14 October 2005

Gunfighter Diary Desert Shield 13 Aug 90

13 AUG 90 Mon

C+7. 1st elements of 7th MEB arrive in SA. Buses move squadron personnel to El Toro. 4 Hueys, 2 Cobras being loaded into the first C-5. One of them is mine and Nemo’s. The loadmasters isn’t quite as strict today, as opposed to the anal retention I saw during StratMobEx over the past few years. I chuckle as I see the front ramp go up with a pallet of Hellfires and 50 cal ammo strapped to it. Fly out 1730. There’s nothing quite like the sound of those big turbofans spooling up.

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