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Old 12-11-2019, 15:16   #1
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ODA 2013

So - in Haiti waaaaaay back in 1995 my ODA did a swap with ODA 2013. ODA 2013 had a brass plate fabricated and attached to an old iron canon in the courtyard. One of their guys asked me "just make sure the last guys out bring it home"

The UN took over and I ended up with the plate - fast forward a few deployments and a PCS and the plate disappeared into the black hole that exits in my attic and stayed hidden for the next ten years.

Fast forward again to 2008 and I put out a few feelers looking for someone from ODA-2013 during the Haiti time frame but I had no takers - then came more deployments and another move and the plate was forgotten for another ten years.

Fast forward to present day North Carolina. it has been 25 years since we first rolled into the beautiful island of Hispaniola to enjoy fresh ground Dominican coffee and hand rolled premium cigars at basement prices and I recently came across that brass plate as I was clearing out a careers worth of Army crap collecting dust in my attic and garage.

I would really like to return it to someone from that team - old guy or new guy. I am going to scan and post a photo of the Canon with the Plate as soon as I get a chance. If I can't find any takers, I am going to take the plate the the Airborne/Special Operations Museum and donate it so everyone else can enjoy it.

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