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Old 12-24-2004, 22:29   #61
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Thumbs up To Phoenix 1-0

The jungle became my friend. I had NVA walk so close to me I could reach out and touch them. The treeless open environment on Afghanistan must be a special problem. Keep up the good work!!
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Old 12-25-2004, 18:47   #62
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I can talk without violating OPSEC, because when we left so did the concept we employed. Basicly, we split ourselves into 4 RT. One heavy and three light. The light was comprised of 2 USSF and 5 HN, while the heavy package had a larger commo and medic skill sets. This team was 4 SF, 5 HN and terp. On the lights we didn't need a terp and would work through the radio with the heavy's terp if needed. Normally we would deploy all four RT's into a large box giving each RT their own AO. Acouple of times we deployed one or two RT's on their own. Our longest mission I think was about ten days. We where able to top-off on water from some streams to sustain. The open desert does have it's own challenges but one learns to adjust TTP's to fit the terrain. My father is an old SF from the day and so is my neigbor. Some of you old timers would be amazed how close Nam and Afghanistan really are minus the terrain piece. We have all of the border issues, and polical concerns that you all did and then some too. Afghanistan is the true forgotten war in America's eyes. But believe the stories that guys will tell. It is no Iraq, but there are plenty of bad dudes running around. On several occations we also deployed the RT's as a single large Mike force package plused up with additional HN reacting to other teams in contact or conducting other DA type of missions. Never got tied up like the old timers, but did our best to serve with honor and not bring shame to the RT's traditions under any conditions. Also the 4 RT's were RT RAPTOR, HAWK, OSPREY, KESTREL. I was the 1-0 of Raptor and Viking was the 1-1 on Hawk. RT Phoenix was our detachment made throw back long before we employed the RT concept in combat. I would like to go into more details but this is as far as I will go on a open forum.

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Old 12-25-2004, 19:53   #63
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C/S PHOENIX 10 wrote "but did our best to serve with honor and not bring shame to the RT's traditions under any conditions"

Listen all of us old SOGGIES are proud as hell of you guys. You are never forgotten amongst us. We hope that you will all join the SOA and come share your stories with us one day. It takes a little time before you can talk about everything. But we understand that.
We SALUTE you..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you from all of us.


Keep Safe and Kill ALL the Bastards.
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Old 12-25-2004, 20:39   #64
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Listen all of us old SOGGIES are proud as hell of you guys. You are never forgotten amongst us. We hope that you will all join the SOA and come share your stories with us one day. It takes a little time before you can talk about everything. But we understand that.
We SALUTE you..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you from all of us.


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HERE HERE !!! Hell, it took over 30 years for SOG to even be recognized, I hope you guys get treated beter than that.

C/S Phoenix, you mentioned that your Dad and neighbor are X-SF. Get them in here !!!

Glad it worked for ya. You guys please stay in touch.

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Old 01-16-2005, 20:18   #65
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C/S PHOENIX 10 wrote "but did our best to serve with honor and not bring shame to the RT's traditions under any conditions"

Listen all of us old SOGGIES are proud as hell of you guys. You are never forgotten amongst us. We hope that you will all join the SOA and come share your stories with us one day. It takes a little time before you can talk about everything. But we understand that.
We SALUTE you..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you from all of us.


Keep Safe and Kill ALL the Bastards.
You got that shit right, Bro!!!!!!!

God Bless You ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

We ARE so proud of Y'all!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:44   #66
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:21   #67
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Yo Gang,

First post on this site and being aFNG I am not sure about all the protocols. anyway, served with CCS from Sep '69 through August of '70. Launch site commander at Quan Loi, S4 at BMT for a while and then the XO. Also went into Cambodia at Ba Kev with CPT S, SFC H, and MSG W.

I am sure that I know who BMT is that posted a previous reply.

Is it OK to mention names here? If that is you Jackie, acknowledge

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Old 02-12-2005, 04:05   #68
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Yo Gang,

First post on this site and being aFNG I am not sure about all the protocols. anyway, served with CCS from Sep '69 through August of '70. Launch site commander at Quan Loi, S4 at BMT for a while and then the XO. Also went into Cambodia at Ba Kev with CPT S, SFC H, and MSG W.

I am sure that I know who BMT is that posted a previous reply.

Is it OK to mention names here? If that is you Jackie, acknowledge

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Old 02-12-2005, 15:52   #69
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Hardcore!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-12-2005, 17:58   #70
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I second that emotion, its good to have you here with us, Hardcore.

BTW, since you were with CCS, did you by any chance know my dear friend Dale Libby?

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Old 02-12-2005, 17:59   #71
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Hardcore, welcome aboard!

You are sure to find old friends here.

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Old 02-12-2005, 18:36   #72
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Welcome Hardcore
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Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.
He knows only The Cause.

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Old 02-12-2005, 22:57   #73
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Welcome Hardcore!


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Old 02-16-2005, 14:35   #74
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Ok Ringo my man, where are you?

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Old 02-16-2005, 16:11   #75
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I was hijacked on my second tour to RVN and sent kicking & screaming w/ MP escort to the 11th ACR. I called everyone I could think of to help free me from my banishment. After about 2 weeks of being in the recon platoon, beating bushes w/ the Air Cav Troop, I got orders back to 5th SFG. Once back under SF control I volunteered for SOACCN. It is difficult to explain the operational and downtime environments between conventional vs SF. Both tours of duty were amazing. I eventually was the one-one on RT Bushmaster. During my 5 year association w/ SF community, I worked with the most remarkable people, they were colorful, the most competent of people I have ever worked with either before or since.

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