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Old 26 October 2010, 23:16
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Sometimes Training Sucks - 10/29/92

"May we remind each other that these men who died doing what they loved best will not fade away. We will remember and we will pray for them forever.These were men who heard the call of freedom, liberty and justice. Men who heard a call to discipline and valor. These were men of the Ranger creed. Rangers Lead The Way". - Captain Steve Berry - 1/75 Chaplin.

I,as well as the current 3/75 CSM, got bumped from Merit 84 to Merit 83 at the last minute. The last person I spoke to not on my bird was Harvey Moore. He was looking for a ride to the Obj. Merit 84 would explode in the great Salt Lake shortly there after as I sat in the door of Merit 83 flying NOE.

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COL. John Kenellay- 3/75 CDR
LTC. Ken W. Stauss - 1/75 CDR
1sg Harvey Moore - 3 Charlie PSG
Sgt. Blaine Mishak
Spc. Jeremy Bird

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LTC. Ronald Pexiotto
CPT. Michael Nazionale
TSGT. Mark Scholl
SSG. Steven. W. Kelly
Sgt. Phillp Kesler
SGT. Mark G. Lee
Senior Airman. Derek Hughes

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Old 26 October 2010, 23:27
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Old 27 October 2010, 01:47
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That was a shitty morning on Peden Field. I've had the honor of visiting Col Keneally a couple times at Arlington.

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Old 27 October 2010, 03:09
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Old 27 October 2010, 08:03
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I was riding a bus to Fort Chaffee when we got the news- I was sitting next to LTC Danny McKnight when he got the call.

I can close my eyes and see Harvey Moore smiling, with that big ass scar on his face crinkling up.
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Old 27 October 2010, 08:55
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This event would lead to my PCS but thats a thread for another day.

Weird thing is, and I would need to verify this with someone from his platoon. But if I recall correctly, they were part of the airborne option which was scrubbed due to weather along with the 53's.

He was just bored and did not want to sit in the hangar, I think. Though now that I'm cycling through this again... There were minimum force requirements from each platoon jammed into these birds with some CCT assets, hell there were 14 muldoons and a mini bike on our bird.

so three platoons - 3 birds with a command and control bird. Yeah, this is making sense now. Mcann was 1 PSG and he was in one bird, our PSG - Mitchell was jammed in with us and I guess Harvey was looking for a lift.

So perhaps, and you have to comprehend how fucked up this Op was to understand my confusion ( that and old age). Perhaps, he did not have room on his bird and he was just looking for a lift.

Yes, I saw that same scar crinkle in the moon light, with his big smile. The sleet was blowing sideways as he yelled over the rotor blades to ask if there was room. "Negative, Sar'nt, We just got bumped off Chalk 4 for some brass I believe there is room there". He responded with "Hooah" and moved out. We began our rolling take off about 1 mike later.

Oh and the real world SAR bird...chalk 4.
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Old 27 October 2010, 08:56
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RIP brothers. You are not and will not be forgotten. Thanks for your dedication.
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I knew Cpt Kenellay when He was in A Co 75th Ranger at Fort Hood, Texas in '74. He was an outstanding Ranger, and we always knew he was destined for outstanding leadership positions in His future.
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What a shitty night.

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Old 27 October 2010, 10:52
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I knew Cpt Kenellay when He was in A Co 75th Ranger at Fort Hood, Texas in '74. He was an outstanding Ranger, and we always knew he was destined for outstanding leadership positions in His future.
CPT Sweat was there around that time as well.
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Old 30 October 2010, 10:21
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Blaine Mishak was a good friend of my roommate since they graduated from RIP together. He would come by and visit often.

I was in PLDC when it happened and remember when we, the Rangers in the class, were notified. PLDC cadre even took us back to HAAF for the memorial.

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Old 30 October 2010, 11:04
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Harvey was a good friend. Many a Friday night, Danny Welch and I would be leaned back on Harvey's bunk watching him go through his ritual of getting ready to go the Windsor Lounge. Danny steadily bitching about how long it took Harvey to get ready. The last step in his ritual was taking a swig of his cologne, smiling and saying "Let's go" Harvey always seemed to be smiling, even when it sucked the most.

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Old 4 November 2010, 16:23
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Thanks for posting this as I did not know the details. RIP
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Thank you for posting this. And thank you to whoever took the time, the money, the energy to create such a memorial.
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RIP to the men lost that day, and my thoughts and prayers out to those with whom they served and to the families they left behind...

Since becoming acquainted with this incredible community of professionals I have come to the deep understanding that the training and preparation is indeed hazardous and serious business.
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