Avatar_feed
Responses: 6
SPC Mark Huddleston
6
6
0
Another one of those days you remember forever. The Gulf of Mexico was 0/0 visibility with heavy fog. All IFR in the Gulf was completely "shut down" till further notice. No helicopter service to oil rigs in the gulf. No explanation. Then later we found out why. An extensive quantity of Military traffic. No more details. Crew changes and spouses waiting and pilots and passengers all loud and phones ringing off the hook all demanding and frustrated waiting for flights. High stress day. I never knew much about the politics.
(6)
Comment
(0)
SPC Erich Guenther
SPC Erich Guenther
1 mo
Grenada was a British Commonwealth country, the British were never notified of the invasion or consulted in regards to it before it happened (phone call discussion). So Margaret Thatcher unloaded on the Reagan Administration in public of why this was reckless in regards to Britian. The problem that happened was the Carribean States intelligence was that a blood bath was taking place on the Island between the two opposing sides and that the United States should intervene at once to put a stop to it before it turned into a large massacre......that is what pushed the U.S. into high gear.
(2)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SPC Nancy Greene
6
6
0
I was at Ft Benjamin Harrison fir AIT and I knew a Permanent Party soldier who volunteered for this mission
(6)
Comment
(0)
SPC Erich Guenther
SPC Erich Guenther
1 mo
Well of course then after the invasion about May-August 1984. 2nd AD (FWD) in Garlstedt started to get the 82nd Airborne Infantry troops via PCS (I was there and remember it). Some of them stated it was a cluster-puck of an operation but not all of them said that. It depended on what their view was and their participation level. Back in those days there was not a lot of follow-up with the troops after the war as there is now. It was assumed if they made it through the conflict breathing, then they were OK. Though I have say among the PCS Soldiers we got, none of them had any issues I could see or detect, they were all well adjusted after the conflict.
(2)
Reply
(0)
SSG Robert Webster
SSG Robert Webster
1 mo
SPC Erich Guenther - I'll say this - I was there. In some aspects it was a cluster for a number of reasons, and in others it wasn't.
Some of the CF stories are true and others are not. Some of the CF items were let us just say stupid actions by Joe.
(1)
Reply
(0)
SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
1 mo
SPC Erich Guenther I was stationed in Garlstedt from 1986-1987 2nd Armored Division (FWD) SPC Erich Guenther
(2)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
MSG Tom Earley
6
6
0
I'll bet later when Argentina invaded the Falkand Islands she knew exactly what Reagan had been going through because now it was her citizens in danger.
(6)
Comment
(0)
1SG Claims Assistant
1SG (Join to see)
1 mo
The Falklands happened before the Grenada invasion.
(3)
Reply
(0)
SSG Robert Webster
SSG Robert Webster
1 mo
1SG (Join to see) - It is sometimes easy to get the two backwards since the were about a year apart.
The other confusing aspect of the period is that Beirut Bombing occurred just a couple of days prior to the Grenada Invasion.
(1)
Reply
(0)
MSG Tom Earley
MSG Tom Earley
1 mo
1SG (Join to see) - Correct you are, my bad, and there fore all the more reason she should have known better.
(3)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close