Simo Häyhä (12/17/1905 - 4/1/2002), other known as the “White Death”, a title given to him by the Soviet soldiers during the Winter War. Simo Häyhä still has the highest amount of confirmed sniper kills, 505. Simo had humble beginnings, when he was young, he was a hunter. His signature attire consisted of white camo, he was gifted the name White Death because of this, and his deadly accuracy when firing. Simo’s innovative ways of sniping had kept him safe, he would keep snow in his mouth to stop his breath from showing in the cold air, to dampen his shots, he would place gloves underneath his rifle. When asked if he hid in trees, he had denied this, as it would make it difficult to keep a steady aim, and if caught, it would be difficult to escape. Simo used a M/28-30 rifle, which was a variant of the Mosin Nagant rifle, but, he never used a scope for his rifle, his reasoning was that he had always been used to using iron sights. So not only did The White Death get the highest amount of recorded sniper kills in history, he did it without a scope. Eventually, in 1940, Häyhä was hit in his lower left jaw by an explosive bullet fired by Soviet soldier, when he was assisted by fellow Finnish soldiers, they remarked that half of his face was missing. An interesting fact is that Häyhä had said himself that he was never scared in battle, and that “He did what he was told to do”. Despite the facial injury, he lived to 96 and died on 2002 in a war veteran’s nursing home in Hamina, and buried in Ruokolahti.
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3 35an hour ago
#Army#infantry#soldiers#guns#weapons#training#elite Everyone wants to be a gangster till it’s time to do gangster s***. I’m proud to serve with men and women willing to take an oath to defend America no matter what. In whatever capacity that is...(medical, combat, engineer, logistics, administrative, mechanical, aviation, financial, legal, etc). No one will thank you for working at Starbucks or Facebook. People WILL always thank you for your service. #followme#saturday#instagood
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It takes more than one tank of fuel to get our jets from Pensacola, Florida to North Dakota for the Fargo Airsho. With a little help on Wednesday from the 74th Air Refueling Wing, we were able to fuel on the go! ➥ Follow me : @Veteran_Perez_Pride to more 🧔 🧔 🧔
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0 11 hours ago
Kinda like this...
. #art#digitalart#digital#game#sport#drawing#imwithkap#justice#standforsomething#wired4this#cause#life#freedom#Nike#support#troops#soldiers#dream#platform#speakup "Let’s suppose that you were able, every night, to dream any dream you wanted to dream, and you would, naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure during your sleep, and after several nights you would say «well, that was pretty great». But now let’s, uhm, let's have a surprise, let’s have a dream which isn’t under control. Well, something is gonna happen to me that I don’t know what it's gonna be. Then you would get more and more adventurous and you would make further and further out gambles as to what you would dream and, finally, you would dream where you are now.
If you awaken from this illusion and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death. You can feel yourself, not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental. What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself." ― Alan W. Watts.
0 161 hours ago
During Phase 2 AST students learn how to disentangle survivors from parachutes. The first step in learning how to disentangle your survivor is to learn how to disentangle yourself. Each student must swim to the center of the chute, spin until the canopy fully encircles them and then scull on their backs until the chute falls off. Following the disengagement, the student will make their way underneath the canopy and hand over hand pull themselves to the opposite side. Water confidence is more than just an exercise, it may just save your life one day.
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In un mondo che tende a farci sentire invisibili ed inadatti, sembra impossibile sentirsi in famiglia in mezzo a mille sconosciuti. Eppure @onemorelifeitaly ce l'ha fatta ancora. A ricordarci che non siamo soli e che, anche se la ferita è ancora aperta, insieme è più facile sopportarne il dolore e trovarne un lato positivo: il ritrovarsi con vecchi amici; incrociare lo sguardo e scambiare un sorriso con chi ci circonda; saltare, urlare, piangere, cantare quelle canzoni che ci hanno accompagnato per una vita e ci hanno unito, l'anno scorso come quest anno, davanti ad un palco. Grazie ❤️ #family#music#LinkinPark#ChesterBennington#fuckdepression#makeChesterproud#wearefamily#wearesoldiers#soldiers#love#lpfamily
0 112 hours ago
Você não pode acreditar no que os seus problemas dizem a você.
Assim também, não pode considerar relevante o que as circunstâncias dizem sobre quem você é.
Você não é um "Fracasso só por que não passou em um concurso que você queria;
Você não é "Desprezível" só porque algumas pessoas não enxergam o valor que você tem;
E você não é uma "Vergonha" só porque foi sincero sobre as suas limitações.
Todos igualmente somos fracos, mas nem todos tem a coragem de assumir isso, como você.
Nossos problemas tentam nos convencer de que somos inúteis, esquecidos, sem valor, e perdedores... Mas Eu prefiro acreditar no que Deus diz sobre mim:
"Por amor de ti somos entregues à morte o dia todo; fomos considerados como ovelhas para o matadouro. Mas em todas estas coisas somos mais que vencedores, por AQUELE QUE NOS AMOU." (Romanos 8: 36)
E Você, em quem vai Acreditar?😎
Ok, this is something that I felt was important for me to address for the sake of both veterans and non veterans, because it can definitely pertain to both groups. I wanted to dedicate at least one post on the topic of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as well as depression. Depression and even more so PTSD are anxiety disorders that follow from experiencing a traumatic event/s. These are mental health problems and are actually quite common.11 to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been diagnosed with both or at least one of these mental illnesses. A total of around 300,000 people and counting have combat related mental health problems. It's tragic and heartbreaking to also say that studies show 18--20 veterans die by suicide every single day due to severe depression and other PTSD- related afflictions. Some of the basic symptoms of PTSD are lack of interest/apathy, hypervigilance, exaggerated startled response, and different sleep disturbances.Those are not all. The list varies and is quite long. What doesn't surprise me is that when it comes to seeking treatment many service members are hesistant due to a fear of diagnosis and the stigma involved having a negative impact on their lives and careers. So they keep quiet about their issues. That can be dangerous. Not getting proper treatment can result in the decline in the quality of life and manifestation of many problems psychological and social. Together we need to work on eliminating the stigma associated with combat veterans and their mental health diagnosis. It's common that some members of the general public perceive them as dangerous/ violent, or even crazy so in most cases they're feared which causes some to keep distance, and hesitant to interact with them. It's crucial that this stigma is recognized as being harmful, possibly causing the individual to feel alienated. :