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Military recruit saved after dropping live grenade at his feet

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I heard an infantry instructor say there was at least one every class.

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My platoon had like 4. Just something about grenades in particular that really brings out the panic in people.

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We had one. Kid rotated the grenade in his hand as he pulled the pin, so the spoon ejected prematurely. Instructor did the thing, and got him over the berm. Then pt. Soooooo much pt.

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There was one in mine. Same soldier had a negligent discharge and we had to make her bed for her every day.

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We had it happen when we were throwing detonator dummies but not during the actual test.

The fella who fucked the throw was the same fella who almost sent up a mortar shell (phosphorus) on a 90° angle.

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They got that lil side wall their for a reason

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Yup, I was trained to provide such instruction to allied forces from time to time. There's always at least one.

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Is it really that difficult to throw a grenade? Like, yeah maybe the spoon makes it awkward but I don't understand how there are so many videos of people throwing grenades in the opposite direction

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Not infantry at all, but we had zero of these in my cycle. You throw dud grenades hundreds of times before you get to this point these days.

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Geez practice with a rock or something first. If the idiot can't throw a rock then don't give him a grenade.

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Weren’t any in mine

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I was that one! It was a long line waiting behind a bunker. Boom, next, boom, next. My turn came, sergeant hands me the grenade, and I weak armed it 18 inches. Man did the same as this instructor here. We’re both alive and in one piece thanks to his sense of self preservation.

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“If I hear it hit the ground I’m not looking for it. I will be going over this little wall, and I would humbly fucking suggest you join me.”

-marine instructor on live hand grenade training.

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