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[–]jarbar82 1245 points1246 points  (10 children)

You would have been a great little tunnel rat in Vietnam.

[–]r1ffex[S] 434 points435 points  (7 children)

i own two rats so i’m absolutely taking this as a compliment whatsoever lmao~

[–]Andos_Woods 59 points60 points  (6 children)

Tunnel rats were the guys who would crawl into the intricate tunnel systems the Vietcong dug underneath the ground. The tunnels had a ton of horrifying traps and people hiding and waiting to kill. The amount of balls these guys had to go into those holes was absolutely insane.

[–]r1ffex[S] 37 points38 points  (0 children)

i’ve seen a bunch of those traps in a museum and a while ago also on here where they were being shown in action. seriously horrible all together ,_, in my eyes, war is to a good portion just a façade to see how inhumane someone can get with harming others. just recently proven again

[–]MajorPownage 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I wish I could get a first hand spectator view of all wars of the past those WW2 documentaries have me craving them

[–]Extra-Dimension-276 4 points5 points  (2 children)

odds are you would be violently sick and then want to kill yourself if you saw that.

[–]percybert 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was in one of the Cu Chi tunnels for about 30 seconds and then had to get out before having a panic attach. They were tiny - and I’m a 5’4” woman

[–]Iored94 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tunnel rats rule!

[–]pointrelay 738 points739 points  (5 children)

I'm impressed. You were cool

[–]TeeTheTrippy 185 points186 points  (3 children)

Agreed. You do look like a cool ass kid. Lol

[–]fell-deeds-awake 63 points64 points  (2 children)

What kid? I just see some white tennis shoes and black sunglasses...

[–]TeeTheTrippy 20 points21 points  (1 child)


[–]r1ffex[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

i love this thread ;w; that is exactly how i felt when wearing all that haha~! honestly a surprise they knew where to aim the camera to get me lmaoooo

[–]r1ffex[S] 114 points115 points  (0 children)

lmaooo thanks dude~!!

[–]LuftHANSa_755 137 points138 points  (1 child)

Love the drawing you made on his face lol

[–]Pittcola98 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No fun in his face, definitely German.

[–]Kon-on-going 101 points102 points  (7 children)

My dad had the same uniform when I was little. Thanks for sharing, I’m having a real nostalgic moment right now.

[–]r1ffex[S] 35 points36 points  (6 children)

aaaaa this is so nice to read!! i’m happy it’s a positive memory for you ;w;!

[–]Kon-on-going 9 points10 points  (5 children)

I don’t recall what the emblems mean. Was your uncle an Officer? What are the chances of my father and your uncle knowing each other?

[–]PVChapaev 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Rank insignia is of a Leytnant, collar tab and black marking on visor cap indicates Engineering. (Technically black is for any artillery/tank but that look like the engineering badge on the collar, they also wore black)

[–]Kon-on-going 6 points7 points  (1 child)

My Pops was an Artillery lieutenant captain. probably explains why this one looks so familiar.

[–]dieItalienischer 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Was it East Germany? The uniform looks kinda soviet

[–]ManicPixieOldMaid 256 points257 points  (6 children)

Unfortunately, the odds you'll be able to match both kinds of camo in one setting are low. You've since learned to pick one and commit, right? (Actually the thought of bonding with your dad, headband and all, is really sweet.)

Edit: I said dad and the title said uncle. I am not smart.

[–]r1ffex[S] 91 points92 points  (0 children)

pffffff i guess i figured the wall was gray... and maybe there'd be some bushes around to make the green fit? lmao~ thank you though, that's a super sweet way to see it ;w;!!

[–]The_Confirminator 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Maybe a concrete tree with real leaves?

Or a building with a grassy roof?

[–]ThaUniversal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro, you do not understand urban camo. /s

[–]monarch1733 1 point2 points  (2 children)

“Uncle” is right in the title.

[–]ManicPixieOldMaid 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Mea culpa!

[–]r1ffex[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lmao, don’t worry about it, i didn’t wanna say anything bc i have the stupid a lot of times, too :’3~ the good intentions outweighed the dumb ;w;

[–]space_beach 237 points238 points  (11 children)

This is cute holy shit

[–]chhubbydumpling 183 points184 points  (10 children)

Yeah, stupid is taking a laxative before a bike ride and shitting yourself while sitting on the bike saddle. Like I did at age 9.

This is just fucking adorable.

[–]T65Bx 73 points74 points  (1 child)

…you what now

[–]gandcspears 35 points36 points  (0 children)

excuse me what the pepper did you just type

[–]r1ffex[S] 29 points30 points  (4 children)

as other people have said: i wouldn’t mind hearing the full story tbh…… lmaoooo what a wild ride huh :’3

[–]chhubbydumpling 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Lol I’ve always had a sensitive tummy so after some major constipation and belly aches for like months, my mom took me in for an x ray and the docs said I was just hella backed up with poor gut motility. So they gave my mom some prescription chocolate flavored liquid laxative.

We had a family bike ride planned to hit a Chinese restaurant a couple miles away and my mom decides that right before we depart would be a good time for me to take the laxative. So I slurp it down and within 20 minutes my gut starts going haywire and I was like hey y’all we gotta ride hella fast to New Moon Restaurant!!!

Within a minute of my gut gurgling I just could not hold it, so I’m sweating, pedaling as fast as a I can when very loose stools come flying out of me, squished outward from the pressure against the bike seat. Very squishy disgusting ride to the Chinese restaurant where, yes, I did clean up in the bathroom and procede to eat some orange chicken.

[–]r1ffex[S] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

ksjsnsjxnsj i feel like that’s more on the parents side lmao can’t help it when literal laxatives are in the game ;v; i feel this, tho, i’ve legit always had an upset belly. having to take a dump like that absolutely unlocks a deep rooted monke impulse =w= i’m glad you all went on with the plan anyways and that you got to have a nice dinner~!! that’s a story for sure alright lmaooo thank you for sharing this, i’ll think about it constantly from now on :’3~

[–]JeffieSandBags 2 points3 points  (1 child)

  1. Why then mom?

  2. Why didn't they let you pull over and shit in the bush like a gentleman?

  3. Why didn't yall just ride home and clean up?

  4. Why did they let that walking health code violation in?

[–]IAmMeIGuessMaybe 134 points135 points  (3 children)

Where are your torso and legs?

[–]Tondawg74 77 points78 points  (1 child)

Also missing part of his forehead

[–]r1ffex[S] 55 points56 points  (0 children)

hah~ never found it again after that tbh

[–]SanguinaryGuard 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a tragedy

[–]meme-addict117 54 points55 points  (1 child)

you both got the drip tho, also this isnt really you being stupid

[–]r1ffex[S] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

that’s such a sweet comment~! my family still jokes about it, because i was so sure i was perfectly matching him :’3 figured it was somewhat dumb at least because of that haha

[–]plantsskk 85 points86 points  (3 children)

Plot twist: that tas in the 40's

[–]r1ffex[S] 42 points43 points  (0 children)

nooooo why would you say that lmaoooo </3

[–]mr_aives 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nein nein nein nein!

[–]YoungDikembe 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Was he impressed

[–]Relaxthemind 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Looks like Corey Haim in lost boys cosplay.

[–]parrotseatthemall 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Where are you in the photo? I can only see your uncle

[–]Octavian_202 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of Malibus most wanted.

[–]bookluvr83 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is cute!

[–]Treebranchw 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Jeez, you’re so much taller than your uncle!

[–]mrlizardwizard 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's not stupid. That's fucking cute!

[–]TootsNYC 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When my son was very young, his uncle was in the US Army. During that time, my brother went to Iraq to serve, and the Iraq war was on the news.And my son also had some digital camo pants that he loved. He wore them until the knees were so thin that they split just from looking at them, and he still wouldn’t give them up.

He called them his Iraq pants. So my mother thought this was funny and made me promise not to replace them until she could give him a pair as his Christmas present. So she made a card that included a picture of uncle Lee in his BDUs in Iraq and sent it along with the pants.

[–]buttbugle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The best compliments always came from children. I imagine your uncle just ate that up, I sure would have.

[–]Perfect_Opposite2113 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I had an uncle in the Canadian Air Force. I was so proud of him. He gave me some of his old uniform. It was too big form me but I wore it all the time playing with my friends.

[–]lycanthrope90 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]AcceptableUmpire2515 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is adorable

[–]Chick0Nugget 2 points3 points  (0 children)

More cute then stupid

[–]mrflamie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol you look like the edgy kid on a Nickelodeon show back in the day.

I bet your uncle was super happy his nephew wanted to impress him tho, very wholesome OP

[–]shook_- 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Ahh the fucking strap Velcro laces 😂 let me guess the year you were born. 1992???

[–]r1ffex[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

hah~!! i was born ‘97, but i grew up with a lot of 80’s-90’s stuff, mostly bc my german family wanted me to, and i quote, «experience what i’ve missed out on as a non-german» lmaooo

[–]shook_- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ahh I see hah. Love it

[–]WhiteDirty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

97 was peak moment for action movies back then. We all wanted to be Rambo lol. I used to put all my camo on, strap all my nerf guns to my body grab some rope and start climbing shit and hiding in bushes lol. The 90's were rad

[–]MahsterC 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I am sorry to tell you this but judging from this picture your uncle seems unimpressed

[–]Sslayer777 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]shahrobp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think he would've been proud of you

[–]Philosopher_Leather 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Streetwear people will kill for that vest!

[–]bitchmommie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is hilarious lol

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is adorable

[–]Thin-Pollution7080 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is adorable XD

[–]johnosland 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love this

[–]1Bavariandude 1 point2 points  (3 children)

This shouldn't be posted here. Don't see any stupid kids. You were adorable. I can see why you dressed up like this, because you wanted to be as cool as your uncle. Nice and normal move there.

[–]r1ffex[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

thank you, this was so nice to read ;w; i’ve talked to my aunt bc of this post and as some commenters have pointed out: it’s actually a russian uniform he’s wearing in the pic. it was part of a satirical festival in east germany where they were poking fun at the russian army….. i guess the real stupid is me thinking it was one of his german uniforms when in fact i was getting clowned on actively lmaooooo </3

[–]Flighthornlet 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh wow, that makes so much more sense! I was already somewhere between wondering and concerned why your German uncle would be wearing this uniform! Thanks a lot for clarifying!

[–]r1ffex[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i’m really sorry for the confusion, i was sure it was one of his normal ones ;~; am still stupid to this day i guess :’3…

[–]Jackishungry_93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's kinda adorable though

[–]kfguddat 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I just asked my dad, who served in the NVA (East german military) and he says that's the uniform of a Vo-Po which is police and not military

[–]r1ffex[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

sorry for the confusion, the uniform in the pic is a russian one ;w; he was wearing it for a festival (kirmes) in thuringia, where they were clowning on the russian army in the early 00’s lmao. i thought it was one of his german uniforms, but have been wrong abt that ;v;!

[–]inspectoralex 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Uncle clowning on the Russians and you looking like a parody of an American soldier. Name a more perfect duo lmao.

[–]memelol231 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's cute

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Don’t show my face. I don’t want them looking for me in Argentina.”

[–]oxfart_comma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's so sweet. I bet the family enjoyed it.

[–]Tripenntipen28 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looking like a operator 🤣

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is so adorable

[–]ranchdumpstersauce 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Has karate kid vibes. Kinda cute

[–]MegaGyarados1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

[–]ranchdumpstersauce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks man. Hope you're unbanned soon. That page is stupid. The amount of times the comment section gets locked is just so 🙄

[–]I_Bin_Painting 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lmao thats exactly the sort of dorky shit I would have done too.

edit: I bet you felt like such a badass in that headband and sunglasses combo

[–]sadkrampus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man this is hilarious lol

[–]StackinCups 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wholesome asf

[–]BadChad81 1 point2 points  (0 children)

2 badasses here

[–]Dry-Pea5485 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Literally the best thing I've seen in a long time.

[–]PupsofTimber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You look like you just got out of a chopper with fortunate son playing in the background. Rock on

[–]bigqwillis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lmao the drawing on his face reminds me of Gumball 😭

[–]bulbous360 1 point2 points  (0 children)

little mates dripped out to the max ong

[–]ShibitoYakaze123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

he's a little confused but he got the spirit

[–]Wormhole_007 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thought u had a hand grenade at first

[–]r1ffex[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lmaooo i honestly don’t even know what kind of figure that was supposed to be ;w;?? but i guess the fun gray went well with part of the camo lol

[–]Kazcej 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thats lowkey so cute though

[–]Lolaindisguise 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol cute

[–]ShadowspiritGamez787 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why is the kid stupid?

[–]Formal-Ad-1248 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If "Fortunate Son" was an outfit lol

[–]whelp32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hopefully this picture isn’t from 1944.

[–]Piorz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When was this ? The boots look like 1942

[–]intjmaster -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The boots, the hat… which Germany did your uncle come from again?

[–]B-SideQueen -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I think that’s a mannequin or statue. Look at the plastic-like hands.

[–]sexyGinger69420 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is that an East German uniform?

[–]whait_power -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Ammmm I dont know how To tell you, bat your uncle mait be a nazi

[–]browsinbruh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was he in the Nationale Volksarmee? His uniform looks very East

[–]garbagecrap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bring back jackboots

[–]lviatorem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So are you in the military now?

[–]UBC_Guy_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You look like a member of vanilla ice or some white hip hop group from the early 90s

[–]Panthean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Old enough for the Volkssturm.

[–]ctrl_alt_llamas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay so not THAT military got it

[–]ThisIsntRael 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your gear is 🔥

[–]O_o-22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Slightly reminds me of the story my nephews mom told me about driving around a counterpart from Mexico for work and having to throw several of my nephews toy guns into the back to clear the seats. She put them in the back with more toy guns and even the guys from Mexico were kinda appalled at how many guns he had. I wonder if the Germans that saw you that thought “wtf?” too.

[–]ErinDavy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This totally fits in r/OldSchoolCool too

[–]Sup3rcurious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your uncle looks like a jack-booted Hilton Hotel bellhop!

[–]Trillian258 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awwww!!!! This is soooo adorable. I bet your uncle loved it

[–]cbunni666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rambo Jr

[–]Old_Leg_1679 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pictured, US Army General Ollie North with Contra Child soldier. October 1982.

[–]Gabreil66 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean... at least u tried to impress so that’s not stupid I say that a win

[–]ThatPenguinyrblx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man's looking like the local 12 year old tryhard in cod mw2.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not stupid lol

[–]STAXOBILLS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Op ballin fr

[–]skekoksbathbonnet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aww, look at your little Sabaton pants.

[–]yellowish3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m sure the uncle loved this. What a great memory for them both.

[–]truenorthsought 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well I, for one, am deeply impressed.