Even the best and the bravest can get stuck.
We're So Bad!
I am a soldier in the U.S. Army, currently deployed in Afghanistan. We were on a mission when we got a Hummer stuck. It took two other Hummers to pull it out, one from the back and one hooked on the front. It took about an hour to get it out.
U.S. Soldier, Afghanistan
On the Job
The Game Warden got stuck looking for a hurt bird in his Chevy 2500. After getting a tram with 52-inch tires stuck when trying a retrieval, we tried taking a TJ and an XJ back there. We got those stuck too, needless to say. A K5 and a Super Duty dualie with a 6.0L Power Stroke got the TJ out. The Chevy got pulled by the AAVs when they got there. It took both of them as anchors to be able to winch out the tram, then they popped me out real easy. All this while on the clock.
Justin, Camp Pendleton, CA
Armor Don't Float
And I thought these things were unstoppable. With 13,000 pounds of armor, they sink like a rock.
Robert A. McGowan, Lt., USAF, Flight Commander,
407 Expeditionary Security Forces
Tallil Air Base, Iraq
Grandaddy of Stucks
While transporting our six 155mm Howitzers into the desert of Kuwait, we quickly realized that Howitzers, although not nearly as heavy as the fully armored tanks, are too heavy to pull through the desert. On several occasions throughout that evening these HETs (Heavy Equipment Transports) found themselves stuck in sand that we thought was hard ground. Obviously, with eight-wheel drive they only dug themselves deeper into the sand. We slowly made it back to base by off-loading the Howitzers and using them as recovery vehicles. But I must say it was a long night.
Spc. Jackson Gregg, How Btry 1/278 RCT, OIF III
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