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Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on January 17, 2010 at 2:21pm
Ok, guys, I need to find out the real crap about Operation Restore Democracy ,and our part in it from someone who was there. I have read posts,and talked to a couple of Marines who were there,and from what I understand the best thing for Haiti right now would be for a Tidal Wave to wash the shithole into the Atlantic.
Comment by James F. Burgos on January 3, 2010 at 12:53pm
Yep. " back in the day " we had quick reactions, muscles of coiled steel and were " Ministers of Death, praying for War " . God help me, I DO love the Gunny, R. Lee Ermy.
Comment by Dave Gettman on January 3, 2010 at 11:56am
Sure wasn't clean living!! Lots of dumb luck, and fast feet.
Comment by James F. Burgos on January 3, 2010 at 11:38am
Dave, I guess accidents DO happen but I think that you were INCREDIBLY lucky that day ! Must be your clean living ! LOL Thanks for the info.
Comment by Dave Gettman on January 3, 2010 at 10:19am
Yes James, it fired the Ford MGM51 152mm Shillelagh infra-red guided rocket with a 15 lb shaped-charge warhead of Octol. Pretty nasty bugger.

Eight of these were carried in the drivers compartment in horizontal racks on both sided of the driver. 20 conventional 152mm rounds were carried in the turret. This is what happened when things went wrong...

Comment by James F. Burgos on January 3, 2010 at 10:05am
When I left Amberg in July of '69 there was talk of getting the Sheridan. If I remember right, wasn't it supposed to launch missiles through the main tube ? If this is correct, I noticed that the Army went back to the High Velocity Gun, and rather quickly !
Comment by Bruce Lantz on January 3, 2010 at 4:01am
Nothing had beenn mentioned about that change in 69-----I'm glad I wasn't there when that happened
Comment by Dave Gettman on January 3, 2010 at 3:23am
Must have been right after you left Bruce. I believe it was in 1970.
Comment by Bruce Lantz on January 3, 2010 at 3:02am
When did the Sheridansshow up? When I left the "Rock" on my way to Nam in May of 69, we still had the 60A1's in the Recon Troops
Comment by Jesse Kelley on January 2, 2010 at 7:46pm
This might be the place to ask this question;
A 60's anti-smoking commercial

This is a copy of a letter I wrote to the American Cancer Society, to try and find this commercial;

IT WAS IN THE 60'S,AND IT WAS ANIMATED.
IT STARTED OUT WITH A CONSTUCTION MAN SETTING HIS DYNAMITE AND STRINGING HIS FUSE.
HE GETS BEHIND A ROCK, PUTS COTTON BALLS IN HIS EARS, MAKING A FUNNY SQUEAKING NOISE.
GETS DOWN BEHIND THE ROCK AND LIGHTS THE FUSE, TAKES OUT A CIGARETTE TO LIGHT IT, BUT REALIZES
HE DOES NOT HAVE ANOTHER MATCH.
SO HE GETS UP AND CHASES THE FUSE ALL THE WAY TO THE DYNAMITE---KABOOM.

ALTHOUGH I WAS JUST A KID, IT MADE A IMPRESSION ON ME, SURE WISH I WOULD HAVE PAID ATTENTION.
ANYWAY I AM TRYING TO FIND A COPY OF THIS COMMERCIAL, JUST TO SEE IT AGAIN. BUT I REALLY THINK THAT YOU SHOULD PULL IT OUT OF THE CLOSET AND PUT IT BACK ON TV AND ADS.

THANK YOU
JESSE KELLEY

Anyone know where I can look to find a copy of this commercial????
I would be very greatful, for any help.

Thanx Jesse
 

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