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Rumblyguts
08-26-2007, 20:16
Tube alert.

The Military Channel is rerunning a new version ( Combat Zone: A Tight Spot,2007) of ODA-525's incident in Desert Storm.

Gee-whiz computer graphics, interviews with the members, and good covereage of the incident through pilot interviews.

This is different than the previous production, but not by much.

3SoldierDad
08-27-2007, 18:24
Tube alert.

The Military Channel is rerunning a new version ( Combat Zone: A Tight Spot,2007) of ODA-525's incident in Desert Storm.

Gee-whiz computer graphics, interviews with the members, and good covereage of the incident through pilot interviews.

This is different than the previous production, but not by much.


Saw it - cool documentary.

Some good lessons - For example (1) When you go light don't destroy your primary commo equipment and (2) always pack your smoke for the aviators to identify your locale and where NOT to drop their munitions.


Three Soldier Dad...Chuck

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NBC-Guy
08-28-2007, 18:02
I truly wish they had this available on DVD so I could order and watch it. I guess I will have to hope to catch a re-run when I get back CONUS

LEStudent
09-16-2007, 13:01
There was a little blurb not long ago on the Military Channel, about the 525's fight outside Ar Rutba. I don't recall them saying the team's number, but I remembered the battle because Andy Brittenham had showed me some photos of the aftermath, and told me about it.

Ambush Master
09-16-2007, 14:00
If this is the Video of F16s dropping CBUs inside of Danger Close, I've seen it. Smoke is OK as a last resort or during cloudy conditions, but I could not believe how long it took them to break out the mirror and put a "Shiny" onto the A/C!!! Smoke is like tracers, it lets everybody know where you are, whereas a mirror is only seen by your intended recipient!!!

I say this as one that has directed fire from aerial platforms much much closer than "Danger Close"!!!

Take care.
Martin

Combat Diver
05-15-2010, 09:32
I knew all those team members as I was on ODA 515 at the time and located a bit north of them on a similiar mission. I remember listening on the SATCOM that day of their situation. Next day my team was also compromised and had F16s drop CBUs danger close also. We didn't carry smoke either as our average ruck was already 150lbs. You have to start cutting some things off your load. One of my team members later became the 5th Group CSM and then the USASFC CSM after I retired.

CD

LongWire
05-15-2010, 10:21
One of my team members later became the 5th Group CSM and then the USASFC CSM after I retired.

CD

Hmmmm Baer, or Mario??? My guess Mario........

Combat Diver
05-16-2010, 01:44
Yep, Vigil. Parry was always on the HALO team down the hall on 514 or 534.

CD

Ranger44
06-04-2010, 20:40
Ole Mario sent me to Ranger School when he was the 1/5 CSM. He smoked the dog piss out of me before he would sign my schools checklist. LOL! I deserved it.

Richard
06-04-2010, 22:23
CSM Mario Vigil - Someone You Should Know

http://www.bloggapedia.com/blog_post.php?p=CSM-Mario-Vigil-Someone-You-Should-Know-802316

Gutes lesen.

Richard :munchin

mojaveman
06-07-2010, 23:19
CSM Mario Vigil - Someone You Should Know

http://www.bloggapedia.com/blog_post.php?p=CSM-Mario-Vigil-Someone-You-Should-Know-802316

Gutes lesen.

Richard :munchin

Didn't know him personally but remember him. Back in the day he was in 1/5 when I was in 3/5.

Liammac
10-20-2010, 09:10
I worked with Vigil during some JTF6/RSU missions in TX in the late 90's...with his team was the first time I ever did beer PT...I think I aged 10 years in 90 days with those guys!
Most excellent dudes...

18DWife
10-20-2010, 18:50
Very Nice Man ;)

rangerppc
11-06-2010, 09:30
I truly wish they had this available on DVD so I could order and watch it. I guess I will have to hope to catch a re-run when I get back CONUS

I have it on DVD, you want it?

The Reaper
11-06-2010, 10:01
I have it on DVD, you want it?

Ranger, second request that you re-read the rules and stickies and comply.

TR

greenberetTFS
11-06-2010, 16:39
Ranger, second request that you re-read the rules and stickies and comply.

TR

Ranger,that's "two"................:rolleyes::(:eek:

Big Teddy :munchin

SP5IC
08-22-2012, 14:28
My wife and I were in Rota looking for a hop back to Norfolk. I ran into a guy w/ a ODA-525 baseball cap. He said they were trying to get back to the states as well. I saw four or five more SF in the cafeteria at the airport. I wonder if any of them were the same as in the story?

fasteddie565
02-09-2013, 20:41
The Sharkmen.

I cut my teeth on that team. A truer batch of criminals I have never seen, but you had to love them all. I had left, gone to Key West and was back in C52 when all this happened.

Sorry for the necro post.

Combat Diver
02-12-2013, 13:38
Prior to their 91' explots, back in 85' the Sharkmen put me thru pre SCUBA at Bragg. IIRC FastEddie you were the team leader at the time. :lifter


CD

sharkmanII
02-19-2013, 06:38
525 had just returned from Somalia. I was an 18D fresh outta language school (FARSI) and became the Sr medic for 525 in Feb of 94. Their medic at that time was headed to Delta and the other medic was now the TS. Talk about quick schoolin'. I did pre-scuba w/i 3 weeks of arrival, then immediately to Key West, graduated, back to Campbell for 3 weeks and then right back to Key West for DMT. It was a busy 4 months. Ah the "good old days". Man I miss those guys. I still get to see a few of them, but not many.