Okay, I was watching Black Hawk down the other night and noticed something. One of the Rangers, (I believe he was a Ranger) used an inhaler in one of the scenes. This really confused me, because my brother isn't allowed into the armed forces because he is an asthmatic. Anybody have any info on this? Thanks...
to add on to what hood said, in the book the soldier lied about his condition, went to basic, and had a violent attack a few days in. later on he was spotted by a buddy at airborne school, even though everyone in his basic training platoon was told he was gone.
Maybe its similar to the military pilot program, you can't get in if you wear glasses, but if you develop the need for them after completing all training your O.K. because of all the money they've spent on training your blind ass.
To add to Hood and BMF, I heard that he was allowed to stay after his attack because of his dedication and drive, or something to that general effect. You would have to ask someone in the Ranger regiment to be sure, I don't know the regs of the US army.
i was at my army recruiting office today and they knew i was going for airborne ranger and they were like "watch black hawk down huh?" and i was like "yeah..i guess" and they were like "yeah some of those guys are still in, in fact captain steele was one of my commanding officers when i was back at 10th mountain"
i just found this fascinating.
Brigadier General Gary Harrell who was a lieutenant colonel leading Delta's C squadron is now the commanding officer of Special Operations Command, Central, he's in charge of all SOF in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.