A dark secret lies behind 27hrs in a lock up; who's that knocking on the door?; Environmentalists are a pain in the a**!; armed guards; everybody's on report!; deficiencies in work shops & onboard all ships; hotlines to the rescue!; hotlines to Congress lead to a tattletale military; you want me to pick up WHAT?! - Foxtrot Oscar!; not all technicians are created equal.
Uncovering the secrets of the deep blue; diving on the far side of the world; just 475ft to the beach; jerry rig 4 lines, the rappel is on!; busy troops are happy troops; assemble gear & extra tanks; check the moon & tides - nobody's interested in floating to Australia; helo lift to the island;- loading up; empty sonobuoy containers could save a life; look out for the penga-penga grass! Episode LVI
Exploring under the South Pacific; 140hrs underwater; skip breathing; ear bubbles are a real thing; vertigo attack @ a 45 degree angle; sonobuoy crates have interesting uses; mind US Navy Dive Tables or else!; it's a Rota thing; shipwreck! R4D8's at your service; The Skipper nixes helo water entry.
Navy Cmdr at American Legion Post recounts how World War II leaves waters around Guam ripe for all kinds of discoveries; Mickey D's has 50 windows; Aussie beef makes the grade; who wants Hawaii? No traffic & less $$'s; tourism from Japan; the rabbit died; coat hangers have consequences; reef & wreck diving; reach The Zeke! & look out who or rather what hides behind the pilot's seat.
Avocado mishap unleashes an epic scuba diving adventure in the South Pacific; sailor bandaged up & Pearl Harbor bound; no surgery here & no #DiegoGarcia for you! Next stop #Guam! Case of mistaken identity - who's "suicidal" around here? Slashed wrist? Yes...but; welcome to Paradise; get your scuba diving gear - discover an underwater adventure! Aleutian interlude; sons of Nippon not nice to Guamanians; support your local P-3's!; Morale problem - with 30 females?; no rush hour here!
In this thread Captain O’Neil, USMC shares his making into a Marine Officer & his experiences in-country which would culminate at the bitter Battle of Hue City during the Tet Offensive, January 1968.
SSGT Frazier speaks the unspeakable.
The part of war you never hear about.
Capt. O'Neil USMC is also the author of 14 books - available from your favorite online retailers; community outreach on behalf of the Marine Corps & the American Legion; more on the Battle for Hue where he describes how one clears a room in urban combat; speaks on a particular incident that very nearly cost him his life; expands on the role armor played in Vietnam; tags the U.S.'s next geopolitical rival.
Yeoman 1st Class E6 Susan Flanagan delves deeper into the drama that resulted from her romantic relationship with a superior officer & her conscious decision to wage a campaign of subterfuge.
Yeoman 1st Class E6 Susan Flanagan speaks more about her roommate who spent her service time "in the closet", a stunning moment while on the shooting range, and her love & dedication for Veterans.
Capt. O'Neil USMC expounds on ersatz creature comforts in camp; increasing friction of the news media; bad apples at the top; unlearned lessons from Vietnam repeated in Afghanistan debacle; life in the field; the Agent Orange defoliant; advent of "smart war" technology; the folly of "nation building"; & the real cost of war to survivors - PTSD.customers a reason to do business with you.
Lt. Donegan describes his emotional homecoming; state of the climate for Veterans in the mid-Atlantic area upon his return home.
Lt. Donegan's fallen friend is officially honored; night loading operations; shakedown reveals a clean unit. Donegan's unit has their first fatality.
Former 1st Lt. Thomas F. Donegan speaks about some very disturbing revelations he stumbled onto post-war; losing a dear friend and the lengths he went to to recover him.
The Secret to Success in Everything.
1st Lt. Donegan cracks down on unit discipline.
Deadly ambush: 1st Lt Thomas F. Donegan has to up defenses after a convoy is ambushed. Plus in another ambush Lt. Donegan is shot & doesn't even realize it.
1st Lt Thomas F. Donegan goes more in depth: convoys, the Tet Offensive, and his subordinates stage a near-riot on his behalf.
1st Lt Thomas F. Donegan, U.S. Army, shares his experiences while serving in transportation battalion during the Vietnam War. Commanding truck convoys bringing much needed supplies to firebases & units in the field, 1st Lt. Donegan's mission is to shepherd his convoys safely through some of the most dangerous and enemy-infested country in all of South Vietnam.
In this premier episode, former 1st Lt Donegan speaks of his Irish Catholic upbringing in Syracuse, NY an what led him to his commission in the U.S.Army.