Monday, August 4, 2008

Does The U.S. Military Still Do This?

I was reading this comment by Robb over at Tracy's and it reminded me of something my dad once told me.

Robb said,

"You know those pointy teeth you have? They're designed to rip into jugulars."

I can't remember for the life of me what we were discussing when the subject came up, but my dad told me about part of the training my granpda received upon entering the U.S. army as an infantry solider in WWII. Apparently they engaged in training exercizes where they practiced killing a man by biting him in the jugular.

Morbid topic I know, but does anyone know if this was, or still is, part of an actual training regimen?

4 comments:

Rustmeister said...

Not while I was in.

Mike W. said...

Who knows, my dad could be misremembering, or just full of shit.

BobG said...

I don't know about WWII, but a couple of people I knew in Special Forces during the Vietnam War claimed to have been taught that tactic for close infighting. I couldn't swear to the truth of it, however.

Unknown said...

Not that I've heard; although the Spartans were said to have fought with their teeth at Thermopylae.