"The US military has been training riflemen to let the butt of the M16 or M4 absorb the impact of the fall when dropping from a standing or running position to a prone position"
Not having a go, just interested, what you mean by that, could you explain how the butt would absorb the impact of you dropping to the ground?
Why are you defending those sub-par weapons? Every service man/woman I know(A LOT) hates them. I'll take an M14 over M16/M4 any day.
My best friend of 20 years is SF. I've had 3 roommates that served(one in desert storm, one in Iraqi Freedom, and one in Enduring Freedom) and countless other friends that served in various engagements.
I guess that means nothing you though.
BTW, Patton was probably insane, but I'm quite sure a patriarchal zealot like you will consider that very idea blasphemy.
My brother is a retired surgeon who practiced for over 30 years. Anytime you want me to cut you open and start removing your internal organs, just let me know!
Dr. Kila Marr was right. Kill the Crystalline Entity.