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On the Perimeter6268 Reads
One of the things you have to watch out for in the field are tracks. Tracks of any kind can put a real damper on your day when they come rolling across your site without warning. To avoid such confrontations we took special care to build deep and well fortified fighting positions when time allowed.
Being in a signal unit we usually did have time to build nice positions aside from the hasties dug in convoy every time the enemy decided to throw some crap our way.
Note: by David Bailey, A Company, 13th Signal Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division
Hi David I Almost shot a Camel in the Dark Like That
on Oct 23, 2009
This is your friend ex-Spc Richard Brando, A Co 13th Signal Bn 1st Cav circa Desert Shield/Storm. Hiya, yeah remember that huge site my node center was set up out in the deep dunes on that hilltop during the Desert Shield phase? I was perched with my radiorig hummer and generator and 3 antenae on a pretty large mountain in the middle of dunes in all directions. We were providing Comm for a large Bradley group below our hill. It was tight, Tac-Sat and all meant calls home. But anyways I was in my foxhole in the middle of the night on the outside portion of my rig site, and Saudi gets all dew soden and misty in the night. So I see this shadow in the shape of a man standing. Im calling halt etc and I have my M16 trained on it. It shifts a little and I am getting hot yelling at it and charging my M16. Then I get a view thru the mist and its a freaking camel wandering up on my mountain. Almost a dead camel. What trouble I wouldve had if I had put it down too, :-)
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