[Loch-Ruadh] OT - but good

Ms Pict dftfeast at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 5 13:11:28 PST 2004

I want to see the video.......And the looks on their faces.


>From: Elizabeth Hawkwood <rbnew5 at netscape.net>
>Reply-To: "Canton of Loch Ruadh, Kingdom of Ansteorra, SCA,Inc." 
><loch-ruadh at ansteorra.org>
>To: "Canton of Loch Ruadh, Kingdom of Ansteorra, SCA, 
>Inc."<loch-ruadh at ansteorra.org>
>Subject: [Loch-Ruadh] OT - but good
>Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 11:00:25 -0600
>Thought some of you might like this:
>>Consider this the story of the week from a Marine Gunnery Sergeant in 
>>Iraq.  ~
>>So we are up in the mountains at about 0100 (1AM for you civilians) 
>>looking for a bad guy that
>>we thought was in the area. Here are ten of us, pitch black, crystal clear 
>>night, about 25 degrees. We know there are bad guys in the area, a few
>>shots have been fired but no big deal. We decide that we need air cover 
>>and the only thing in the area is a solo B-1 bomber.
>>He flies around at about 20,000 feet and tells us there is nothing in the 
>>area. He then asks if we would like a low level show of force.
>>Stupid question. Of course, we tell him yes.
>>The controller who is attached to the team then is heard talking to the 
>>pilot. Pilot asks if we want it subsonic or supersonic.
>>Very stupid question.
>>  Pilot advises he is twenty miles out and to stand by. The controller 
>>gets us all sitting down in a line and points out the proper location. You 
>>have to
>>picture this. Pitch black, ten killers sitting down, dead quiet and 
>>overlooking this about 30-mile long valley.
>>All of a sudden, way out (below our level) you see a set of four 200' 
>>white flames coming at us. The controller says, "Ah-- guys? you might want 
>>to plug
>>your ears." Faster than you can think a B-1, supersonic, 1000' over our 
>>heads, blasts the sound barrier and it feels like God just hit you in the
>>head with a hammer. He then stands it straight up with 4 white trails of 
>>flame coming out and disappears.
>>Cost of gas for that: Probably $50,000. Hearing damage: For certain. Bunch 
>>of ragheads thinking twice about shooting at us: Priceless.
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