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Old 12-21-2004, 12:41 PM
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WE HAD JUST FINISHED HAULING THE PARTS OF A SUPER STRUCTURE UP FROM THE DEEP.......AND ONTO THE DECK OF USCGC BLACKTHORN..................THIS WOULD BE THE REMAINS OF THE WINGS FROM A DOWNED CG C130 THAT EXPODED WHILE DROPPING PARACHUTE FLARES WHILE PERFORMING A "MAN OVERBOARD" SEARCH OFF THE COAST OF PORT ARANSAS TEXAS.........THE YEAR WAS 1972 ........

THE RADIO CRACKED IN THE WHEEL HOUSE AND I ...(HM3 HIATT)....WAS SUMMONED TO THE XO'S OFFICE.........WHAT NOW I THOUGHT? HAD I DONE SOMETHING WRONG? I DIDN'T TYPE IN CAPS THEN...HELL, THERE WAS NO INTERNET THEN....SO....SOMETHING WAS UP ALRIGHT......I HASTILLY SNAPPED TO ATTENTION AND THEN RELAXED AT AN "AT EASE " FROM THE EXEC............

"PREPARE THE NECESSARY MEDICAL GEAR TO BE IN A COMBAT SITUATION.........YOU ARE TO BE SNATCHED OFF THE FANTAIL BY A NAVY CHOPPER..................IN 45 MINUTES"

WHAT THE HELL IS HE TLAKING ABOUT? ...I WAS COAST GUARD...AND YES VIET NAM WAS STILL HOT AND HEAVY! .....BUT WHAT GIVES I ASKED!

YOU WILL BE BRIEFED ON A NEED TO KNOW BASIS ONCE YOU PICKED UP BY SEAL TEAM 12............SEAL TEAM 12? WHO THE HELL DID THEY THINK THEY WERE PICKING UP? JOHN FREAKING WAYNE HIMSELF?

I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT I WAS HEARING..........
NERVOUSLY ME AND ANOTHER SHIPMATE PACKED MY GEAR......I WROTE A NOTE TO MY FAMILY AND GAVE IT TO HIM........THE EXEC CHECKED TO MAKE SURE MY BENFICARY PAPERS WERE IN ORDER!!!THE SHIPS GUNNERSMATE TOOK ME TOPSIDE AND WE BRIEFLY WENT OVER THE USE OF A M-16 PLUS MY .45!!! I FIRED A FEW ROUNDS INTO THE BRINE...IF I WASN'T SCARED SHIPLESS BEFORE...I WAS NOW...........

THE EXTRACTION WENT PERFECT..........HOW I DON'T KNOW.........I HOPED THAT I WOULDN'T SHAKE LIKE A LEAF ONCE I WAS ABOARD THE CHOPPER.....

NO ONE LOOKED AT ME ONCE ABOARD ....THEN ONE BLACKENED FACE GUY...WHO WAS A LT......HANDED ME CAMO PAINT AND SAID PUT IN ON....."CAN YOU HANDLE YOUR WEAPON SOLDIER?"....I'M NOT FOR SURE WHAT I SAID BACK ........

HE CHECKED MY MED SUPPLIES AND STARTED BRIEFING ME AND THE TWO OTHER CORPSEMEN.........

TWO YEARS PRIOR, WHILE IN CG MEDICAL TRAINING, I HAD SOME SUPER DOOPER TRAINING AT TULANE AND AT THE "UPHSH" IN NEW ORLEANS.......THEY ALREADY KNEW THIS .....I WAS TRAINED IN A SECONDARY MAJOR IN .."OBSTETRICS"......OH - Sorry, I will learn to watch my language -!!!!JUST MY LUCK...OR BAD LUCK.

THEN THE SEAL TEAM DOCTOR EXPLAINED WE WERE TO ASSIST HIM DURING AN EXTRACTION OF A LADY WHO WAS BREECHING AND ON THE VERGE OF DYING ....SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE EXILED PRESIDENT OF SALVADORE, A LONG TIME ALLY OF THE US ...HE WAS RAMONE MIGUEZ.....AND WE WOULD BE IN A HOSTILE ZONE..............

I JUST WET MY DRAWERS.............

AFTER A 7 HR CHOPPER RIDE ALONG WITH A REFUELIN AIR BORNE EXCHANGE....WE SET DOWN TO A GLOWING RED LIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WHEREEVER.............AFTER 200 YARDS OF HUMPING IN THE REEDS AND BUSH ...... I WAS OUT OF BREATH.........AND HOUR LATER WE HAD MET OUR OBJECTIVE ......

WE HAD THE GIRL AND HER MOTHER IN OUR CARE .....THE SEAL TEAM SURROUNDED THE PERIMETER AND HAD US IN A MAKESHIFT SURGERY WARD ...UNDER A TARP!!! THE YOUNG LADY WAS SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER AS WE ATTEMPTED TO START CHILDBIRTH...........THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOSE ......SHOTS WERE ECHOING ACROSS THE JUNGLE....IT WAS MY FIRST FIREFIGHT AND I WAS HELPING A CAMO CLAD DOCTOR GIVE BIRTH TO A YOUNG GIRL SCREAMING IN SPANISH.......!!!!

WHAP!!! THE DOCTOR JUST TOOK ONE IN THE SHOULDER.........SEAL TEAM RESPONDED TO HIM WHILE ME AND THE OTHER TWO MEDICS TRIED TO BRING THIS CHILD TO LIFE AND OUT INTO HARMS WAY..............THE BABY LEG WAS EXPOSED....I WASN'T READY FOR THIS!......"DEAR LORD , PLEASE HELP ME GET THROUGH THIS!!!!"

BOOM! A GRENADE WENT OFF NEARBY...I COULD HEAR SOMEONE CALLING OUT HELP 50 YDS AWAY......

AS I WAS PUSHING AND PULLING ON THIS TINY LITTLE LEG....I FELT SOMEONE GRAB ME AND SHAKE ME VIOLENTLY.....THEN A VOICE SAID" WAHOO, WAKE UP....YOUR HAVING A BAD DREAM. ... YOU ARE GOING TO BE LATE FOR YOUR CHARTER!!!!!! GET UP HONEY!"

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Old 12-22-2004, 09:16 AM
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Had me going....
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:25 AM
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You were a corpsman? I had ya figured for a Bosun's Mate.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:42 AM
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Hell, as intently as I was reading that, a grenade could have gone off in my office and I wouldn't have known!

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Old 12-22-2004, 08:50 PM
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Got me 'HOO...I figured, hell...he can probably do that, too!!!
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Old 12-24-2004, 02:27 AM
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Dang. I think you "hooked" a lot of us. LOL. I was figuring that THIS is why this wahoonbox guy is so crazy.
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Old 12-24-2004, 03:58 PM
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Man ...you are a legend in your own mind.
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Old 12-24-2004, 04:54 PM
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S#*t; You got me again.
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Old 12-24-2004, 05:07 PM
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So how did it end already??????
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Old 12-25-2004, 04:11 PM
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Somebody please explain to me the whole Wahoonbox story. It seems real weird to me and I've tried to follow it, but get even more confused.
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Old 12-26-2004, 12:13 AM
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Hes like me he drinks a lil to much sometimes...

Look at his honker...
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Old 12-26-2004, 11:06 AM
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John_Madison CT - 12/25/2004 5:11 PM Somebody please explain to me the whole Wahoonbox story. It seems real weird to me and I've tried to follow it, but get even more confused.
WAHOONBOX is a commercial fisherman who is best known by his:

- willingness to share his knowledge with recreational fishermen

- CONSTANT use of UPPERCASE letters . . . which as you noticed bugs some people

- unique writing style,

- his interesting videos, and

- his sharing

Does everyone like him? . . . heck no . . . but then nobody is liked by everyone, not even me

Personally, he is a character, I truly like his sharing of stories and useful fishing information

Could I fish with him for a week? . . . well we would definately be constantly competing for time to tell more stories . . . but I would learn a lot like I already have from many other members of this board

I think there are already a lot of characters on this board that probably took some time to get used to . . . I am one of those characters that took some time to get used to . . . but it is this full range of diverse characters that keeps this board interesting . . . and Wiley keeps watch over the board to help keep it civilized and enjoyable

. . . a long answer . . . a personal opinion . . . just thinking out loud
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Old 12-28-2004, 08:49 AM
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Wahzoo - 12/26/2004 1:13 AM

Hes like me he drinks a lil to much sometimes...

Look at his honker...
I drink too much sometimes too, but my honker is fine LOL
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:26 PM
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wahoonbox - 12/21/2004 1:41 PM


I JUST WET MY DRAWERS.............

Was that fact or fiction?

Had me hooked
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