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To: calex59

I was in the Philippines when they built the wall. The entire PACAF went on full alert. Didn’t make much sense to me then.


9 posted on 08/13/2011 2:34:03 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax
I was in the Philippines when they built the wall. The entire PACAF went on full alert. Didn’t make much sense to me then.

Yep, we were called into the ready room and told we were going to deploy to the Fulda Gap, a traditional invasion route into Germany, and we were told that on our right flank would be a French infantry unit and out our left flank would be a French "Heavy(Get the heavy part)Motorcycle battalion.

Since we were an Armor outfit(Combat Command A) with armored infantry in support the idea of foot soldiers on one flank and motorcycles(heavy ones/SAR)on the other didn't exactly thrill us. Fortunately the expected attack didn't come about, probably due to the fact we were all alerted so fully, and we never did deploy to the Gap, but we spent long hours in the tank park waiting for orders.

25 posted on 08/13/2011 6:12:29 PM PDT by calex59
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