If we get really lucky, it will start a chain reaction that will cause CA. to disengage itself from the continental U.S. Then I can sell my ocean front property in Nevada.
Indeed. This was five years ago now already, but I (like you) wrote down details as they happened, as well as notes from AARs after each significant incident. Also no idea what I'll ever do with them (except gross people out at dinner parties :wink:), but I have a fair amount of "history" already on paper...
I think I'll pop some popcorn, grab a brew and drive down there and...no, maybe not.
You should publish your book, I'd be interested in it.
I've got my own crazy stories, but my career isn't nearly as distinguished as yours yet, sir, despite you being in the Army.
It's not enough that Navy spanks us today, you gotta take another jab? :wink:
And don't sell yourself short - my career isn't so much distinguished as it is looooong. :bier:
I always liked kicking it with EOD, we had some pretty good techs, and they liked to have fun, and were fearless. Yeah, I've done some stuff, I'm still young, got a long way to go before I write my memoirs.
Back onto topic, I really think that burning it was about the most effective way to dispose of all of it. They types of explosives in that home, if not made to the proper ratios using proper procedures, can explode just by handling, and sometimes stability degrades with age. Without knowing the specifics, the bomb squad can't safely remove them from the house.
Yeah, I know... I mentioned that it was "cavalier," not "smart." :wink:
And had we had EOD immediately on call, it might have been a different matter; as it was, there were just the two Estonian guys, and they had to cover two full provinces (plus). It often took two days or more for them to get to us - two days where we had to cease operations and sit on the cache. I took to snatching an engineer from the attached ENG platoon for our missions whenever I could... I know that they don't have nearly the expertise of EOD technician, but they could at least offer some advice.