When two warriors meet on the field of battle they each go with the confidence that they win will. They have girded themselves with their best weapons, and they are confident in their ability to use them. They are trained for one purpose, to kill. Who are these two warriors?
Aug 17, 1990: Because of the ever increasing threat our posting requirements were about to expand. Personnel security was of paramount importance, so, with the constant need and influx of personnel to fulfil those requirements, there was a need for an officer in charge. Lieutenant Garneau was selected for the job and officially givenContinue reading “Desert Shield. The Anti-Terrorist Section”
The year is 1985: As Jake looked out into the darkness the hairs on the back of neck stood up and a cold chill ran straight to the bone, the enemy was danger close. When he was a boy he could feel when trouble was near, in Vietnam he was given the name “Spooky”Continue reading “Some Advertising: To purchase, Amazon.com,”
As the days went on routines began to set in. Aug 15, 1990; The Anti-Terrorist (AT) section picked up 3 augmentee’s and lost 3. They were just being rotated. This is generally how my day would go before all the changes. —I am posted as, before the new changes take effect, Golf Eight. —I makeContinue reading “Desert Shield: Routine for the 1st SPS started to set in.”
Aug 10, 1990: Our Supply section found a good location and set up their playing field bringing with them their motto as it was at Langley, “Nothing is too good for the troops and nothing is what they get.” To me it was like pulling teeth. Aug 13, 1990; So far we had been sleepingContinue reading “The 1st SPS continue To Prepare for Desert Shield.”
Aug 9, 1990: Now, with both teams on the ground, our commander went ahead with his plan to divide our “AO”, area of operations, into two initial areas, Alpha, the flight line, and Bravo, the fighter area. Charlie sector will come a short time later as the man-power grows, but until then the largestContinue reading “Dharan: Operations Begin For the 1st SPS”
I would like to back track for a moment and take you to the guard mount room of the 1st SPS as we waited for the order. This was the 4th of August 1990.
The 1st SPS In Preparation for the Shield … August 8, 1990. We were some tired but excited people. This is what we prepared for and now here we are. Stay tuned . . . More to come.
NOTE: According to the time frame, documentaries, and of course the fact that we were there watching them get off the plane, The Army (101st AB) were the first combat units to respond. BUT THAT IS A BIG NO. The “First” responding combat units were, and will always be the 1st TFW/1st SPS. Wed. AugContinue reading “Our Arrival for Operation “Desert Shield””
I am about to take you on a journey into the past, to a place where a man knows courage only by the fear he faces. For those of the 1st SPS, that courage will be tested in a place we called the sand box. Another update is soon to be.