Saturday, February 11, 2006

I am only doing this because the Inner Prop did...

I am not worried about the uniform making me look fat - I am worried that I look like a dork.
Unfortunately, no tailor in the world can fix that...


Blogger Gail said...

Very snappy

2:50 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Very Dorky.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

NOT Dorky.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Acad Ronin said...

CAB = "not dorky".

8:45 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

CAB = Got shot at. Heh heh.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If you are in Afghanistan fighting the enemy for the good old US of A, then I think you are a hero to the cause and the other question whatever the answer seems sort of down the pike on the question of priority.

I would say, however, not dorky, but definately more appealing (not more attractive) just more appealing in your combat fatigues!! Fighting mode!!

Proud to make your "aquaintance" and hope to hear much from your blog over your deployment. Stay Safe, God bless.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

I'm back home now, Anon. That's why I have the CAB (and I have a dorky new pic of me in Class A's. I hadn't had one in a while, and I picked up a new medal or two, and a couple more ribbons while in Afghanistan - so I took Friday off and went to Rock Island Arsenal and got my official DA photo taken. God help me if it is going to be a factor in me making LTC someday...heh heh.
But thanks for the kind words.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a civie -- I know what the CAB is.. I just don't know which of all that colorful stuff, with that silver thingy on you chest, it is!

Impressed I am.. knowledgeable... I'm not. I love seeing pics and TV shots of you guys with this stuff. Would like it more, if I had some knowledge. Which is the CAB?

12:01 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

The Combat Action Badge is the silver thing.
The ribbons are for the other stuff I have managed to gather over the years.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Steve B said...

So, just to clarify, the CAB is what non-infantry types get in place of the CIB, right?

I remember the grunts being all a twitter because non-combat MOS's were getting it, but I think that's kind of weak. If you patrolled, ran armed convoys, returned fire, etc., you outght to get something.

Is that any different than our (USMC) combat action ribbon?

5:00 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

You are correct about the CAB - its for the non-Infantry types (ironic, since I started out as an enlisted infantyman...).
You would have to enlighten me as to the USMC combat action ribbon - but it sounds similar.

5:02 PM  
Blogger plainslow said...

You can never look like a dork. I have never fault for my country, nor put myself in a position to do so.
Thanks for serving for me.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Simon Peter said...

It's a wonderful picture! (I'm planning to save it for next time I need to scare the princesses into behaving! :-)

I'm undecided about whether you look constipated or you're trying *really* hard not to laugh.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Its the laughing one Simon.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Ana said...

Oooooo. Look at all the shiny stuff on him!

5:28 PM  

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