"PS And Neil E. Wright has a copy of my DD 214 on file with VetsCoR "
So you are about the Constitution then. You know we swore an oath to uphold it. I don't find this midnight roust constitutional, and I doubt dwight will either.
Remember our obligation? We only obey those orders we know to be lawful and do not obey an order we know to be unlawful.
"I don't find this midnight roust constitutional"
So now is's a "midnight roust"
I thought it was a 10:30 PM "roust".
Here you go, make a difference
and teach the Coast Guard a thing or 2
I am abroad and not in CONUS,
Tonk is a sailor from way back and went CG to serve again while others just post.
Tonk, WHat's up, Sailor??
Let's calm down. I was Plt 336, Parris Island (1967), Camp Geiger (ITR), NAS JaxFla for AE "A" school, MCAF New River, Phu Bai RVN, etc...
Now. If this happened as described, it was a despicable abuse of authority and the perps should be hung higher than Haman. That said, there is a lot of sense in doing some more research, rather than depending solely on a single source for your info. If there needs to be a lynching after that, I'll help spring the trap. Yes, I found the story inflammatory. That is not a rationale for tarring all who serve with the same brush, which is the net result, if not the intent. MANY of us are on the same side here, we just need some calm and deliberate research and investigation. Like any public statements by the Coasties on why they were in that marina at that time of night, waking folks up. That much seems established, as does the part with the arming of the boarding party. So let's find out why, then tar and feather the higherups who authorized this sort of activity, if it seems warranted. Also, perhaps circumscribing the LEO aspects of the Coast Guard might not be a bad notion. But let's proceed apace, at a CALM pace and not alienate our allies, like Tonk. Some of the others here are authoritarian trolls who deserve whatever we can dish up for them. That's not Tonk.
More to follow eventually.