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Herman
07-30-2010, 05:24
I just wanted to share some bio info that was not widely known apparently about Col Simons (I tried to cut and paste from my FB memorial)
Col Arthur David Simons (1918 - 1979) - Find A Grave Memorial

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11175909

US Army special forces, the 7th SFG (A), codenamed "Hotfoot," entered Laos in 1959, commanded by Lt. Col. Arthurd D. "Bull" Simons, coming with 12 mobile training teams, later called the White Star Training Teams.
As a result, the US had special forces on both sides of the Laotian-Vietnamese borders, and it was common for them to cross borders and to cooperate. As an aside, Colonel Bull Simons , during WWll was the XO of the 6th ranger Bn who, led by Col Mucci and 2 teams from the Alamo Scouts, liberated the Cabanatuan prison camp saving over 500 american POWs held in the Phillipeans.

JJ_BPK
07-30-2010, 05:48
Herman,,

You received an email when you registered for this site. That email gave specific instructions to be followed BEFORE you join any discussions. You are remiss is following these instructions

Re-read the email and follow the instruction, before you do anything else.

This is not optional nor a suggestion..

Then do 100 push-ups.. :lifter

Welcome to PS.com and thank you for your service.

Richard
07-30-2010, 07:39
...info that was not widely known apparently about Col Simons ...

I don't know where you got the idea that info about 'The Bull' was 'not widely known apparently' - but it sure as hell is 'widely known apparently' by those in the SF and Ranger communities who routinely study such things as WS, the Cabanatuan and Son Tay raids, and SOG.

There is a SEARCH button in the bar in the upper right side of the screen on this web-site, and merely typing in 'Bull Simons' would net a long list of many posts on him, including this one:

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6922&highlight=bull+simons

You will also find that we have members here who served with the Bull in the 8th and 7th SFGs, on the Son Tay raid, and in SOG.

I suggest you spend some time searching around in here, reviewing a few of the public profiles and threads, and getting a 'feel' for who we are before embarrassing yourself further - or your stay here will be a brief one...apparently.

Welcome to PS.Com and have a very SF day.

And so it goes...

Richard :munchin

Herman
07-30-2010, 15:13
This was an unfortunate choice on my part to make that post here, after seeing the" find a grave memorial" and a bit of googleing I felt many folks didn`t know the whole story of Col Simons, and I had done a bit of research in a anti-bullshit effort about SF in Vietnam., in particular the early years.
I am not a "wannabe" and I surely didn`t want to imply troops of the 7th grp were not well acquainted with his career, but the rest of the world sure is!

The Reaper
07-30-2010, 15:25
Herman:

Please read the board rules and stickies and put your next post in the proper place.

Thanks.

And trust me, pretty much everyone reading here knows who COL Simons was.

TR

JJ_BPK
07-30-2010, 15:29
This was an unfortunate choice on my part to make that post here..

And this is another unfortunate post..

You were told in a PM to post an introduction, before you did anything else..

What is your problem???

Herman
07-30-2010, 18:34
when I click on introductions I notice a "sticky" that tells me not everyone needs to post an intro,, ALL I ever wanted to do since I registered here some months ago was find someone with the knowledge that I might get to fact check my "article" via email. So I reckon my problem is confusion

Penn
07-30-2010, 18:40
:munchin

JJ_BPK
07-30-2010, 18:56
when I click on introductions I notice a "sticky" that tells me not everyone needs to post an intro,, ALL I ever wanted to do since I registered here some months ago was find someone with the knowledge that I might get to fact check my "article" via email. So I reckon my problem is confusion

Let us try to focus on your 5 yrd target. Here is the sticky:

Everyone does not need their own personal thread for introductions.

To keep this manageable (can you imagine trying to sort through 10,000 member intros?),

everyone who is planning on posting needs to fill in their profile and post an introduction on the not too deceptively titled thread, Introductions IV BEFORE POSTING ANYWHERE ELSE.

It is normally one of the top threads in this forum, but some people are failing to find it.

Again, individual introduction threads are NOT to be started.

Those who do not comply will be identified as FTFSI.

Thank you for your assistance.


There are sections hi-lighted for you.

The sticky say EVERYONE needs to post an introduction, no exceptions.

Your continued participation on this site I give to the moderators for disposition.

:munchin

Penn
07-30-2010, 19:32
Herman, you are a NG.
Others will be along shortly.
:munchin

Herman
07-31-2010, 05:06
AMF

JJ_BPK
07-31-2010, 05:23
AMF

Sorry you feel this way.

A short, simple, introduction post would have been the solution.

The Reaper
07-31-2010, 19:44
Well, you can't say you weren't asked nicely and repeatedly before making your exit.

Adios yourself.

TR