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Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:16 pm
by Olf Art
Gerry Owen. It is impossible to die defending Liberty, and die in vain.

Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:55 am
by rost495
Yep, right on that.... but again, to choose the time and place where it actually matters.... its kinda like the tree falling in the forest making noise... you want the noise heard, not missed.

Its also like shooting at a deer or duck, better that you have a target you can hit, rather than fire a round over there and hope it finds a deer or duck.

Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:05 pm
by Quackcephus
Olf Art wrote:Gerry Owen. It is impossible to die defending Liberty, and die in vain.
GARRYOWEN... & well said Olf Art!!! :twisted:

Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:08 pm
by Quackcephus
rost495 wrote:aware of that, it was a courageous sacrafice that paid off. I"m just not all about choosing to stand and die, I'm more of the poke and stroke kind.... but if it comes to it, so be it.
I agree with that... hit & run tactics are in my repertoire... "SCOUTS OUT" :twisted:

Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:01 pm
by Olf Art
Back in '67, when Lyndon Johnson was on the TV telling the American people that we were
not involved in any sort of a conflict in Cambodia, they woke me and two other crews around
4am and we went to a meeting with the company commander. Just before daylight the three
of us lifted out and flew dead West for nearly an hour and a half.

We were told that it was an 'extrication', and that there would be a radio sonde signal
that would home us in when we got within range of the objective. I was a scared to death
22 year old kid, but I was the lead ship. My crew chief actually heard it first, and then my
co-pilot, a 20 year kid old from Iowa. We went in and landed on a river bank, and in a little
bit (it seemed like hours!) twelve boys came running out from the tree line and grabbed a ride. We didn't have charts for where we were. It was all basic pilotage, and a good compass was
all you really needed. Then you just fly the bi*ch.

They were obviously Special Ops. warriors, and they looked like they'd been in a long time with no support. But Quack, there have been 'Scouts Out" in every conflict. Garryowen.

I realized much later that the real reason they'd used MedEvac ships instead of gunships was
so that, if the mission had failed, the politicians could say that there was no 'aggression'
involved. :evil:

Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:47 pm
by Quackcephus
Olf Art wrote:Back in '67, when Lyndon Johnson was on the TV telling the American people that we were
not involved in any sort of a conflict in Cambodia, they woke me and two other crews around
4am and we went to a meeting with the company commander. Just before daylight the three
of us lifted out and flew dead West for nearly an hour and a half.

We were told that it was an 'extrication', and that there would be a radio sonde signal
that would home us in when we got within range of the objective. I was a scared to death
22 year old kid, but I was the lead ship. My crew chief actually heard it first, and then my
co-pilot, a 20 year kid old from Iowa. We went in and landed on a river bank, and in a little
bit (it seemed like hours!) twelve boys came running out from the tree line and grabbed a ride. We didn't have charts for where we were. It was all basic pilotage, and a good compass was
all you really needed. Then you just fly the bi*ch.

They were obviously Special Ops. warriors, and they looked like they'd been in a long time with no support. But Quack, there have been 'Scouts Out" in every conflict. Garryowen.

I realized much later the the real reason they'd used MedEvac ships instead of gunships was
so that, if the mission had failed, the politicians could say that there was no 'aggression'
involved. :evil:
I hear ya Olf Art... although that was before my time, during my time I rode in the door of a few "slicks" with "the pig" across my lap with my PVS-2 mounted... night insertions/extractions were the norm for us. Other times we "roped" in with some bad dudes & sometimes with some real bad dudes. We also played with Marine Scout Snipers & Force Recon from time to time.

I wasn't a Ranger, Special Forces or even in the Infantry, for that matter. I was just a 19 year old kid fresh out of Joshua, TX that barely shaved 2x a week. I was crosstained from a 19E to 19D, upon arrival to my 1st duty station from Basic/AIT, due to a "slot shortage" & woke up one day on a "LRRP" that turned into a "hasty" ambush. Then it all kinda went to $#!^ from there... kinda like a soup sandwich.

"SCOUTS OUT"

Godspeed & Garryowen!!!

Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:14 am
by KC5AKB
Just Good Info to Bring life back in a old thread.

Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:54 pm
by Waggs
May ol “Olf” Rest In Peace!!! He was a wealth of knowledge, and a hearty source for wisdom.

Re: Things To Know About Texas

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:18 am
by KC5AKB
Flash back from the past .
Nice to see the threads are still around