The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3607405
Posted By: Rapparee
05-Mar-14 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Obsession? No, just a habit I picked up in my youth. How well I remember swimming underwater to the beach, planting the charges on the landing obstacles, and swimming away before being caught. Knowing that the resulting explosions would clear the beach for the invasion. Watching the fragments of boats, souvenir stands, hog dog kiosks and other obstacles ascend and then fall....

We were nearly caught or shot a dozen times, but we always managed to complete the mission and eventually get back to our pick-up craft. I remember after one mission swimming 180 miles to St. Louis, through the gates of what seems an infinite number of dams, past patrol boats and floating logs, to reach our pick-up boats (of which the crews had forgotten we were out there).

Ah, youth! How fleeting it is, especially if you do these things just for the helluvit.