John Ritchson Posted December 20, 2004 Share Posted December 20, 2004 I just wanted to thank you both for your feedback. You've helped me in more ways than you can ever know. For the past 30 years I've been trying to make sense out of some events which occured during my active duty stint in Laos at Lime Sierra 21 located about 25º north Latitude by 101º east longitude I don't precisely remember minutes and seconds but I think you've got the idea of the general area of operation. At any rate the C-cube bunkers located at the various LS sites had been rigged with deadman charges which could be detonated from a remote location and if I happened by a stroke of fate/luck? to not have been at the fuel shed wrestling a 55 gallon drum of JP-4 when she cooked off, and if there hadn't been a 2nd Recon Jarhead name of Leon Marchand to hump my sorry ass off to a dust-off point, I wouldn't be here to tell the tale as it were. I'm now convinced that I wasn't supposed to survive that tour and I've had a real hard time believing my own government concidered me just another expendable asset and I'm now giving a lot more credence to April Oliver's expose' on Operation Tailwind because a lot of good men didn't make it back to the world in 71 and you guys are varifying [bOO-COO] info I got from other [Players] from Strat-Com, Operation Whitestar and such which I had a real hard time believing and accepting. So just to be on the safe side, some years back I decided to take out an [insurance Policy] as it were and I'm real glad now that I followed my Gut Instinct instead of just letting it slide because being a 11Boo Doggy Scout I figured I was just [Ti-Ti] small-fry but appearently, that didn't matter much with those people and now thanks to you I'm beginning to understand the why's about it all and why I'm the last survivor of team ECHO. Therefore, I would concider it an honor and privledge to pull your slack anywhere, anytime should you ever need it as I'm a man who is not without resources, field-craft, and/or other particulars. Respectfully: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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