I've never thought I was mentally and physically tough enough to "make it" at Paris Island. I have the greatest respect and admiration for those who have.
One of my proudest, but most humbling, moments was several years ago at the Durham VA Medical Center when a small group of USMC veterans of some of the fiercest battles in Vietnam offered me their sincere appreciation for B-52 raids having saved them from certain annihilation. There is only a slim chance, of course, that I was at the controls during the incidents they cited, and the awesome power they witnessed was made possible by Boeing. I (or whoever was in control) sat in reasonable air conditioned "comfort" 7 or 8 miles above the battles the marines endured. Until the discussion with them, I had thought that the "work" of the BUFFS during Arc Light (down "South') was little-noticed, little-known and unappreciated - made lotsa toothpicks of many acres of jungle growth. Wilton _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com