I would have given my left nut to meet Rick Rescorla. All the moreso to have been able to count him amongst my Friends: ‘tis a small circle of Friends that I keep, and he would be welcome amongst ‘em at any barbie at my place, anytime.
And if Gen Hal Moore and his Sgt-Maj Basil Plumley and “Ancient Serpent Six” Bruce Crandall decided to tag along, my joy would be almost complete. If Ollie North and Willy Apiata VC chose to drop by, that’s my idea of a proper barbie! Who could ask for more??
Alas! ‘twas never to be, ‘twas but a Dream. I sadly never knew Rick Rescorla, and will probably never get to know any of the other gentlemen aforementioned. The best I can do is to own a signed copy of Ollie’s book, “Under Fire”. And just possibly try to meet Willy Apiata VC one day...