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Old 12-05-2014, 17:57   #1
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MACVSOG OP35 Combat Jumps

From the ceremony held today at 1st SF Command, Fort Bragg, NC.

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Old 12-05-2014, 17:58   #2
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OP35 Combat Jumps.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:22   #3
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Thanks for sharing this Richard. These guys are special. 400' - no reserve - NVA uniform - AK-47. Their recognition is long overdue.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:29   #4
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Couple of acquaintances on the list. I was at Nam Pung Dam, 46th SFCo with Howard Upchurch(RIP)...

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Old 12-08-2014, 18:17   #5
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Mark - yep, I served with Sammy Hernandez, Rich Gross, and Mark Gentry (who was on ODA-3 and one of our instructors when our ODA went through MFF training at Altenstadt in the summer of '77).

I only had one 'qualm', if that's a correct word usage, in regards to the ceremony's brochure - it lists TFAE1 vs TF1AE which is the only way I've ever seen it listed (see atchd jpg).

But so it goes...

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Old 12-17-2014, 17:20   #6
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I have a picture of Sammy and Larry Sills on the beach at Pattya with their heads down looking at the skiff they had just flipped. the prop siticking up out of the water like a pinwheel. I asked Larry what they were thinking, he said,"We were trying to figure out what we were going to tell Ed Foche" , their Tm Sgt....
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