Basic Training Story #4765
It’s not an Army story but still pretty funny. At the Marine Depos we do the Marine version of Combatives a lot during bootcamp. Before they do the training they make everyone PT for like an hour. Flash forward to us learning the moves.
One of the dudes close to me started throwing up, one of the DI’s saw it and took off sprinting for this kid screaming like a madman.
As he did it all the other instructors heads came up, saw what was going on and started sprinting for this poor dude. There was at least 20 DI’s around him screaming at this kid, who’s crying at this point. Then, coming in last, is this super small polish DI, he stood maybe 5’4″. All of a sudden he jumps onto the back of the biggest DI in the company, leans of his head and starts knife handing this poor guy from above.
I got a glimpse of the terror and astonishment in that recruits eyes. It was probably the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.