“We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner doing nothing. What the hell is going on”?
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff
during the assault on Grenada, 1983
I was in college. In an elevator. With a bunch of liberals listening incredulously to reports on a transistor radio.
If I recall correctly there were a few things which went wrong. We had enough force and bravery to overcome them.
I was an 11th grader at Catholic School in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico -- and, of course, many vessels used for the invasion came out of Roosevelt Roads in Ceiba, P.R. My Dad was a LTCDR in the USCG Reserve in Old San Juan, so he was on duty for a whole week on base upon initial talk about President Reagain (May he Rest in Peace) ordering the invasion.
We'll never forget Dame Eugenia Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica, who first advised the US about certain activities in Grenada from the Cubans and the Soviets. She was the Maggie Thatcher of the Caribbean.
I enjoy watching Heartbreak Ridge, with Clint Eastwood, about the invasion. It was filmed in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
And finally, we pray for those who did not make it. May they all Rest In Peace.
Thank you for your service.
I have a nephew — army — who was there.
I remember they were building a 10,000 foot runway which is nearly 2 miles long.
Obviously not needed by Granada. Made for Soviet Bombers.
My ex was there (Marine).
Awesome. Thanks for your service and why we didnt just occupy and turn it into our territory is beyond me s/
Wasn’t there a Spec Op FUBAR in this operation where some operators drowned from being overloaded with gear?
Something like that?
I was there too. Flying 32 K feet above in a recce. 19.5 hour mission. Latrine only lasted 16 LOL.
That’s interesting... remember the congressman who was coordinating his votes with the Cubans during the Grenada/Russian runway business?
His name was Ron Dellums...
Now, fast forward to the Magnitsky Act that was passed in response to the Russians’ invasion of the Crimea...
Who did the Russians hire to lobby against the Magnitsky Act?
Ron Dellums. Dellums was working with Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who set up the Trump Tower meeting as part of Russiagate after miraculously being allowed into the country.
EXCLUSIVE: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.
7/13/2017, 9:48:49 AM · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
Daily Caller ^
Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. ...
The Grenada invasion was the turning point of the Cold War. For the first time since 1945 the West took one of the Bloc’s pieces off the board. In less than a decade, the Soviet Union was no more.