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Thread: Operation Eastern Exit - 1990
05-06-12, 03:16 PM #31
Yes Corporal Dennis Betz from our weapons platoon passed away.I believe Staff Sergeant Perry retired as a Sgt Major.I actually wrote a book about the mission Operation Eastern Exit titled Night Mission To Mogadishu.My website is the same as the title of my book .com.When you go on my website you will see a comment from one of the American Diplomats that was rescued on the talk with the author link.It is good to hear from a Marine that was there.
05-06-12, 03:20 PM #32
Wow.. yep that was him. Cpl Betz. I would have never pictured Staff Sgt Miller Perry as a Sgt Major but thats awesome. I played spades with him from time to time. He was a character.
05-06-12, 03:28 PM #33
You are correct it was 9 Navy Seals from Seal Team 8.I was a team leader with Charlie Company 1/2 that went on the mission.The rescue force was a 60 man rescue force combined of 46 Marines from Charlie Company 1/2 1 Marine Our Battalion Commander Lt.Col McAleer 4 Marines from BSSG and 9 Navy Seals with Seal Team 8.If you Goggle Operation Eastern Exit by Adam Siegel you will see a accurate extensive report on the mission.He was a civilian reporter on board the U.S.S. Guam
05-06-12, 03:33 PM #34
Yes Staff Sgt Perry was a character.We did play alot of spades games and Charlie Company even had a spades tournament.That was a long 8 months on that ship.Did you get the cruise book from that deployment?
05-06-12, 03:42 PM #35
There were a total of 9 Navy Seals from Seal Team 8 that went on the mission.The 60 man rescue force was combined of 46 Marines from Charlie Company 1/2 1 Marine our Battalion Commander Lt.Col McAleer 4 Marines from BSSG and the 9 Navy Seals from Seal Team 8 that crossdecked from the U.S.S.Trenton To the U.S.S. Guam.I am telling everybody if you goggle Operation Eastern Exit by Adam Siegel you will see a extensive detailed accurate report of the mission.He was a civilian reporter embarked on the U.S.S. Guam.Also goggle Night Mission To Mogadishu
05-06-12, 05:16 PM #36
I do have that somewhere. I will have to dig it out. I havent looked at it in years.
I remember the tournament and participated.
05-08-13, 06:37 PM #37
I was with Charlie Company 3rd Platoon (Lt. Mike McClain's) (page 143 of the cruse book) My platoon and 2nd platoon (Lt. VanOpdorph's) were the platoons that took part in the Op, along with SeAL team 8.
05-14-13, 09:41 PM #38
My name is Troy Smith, I was aboard the USS Trenton during Operation Eastern Exit. Their were definitely Seals aboard the Trenton. Whether they were involved in the evacuation, I do not know. I was a Lance Corporal at the time with the 4th MEB.
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