Spook6HOG AKA Lee Shadow Bear
I'm going to post some of the things that you've posted on the kfss list so that everyone can get up to speed.
For the past 28 years I have been involved with the:
Marine Corps 1 Recon, 3rd Recon and 2nd Bn/ 9th Marines Infantry Regiment. I was also an instructor at the Amphibious Recon Crs at Coronado and the Jungle Warfare and Survival School at Subic Bay in the Phillipines. My Primary MOS (Military Ocupational Specialty) was Parachute and SCUBA qualified Recon with a Secondary MOS of Sniper/Scout.
In 1998 after winning the Marine Corps Super Squad Competition in Quantico, Va..the Commandant of the Marine Corps promoted me to the rank of Staff Sgt and offered me the duty assignment of my choice. I was requested and was granted a quota to attend BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolitions/SEAL) training at Coronado and 6 months TAD (Temporary Additional Duty) assignment to the Naval Special Warfare Group. After graduation from BUD/S I was allowed to train with SEAL-3 for three months.
That was some of the best training of my life. It was hard but some of the best times that I've ever had.
My Army affiliations include assignments to the 7th Special Forces Group(Airborne), 2nd Ranger Bn, 1st Special Operations Command, 5th SFG(A) and 1st Special Forces Command. I was involved with Special Forces Operational Detatchment-A334, SFOD-A534(SCUBA), SFOD-A535, SFOD-D...and others.
Since leaving the Army I have continually worked in contract military operations. Read into that what you will. I wont be going into detail about the people I work for or the agencies involved.
I have seen combat from 1975 to present in Cambodia, Angola, El Salvador, Quatemala, Honduras, Nicaraqua, Beirut, Lybia, Lebanon, Syria, Kenya, Uganda, Chad, Grenada, Beirut, Nicaragua, Columbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sudan, Iraq, Mombassa, Entebe.
I have been in the past year to Khandahar, Khashmir and Qatar.
I was involved in American POW location missions in Cambodia, Laos, North Vietnam and Southern China.
I show work as a Truck Driver and as a traveling Blacksmith/Farrier because it allows me to come and go unnoticed. I can be gone for extended periods of time unnoticed.
Some people are going to scoff at the above statements but I choose to simply ignore them. It has been my experience that there are people who live life...and there are those who sit in front of a television and wish that they had lived life. These people have a tendency to belittle others who have had experiences other than their own. These people also tend to demand that their opinions be heard...yet are intolerant of expressed views that differ from their own.