Lumper20
Since Apr 14, 2003

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Joined the army in 1966 after a run in with a liberal college professor over the Vietnam war on a term paper. I defended our fighting the VC and the Communist North Viets. The professor gave D's and F's to all of us who took that side. I scored high on all US Army tests and went to Infantry OCS at Ft. Benning,GA in early 67 after AIT at Fort, Dix, NJ. I volunteered for airborne and special forces, and; myself and 5-6 others from my OCS class graduated from the SFOC (Special Forces Officers Course) on 15 Dec 67. Then we went to the 5th Group in mid 68 in Vietnam. I was the only one to volunteer for C&C Detachment AKA SOG. After being an S-4/PBO for 56 days I was given a company of Rhade yards with four SF NCO’s to help run it. The NCO's and yards taught me on the first few OPS. Finally after 4 and 1/2 -5 months in the company I got another officer. I got one more in early Jan 69 as I was going to the launch site. Both of these men died along with a number of my old yards in COSVN HQ on 24 APR 68.The Montagnards paid the heaviest price. After 6 months with the company I was assigned to the northern site in mid Jan 69 for cross border OPS. I briefed recon teams along with our AF chopper pilots and crew, plus flew with our AF FAC. We’d then fly directly across the border and I was on the right of the FAC in the O-2 and he directed the pilots through a series of azimuths to the primary LZ. After insertion we flew a few K's away from the team waiting for a team OK. The team plus our other teams already on the ground in that NE part of Cambodia could be 30-50 K’s apart. If a team got in contact they had a good 30-45 minutes on their own during the day time before we could even fly back unless we were already in the air. That was best case. The FAC and I flew 3-4 times a day for situation reports and visual reconnaissance (SITREPS and VR's). Around 4:30PM we made our last flight of the day to check on all teams and obtain their RON (remain overnight) position included in their last SITREP. After all last daily RON/SITREPS we left the team and the FAC flew me back to the border A camp and he and the pilots and crew of the choppers flew back to our main HQ/basecamp. We had Cambodia cross border OPS from just below the tri border area in II Corps to south of the fishhook border AO in III Corps. We also had a southern launch site in western TT Corps. We lost to many great Americans whose intelligence gathering from our OPS saved many more American soldiers lives. I had one Infantry Division BDE CO who stopped by with his S-2 Major for weekly briefings. He was one of the smarter US regular Infantry types. My SF Intel NCO was an outstanding OPS and INTEL type. Between the company OPS from our three companies and the recon teams’ OPS we suffered very high casualties. My last assignment there was asst. S-3 at HQ for my last 60 days in country. I was shot twice some 15-17 days into that job and medivaced. After another 6 years I saw enough to see the effects of AA, COL.’s and LTC’s expecting captains and majors to play CYA for them with false reports.

In 73-74 the black power crap started riots by taking over company day rooms. Very few officers had the damn guts to merely go in and order/run them out of those day rooms on their own. I had enough and my last assignment was back with special forces.

In 1986 Clinton created coed BCT on the Army and soon don’t ask don’t tell came. West Point was AA plus women were admitted. With women at West Point the cadets were now banging like rabbits I am told. This alone tells me that there is no place for women in Infantry units as sex on combat OPs would damn sure get good men killed. People need to also realize that two fags and two lesbians are no better as hunting men to kill is deadly serious business. Our military is a damn joke after Obama. It was
trashed bit by bit after Vietnam. In fact, the damn druggies started in mid 69 in Vietnam. They were weeded out, but; certain generals like Emerson allowed rock concerts and pot smoking.