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Posted: 4/28/2004 6:37:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 7:20:22 AM EST
cool stuff
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 7:34:58 AM EST
Wow another amazing pic with an even more amazing story behind it. Sucks that we don't hear about this bravery on the news. That f*cking liberal media puts out what they want us to see.
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 7:43:31 AM EST
That's a great story.

Sounds like an all around GREAT bunch of guys over there, be they contractors, US soldiers or foreign soldiers.

The El Salvadoran guy gets the "Badass of the Week" award from me. Too bad his buddy didn't make it.
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 7:47:45 AM EST
The Elsalv, guys are very good, and we had SF (advisors) train them starting back in the mid late 80's.
Jack
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 8:02:33 AM EST
Thanks once again for sharing, Wes. Cool story and pic. Sorry about the friendly who didn't make it out.
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 8:33:35 AM EST
The majority of the news I receive about the war lately has come from Wes.

He is the only news source I fully trust
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 9:59:04 AM EST
Great stuff... completely unknown to the rest of the country... glad to hear about it.

God bless the friendly that didn't make it through, and his family.

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 1:41:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 2:33:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/28/2004 9:07:25 PM EST by urbankaos04]
Eres chingon, El Sal!
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 3:04:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By 3rdtk:
The Elsalv, guys are very good, and we had SF (advisors) train them starting back in the mid late 80's.
Jack



I remember that I was training down at FT benning and seen El salvs down there. We were training with small arms they were training next to us.
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 6:19:45 PM EST
Bueno
Link Posted: 4/28/2004 6:45:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/28/2004 6:47:21 PM EST by Onslaught]

I remember that I was training down at FT benning and seen El salvs down there. We were training with small arms they were training next to us.


Those guys are still down here... I see 'em every now and again... usually at the 4 Winds eating a Ranger Burger.
VERY cool story. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 4/29/2004 7:42:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/29/2004 7:42:58 AM EST by RAMBOSKY]
Good pic and interesting story, Wes.

The last time I was training at Ft. Benning they had ROK's there (Republic of "South" Korea) They acutally had Army units in Vietnam helping our cause. That was a few years ago though.

Link Posted: 4/29/2004 1:17:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/29/2004 7:03:10 PM EST
RIP to his buddy who didn't get to share the laughs
Link Posted: 4/29/2004 7:26:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By LocknLoaded:
Originally Posted By 3rdtk:
The Elsalv, guys are very good, and we had SF (advisors) train them starting back in the mid late 80's.
Jack




School of the Americas. Always check everyones green cards
Jack
Link Posted: 4/29/2004 9:32:29 PM EST
Great Post Wes!!!!


anymore coming?
Link Posted: 4/30/2004 4:38:27 AM EST
Quote from 3rdtk:


The Elsalv, guys are very good, and we had SF (advisors) train them starting back in the mid late 80's.
Jack



We were actually there earlier than that...

uxb
Link Posted: 4/30/2004 4:57:28 AM EST
'77 -'78
Link Posted: 4/30/2004 5:08:30 AM EST
'83-'84

El Sal School of the Americas graduates are second in number only to Columbian grads.

uxb
Link Posted: 4/30/2004 7:32:39 AM EST

Originally posted by Troy: "My dad has commented that ROK soldiers were some of the toughest fighters he ever saw. He was in Vietnam through the Tet Offensive."

-Troy



I salute your dad, Troy. I was there from 2/68 to 9/69.

ROK's were the ones who showed us that wearing an "ear neckless" was the fashion at that time.
Link Posted: 4/30/2004 8:04:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Onslaught:

I remember that I was training down at FT benning and seen El salvs down there. We were training with small arms they were training next to us.


Those guys are still down here... I see 'em every now and again... usually at the 4 Winds eating a Ranger Burger. hanks


I had forgotten about the 4 winds cafe....It's been a few years but, they(el Salvs and Columbians) were all over main post, the enlisted guys at school of the americas and the officers were at ISTD (international Student Training Detachment).
Link Posted: 4/30/2004 8:15:34 AM EST
SOA was in the process of preparing to move from Panama to Ft. Benning as part of Pres. Carter's agreement when I left El Salvador.
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 2:18:54 AM EST

Cpl. Samuel Toloza of El Salvador (news - web sites)'s Cuscatlan Battalion displays his bloodstained knife that he used to fend off Iraqi gunmen in Najaf, Iraq (news - web sites), Saturday May 1, 2004. One of his friends was dead, 12 others lay wounded and four soldiers still left were surrounded and out of ammunition, so Toloza used his switchblade knife to charge the Iraqi gunmen. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Link Posted: 5/3/2004 3:16:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ahab:
switchblade



Link Posted: 5/5/2004 5:56:33 PM EST
Damn...he was El Salv Special Forces? Is that confirmed? Not bad... not bad... He deserves a Wilson Combat CQB and USMC desert cammies. Maybe toss in a SOPMOD M4A1 for him... I am sure he would appreciate it... and some PointBlank armor... HSGI Denali.... yeah...
Link Posted: 5/5/2004 6:07:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 12:15:08 PM EST
I just sent a link of this to the guys who designed and built this knife......

they'll get a kick out of this.
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