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Subject: Fragmented Fighting Facts Part I
newjarheaddean    11/10/2010 8:47:40 PM
AHOY, I have omitted my original Preface, due to the fact I’m sure it would cause more anger than necessary to offer my military knowledge. The Preface original is available on the web. However I’m not looking to make emotional waves here. much of Mr. Dunnigan's work well be found within Tri-F, i'm sure it will be recognized by any who know this mans work. THANK YOU SIR. i apologies for the pour format my copy is highlighted and i've made more use of text styles etc. i'll try to learn more before part two. here i especially like my Part D, patrol order/call sign/shackle sheet organization, hell gints lets wargame this out i'll be bad actor. here we go... Preface Last updated 11/10/10 This is my collection of combat notes. One might call it an anthology of combat methods, skills or techniques. The note taking began about thirty years ago, with a list of rules within a book covering the French and Indian wars entitled Roger’s Rangers. The preceding sources were approximately one hundred books and a half a dozen or so military manuals (including a few WWII era) found at libraries, half price bookstores, garage sales etc. I also was an astute observer and note taker during movies and conversation. I realized at one point that if one watches movies for the most part, from the perspective of what not to do in reality, along with some deductive reasoning can produce rules to fallow too. Out of all the information contained within this work, only about 1 % of it was taught to me in the Corps. And just to put a fine point on it, remember, I was in an infantry unit (Charlie Company, First Marine Division, Fifth Marines). Before my discharge I attended, jungle warfare training in the northern training area of Okinawa, Mountain warfare Korea, Combat town for MOUT training Camp Pendleton. I did not get any amphibious training or go to Twenty-nine palms for desert warfare training. Therefore, besides any beach landings or riding around in the desert, IMO the only thing I miss out on was just more of the same which had not impressed me. With Tri-F only a few acronyms, and or phrases listed are in the order in which they were discovered. Quotes I would say have all been paraphrased. My main effort was to edit out all repeat i.e. filibuster and provide the warrior with a simple to the point manual. I’ve now titled my work the Fragmented Fighting Facts or Tri-F. Due to the spell checker function always alerting me to the fragmented nature of my sentences. This was due to the “just the facts ma’am”, manor the martial is written i.e. there has been little if any care taken to write in whole sentences or provide context. This is not to say there is no order with Tri-F, in fact there is a theme. I have laid out the information as one might expect a commander and or the members of a unit, to recall it in order to conduit a mission. Keeping in mind my original thoughts where that Defense should be first, due to the fact a unit needs to be secure somewhere before it can go somewhere. However, I reasoned having well educated leaders for planning was the basis of everything, and one of the main reasons for sitting up in the defense is so one can make plans. So we start with Planning, then there’s the Defensive section fallowed by Preparations and Conduit of Patrols (PCP) and we end with Conduit of Engagements (COE) i.e. engagements being my term for shoot outs. Each section consists of basic numbered rules, fallowed by detailed notes that either relate to, explain or give examples pertaining to the basic rule. As with the general theme each section is laid out as one might need to recall it. This is most obvious in the last section (COE) starting with rule # 1 Flash report; i.e. your conduct after spotting or during contact with the enemy and ending with POW tactics. Keep in mind this is a work in progress; I’m constantly discovering information to add which in turn many times requires rearranging things. However, I have found no need to rearrange the basic rules in years. I plan on providing a “last updated note” at the top of every section and numbered rule so patriots can fallow the progress with out having to read Tri-F in it’s entirety each time. QUALIFYING SUMMERY Last updated 02/10/09 I am aware that some of this information may no longer apply, however I feel commonsense can determine if the rule, suggestion or data would no longer hold up. I do not claim that all things stated in Tri-F are indeed facts, and should be fallowed like a gospel Hence the three golden rules (My original ideas mentioned right after Tri-F title). I in fact admit you well find errors, especially with the numerical data or formulas. I do not have the math skills to double check them. Note; I felt a quick reference to studying would be helpful in making the most of your time and effort in learning Tri-F. Last updated 04/01/09 Studying: Setting: 1) Study in familiar area on regular basis. 2) Study i
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newjarheaddean    Terrain model   2/2/2011 8:36:43 PM
Yes use the insert function, how I wish I had known that with my FRAGMENTED FIGHTING FACTS post. But I well not clutter up the boards with corrected versions. 
I thought this info combined with the Planing section of Tri-F was worth noting.
If anyone finds errors in this caveman's i.e. my figures please feel free to correct me. 


Note dividing measurements by 12 keeps them proportionate when miniaturizing.

Note; when I reached to 1/128th mark representing 3.4 or 3 feet 3 inches my limited math skills reached their limit so I begin to round off the figures. However I would argue that the exact figures would not make enough different to matter.

Micron or (um). One millionth of a meter. 1000th of a mm, (1000 in a mm). There are 25400 in one inch. 250 um equal 100th of an inch. The human hair is from 75 to 100 um in width. The human egg is 100 um in width, a single human cell 10 (and is considered to be invisible to the naked eye under any conditions). A bacteria 1-2 um. A virus 100 to 1000 times smaller. Now you would be into the Nano world, billionths of a meter. 



1/5000th (thousandth) of an inch = 1 inch to scale. Also 6.5 or 6.25 microns/um. 

1/3968th or (4000th of an inch rounded) AKA 1/32 of a 128th of an inch.

512th = 10 inches to scale aka a 500th of an inch (rounded off) and or ¼ of a 128th of an inch. Also 65 um.

256th  = 1.7 feet about 18 inches or rounded (125 um), aka 1/50th or ½ of a 128th.

A 128th = 3.4 feet. And about 250 um. Note 3.4 feet rounded to 40 inches, then divide 250 i.e. um by 40 i.e. inches equals, 6.25, thus an inch equals 6.25 um.

1/64th = 6.8, 3/128th = 10.2, 1/32 = 13.6, 5/128th = 17 ft., 3/64th = 20.4, 7/128th = 23.8, 1/16th = 27.2 or .6 rounded, 9/128th = 30.6, 5/64th = 34.0, 11/128th = 37.4, 3/32nd = 40.8, 13/128th = 44.2, 7/64th = 47.6, 15/128th = 51, 1/8th = 54.4 or 55 feet rounded, 17/128th = 57.8, 9/64th = 61.2, 19/128th = 64.6, 5/32nd = 68, 21/128th = 71.4, 11/64th = 74.8, 23/128th = 78.2, 3/16th = 81.6, 25/128th = 85, 13/64th = 88.4, 27/128th = 91.8, 7/32nd = 95.2, 29/128th = 98.6, 15/64th = 102, 31/128th = 105.4, 1/4th = 108.8 or 110 rounded.


1/512 = 1/512

1/256 = 2/512.

1/128 = 2/256 or 4/512.

1/64 = 2/128 or 4/256 or 8/512.

1/32 = 2/64 or 4/128 or 8/256 or 16/512.

1/16 = 2/32 or 4/64 or 8/128 or 16/256 or 32/512.

1/8 = 2/16 or 4/32 or 8/64 or 16/128 or 32/256 or 64/512.

3/16 = 6/32 or 12/64 or 24/128 or 48/256 or 96/512.

¼ = 2/8 or 4/16 or 8/32 or 16/64 or 32/128 or 64/256 or 128/512.


¼ of a mile 1320 feet or 3 inches to scale. 1/3 of a mile 1760 feet or 4 inches to scale. 5 inches is 2200 feet to scale. ½ mile 2640 feet or 6 inches to scale. 7 inches is 3080 feet to scale. 8 inches is 3520 feet to scale. ¾ of a mile 3960 feet or 9 inches to scale.

1 mile 5280 feet or 1 foot to scale.

1 ¼ mile 6600 feet

1 ½ mile 7920 feet

1 ¾ mile 9240 feet

2 miles 10560 feet

2 ¼ miles 11880 feet

2 ½ miles 13200 feet

2 ¾ miles 14520 feet

3 miles 15840 feet

3 ¼ miles 17160 feet

3 ½ miles 18480 feet

3 ¾ miles 19800 feet

4 miles 21120 feet

4 ¼ miles 22440 feet

4 ½ miles 23760 feet

4 ¾ miles 25080 feet

5 miles 26400 feet

6 miles 31680 feet

7 miles 36960 feet

8 miles 42240 feet

9 miles 47920 feet

10 miles 52800 feet



10 troops minimum distance ¼ inch to scale 110 feet in reality. Interval 10 feet apart. Maximum 1 ¼ inch to scale 550 feet in reality. Interval 55 feet apart. Note; at this point figures (for maximum intervals of 55 feet) are al

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newjarheaddean    ANYWAYS   2/2/2011 11:40:52 PM



I?m offal proud I must admit with my reasoning here, I did not read this in any book as a statement it was me using notes of various facts.


22000 MPH = 366 miles per minute or 366 feet to scale, note the relationship with the 365 degrees in a circle. That speed would also cover 6 miles or feet to scale per second. Note 6 degrees per second on the face of a clock.

21900 mph would be 365 miles per SECOND not hour exactly.


I think thats the theory of space flight LOL, LOL, LOL.


More bragging lol.

Mach 1 is 88kt (163km/hr) greater at 36,000ft (10,973m) than it is at sea level.


Para stunt 700? alt. 270 degree diving turn and swoop throw 90? high aircraft hanger at 60 mph.

More wt for speed in dive Vs thrust with aircraft twice speed four times left.


Here word Modle is where I chose to return to my computer as I was inserting post, to use my spell checker do to the fact I was smart enough to realize going through all the ignore clicks would have taken for ever but I failed to delete my test spelling for Model. LOL, LOL.

"I well bet my lucky star"



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newjarheaddean    some raw data   2/3/2011 8:44:00 PM
I am not going to make a habit of this but decided to put this info out for view i.e. share with everyone. You can organize it yourselves.

Source of info, "Combat Ready" video


It was great to see Mr. Dunnigan, he looks great! IMO much better than he dose on the inside cover photo in his book How to make war. IMO he is one of the masters of war i.e. a doctor. Keep in mind our politics are light years apart but he gives me my say and for that my hat/cover is off to him. I am just trying to understand it all and discover were I maybe wrong.

Camp Matilda i.e. AFB March in Ca.

IMO why not use some of the service personal suffering from PDS i.e. get them back on the horse as training aids i.e. roll players and help them heel. Why not train in an isolated real village in some friendly country in the region.

Marine statement, ?this is different warfare (me LOL). Marine, ?you can?t I.D. the enemy, you don?t know who it well be?. IMO he should say you can?t easily I.D. combatants then give a run down list of characteristics of guerrillas. Some of that is in my Tri-F too in planning section.

SASO Marine saying "we had never heard that term till we arrived over there. We had been trained for full scale conflict, we had to tone it way down". Me yeah it?s not shooting everything that moves, I'm not saying they do that on purpose. Just making a point. He may have all so been talking about first years of the war too.

Army commander using term ?Complex insurgency? me LOL yeah lets define 10 different levels of this NEW WARFARE/FEAR.

Statement Information more from the bottom up i.e. squad leader is going to know area better than battalion cmdr. IMO this has been mentioned on all kinds of sites but only whispered if at all on CNN.

Statement; training was more difficult than actual combat, IMO physically yes no doubt. However the real stress is having to load up for another game of Russian roulette i.e. patrol in some armor beast.
Marines standing in room discussing armed foe in same building all this while surrounded by walls that provide no cover against even small arms fire.

Teaching thinking for yourselves LOL me momma tout me that.

I noted Gear looking like another Marine as the Marines where laying of the deck of this room. This with bed roll sticking out of pack. I mention in Tri-F how a person laying on ground may not be thought of as the first thert if enemy come up on out of nowhere.

Plumb card and search ticket cards? Term search ticket card IMO not much more info than you would find in my Tri-F under vehicle check point etc. section. Rule # 3 defense. Can anyone list these items on a search ticket?

Cordon and knock man of house asked out first to give permission for search. Outer circle keep people out, inter keeps people in target buildings. More places you search less likely enemy to hide things there again.

Longer search time more by standers gathering around area.

Pattern avoidance techniques, IMO start by not using, go go go go, I just want to add girls to that every time I here it, why don?t Marines esp. use the old OOH- RAH, GET SOME etc. IMO every time enemy hears go, go go go they know know know know your attacking.

Motion detector mechanism shown being used with IED, were is all the concern for potential enemy learning tactics LOL. I know I paid 24 dollars for this video LOL. Close pen shown on leg of couch IMO with wires to touch when stick pulled from between close pen peaces i.e. out of that round whole. Or maybe it was like one of those bank teller panic buttons.


Source Book The Vietnam war ISBN 0-517-55113-6

Sings of V/C at check points; a man with a shipping license from a local to far away. A women with to heavy of a load for her single sampan or distance she is traveling.

V/C not yelling at all when wounded or dying. Me what about Tali ban, or most any other foreigners?

Medivacs; total 406 thousand patients including 168 thousand combat casualties. Between 65-73 high velocity round effect i.e. wound track, tissue damage to organs and blood vessels too. And explosion victims with large fragments and very dirty wounds meant the victim was close to explosion.

Causalities Vietnam, small arms 51% of KIAs, 16% of WIA. Fragments 36% KIA, 65% WIA. Booby traps/mines 11% KIA = 4000, 15% WIA. Punji stakes only 2 % WIA. Others cause 2% KIA, 2% WIA.

WWII small arms 32 % and Korea 33%.

Vietnam, impact points of rounds on body; KIA, 16% muti-sites, 1% arms , 7% legs, 18% growing /abs, 19% upper torso , 39% head. W

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newjarheaddean    My appologies   2/5/2011 10:21:02 AM
correction; I left out the 18% for the arms.

Vietnam, impact points of rounds on body; KIA, 16% muti-sites, 1% arms , 7% legs, 18% growing /abs, 19% upper torso , 39% head. WIA 20% multi site, 18% arms 36% legs, 5% groin, 7% upper torso, 14% head.

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newjarheaddean    informative & intertaining   2/6/2011 9:32:42 PM
The below underlined sentence was previously written in an earlier reply by me.

IMO why not use some of the service personal suffering from PDS i.e. get them back on the horse as training aids i.e. roll players and help them heel. Why not train in an isolated real village in some friendly country in the region.
That should read PTSD not PDS. I hope that cheered someone up. I do not like making all these post on my own thread.
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newjarheaddean    heraldabc   2/11/2011 11:07:43 AM



I recently found a member with the call sign (heraldabc) posting the fallowing about me.



NJH is flying under false colors and he is not completely rational. Heorot and I agree on few things, but we both agree on this, that Newjarheadean has his lid screwed on so tight, that's its misthreaded.



First of all heraldabc the initials for my call sign would be NJD as in Dean i.e. teaching the Corp the old John Wayne ways, that IMO are being used by the Taliban and others to fight this Buck Rogers little army gang, aka the U.S. Marine corps. I can say that because I am a U.S. Marine. And like the old joke I?m much more dangerous because unlike an active duty Marine I have no one telling me what to do any more LOL. I was born as they say or earned my title back in 1982 at MCRD San Diego Ca.


I also noticed you used the capital (N) and single (D) spelling too.


I don?t bother researching everything about other members or trying to find every little fault to point out, like it appears you do. And you must be just talking out your stern, when it comes to me, due to the fact if you had read anything on my blog you would know I?m not holding back on anything, except my name.




I well say this about my blog, there is a list of my post that shows how many times the post has been read, and some of the best according to me do not show that they have been read. Maybe my blog is being filtered like I have been suggesting.


So let me suggest something to you and all members here, that may have recently found common ground based on your little ?official revealed facts? world being shattered by me. And that is that you can?t find anyone else on the entire so called wild, wild, west, internet that has provided the info I have, not even on the so called terrorist sites imo disinformation sites.


As for you I find it odd that someone who apparently knows so much about so many subjects never has mentioned (that I?ve read) serving in the armed forces yourself. It makes me wonder if your just good at Googleing up things. Maybe abc is used because you?re a small group of people.


I am for real, bub, and always tell the truth about myself and the world I see, even when it hurts. THERE IS NOTHING FALSE ABOUT ME. But go ahead and join the masses that have been trying to put me under for 27 years. And keep claiming you support the troops as you watch them load up in the armored volt to go on another Russian roulette parade. 


?I well bet my lucky star?



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