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I am a veteran of the United States Army and the US Army National Guard. I spent three years on Active Duty serving in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Ft. Carson, CO and 3rd Armor Division at Kirch Göns, West Germany. I spent 18 years in the Army National Guard with the 26th Infantry Division "Yankee" and 29th Infantry Division (Light), "The Blue and the Gray". I was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 29th ID (L) in 2001 - 2002. I have also been reading military history articles and books for over 44 years. I do prefer Military Role Plays over all other genres, primarily because I have a vast knowledge on the subject to include personal experiences.

I have been writing for pleasure for at least 30 years, but only got into forum based Role Playing about eleven years ago. I do enjoy Nation Role Plays and get into minute detail when designing my military. The only reason I enjoy excruciating detail in my militaries is because for me, it is fun. My education and experience on this subject affords me the insight to see the depth in the structure. It is not just a general and large pile of soldiers. If someone wants assistance in designing an army, navy or air force, please send me a PM. I will help. Please specify what level (echelon) or depth you would like me to go. When I say echelon, I mean Army, Corps, Division, Brigade/Regiment, Battalion/Squadron, Company/Troop/Battery, Platoon and Squad/Section.

When I was a student in High School, I used to play Dungeons & Dragons (Edition 1). Later editions came out years after I quit that game. I do have an interest in Tolkien-esque fantasy styled Role Plays as well. Time travel has always been a fun genre for me, but to do it well, one must have a firm grasp of historical facts. I love doing this form of role play, especially since I have a solid foundation on the past.

There are only a few fan fictions I will participate in; Star Wars and Star Trek are two of them. I want to do an exclusively Klingon RP one of these days. I also avoid Canon characters.

I have real world martial arts experience. I would love to write an RP about hand to hand combat; no fantasy magic chit, just hands elbows, knees and feet. Maybe the occasional head butt thrown in to mix things up. I have been training in Krav Maga for six years. I earned a first degree black belt in Krav Maga on 3 June 2017.

Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art form that employs practical self defense techniques drawing forms & techniques from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jistu and Taekwando. It is very brutal, demanding and aggressive. In the past six years, I have bruised two ribs, sustained several muscle pulls and various lacerations and bruises over my body. I have received a sprained ankle and a fractured wrist. Before the first black belt test, I received a bone bruise to my right shin; where my round house kicks impact. Yet, I am stupid enough to continue training. Regardless of the physical pain, it is more fun than any other physical activity I have engaged in. Fortunately, the bone bruise healed up prior to the third and final test.

Send me a PM for a Role Play.

--Gunther (AKA: Old School)

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Today I attended a religious service, trained in Krav Maga, played Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, bought a copy of Avengers: Endgame, brought my children to Karate/ Krav Maga class, cooked dinner, ate dinner and then watched Power Rangers with my son. Now I am going to go play ACO again before bed.
@VampiretwilightThe Wall is an album. You may be talking about "Another Brick in the Wall" Part I and Part II.

Oh Carp!
Athletics: 18
Dexterity: 4

Looks like Tom & Dave slipped and fell.
I like Pink Floyd.
I like plain cheese/ extra cheese pizza.

I like plain cheese pizza covered in just about every other ingredient that goes on pizza except anchovies and pineapple.

I am considering coming out of retirement to begin a campaign on the forum in the tabletop section but worry that it will merely be one of those inevitable things I will do that people stop being active in and kill the thread.

What sort of game? Fantasy Adventure? spy thriller? War game?

Situational Awareness Roll: 11
SERE roll: 13
Road, I really like Dave MacReady. It seems our entire "cast" is filled with handsome people, except Donnelley of course. LOL Dave is the antithesis of my character Tom Stewart. When they meet, they will probably get along fine, but if Tom learns about his past, he may be skeptical and vice versa. Dave will not trust the FBI agent from Boston. But Road should approve because the character is a marine, Semper Fi! :D

Dave is of two minds: on the one hand, he doesn’t believe it’s anybody’s right to tell someone else what they can put into their own body.
This statement right here is me. I don't like laws that restrict people's behavior if the only person being harmed by it is the person ingesting the substance. It is like the government or maybe just a party believes they know what is right and everyone else should comply with their practices, if they know what is good for them. It simply assumes the masses are stupid and not intelligent enough to make decisions for themselves.
@Xandrya no. We all did stuff towels in our pants, between our legs. All the weight of the world rests there. I could not look up. I had a Kevlar helmet on. The taught ropes were pressing against the back of my helmet.
I'd be jealous too. I've only jumped out of planes, never flown them

The only time I ever "jumped" out of an airplane was while it was resting comfortably on the tarmac. I did however fly about 100 feet beneath a helicopter once with three other people. The pilot dunked us in the Chattahoochee River for fun. :D

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