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Old 02-05-2013, 12:13   #16
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So much hate here... What did the Porn Stash do to you......
Ooops! Now porn stash - that's a different matter all together
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:17   #17
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I do believe that Lyman was one of our instructors at MedLab in 75-76 and Weiler was my Senior Medic at Tolz in 77-78.
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Old 02-05-2013, 19:48   #18
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Yep, he sure did. Was a "Mercenary" for a while before his death. Didn't know it was a grenade that killed him though. Thought it was an SA-7 that hit the plane?
The way I remember it was that they were trying to bomb the Sandanista's from an air plane by pulling the pin on a grenade and dropping them in a mason jar before throwing them out the window. He either dropped the jar or a live grenade and it detonated killing all aboard. His devotees claim that it was a bomb that was rigged with an altitude sensitive detonator. Who knows what the truth really is.
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Old 02-05-2013, 19:51   #19
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Was he a protege of Guy Savalle?
I honestly don't know.
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Old 02-09-2013, 23:37   #20
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I have to join the defense of the "porn stash". I grew mine as soon as I graduated from Tng Gp (1971) and have worn it ever since.

As for having no discipline, I disagree. We were a bunch of bandits in those days (at least us younger guys) but we fought a war being lost by our poli-whores in Washington, some of which are still around today. We wore the Green Beret with pride inspite of the media and many politicians. We went where we were told and did what we were told to do. We watched the miltary being torn apart and still soldiered on.

We were professionals. Many got out but some of us stayed and carried on. SF disciipline is less the parade ground discipline and more the individual personal discipline that we don't see that much any more.

As for the hands in the pockets, I remember standing around with the battalion command group (Bn Cdr, XO, CSM, myself and others) on the drop zone with ALL of us with our hands in our pockets!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:19   #21
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I have to join the defense of the "porn stash". I grew mine as soon as I graduated from Tng Gp (1971) and have worn it ever since.
Now that's a visual image for ya Sure you don't mean "pornstache"
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Old 02-10-2013, 13:12   #22
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porn stash

'60's- '70's they were call Womb Brooms!!

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Love the hands in the pockets and the porn stache. You old timers had no discipline,,,,,

Us old timers all had porn staches.
Still have mine!
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'60's- '70's they were call Womb Brooms!!

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Mine turned white for some reason. Must have been the bleach...
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Old 02-10-2013, 13:55   #25
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Out in the sun too much

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Mine turned white for some reason. Must have been the bleach...
You must spend too much time in the sun like me. Mine turned white also - well, more a dirty gray.
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Dang mine too. Must be all this Florida sun I run around in.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:10   #27
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Back to the photo ...

Looks like an 8th group patch behind the wings, another no no.

While in training group one jerk was putting E-5 stripes and a majors pins on his uniform before going on leave, said he was a "Sergeant Major", his buddies stopped him, we all had a good laugh, then he failed the Q course.
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Looks like an 8th group patch behind the wings, another no no.
Not an 8th SFGA flash but the branch unassigned colors jump wings oval we used to wear in Group and while going through SFTG unless you were assigned to the 10th SFGA or IMA which had different ovals.

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Old 03-12-2013, 14:40   #29
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Looks like an 8th group patch behind the wings, another no no.
How could you have served in 6th Grp and not know that the blue/yellow wing background/oval was worn by all groups but the 10th?

"12B4S, 1st SF 1969-1971. 6th Group, 8th Group"

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:33   #30
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How could you have served in 6th Grp and not know that the blue/yellow wing background/oval was worn by all groups but the 10th?

"12B4S, 1st SF 1969-1971. 6th Group, 8th Group"
I'm not sure WHEN you served, but, the oval patch behind the jump wings matched your assigned unit patch on the beret, in 1969-71.
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