When Black Berets are issued not earned!!


Airborne Rangers starting the day.
NOTE: If you computer is running slow, pause the song and play it when it fully loads.

I took a poll about this topic and all 75 people I have asked all said the same thing, "They shouldn't wear it". This was my favorite answer I have received to date. "The legs don't deserve to wear any beret, especially a black one. This is a big disgrace to the rangers, special forces, and the airborne units. Why take traditon away from these elite groups and give it to anyone? It's not fair, they don't deserve to wear it if they haven't earned it." This was said by a retired ranger. So after you check out the cartoon and ballad let me know what you think. I will be updating this page until the d-day hits again June 14 2001. Thanks and AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!!

QUOTE OF THE DAY:"Band-Aids on sucking chest wounds" -- some of the efforts to improve morale are more of an insult to a person with any intelligence than a real solution. For example, the black beret. While I hold no deeply seated emotional issues with the rest of the Army wearing headgear, which has until now been reserved for Rangers, it is an insult that the "Army Brass" is that out of touch with their soldiers. To think a new piece of cloth on their head will improve morale across the ranks for any extended period of time is akin to a child's theory that his new sneakers will indeed make him run faster and jump higher. Fix the real problem, don't cover it.

This was sent by a viewer. He said this should be the new headgear.

Ballad of the "New" Black Beret

Fighting Finance at their desk
They'll pay some...and screw the rest
For the grunts there'll be no pay
"Cause now THEY wear a black beret

Shield of shame upon their collar
The AG Corps will whoop and holler
Because they join the elite today
As they don their black beret

Up their ass with bugs and gas
Chemical Corps is lightning fast
They'll poison troops in great new ways
'Cause now they have their black berets

Medical Corps...reduced to tears
No more hair below their ears
Haircuts they must get today
So they can wear a black beret

Transportation-truck and troops
In motor pools, in little groups
No cargo moves at all today
'Cause they can't drive with that black beret

Spooks and Redlegs...they're a gas
Shooting targets really fast
Their aim's improved a bunch today
'Cause now they've got their black berets

Tanks and Bradleys in a row
Roaring Treadheads, set to go
Republican Guard a match-no way
'Cause now they wear the black beret

In the courtroom, men on trial
Judge Advocates just sit and smile
Justice it will prevail today
Because the Judge wears a black beret.

Air defenders shoot 'em down
Patriots fly...wreckage on the ground
They're first to fire, 'specially today
'Cause now they, too, have a black beret

The QM Corps supplies us all
Our stuff's delayed...but they have a ball
With crates of new hats on the way
Now they're the elite with black berets

McArthur, Brad, and Shy Meyer, too
Readiness problems, they're nothing new
To raise morale, THEY found a way
Didn't involve NO black beret

Back at Benning, a young wife waits
Her Ordinance Trooper has met his fate
Black Beret he's wearing ...NOT
Met some Rangers in a Parking Lot.

Campbell, Bragg, and Lewis too
Soldiers are PISSED...you know it's true
After a five mile run to start their day
They'll probably burn THEIR damn berets.

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