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05-03-11, 03:23 PM #1
40 Hours Instead of 40 Minutes
But the B team could have done it.
I was driving a couple of hours north today and called Mongoose, we had a chat, talking about Bin Laden's demise, naturally, and then all of a sudden I got the idea that we as a team could have done what the Navy SEALS did, eventually. Maybe 40 hrs or 40 days for the old timers like myself and Billy Collins and all the rest here. We had a good laugh. But the scenario for our B team could have gone something like this:
NavAviator could have dropped us at the compound.
I would have stayed in the area intercepting Morse Code military communications
Advanced would have revved up his bike and headed toward the front gate, smashing it out of the way
Mongoose would have grabbed his old M-60 for a machine gun assault on the compound.
Lep would have been there making sure it went well
HST, Phantom Blooper, all the rest of the older guys, would have done their part
So what if it would have taken us 40 hours instead of 40 minutes.
We could have done it--old as we are---eventually.
05-03-11, 03:33 PM #2
I forgot to mention Lynn2, even after Billy told me to mention him.
If the B team was not successful, apparently Lynn2 could be the C Team all by himself, judging from prior prowess posts.
05-03-11, 03:50 PM #3
I would have been SHEEPDIPPIN' All You Cammando's and Killing all Tha Raghead Babies & Raping all tha Women like We did in Tha' Nam
05-03-11, 04:52 PM #4
Dave, what I want to know is if Im going to make a machine gun assault. Which one of those old Marines will be able to push my wheelchair and carry my oxygen tank for me?
05-03-11, 05:04 PM #5
Beats me, maybe Willie (Old Marine) or even Tennessee Top. He's a Top Sgt, will know what to do! Plus he's reading this thread right now.
Billy, looks like it would be 40 days...forty hours would really be pushing it.
Maybe Bin Laden would have died from old age had we been sent in, who knows?
05-03-11, 05:12 PM #6
I'm a respiratory therapist in my current life so I volunteer to push your wheelchair and change out your 02 cylinders. Not a corpsman but I am advanced CPR qualified too.
The "team" is coming together. No blackhawks though; will need a CH-46 for the wheelchair ramp and all the extra weight from us fat bodies.
Will need a six-months warning order before we deploy so I can put my vacation request in at the hospital.
Git er done
05-03-11, 05:23 PM #7
LOL. Excellent, Top.
Yep, we need that extra notice for deployment.
05-03-11, 05:56 PM #8
I can still type and fill orders for supply.Just a bit slower that's all.
05-03-11, 05:59 PM #9
Good enough for the B team.
05-03-11, 06:15 PM #10
Could use a good messman on the team.
05-03-11, 06:16 PM #11
It's gotta be someone who can cook reaalllll slowly
05-03-11, 06:19 PM #12
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05-03-11, 06:22 PM #13
How a bout the G team for Geriatric?
Dave what have you been smoking?
You left out Joe who would be in charge of the medicinal alcohol as well as the cocktail hour at the VFW
Major Mike has to have some sort of roll. Yes I know he's just an officer but maybe he could help out with supplying needed equipment like Depends and Ensure and Polygrip
You're going to need a Corpsman so I recommend taking at least two and one of them has to be Doc Greek. Doc would be a valuable asset by YELLING OUT COMMANDS from the CO
And who leads this intrepid band grumpy old men? It doesn't have to be an officer but someone who has the presence of command. Someone who is fair yet firm. Someone who all the men will follow right to the gates of the nearest assisted living facility. I think until you can find such a man you're pretty much grounded
As for me I have no problem dropping you off but I'm not use to landing on dry land. Can you see to it that it's a night hop with heavy rain and at least a 40 knot wind? I like a challenge and without those minimal conditions any Air Force zoomie could do the job. I can also help jam whatever comm equipment they might have but having read the intel, jamming a Marconi wireless set isn't much of a task
05-03-11, 06:24 PM #14
Well, this was what we COULD have done, "eventually" being the key word. Certainly not within the 40 minutes they did it in. Just wondered if we still have what it takes.---(we're obviously poking fun at ourselves).
Answer is a resounding "No". LOL.
Billy and I got a laugh out of it anyway, imagining what our mission performance would have been like in our older age had the powers that be thought of sending us in as a backup.
I know that team can't be properly thanked publicly, as they will probably never reveal their identities. But what a team. Like I said on another thread, the book will eventually come out and it will be a very very interesting read.
Reminds me of the Israelis in 90 Minutes At Entebbe.
05-03-11, 06:33 PM #15
throw me in that assignment please..I shudder to use the term
? "volunteer".. Just write the papers as TAD.. i'd hate the thought
of being stuck with a bunch of grunts,,,zoomies and squids.
somebody always yelling , "gunz up", "corpsman up", "engineer up"..WTF ?
where's the radio ? (anybody bring any beer ) There might be a Stewburner somewhere that wants to tag along, but i'd count on Ham and Mothers ifin i waz you turds.
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