says: July 29, 2012 at 3:12 AM “You drag your buddy out of a grape hut after you’ve stabbed two Taliban in the eyes with a broken MRE spoon then you’re a motherfucking American Hero.” Holy shit I just lost it at the broken MRE spoon. ben sommers says: July 27, 2012 at 1:03 PM if a enlisted said that crap he would be out tmrw but bc hes an officer theyll probably just send him to the pentagon where no one will see him. thats the real crime o btw all of you who support the general lets not forget that 11 people were killed whetther they were soldiers or not they are still human beings in my opinion he should get slapped with starting a riot, actions unbecoming of an officern and the highest level of attempted manslughter or whatever. can you imagine coming to your sons graduation for basic and taking him home in a body bag o btw his drill is the one that killed him. and im sorry but you can break someones legs if you really need to stop them but killing them i dont see that being justified joseph elwood church ii says: July 29, 2012 at 3:58 PM the only reason the riot got started was there lack of discipline they never should have stormed the stage because the general was honest id give my left nut if i met a officer in the marines that was that damn honest thats what we need not the political ass kissing that tthe public is fed Cody Luchner says: July 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM no one lost their lives at all this is made up. seriously do your research… I am active duty and have been to fort benning more time then i can count also having many life long friend that serve there. This is a false report Vanessa says: August 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM Seriously!? The entire website is fake. Satire. A joke. Something to laugh at. You, Sir, are an idiot. Cody Luchner says: July 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM For all of your reading this do not believe it. My home town is columbus georgia 15 min away from fort benning. This never happened, its a completely false report. Shame on who ever wrote this article. Major Major Major says: July 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM Outstanding reporting from the gents at TDB. Thanks for making my day. SPC Flo says: July 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM This is why Im glad to be getting out so I dont have guys like this as my boss. So glad to be a vet next week. Ive been overseas and had my share. Ive come to despise the Army, it has no respect. Its all politcal now days. And this Gen. showed how un respectful and disgusting this military has become. I will not miss the uniform or anything to do with the military. Logan says: July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM I hope each and every one of you are ashamed of you selves applauding this idiot is like saying the Colorado shooter is a freaking hero. Kids lots their lives bc some childish speech. Shame on you all! Your comments make me sick. And all military nco or officers I hope you realize your comments any one can read if u don’t like your job get yhe hell out the army. Mike says: July 23, 2012 at 3:34 PM ThiS brings embarrassment to the Army. Someone who has serve for many years started his carry most likely as an officer and therefor does not know what we has enlisted have to endorse on a daily basis. This kind of behavior shows poor leadership. No general should be talking to people like this. Specially in front of family. If he feels like this then he should put in for retirement and say all that he wants on his own time. This is why most enlisted have no respect for their superiors. Specially officers. They come in with a degree or go through the academy. Learn things from a book and think they know it all. When faced with combat they are the first to fuck up and then turn around and blame the enlisted for their mistakes. Way to go!! Glad I’m a veteran and decided to get out. perry benjamin says: July 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM I Graduated fort Benning as a 11b about 5yrs ago and for one when i graduated we had to flipping stand at attention or parade rest the whole time, what the hell is this sitting down thing, but i applaude the general i just recently came back from overseas and i agree your not a fucking hero just cause you sat on a F.O.B the whole time or just because you went on a few mission and nothing even happened… the problem with today generation is that they are to fucking soft, just because you didnt get the “that a boy speech that you thought you deserved” you get mad and rush the stage…News Flash if you were one of the ones who rushed the stage than just to be honest with you than you are not ready to be a soldier anyway, there are plenty of times in my military career that i didnt like the speech that platoon sgt or platoon leader hell even my commander gave but i didnt get all mad and want to tear stuff up, no i did what my drill sgt taught me and sucked it up and moved on Samantha Schroeder says: July 23, 2012 at 6:53 AM I loved it. It should be a speech given to all armed forces. My son is a Marine. He saw plenty of gunfire in Iraq and Afghanistan. Front line Grunt!!!! And he would never ever want to be called a Hero. When we go out or around others, he gives strick orders to not tell anyone he is a Marine. He doesn’t want the handshakes or thank you’s. He watched friends die. He watched the enemy die. He had the night mares that would be expected. But he never had the hero mentality. He joined, he has served and continues to, but he never wants recognition. A true hero doesn’t think he is one. perry benjamin says: July 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM AMEN, a hero dont go out and look for trouble he just answer trouble when it present itself… i just recently came back from afghanstan and seen my brothers at arm fall and hurt in combat and to me those are the heroes the one who gave the ultimate sacrifice, everyone else and even me im no hero im just doing the job that i signed my name on a doted line for biggmike says: July 22, 2012 at 12:14 PM i ve been n the army 9 yrs and deployed 3 times n my career..participated n i don’t know how many change of command ceremonies, graduations and other bull shit ceremonies..but this is the BEST speech i ve ever heard in my LIFE…! it may have not been what the family members and graduates wanted to hear but it was the truth!!!! accept it for what it is..now it was a tragedy that people had to die…he should be held accountable for that…ever action has a reaction… perry benjamin says: July 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM agree best speech i heard in my 5yrs in, but i dont think he should be held accountable for those soldiers lifes… we all signed our name on that dotted line and we all knew what we were getting into. and for those soldiers to have gradute basic and act the way they did, they should have known to conduct therself better than that Linda Glidden says: July 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM Wow! So many people just instantly believe what they read, lol. Try reading the “About Us” section of this blog and you will see this is meant to be a commical blog and everything is made up. I thought the article was actually pretty creative and humorous. I think it is so true that the people they put in now expect everything handed to them! Parents can no longer disipline their kids without some sort of retribution so therefore they dont get spanked anymore. Kids know that parents can get in trouble now if they do any sort of physical punishment so kids do what ever they want!! They curse and show disrespect to whoever they want and dont care!! This trickles into the classrooms where schools no longer can disapline either. We may hurt their feelings or embarrass them if we do. Then this of course trickles to the real world where now we have a bunch of young adults who feel their are entitled to anything they want without the hard work it takes to get it and unfortuneately this has trickled into the basic training/boot camps of all our military branches. Our country is slowly getting dumbed down. Very Sad!!! It scares me to think that these young Soldiers are going to possibly have to defend my husband while on deployment. Will they be able to do it. Then you have the crazy little shits that think its a game. My husband was a recruiter for a while and he said he would get kids in that said they wanted to be in infantry so that they could kill people and then they would go on and on how great their video game scores were on some video game. My husband would of course sit them down and explain (which he shouldnt have to) that this is real life! There is no reset button! You may have to look someone in the face and really kill them, you may have to kill a woman or child!! Think about that!! He liked their gung ho spirit but also knew he needed to give them a dose of reality. Then he’d get the ones that were solely coming in for an education only.. They do there yrs required and get out and go to school. In a way I think that BS should stop!! Not all but most of the ones like that immediately ask for a job that will not deploy them. My husband would just laugh and say that is not possible. If you dont want to get deployed then dont join. Half the ones they put in are going in cause they have no choice and need a job. Its sad really! Ok so I just have one other comment…… I really hope you honestly dont feel that way about military spouses!! Obviously Im a spouse but I don’t consider myself a hero or even that it is the toughest job, but that is prob because I dont have kids so its pretty easy for me, in a way. I do think spouses do a lot to keep morale up! They take care of the kids in every way! Emotionally and physically… They encourage their Soldier and are there for them. (at least the supportive ones) They essentially have to be a single parent and that is not easy! If it wasnt for spouses Soldiers wouldnt get as many care pkgs prob. to keep morale up. Yes, most of us knew what we were agreeing to when we got married but some didnt agree with it and they still stand by their Soldier. I know us spouses are not perfect and there are some pretty bad ones out there but I see more good than I do bad and I have been a spouse for 14 yrs. Well thats all I got…. :o) SGT Franklin says: July 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM A: Satire, although poorly timed satire, meaning it never happened B: General Brown is no longer the CG, nor if you had heard him speak would you ever believe this had come from him. C: CNN would have been all over this had it been real. D: The Sand Hill Chaplain I outprocessed with yesterday might, just might have been a little more disturbed had it been real. E: Settle down and take a deep breath. This site is clearly not for you. RipWaxmaster says: July 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM Well said. Especially Point D. Further reading material for the clearly uninformed: http://duffelblog.wpengine.com/2012/07/air-force-mq-9-reaper-diagnosed-with-ptsd-refuses-to-fly/ If that doesn’t get the point across, I don’t know what will. BigBrothaB says: July 20, 2012 at 6:41 PM Wowwww is all I can say. What is our military becoming these days?… specifically our Army. I’m currently serving and very disappointed in the speech given and the acts committed afterwards. To all of those drill sergeants and privates initiating the riot… shame on you all… and you loose cannon, gung-ho infantry fucks wonder why some of your Nation and even your fellow servicemembers don’t support you. I tell any new recruit joining any branch of service “You are man/woman before the uniform you put on.” No, this not your average 9-5, but indeed it is still a place of employment… Act like it! That retard general must’ve forgotten that. That motherfucker wouldn’t be speaking to new recruits if the our citizens didn’t continue to pay taxes to fund and support this great Army we belong to. If our citizens consider us heroes regardless of our specialty, fine let them praise us! Their tax dollars help support majority of the bullshit we do and fuck up when we’re not fighting the enemy… and hey General, I give anyone a lot of credit just for entering into combat for the fuck-off money that we get compensated just to do it. Are you a hero General?… more than likely not because you more than likely came in during peacetime, never served in combat as a troop, and now you’re sittin’ at some desk callin’ shots, makin’ big bucks to never come up with something that your troops can benefit from… Obviously, we see that with the speech you gave… fuckin’ officers man! If that was a first sergeant(even though it still wouldn’t justify), I would feel slightly different about this situation. gonzalez says: July 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM WOOOW, this general is my heroe!! I dont get this people, he said the reality of what is going to happen, and what is in the ARME?! Why do this people react that way?! Fuck those stupid ass privates! If they dont know the real way of doing things, then they dont belong here… anyways, he said the truth and nothing but the truth, if they cant handle it, to bad!!! Linwood martin says: July 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM i would love to have been there and heared this Officer speak. LMAO Sandwich says: July 20, 2012 at 10:12 AM LOL after I sat back and read over this article I was initially pissed. Then I saw the whole satire nonsense. My question to all of you who support this way of thinking are fucking idiots. “Nyahhhh your a pog” “Nyahhhh your not combat arms” “Nyahhhh combat is the best ever”….. Do you realize how retarded you people sound? Is it really that funny that people lost lives? Albeit it was fake but I really don’t see how you idiots could possibly see the humor in it. I do agree however about the shitbags and whatnot. And btw I am support and I’ll be damned if I wasn’t out of the wire way the fuck more than most of the supposed “combat arms retards” just saying all you cocksure idiots are pretty much just a bunch of simpletons who couldn’t muster enough brainpower than to choose a basic mos Joe says: July 20, 2012 at 7:50 AM Noone was killed in this incident. Check your sources RipWaxmaster says: July 20, 2012 at 8:56 AM Thanks Joe. I’ll look into that right now. sigsauerkraut says: July 20, 2012 at 6:20 AM oh yeah?! i went to basic in 1843, it was HARD back then! Christian DeRulo says: July 19, 2012 at 11:31 PM The most ghetto people in the army are all pogs. it really cracks me up. “I’m gangsta! ..I work supply!” And when they try to defend themselves on here because we all call them pussies, they look even more ghetto and retarded. haha. “MENG F@CK YOU 11B’s! IMMA BUST A CAP IN UR AZZ BISH! …after I finish making your dinner.” lmao. ok guy, go drive your LMTV back to the motor pool and play spades with the other pogs. This isn’t directed to the other non-infantry COMBAT MOS’s out there, (medics included) -but to these worthless “gangsta” type pogs that seem to multiplying everyday; for f@ck sake, know you’re role and STFU! These losers never have combat MOS’s.. they’re always either supply, mechanics, truck drivers, etc. because they wouldn’t of ever made it past the training for a combat MOS since they have zero discipline. The bigger problem is that their chain of command doesn’t do jack to correct their behavior, in fact I’ve seen them encourage it. A lot of those “gangsta” fuks that came in the army during the early 90s that used to be “career E-6′s” prior to OIF, are now all pog SFC’s and 1SG’s due of the spike in promotions caused by these wars, and it’s obvious not a lot has changed. These scumbags shouldn’t have ever made it past E-4, let alone E-6. the army needs to return to garrison and weed these losers out. -and not just the lower enlisted ones. It’s gotten REALLLLY bad since 2003. Linda Glidden says: July 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM So I guess we just get rid of them all then right?? They are so worthless, right!?! Guess you will have to figure out how to order your own stuff, fly your own helicoptors, fix your own vehicles and find your own ground transportation!! That should be pretty fun after you’ve walked so many miles, your dehydrated, tired and your back hurts and dont forget your feet are bleeding!!! They may not be on the front lines but their jobs are important to the ones who are on the front lines. I dont know about other MOS’ but do you even know the what the test scores have to be to be in aviation?? What are the scores for a grunt?? Just saying! Like I said if you think you dont need those people, Id love to see you do it all on your own!! Good luck with that!! ARTURO ORTIZ says: July 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM Hey I like playing spades makes the day go by quicker!!!! Todd 'Bear' Bowles says: July 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM OOH- F’N – RAH! I am now officially aroused! Semper Fi Drew says: July 19, 2012 at 5:54 PM Whatever y’all heard about infantry Osuck training at sand hill is true we did our ruck marches without a ruck we had camel backs full of soda and we had mcchickens instead of mres and they lowered the pt standards really low, we got out cross rifles at 30th and the drill sergeants were pretty nice to us they also gave us our phones and passes everyday and we could dip whenever we wanted. It was pretty relaxed Immayutt says: July 19, 2012 at 3:41 PM I don’t know about Army basic, but if that were true that would’ve hit the world news REAL quick. Whoever thought that up is awesome. SSG ShitBag trainer says: July 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM i actually enjoyed the remarks, until he start bashing the Military Families. i enloyed it because i for one is tired of our Military graduating actual “Shit Stains” from Basic and AIT. Our military is getting weaker every time one of these so-called soldiers walks across the stage to receive his or her diploma. We (all of us as leaders) need to show these soldier the right way to serve in the Military and force them to live the Military value. We have lost the value system in todays Military. Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, (here the Big One) Integrity, and Personal Courage. Bring it all back or will continue to los the fight. dwadafam says: July 20, 2012 at 1:48 AM I’m an AD spouse and Mom. I thought the remark about the wives was right on target. and the families… You just have to go to your local youth league football games to see parents like that. Stolentime says: July 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM I Think most of you are taking this all too seriously. It’s satire, which means its going to be fake. I does raise the question though If BCT is going soft. I did BCT and AIT at Lostinthewoods, and two tours in Iraq. I was outside of the wire for most of those tours as an 88m with a Engineering unit. We had plenty of former Drills and NCOs that became fobbits but you learn to ignore them and get the job done. We saw some, not a lot but some, action. That allowed us to weed out the whiners and criers. My unit allowed them to become Fobbits so that the rest of us could do what had to do and so the fobbits could hold our spots in the chow line till we got back. You don’t have to be an infantry unit to grow hard a$$e$. I applaud the person who wrote this, I think the “General’ sounds alot like my old CSM while we were in the sandbox. 1CAVwtf says: July 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM Everyone in my Unit seems to think this story is real. Despite the fact that I’ve explained the Duffleblog and satire to them. I honestly do not understand how anyone at all could think that this is real. Too bad the front leaning rest doesn’t cure stupidity… Rebecca says: July 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM Wow… I think some of you are getting too worked up over this. THIS IS A FAKE WEBSITE WITH FAKE STORIES DESIGNED TO POKE FUN AT THE MILITARY. Some of you are taking this as Gospel. You know that other website “The Onion?” This is the military version of that. Calm down. No one died as a result of MG Brown’s speech becuase his speech NEVER HAPPENED. That is all. The guy laughing at this whole thing says: July 19, 2012 at 4:13 AM I am loving how worked up everyone is getting over a fake story. I love even more how worked up the “vets” are getting whether they saw combat or not, who gives a shit if we saw combat or not? Do you really have to sit here and argue over the dam internet who’s dick is bigger? Jesus Christ we have more important things to worry about than combat this and combat that, who gives a shit, get off the fuckin computer and go live your life, leave the Army alone and go live your life, remember its ok to be human, I’ve been in a little while and I just figured that out. I suggest some of you practice it too. frank wagner says: July 19, 2012 at 7:47 AM I solved the problem. I have the biggest Dick. There now we can all rest easy. Army Wife (P) says: October 1, 2012 at 1:38 AM Oh yeah? Where you at? newarmydude says: July 19, 2012 at 3:17 AM my brother was there, this really happened. Civilian says: July 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM lol. and im really a civilian. CPT 2003 says: August 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM Dude – it shows – sometimes fire and sword IS the right answer . . . Just sayin . . . Think outside of egotistical pride says: July 19, 2012 at 1:27 AM I personally don’t find this post funny, though I do see some truth within’ it. I could see a SGT, General etc., saying this to the CSM’S during basic or AIT.. but at graduation, it’s inappropriate. If a “soldier” pulls weeds his whole carrier, then of course that person will not be considered a “Hero of war”. However, every person in the military has a specific MOS that in some way or form benefits the rest of the chain of MOS’S and “titles”. Just like every branch has the same purpose but use different forms of equipment or technique to carry out and accomplish their mission. For some reason though, many belittle other branches or other soldiers within their own branch. Oh and let’s not forget the civilians and how many (not all) view them as being beneath them. Let’s not forget that before the military you were a “civilian” as well and let’s not forget those “civilians” are the family, or teachers, dr.’s, firefighters, police officers, farmers, mechanics, welders, clothing manufactures etc etc etc that also kept/keep you and “your” people safe, fed, educated, clothed, make the parts that help build your equipment for your missions etc etc etc. My point is we all have a purpose in this world and we all choose our paths. I’ve known some strangers that were more of a hero than some soldiers and they were “civilians” who didn’t have a socialized job but saw a “mission” and put their lives on the line to save a few others. I love my country and I support and appreciate the troops for everything they do in the time of need to keep ours and other countries safe and I salute all of those who have put their lives on the line to save another soldier or country….. I just think SOME of the men and women in the military have to remember that they aren’t the only ones putting their lives on the line to save another or many….. and there are many many others who helped to provide and support yourselves in the past/present and who will continue to do so after your “time” or carrier has ended. On another note: I hope the Army continues to make some changes and follow through on their requirements for recruits and for the soldiers already in. I know too many soldiers with hot heads and loose balls that need to have their vagina’s toughened up…. and none of them are women eh ehm. ARTURO ORTIZ says: July 30, 2012 at 3:06 PM I agree you dont have too kill people too be a true soldier or hero.I put up with a lot of army BS because i dont get respect in my mos.I work really hard out here and im not asking for medals or recognition just alittle appreciation not hey your a pussy because your not doing missions like real soldiers do. Believe me i tak too soldiers who go outside the wire and they tell me they like it better then being on the fobb.Anyway i got love for all my soldiers from the cooks all the way too the guys spillin their guts in the field!!!! natefucksurwife says: July 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM All of you who agree are entitled to your opinions. I wasn’t stupid enough to join infantry because I didn’t want to kill innocent people and then have fun looking at my buddy’s dick afterwards. Plus somebody needs to do your guys wives while you’re being homicidal faggots. Fuck you, fuck your wives, and fuck this general. I will see all of you during Armageddon when I rip your hearts out. Thanks for serving a bad cause. I threw my awards and decorations away, proudly. I’m also proud of not being a jealous white guy who got my feelings hurt by a whore. Blame your daddy’s for feeling without purpose in your lives… whiteBoyHun6 bRitch022 says: July 20, 2012 at 11:19 AM sounds like someone got his wife fucked ifuckednateswife says: July 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM And I fucked his mother, too. Army Wife (P) says: October 1, 2012 at 1:39 AM Me too! SSG C says: July 18, 2012 at 9:57 PM YOU ALL KNOW THIS IS A LIE RIGHT? DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ! THIS DID NOT HAPPEN, I wish someone could stop this fool from posting these false stories as fact. He probably is not even a Soldier. If you are reading this you should be ashamed of yourself!!!!!! SSgt K says: July 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM You know the whole site is fake news right? Or are you an ASVAB waiver? LOL Army. bRitch022 says: July 20, 2012 at 11:18 AM haha, same guy that looked surprised and denied denied denied when he got caught with the gay porno mags in the porta shitter (SSG C). get a clue dude Sgt Mack says: July 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM Good ole Ft Benning all day every day BCT D 3/47 09′ It’s honor to get spoken to like at graduation instead after getting kicked cuz you couldnt handle BCT A DAMN SHAME Alex says: July 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM Love it… Pure, unadulterated honesty Mike Hunt says: July 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM Suckers – Some people will fall for anything http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/brownspeech.asp Civilian says: July 18, 2012 at 7:08 PM Yes, I understand this is satire, and yes I agree that what the general said is most likely the unspoken truth about the realities of war. However, I am concerned about the people who think the kind of behavior displayed by the general (in this piece of satire) is acceptable and should be reproduced in real life. Its hardly the kind of behavior I expect from America’s Finest. If anything, this general (if he was real) would be a jaded bastard who needs to be relieved from his duty due to his lack of ability to make rational decisions. You don’t need to become a killing machine. You can be someone who carries out the difficult task of killing those who wish harm upon your people without becoming a PTSD case. Its a rational thing to do. People have done it for millennia. If you find yourself jaded by war and warped by the killing you see, then you are simply not cut out for war, and have forgotten/dont agree with your purpose. Get out of it. Plain and simple. bRitch022 says: July 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM jesus christ…. another dipstick sucker… you know, its people like you that make them pay us less and say i can’t beat my kids. guess what, fuck you. hug a tree. talk about something you actually know about, obama voter. why’d i say that?? because FUCK YOU, thats why. dwadafam says: July 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM If you can’t understand military humor just leave this page. Haven’t you ever heard of gallow humor? Black Comedy? People like you are what’s wrong with America. So wrapped up in PC that you can’t let anyone else have a laugh. ealde005 says: July 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM new favorite General in this Nations History! “Explains how to use your balls properly!” Just John says: July 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM Sounds Like POLITICAL CORRECTNESS went RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW and some TRUTH WAS SAID ….. not everyone that Enlists is SOLDIER MATERIAL ….. And no matter how much training they get if the HEART AINT IN IT ….. the Body wont Get it ….. jmo …… ARTURO ORTIZ says: July 18, 2012 at 3:08 PM OLD BALLS I GARANTTEE ID KNOCK YOU ON YOUR ASS!!!!YOU FUCKIN HOMO CLAIMING ALL THESE MOS S YOU PROBABLY DONT KNO SHIT ABOUT…11 BANG BANG 13 BRAVO HOW COME EVERY OUTSIDER I MEET CLAIMS TOO BE INFANTRY OR SPECIAL FORCES BUUUULLLSHIT YALL PROBABLY WORKED IN THE ORDERLY SUCKIN THE 1ST SGT AND CPT DICK….I BUST MY ASS OUT HERE AND JUST CAUSE I AINTDOIN MISSIONS DOESNT MAKE ME LESS OF A SOLDIER!!!!! frank wagner says: July 19, 2012 at 7:43 AM yes it does. And please for the army’s sake learn how to spell… and maybe learn how to be an adult we don’t need kids like you. bRitch022 says: July 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM hahahaha! yessssss, thank you frank. ARTURO ORTIZ says: July 30, 2012 at 2:53 PM YOU TOO BITCH!!!! ARTURO ORTIZ says: July 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM Frank suck my dick!!! meow mix says: July 18, 2012 at 2:14 PM That’s the reality of it. IF you can’t stomach it then your not meant to be Combat Arms. Everyone will fall into more laid back rolls, and that’s just a fact of the mos like any other. It’s ignorance if you can’t understand that. Saying that to new soldiers and families?, well that’s what happens when you put up with that much shit. sometimes you say ‘fuck it’ it happens. moronic for those civis and Greenies to get angry at such an unknown like that, something that they aren’t even close to understanding. I’m just glad no real soldiers were hurt 11b. Patches says: July 18, 2012 at 1:47 PM lol I love it! too bad idiots can’t find the about thread on here. lmfao. smh. I guess SATIRE is a word above and beyond the idiots that think this shit is real lmao! BN OPS says: July 18, 2012 at 1:28 PM I beat my privates almost every day. OLD BALLS says: July 18, 2012 at 1:52 PM I beat my PRIVATE PARTS every day! Good stuff. Alot of truth to what the underlying theme here is. Some of the comments (Arturo Ortiz) I find a bit humorous. Soldiers naturally like to get together and talk how much harder and worse their tours are or take cheap shots at some MOSs. I own an 11B, 13B, 13F and a 12B. I have met great, REAL, soldiers in every one of them as well as “shit-stains”. Badasses and posers, alike. Stop “comparing dicks”, Arturo, just because you were born with a grub worm for a penis. ARTURO ORTIZ says: July 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM First of all I dont think this article is funny (I LMAO) but I’m currently deployed in afghanistan and yes imma fobbit .Never been outside the wire. But I garantee that i got more guts and balls then any of you infantry muthafuckas!!!!!most of yall were probably bitches who got picked on so yall went infantry cause the marines wouldnt take yall..Imma warrior and a mechanic so fuck this and every one a yall commenting on this shit cause thats what it is GRADE A BULLSHIT… bRitch022 says: July 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM “but I’m currently deployed in afghanistan and yes imma fobbit .Never been outside the wire.” Let me say this for everyone who’s thinking it. if you haven’t seen real combat, or actually had the opportunity to test your “guts and balls”, then SHUT THE FUCK UP. you’re a fucking mechanic dude. yeah, we need you, big time, thank you for sucking the oil off my dipstick. but theres nothing “warrior” and badass about that. what, do you engage the tiny little fucking unicorns poking holes in the radiator? i don’t see a combat mechanic badge, because there is no such fucking thing. you’re probably the little bitch who got picked on, and didn’t want to get picked on anymore so joined as a mechanic, not because you wanted a great fucking job, but because you pussied out and felt your dick was too small to perform ARTURO ORTIZ says: July 30, 2012 at 2:48 PM hey britch I probabaly seen more combat in the streets of ny then you seen your hole military career or even your hole fucken life .I got my reasons for not going infantry yeah i was scared but im reenlistin to go infantry just too see what all the hypes about. You got know idea what bein a soldiers about bitch.I WANTED A TRADE DICKHEAD but im reclassin to 11 bang bang. Double Vet says: July 18, 2012 at 12:42 PM B E A utiful… just what these morons need. Satire at it’s finest. Don says: July 18, 2012 at 11:43 AM You guys realize this was not a real article right? 11 Privates were not killed. This is learning through comedy. The author was just making a point ( a good point though). bRitch022 says: July 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM OH MY GOD! REALLY???> Scott Swieda says: July 18, 2012 at 11:19 AM I do believe he just touched my heart…such sweet sedimental words….I want to work for this General. SSG GET SOME says: July 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM Now thats how the army should be with all this soft crap no yelling shit soldiers damn near the same as nco’s these days. but hey general brown keep it real i love it. one more speech for the rode. Lauren says: July 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM Oh this made my day. I would definitely stand and applaud this speech. My favorite part, “They’re not heroes. Neither are your fucking wives. Hardest job in the Army, my ass! Damn it, I’m too old for this shit. Fuck you all.” I couldn’t agree more. It makes me sick hearing wives say they have the hardest job in the Army. No we don’t. This is a load of crap if I’ve heard it. We get to stay at home, well protected and safe. What is harder, cleaning the house or living in the desert for months on end thousands of miles away from home, watching your children or fighting a war, keeping your legs closed while your husband is gone or trying not to get shot. Campbell 1SG says: July 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM Harder to keep the legs crossed it seems! Cat says: July 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM This has probably been stated already but it’s on Duffleblog! As in it’s NOT real and completely made up. People should really pay attention to what they’re reading BEFORE they get their panties in a twist. briang says: July 18, 2012 at 9:09 AM yes dizzle, you are obviously trying very hard to be “gangsta”. in fact, so much so, you are typing in ebonics. wow. ur so fucking hard aren’t u? and the likes of you are why obama got elected! white man holding u down huh? thats just great! uneducated spooks like you shouldn’t be allowed to vote! haha i hope ur reading this and ur so mad u have a heart attack. funny statistic-90% of all people chaptered out of the military for drugs are black. why is that dizzle. u disgust me. fuck u soldiaboy says: July 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM There is absolutely no excuse for responding to ignorance with more ignorance. Your racism is polarizing, which means that your entire arguement is easily discarded due to an extreme and unreasonable standpoint. If you are a Soldier, you should be ashamed of yourself. This attitude is not what the US Army or the United States in general are made of. The person looking ignorant before you posted was dizzle, now the ignorant one is sadly, you. JohnCreasy says: July 18, 2012 at 5:27 PM Actually Soldiaboy, you did the same thing above! Or wait….is insulting the entire Army (minus combat MOSs) any different than Briang being racist? Fact checker says: July 18, 2012 at 11:26 AM I think you got that 90% statistic out of your forth point of contact. As a Troop Commander I chaptered 6 soldiers out of the Army for drugs none of them where black. And yes I am Combat arms. If you are truly a leader use the correct facts they can be foound in the Red Book or Gold Book. But you probably dont know what those are becasue you are not a leader! bRitch022 says: July 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM Hey, just wanted to say, great job Troop Commander! What a great leader you are, truly inspirational. Glad you can take the time out of your true leadership responsibilities to correct other dumb fucks about bullshit statistics that you yourself don’t know whos ass to pull it out of.. .hahaha… what a joke stepoutsidethewirebitch says: July 18, 2012 at 9:03 AM let me guess dizzle. your a fucking awesome person? and probably stationed at ft hood? great use of the english language there. tell me this, why am i a racist douchebag? fuck u u lowly want to be posing fake hard acting piece of shit. maybe not all infantrymen see combat, but “most” (and i say most because there are exceptions to everything) of them enlisted being told they probably would. and thats a hell of a lot more respectable than a fucking awesome ass cook. i wish the army was like this. i really do. and dont come back with some hard ass response. i earned my cib so respect my douchebag authori-tah. OEF 10-11. and my paycheck at that kind sir. [cleaned up to get rid of racist elements of comments and make comment much more respectful. -ed] CPT 2003 says: August 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM Thank you for so eloquently saying what needed to be said . . . To which I would add – ‘there is no morale problem at Ft. Hood, it’s the GREAT place . . .” Or as a particularly HURRAH USMC General Officer was reported to say, the sole purpose for the infantry is to “locate, close with and destrroy the enemy – by close combat and fire and maneuver – we go down range and break things and hurt people – thats our mission!” NCO Business says: July 18, 2012 at 7:44 AM AMANDA!!! You shut your mouth you uneducated bastard. Just from reading your comment, I’ve figured you to be a retard. You should have been a stain on the carpet. Wait…. Maybe your a flunky from BCT and this is your chance to be one of those woulda coulda shoulda scamps. Good luck working the hot dog stand. Titties!!! Dizzle biiiiiitccchhhh says: July 18, 2012 at 7:37 AM Fake ass wanna be gangsta ass mufuckaz talkin that killa shit.. Lol y’all trip me out tho. Let it be clear, all infantrymen don’t see combat so you can shove that “pog” shit up ya ass soldiaboy says: July 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM You sir, must be a combat servise and support guy. It’s ok, we don’t judge you, we need to to cook our dinner and wash our laundry. soldiaboy says: July 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM Service* excuse my poor spelling please. JohnCreasy says: July 18, 2012 at 5:24 PM Your poor spelling is excused….it’s right on par with your comment. I’m actually surprised you didn’t spell more words incorrectly. 82ndSSG says: July 18, 2012 at 7:34 AM 00′ is definitely not the old Army. I went to basic in 02′ and I have no illusions or machinations about what I went through. There were a couple Drill Sergeants that put their hands on privates, very fucking briefly I might add because as soon as word got out they were under investigation. Not so good if the investigation didn’t go their way. And I am not talking about them beating trainees or anything. Merely grabbing them by the collar aggressively could lead to an investigation. Infantry OSUT was still somewhat challenging then. Its not a matter of who was getting beat and who wasn’t. The quality of men joining the infantry back then was much better. There were still somewhat high standards and it was relatively easy to weed out the turds. Then the war hit the Army head on. We were short on numbers. Standards were relaxed. Soldiers were being pushed through basic basically as cannon fodder. Fat fucks. Criminals. Cowards. Everything the Army was relucatant to allow before. And now we are feeling the pain for it. Thats why the Army is pushing to drop people from its ranks. Retention control points are becoming stricter. Chapter packets are becoming easier. Standards are starting to come back. Slowly but surely the Army is reallizing it made a mistake. I wish this article was real. The Army is ever evolving. It will never be like it was back in the 40′s, or 70′s, or 90′s for that matter. But thats why it is up to us current leaders to make shit right. To enforce standards and deal with the scum apporpriately. Campbell 1SG says: July 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM 82nd SSG, I completely agree with you on your comments. I have also gotten the IG complaint sent in my name. I called a soldier a peace of shit once….you tell me if it fits! The soldier was being chapter for being a pot head, a thieve, would not send money to his wife and treathen to kill his wife….so I pulled him to the side and had a one on one with the person and called him a piece of shit! So a day later I get the IG email by some SFC threatening to start an investigation…..needless to say I got pissed and my commander calmed me down, because I was going to walk to this SFC office and have a chat with him about the situation. You tell me how are we to fix the Army we all love with people like IG holding us down….BTW I chaptered the person out of the Army. So at least I made it a better Army in that regard! Old Sergeant says: July 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM Back in the 80′s the beatings were left to the other members of the platoon to “correct” those who really didn’t deserve to wear the BDU’s. The Drill Sergeants basically said you need to police yourself, before we light everyone up. So after the first time we got lit up and smoked, we understood what was implied, and it is amazing what a blanket, sock and bar of soap will do for platoon morale and straightening out those who were complete f*** ups. They either started to toe the line or they begged to be discharged. The men I went through and completed Basic Training with I would to this day trust with mine and my family’s lives. My class had one f*** up who took on one of the Drill Sergeants (who was 18 series MOS trained) by taking a swing, the Drill thoroughly finished the fight, and was subsequently cleared in the investigation, as it was clearly self defense, with plenty of us trainees as voluntary witnesses, the trainee got a Field Grade Article-15, got kicked out of BCT and received platoon based “corrective actions” before he left, as we got punished for that shitheads actions. This was not at Benning, but the same type of actions were commonplace back then as they prohibited the Drill Sergeants from manhandling the trainees. Somestupidnickname says: July 18, 2012 at 4:45 AM FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!! CLICK “ABOUT US” ON THE UPPER LEFT HAND SIDE!! THIS ENTIRE SITE IS DEVOTED TO COMEDY! Me says: July 18, 2012 at 9:12 PM Wait….what???????? Don’t ruin the fun, some of the comments are as funny as the stories. OldAbnRgr says: July 18, 2012 at 3:31 AM This would have been better if the author realized that an Infantry CSM would be more realistic plus the fact that Brown has PCS’d from here at Benning to Lewis. Still, entertaining stuff for someone who’s lost stripes for telling people they were oxygen thieves for about 12 years now. Remy Davis says: July 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM Read my book entitled SPC DAVIS . It is about the life and death of my son who lost his life on the hands of “4 shit heads” from Ft. Binning. The General generalized comment lead to the death of 11 innocent young Americans. They haven’t served yet. They are just starting their tour of duty. So, the General must be a “shit head”, also for his lack of sensitivity, lacking sound judgment, and indiscretion, if this article is true.. I agree, “shit heads” should not be allowed to served in the military, much more to lead. The issuance of moral waivers have increased dramatically, allowing event violent criminals with gang ties and prior mental health problems to enter into service, My son’s death is a direct result of these low recruitment standards. Teri C. says: July 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM The article is not true. It clearly says that on the “About Us” page: “The content of this site is parody. No composition should be regarded as truthful, and no reference of an individual, company, or military unit seeks to inflict malice or emotional harm.” Platoon Daddy says: July 18, 2012 at 2:34 AM Some of you guys are full of “you know what”. I see people talking about joining the army back in 2000. Sorry but that is not old army my friend. I enlisted in 92 and I’m still in might I add. To the guy who said Drill sergeants were beating privates when they were in basic in 2000 you my friend are a damn lier and as a former Drill Sergeant I call bullshit. Some of you need to quit telling bold face lies and trying hype yourselves up because the real old soldiers are watching and we don’t believe you. Tibbles says: July 18, 2012 at 3:09 AM Anyone who joined after 1980 has no idea what the “old Army” is… Just saying… Brian says: July 18, 2012 at 6:24 AM I went to basic in 87′ good old Fort Bliss. Had a Drill Sergeant dislocate a guys shoulder, that was about it. Same Drill Sergeant who was busted for charging trainees rent the cycle before ours. Amanda says: July 18, 2012 at 7:17 AM I went to basic in 06′ and it might not be like the old army and it wasnt that bad but a drill SGT did throw a desk at a private and break her leg and MY Drill SGT Picked a kid up by his throat and slammed him on the bay doors. And we were working with drill SGTs in training and the head instructor for the Drill SGTs in training tried to throw me into a barbed wire fence before I was caught by my drill SGT and the Drill sgts started first fighting. Dont say they didnt hit you b.c. I went in 06′ and they were still hitting people. This is a funny article though derp says: July 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM sounds like you had basic training at WWE headquarters… soldiaboy says: July 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM Platoon Daddy, I am a Drill Sergeant. My Drill Sergeants were relieved of duties and thrust into the media spotlight for beating, pointing loaded rifles and pistols at, and generally abusing Soldiers. That said, I don’t believe it made us bad Soldiers. In my platoon of 35 that graduated, 6 were Drill Sergeants in my Squadron when I came on the trail. That is uncommon, across the board. My hazing classes in Drill Sergeant School were about my own Drill Sergeants and situations I saw or was a part of. I believe it made me stronger. It happened in 2001. Don’t be in denial. Your experience may have been non-physical as a Drill Sergeant, but that doesn’t mean that everyone followed regulations. The real old Soldiers are all 1SG and CSM by now. Why aren’t you?? Old Drill says: July 18, 2012 at 6:48 PM I entered the military in 1975 and can atest that during that time it was still common practice for a drill to knock someone on there A$$ or give them an A$$ whooping! Times have changed…….When I became a Drill it wasnt going on….and I heard even later the privates could pull out stress cards like a time out…WTF! LOL! I am soooo glad I didn’t see those stress cards as I think I would have gone Postal! J/S! James says: July 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM You all are full of shit. The drill sergeants do not go and arbitrarily whoop a private. When one bucks up and takes a swing though he/she will take an ass whoopin. You guys that say basic was so hard…..bullshit. It is like disney land without the roller coaster. AR 350-6 needs to be taken out and burned along with the fuck sticks that wrote it. Pencil pushers that dont have to deal with the crap. In basic and ait the privates have the power. I got investigated 8 damn times cuz some private said. Dont worry I beat it every time and was only actually guilty twice. Basic is to weed out the weak ones which is only about 10-15%. It does not do that though cuz it is a cake walk. In the defense of the younger Soldiers though I saw many a young ones shine in combat. Self preservation is a bitch. I also saw a few fold up and bitch out….very few. There just is no sense of accomplishment or pride to be had with todays basic and ait. I went through in 88 and it was tough but i smiled like a dumbass for a month cuz it was tough and I did not fail. Learned alot about what I can and cant do. Unfortunately todays younger Soldiers have to learn under fire about discipline cuz the NCO Corps is no longer allowed to instill it or too afraid of their Soldiers to do so. Grab your fuckin nuts NCO’S you are fucking up my Army. Discipline is at all times and Soldiers need to be taught by us how to represent the Army properly. We the NCO Corps let the Army get soft. Used to be a Sergeant Major or 1SG posted at the PX to fuck you up when you showed up looking like shit or out of uniform. Now I see them walk right by fucked up Soldiers and not say shit. The Senior NCO’s need to unfuck the discipline problem. Discipline builds teams before they have to be one. Karen Sherry Brackett says: July 18, 2012 at 2:28 AM NOT!!!! RipWaxmaster says: July 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM Well played. dwadafam says: July 18, 2012 at 4:51 PM Very good! Karen Sherry Brackett says: July 18, 2012 at 2:17 AM LOL cooldog says: July 18, 2012 at 3:47 AM oops… sorry Karen… I thought you were serious… you got me! (a beautiful example of a classic “double-punk”) Karen Sherry Brackett says: July 18, 2012 at 2:09 AM Some one had better fire his ass before the sun comes up tomorrow! And every soldier that killed another soldier needs to be court marshalled. The General is not honorable enough to deserve a court marshall. If anyone has a problem with that come and speak to me directly! cooldog says: July 18, 2012 at 3:45 AM wow… you don’t have ANY sense of humor do you? Do you always take yourself and the world around you so seriously? Problems with authority? Daddy issues? (little hint here… the “killed 11 privates in self defense” line should probably indicate something to you….) Doc says: July 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM Court martialed* SFC WATKINS says: July 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM Did you take ur MIDOL this morning?? dwadafam says: July 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM It’s satire, fake, humor, not real… read the about section of this site. wesley rainbolt says: July 18, 2012 at 2:01 AM what that general said, if he did or didnt say it, is true. i completed infantry basic and AIT in november 2010 todays military is full of pussies that will just freeze up or hunker down during a firefight. i know this because ive seen it plenty of times. after i completed AIT i was deployed to afghanistan 2 months later, and i cant even count on my fingers and toes how many pussies cried and begged to never leave the base for a mission. i know a guy that just froze up and wouldnt move so we had to tackle his ass just to get him into cover. i was only in afghanistan for 3 days before i hit my first IED but that never stopped me from going out on missions. i salute that general and anyone else who has the balls to tell all these grunts at basic and AIT the truth. joel says: July 18, 2012 at 1:54 AM Great article. bethf, pull your panties out of the knot they are in lol. Too much sensitivity / PC is ruining our Army. If you can’t take a little light hearted cursing / verbal abuse you DAMN sure can’t make it on the field of battle. I remember going through IBT back in 00′ and it was what training was supposed to be. We weren’t coddled, our drill sergeants would beat the hell out of people for messing up…. and we learned. Too bad this is a satirical piece and things like this will never happen Platoon Daddy says: July 18, 2012 at 2:39 AM Dude we did not then, did not before, and do not now beat privates in basic training or AIT. The closest you will find would be combatives training. Stop telling these people lies. We already get a bad enough rap without you guys making up crap. OldSarge says: July 18, 2012 at 3:57 AM In 1977 Drill Sergeants beat the shit out of trainees at times, not every day and not very often. I saw it and the person getting beaten always deserved it. Back then, half the basic training company was guys avoiding going to jail. I wish that was still done by judges. Some of those guys turned out real well. mutt says: July 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM bullshit i went ft dix in 91for INF.BASIC the drills were more like big brothers . then BENNING onTANK HILL for advanced INF TRAINING. NO F@C#IN BODY LAID A HAND ON ANYONE. THERE WERE AFEW THAT IT WOULD OF HELPED THOUGH. Joshua says: July 18, 2012 at 1:09 AM If basic was anything like it should be it shouldn’t have been anything new to those recruits to get spoken to like that. That was how I got treated every day of boot camp when I joined the marine corps. Great speech. pfck says: July 20, 2012 at 8:20 AM I agree. I joined the Army a year ago and expected basic to be the hardest thing of my life. All our Drill Sgts did is yell and cuss because these days… it’s all it takes to scare a dumb private. My dad went through basic in the 70′s and my basic didn’t hold a stick to his. We’ll just say… at graduation, I felt no sense of accomplishment. pfck says: July 20, 2012 at 8:20 AM …but I must say, the 173rd gives me a sense of accomplishment just about every day. shot bag says: October 28, 2012 at 9:09 PM AIRBORNE ! Young Man bethf says: July 18, 2012 at 12:49 AM This is not funny at all. In fact whomever wrote this should be shot. I have family at Fort Benning right now. This is shit and you should be ashamed of yourselves Trish says: July 18, 2012 at 1:56 AM You should be shot for not having a sense of humor. That is was this is meant to be, FUNNY! And it was! Sgt A. says: July 18, 2012 at 2:46 AM I agree. Get that sand out of your cooch!!! Kevin McQuade says: September 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM SGT A GOT A BROKEN OLD C RAT OPENER FROM MY DAZE wanna send it in soze they. An use it to UNTRENCH THEY DUMBASSES. BDFB out wickedjstr says: July 18, 2012 at 3:30 AM STFU roy says: July 18, 2012 at 6:55 AM Get off of your fucking high horse. Have you had to deal with these little bastards? Your prob on of those dumbasses who sat on the FOB and heard about stuff that happened on the other side of the Country “Called” home and told your family you felt the blast and had to pick up bodies you dumb fuck. Tilly says: July 18, 2012 at 10:13 AM Yep … get over it. People like yo uare the ones that have my Army so fucked up now. It’s a big world learn to get along and stop seeking out opportunities to be offended. bethf says: July 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM I did not seek an opportunity to be offended. Joking about people being killed is not funny and is never funny especially when you have close family at that particular base. You all apparently have a warped sense of humor. Sgt. Ahole says: July 18, 2012 at 1:37 PM Unless you’ve been in the military you probably won’t find the humor in it. In that case it wasn’t meant for you or your wussy, touchy feely side. Go call Oprah and have a good cry, The military isn’t there for flowers and baking parties. Our job is to protect you from people who want to kill you, your children and everyone else around you. We can only do it by having a little bit different point of view. Sgt. Ahole (as recruits refer to me) jbrad says: July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM hey beth shut the fuck up and get off this site. seriously. jbrad says: July 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM hey bethF, shut the fuck up and fuck yourself off this site please. cletu77 says: July 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM bethf, you are what is wrong with this country, pussification of america, fuck off Tilly says: July 20, 2012 at 9:31 AM Bethf. Well see all below, you still do not get it. You are of the group that sees the military as a social experiment – demanding PCing of all speeches, actions, and interaction among service members. Read the mission statements of units, we do bad things to bad people so idiots like you can bitch and moan about your pet goldfish not being allowed to vote. So enjoy your freedoms given to you by the blood of others, but do not speak on behalf of the people you really demonstrate you do not understand … as COL Jacobs said .. “Just say thank you, and let us do our job; but do not tell me how to do my job.” So sign up and ruck up, or shut up. You either have the guts to do it or hide behind the freedoms provided by the ones who do. Cody Luchner says: July 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM if you have family there you should know this isnt true. as humorous the speech would have been if it was true.. it not Sgt 155 says: July 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM Hey Beth, shut your moaning fucking mouth. your family member is probably a whining little bitcH like u. Don’t ever think your opinion matters to us warfighters, it doesn’t. USMC KILL! Bo Hica says: July 19, 2012 at 9:02 AM You have family at Ft Benning? My God you must be worried to death. I myself am in afghanistan, I leave the wire 2-3 times a day and there has been 1 patrol where I havent been shot at. But thank God Im not at Ft Benning, it sounds sooooooo dangerous over there. Sue says: October 30, 2012 at 10:39 AM I agree with you! My son is in Infantry right now at Fort Benning and don’t find anything funny about this. All these people are just as disrespectful as the soldiers they are making fun of….going into military now and fighting for the Commander and Cheif that is in office now takes guts. I applaud anyone who makes the commitment…regardless of what anyone says it is HARD!!! Crazy Cracker says: October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM And that is of course where probably most of the people on here will disagree with you. Sure joining, VOLUNTARILY, is commendible and wanting to fight for your country is honorable. However, any tom dick and harry can join. Going through basic is rough, physically, but that can be overcome with determination and drive to improve ones self. Its the mental resilience one would have to overcome those obstacles and push through the pain. Unfortunately quality soldiers in that regard are few, quantity wise, we have some that crater at the first sign of stress. soldiers/marines, who read this story and reflect back on this experience can laugh and joke, because they see the changes and types of troops being graduated. Remember, some of these people on here have to lead these types of troops. Some troops will take 90% of your time, and your whole company will get 10%. DOnna smith says: July 18, 2012 at 12:04 AM Sat-tire: The use of humor,irony,exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices… Dumbasses Keith says: July 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM Sat-ire, with one “t”, now spelled correctly. Don’t throw stones, dumbass. kyle says: July 17, 2012 at 11:11 PM said it like a fuckin champ!!! Mars says: July 17, 2012 at 11:10 PM I think this general needs sensitivity training and a healthy dose of Political Correctness from the Pelosi-Reid Center for Responsible & Ethical Warfighting Institute. cooldog says: July 18, 2012 at 3:38 AM ROTFLMFAO!!!!! April says: July 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM HOOAH!! Now that’s motivation. frmr puppy pusher says: July 21, 2012 at 9:06 PM You’re not a-kiddin…. Hey, does the Army take prior service 60 yr olds? This sounds like fun. John Kane says: July 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM Now if it had said CSM.Purdy, I would have believed it but a General nah not going to happen,they are to busy playing the “PC” game to bull anything like that!! Kagan says: July 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM CSM Purdy was my BN CSM for a while. He definitly didn’t mince words. AT least he didn’t take thr R&R’s during a deployment like my previous CSM had! Almer Hadaway says: July 17, 2012 at 6:55 PM Sometimes the truth hurts. It made me smile as I thought about my own graduation from Sand Hill in ’83 and the crap spewed forth from our key note speaker. For that matter, OCS, IOBC, IERW same/same. It isn’t what is said about you, it is how you handle your career and what you believe. mutt says: July 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM hey it’s a job we all vollenteered for . IF YA CNN’T TAKE IT GO HOME !!! I THOUGHT I WAS GETTIN SOFT IN THE 90′S FOR USEING SAT. COM. and GPS. Specialist Little says: July 17, 2012 at 3:48 PM OK… before I begin, this brought a tear to me eye. So, I know this is a parody article but with all parodies and farses, they are based a little upon truths. A truth that I need cleared is this: I went through Infantry OSUT down at Sand Hill and for damn sure didn’t get a fucking ceremony and speech after the Basic phase. And as far as I know, there’s only one MOS that does IBCT down at Benning (OCS doesn’t count). SO are they doing this now? Are they giving them a ceremony for completing the 9 week BCT phase of OSUT? Specialist Cox says: July 17, 2012 at 4:06 PM No they didn’t start doing that, my cousin just finished up and from what he described it’s the same is it was 5 years ago… except no more shark attacks. no passes, getting all the “poison” out of you after family day, Honor hill, stairway to heaven, the bayonet… you know, all the “fun” shit. I checked everywhere I could think and couldn’t find any other article anywhere about this, gotta be made up. SFC WATKINS says: July 18, 2012 at 11:33 AM Its Satire!! Death. says: July 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM I went to basic in sand hill.. if he gave that speech when I grad. I would have laughed my fucking ass off lol.. but yes. Basic isn’t what it used to be, now they cleared all the other stuff up cuz some one got hurt or there feelings turned to shit, and they jumps out of the window in the barrics.. it just goes to prove that they have people joining.. and making it past basic n ait, that should have been weeded out. I’m not saying they should commit suicide, noooo .. cuz they made the honorble choice to join.., b ut If you can’t make it, don’t do it.., and the things removed from basic that should have stayed. I gues you can say its just a development of the army.. hopefully it is for the greater good..and yes the biggest experience is deployment.. but basic , and ait has to get the ready for that experience. To do what you gave to to get the job done..even if you have to pull the trigger n shoot em in the face. If basic n ait doesn’t get them ready.. well let’s hope the army changes them to the level of training for the experience.. Hooah!!!!!! Keith says: July 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM I agree specialist, but why would they print this, and why would they or who would print this? My son, who is in the army email me this artical. How the person, who published this bull get away with slantering army forces, General, Drill sgts, and the shit stains, i would think if this had of happen the drill sgts would broke arms to disable instead of killing them., i know this to be true, because i was drill sgt at Ft. Jackson! I think the Duffle Blog has the Duffle Bag Drag!! Keith says: July 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM I agree specialist, but why would they print this, and why would they or who would print this? My son, who is in the army email me this artical. How the person, who published this bull get away with slandering armed forces, General, Drill sgts, and the shit stains, i would think if this had of happen the drill sgts would broke arms to disable instead of killing them., i know this to be true, because i was drill sgt at Ft. Jackson! I think the Duffle Blog has the Duffle Bag Drag!! Read more: http://duffelblog.wpengine.com/2012/07/general-gives-controversial-graduation-speech-riot-ensues/#comment-2748#ixzz227k8gXWy Follow us: @theduffelblog on Twitter | duffelblog on Facebook Howard Temple says: August 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM The Army keeps getting softer and softer until the backbone will just be gone all together. The day of being hard core and doing your duty has gone extinct. We still have badass soldiers but the higher ups can’t train them correctly because of all the politcal correctness. Shut up Jake “Freedom of Speech” We use to train killers to kill. No we train them to kill if it doesn’t upset them. The Infantry can’t even sing cadence while running that is the least bit offensive to anyone. Take the Infantry and train them on a sperate post and away from all the panty wearing bullshit experts. When you carry a weapon for a living and are expected to kill the fucking enemy with extreme predjudice, you shouldn’t be worried about what someone might think about how you get trained. Brian Currier says: September 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM Its supposed to be comedic while at the same time shining light on the softness of some of today’s incoming basic trainee’s. Soldiers especially Drill Sergeants have always busted trainee’s chops for being weak but the consensus I get from friends of mine who are now Drill Sergeants is that troops are coming to them with no sense of what comrade means. This whole be an individual belief is a threat to the military and alot of these KIDS feel they can do whatever whenever. Kevin McQuade says: September 3, 2012 at 1:41 PM HOW ABOUT YOU BEING A DUCHE BAG A DRAGGINg there DI? It’s a FICKIN PARODY NUMB NUTS Wzrd1 says: August 15, 2012 at 2:50 PM Well, at least they got rid of the stress cards. THAT lunacy was a major step backward in readiness. Damned funny yarn though! aj says: July 18, 2012 at 2:12 AM your fuckin retarded sand hill ( home of the infantry) hasnt been home of the infantry for 3 years. now several MOS’s do their basic there Johnson says: August 19, 2012 at 8:04 PM it’s a shame too, the infantry needs a place where they can train to a real standard and POG’s can stay out. Stump says: July 18, 2012 at 2:07 PM I was an 88m, not infantry and went through basic on sand hill in 2002. So multiple mos’s were going through befor then. Ivan says: July 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM i know they use to have regular basic there also aside infantry osut. couldnt find this story anywhere else. it doesnt add up. i think its BS. this would have made big news. mutt says: July 18, 2012 at 11:19 PM Either way it makes for a hell of a read and something to think about . modern military is going from JOHN WAYNE to the freakin brady bunch. Retarded Major says: August 15, 2012 at 1:27 AM It has been for the more than 20 years since I retired! Recruiter says: July 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM Its no longer just Infantry guys going to FT Benning. Alot of different MOS go there now. WO1 D says: July 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM Armor school was moved from Ft. Knox to Benning quite a few years ago. SGT Gamble says: July 19, 2012 at 3:54 AM I did basic at Sand Hill and I’m not Infantry, I’m Artillery. Keith says: July 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM Steel on target RedLeg!!! Hooah! Brian Currier says: July 20, 2012 at 12:54 AM Read the comments of those people who believed this article. They all mention how bad ass this officer was but failed to mention the supposed 11 people killed. All of the softening up the Army is doing is to gain more technology minded recruits. The sad fact is that many of the tech savvy guys also happen to be the polar opposite of the beans and bullets hard ass trooper. As the military relies more on tech the concertina chewing grunt will be less useful. Im not saying combat MOS guys are dumb but we all know that CSM who eats copenhagen for breakfast and he is perfectly suited for one thing and that is fighting. This “softening” the Army is doing is a mistake because eventually our enemies will figure out that the only chance they have to hurt us is by vietnam era tactics. Its kinda like owning a scoped rifle without iron sights,eventually that scope will fail. James Baum says: July 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM Well I’m speaking for myself and not sure where you get your info, but you’re stupid. The Infantry has the highest GT score in the Army. I myself have a degree in computer electronics and can shoot with the best of them, fight hand to hand well, so your tech savvy guys as a polar opposite is a dumb assumption. Everyone knows what happens when we assume something. So please inform us where you get your info worldly knowledge from. Basically everything you stated is crap. I can fix a computer, server, and network, and then take that network, server, and computer, and beat the leaving shit out of the enemy with it, or just shoot them. USA-Ret says: August 9, 2012 at 2:13 AM As a former US Army recruiter (DA Selected), I can say that Mr. James Baum is full of himself to remotely think that the Infantry has the highest GT score! You may have had a very high GT Score, but that didn’t qualifiy you for the Infantry. The “GT” score is only used to determine your catagory not for a certian job. The min. to join active duty is a GT score of 31. The highest GT score is 99. Your ASVAB Aptitude line score is what determines the different MOS you “could” be successful in. 11B could have GT of 31 and have a ASVAB Line score of 90 in CO to qualify. Whereas 25B, lnformation Systems Operator-Analyst, can have a GT score of 31 and a line score of 100 in ST to qualify. The GT score and Line scores are Apples and Oranges in the Recruiting business. The GT score only places you into Recruiting Catagories. GT of 50 (A)or higher only get you extra cash bonuses or College $$ or Station of choice, etc. If you scored a 31-49 (B), you get the basic package … unless the recruiting mission is sucking A** on making thier month or year quota. Cat A’s is the primary mission target and earn the recruiter more points to thier Gold Badge or additional Stars and recruiter rings. They want you to join whether or not it will maximize your personal talents (Aptitude). Of course you did’t believed that your recruiter and MEPS “career counselor” wouild ever sell you one of “thier” priority MOS to meet thier monthly quota. IF you so “gifted” with computers, you should have taken 25B and build your skills with formal schools and hands-on expereince by actually working in the field. As a current IT Contractor in Afghanistan, we look for 25 series MOS’s for IT positions not Infantry. According to you rambling of what your could do, you are either a under-utilized Grunt playing unit IMO or your not a grunt but a 25N, Signal guy that plays MW3 too much at a FOB or base Base drinking Green Bean lattes. USA-Ret 25W4P Bob says: August 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM Overall ASVAB score is what maxes at 99, and that is based on who well you scored compared to other people. Your GT score can, in theory, be over 100, but thats pretty unusual. The highest I’ve seen is 139, the same person had line scores of 140+. (Why he joined the army I have no idea). He was 15W, UAV Operator (which DOES have some of the highest ASVAB scores in the army, and is what I do). PT says: September 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM Bob: There’s nothing unusual about having a GT of over a 100. Not only is it common, it’s pretty ideal these days. Linda Glidden says: July 21, 2012 at 2:47 PM Why does the military have to soften people up?? They should be tech savvy badasses!! dwadafam says: July 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM I sooo wish this were real. My kid is one of the little bald bastards who is now in AIT. He would have loved this speech too. He’s always complaining about the shit-stains he was in basic with. Paul says: July 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM Awesome! Good luck to him. dwadafam says: July 18, 2012 at 12:07 AM Thanks Retarded Major says: August 15, 2012 at 1:18 AM We need more moms like you! adrian says: July 17, 2012 at 11:55 PM Your son is one of the “Shit stains” this was talking about. Tilly says: July 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM You got that right, someone that has not even graduated basic thinking he is already the gift. I hope that he ends up in my Battalion so I can bounce his a@@ out. dwadafam says: July 18, 2012 at 4:43 PM he’s in AIT as I already mentioned- that means he graduated from basic. Duh… Brian Currier says: July 20, 2012 at 12:37 AM Basic and AIT are solely for weeding out people who should not be in the Army. You have no weight or useable point of view until you get to a unit. Basic instills the most important element of being a soldier and that is loyalty. I applaud your sons choice to join the military but I would advise him to “earnave expressed his keep” before deciding who the shit stains are. I attended basic in 99′ and even then basic training units had softened thier tactics. Some of the men I was with while still in went on to be Drill’s and have expressed thier worries about the negative side effects that “softening up” basic training has caused. To me basic training allows leadership to test soldiers heart and how they will act under pressure before a lack of confidence costs a soldier his life. dwadafam says: July 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM Brian, when their mommies call the BCT commander because their angels got in trouble for being disrespectful and lazy, I think it’s safe to call them shit-stains. Brian says: July 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM I do agree that the fact that a mother would call a commanding officer just shows a lack of respect for the traditions of Basic Training . Most guys on the first day of basic were uneasy or even scared. Between the fear of the unknown and the large E-7 in front of you even the hardest guys took notice. Being able to function under that stress is what lets the Drills know your ready to move on. I was uneasy my first day but once I got my bearing and ate that shit up. If you knew you were doing right and still getting chewed then you also knew they expected more from you. Surviving basic was a sorce of pride and how proud could you be if it were a breeze. So a message to the moms: Resist the urge to call your sons commander at basic training,I promise you everything his leadership does is an essential part of basic training developed over thousands of cycles. Michael Hasbun says: July 17, 2012 at 9:03 AM Sniffle… beautiful =..o) Paul says: July 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM All fired up and ready to re-enlist? Nina says: July 22, 2012 at 2:08 PM Uh yeah, if it meant I could beat the hell out of the little “I don’t care I’m so bored bastards” like you. I would be there in a heart beat. Look at your pic. You don’t give a damn about anything. You don’t care about shit, and life has not impressed you in the least. You’re sitting there waiting to see what Obummer will hand you for free next. How’s that unemployment thing workin for ya? RipWaxmaster says: July 22, 2012 at 2:41 PM I bet dollars to pesos he earned that break. Just sayin’. Keenen says: August 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM why so angry? CPT 2003 says: August 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM and lo, it was heard throughout the land as the Drill Instructor (Drill Sergeant) shouted, “Hey you – yeah YOU – baldie – come here!” and he was stampeded by a 1000 terrified recruits (trainees) because in those days, the Drill Instructors words were law . . .