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Posted: 10/23/2004 3:30:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 2:23:06 PM EST by TylerSchreck]
Arrived at the stadium at 0630hrs...(Boston Red Sox Spring Training Location) GO CARDINALS!

Listened to a few people speak... and a little music...

THEN...

They announced to police your area for loose objects, hold onto your signs and hats...

About 10 minutes later a Sikorsky CH-53E came over the top of the stadium..and landed in the field just past the home run fence.

About 30 seconds after the first Sikorsky CH-53E touched down a second one came and landed right behind it.

A few golf carts then went to the rear of the birds and picked up the press that was getting off them.

After they were unloaded (they unloaded the press HOT / still running) they took off. Then seconds later one of them came back, touched down...stayed hot...

From the north you could then see two Sikorsky VH-3D's coming over the horizon...YUP...MARINE 1 and the escort.

As they approched the Sikorsky CH-53E then took off.

The escort VH-3D flew over AND LANDED ON THE RIGHT FIELD GRASS!

Marine 1 then spun around, putting the exit door toward the crowd..and landed on the LEFT FIELD GRASS!

I have to say it was AWESOME!

The entrace was very impressive!

Both birds shut down and then President Bush exited the aircraft in typical Presidential fashion!

The noise from the birds, the noise from the crowds..the raw engery created was beyond what words can describe.

I will say...the exit was just as impressive as the entrance.

I can't really explain what I felt and still feel, but I can tell you this...I will be telling my kids and grandkids about this day!

AFTER IT WAS ALL OVER AND MY WIFE AND I WERE WALKING BACK TO OUR VEHICLE...I THOUGHT TO MYSELF...AND KNEW...THAT I HAD JUST SAW AND HEARD SPEAK THE CURRENT AND NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!


This is a picture of him leaving the stadium...will have more later after resizing. Also, I have some video of MARINE 1 leaving the stadium.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 3:33:26 PM EST
Wow! I'm hoping you post more pics.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 3:39:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Roadhawk:
Wow! I'm hoping you post more pics.

Thanks!



It will be tomorrow evening before I can. I am at work now and the pics are at home.

I did take 164 pictures and a few minutes of video.

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 3:48:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 3:55:58 PM EST
I didnt even know he was here today until it was over...

I have a question for any of ya that know how the POTUS details work, Why is only one Marine armed and he is junior of the two grades?

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 3:59:24 PM EST
Gawd I'll bet that was awesome! Great pic too Tyler. Thanks.

I once saw Pres. Reagan. But he drove in in his limo. Not quite as impressive. But watching security was cool.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:03:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By QP031:
I didnt even know he was here today until it was over...

I have a question for any of ya that know how the POTUS details work, Why is only one Marine armed and he is junior of the two grades?




I'm not sure how it works, but can you imagine being one of those Marines?

God Bless 'em!
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:03:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 4:04:28 PM EST by B-O-A-T-S]
I saw Air Force One fly into Patrick's today with the Pres. He was on his way to Veterans Stadium to do his speech. I love living outside the AFB.

Your lucky u got to see him. I got family done in N. Fort Myers, been to that same stadium your were at as well.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:05:38 PM EST
AWSOME!

Tagged for more pics
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:05:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Gawd I'll bet that was awesome! Great pic too Tyler. Thanks.

I once saw Pres. Reagan. But he drove in in his limo. Not quite as impressive. But watching security was cool.



The security was very impressive...people on the roofs, small helicopter flying over several times (not sure of type..will have pic later)
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:21:48 PM EST








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Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:29:24 PM EST


Great pics!!!

Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:36:35 PM EST
Awesome pics !
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:40:16 PM EST
damn i'm not in any of those pics.... probably b/c they had me way away from the stage. Tyler you're in Ft Myers?


J
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:46:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aim4MyHead:
damn i'm not in any of those pics.... probably b/c they had me way away from the stage. Tyler you're in Ft Myers?


J



I'm in Naples....

I have several pics of the security detail, guys on the roof(s), small chopper flying over...but I won't post them as most show faces.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:09:27 PM EST
Pictures fixed....used too much bandwith...ooops
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:15:34 PM EST
Great pics!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:05:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By QP031:
I didnt even know he was here today until it was over...

I have a question for any of ya that know how the POTUS details work, Why is only one Marine armed and he is junior of the two grades?




Good question...anyone answer that about one Marine armed the other not?
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