“I will catch a grenade for ya”… After seeing the fire power and explosion of a grenade, I don’t know what Bruno Mars is thinking.
Throwing two grenades is a graduation requirement. I went to the grenade range early in the morning and prepared the simulation grenades before throwing the real ones. I practiced throwing them in different positions. I was pretty excited to get to throw live grenades. The drill sergeants say that the Army these days hardly use grenades anymore. We use different forms of attack. That may be the only time I’ll ever throw a live grenade.
I was in the first group to line up and throw. I had hearing protection and in the bunker behind the firing line. A few people went before me and the shock waves were intense! It was finally my turn and I ran out to the line with grenades in hand and waited for the signal. Once all clear, I pulled the pin and let it rip. I threw it as hard as I could and BOOM! The noise and shock waves were even more intense, being only 25 to 30 meters away. It was probably the coolest thing ever. I’m a bit of a pyro and I love fireworks to death, so this event was right up my alley.
I definitely savored the event, and I hope someday I’ll be able to throw more grenades. I wouldn’t care if it was on a range or on a battle zone, it was that awesome!
Until next time,