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Old 17 May 2012, 02:11
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That was a bad day. I served under Powell. I remember Bynum and Gardner, both studs. I remember Bynum was super friendly when I first met him on a 60 range. I was a newby gunner. If memory serves me he was the medical NCOIC during this two day training period. I was sitting in the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake, Co. after a day of concrete and saw the news on the tube. That was tough to swallow. The Lord's continued blessings to all the family and friends of the fallen Rangers that night.
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Old 20 September 2013, 01:42
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RIP.

I just lost a 2000-word essay on that night. I'll try to re-write and post it in the next couple days.
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Old 20 September 2013, 07:57
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RIP.
I know there were a lot of injured that night that we flew out to different hospitals.
When I went back thru the post I believe someone ask about film footage? There was a civilian camera person on the road but his film was procured by government officials from what I remember. Back then there was no such thing as cell phone with cameras, thank God.
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Old 29 September 2013, 11:47
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I am William Powell's daughter. I would love to share any information or memories you have of my dad. My 4 bothers and all 10 grandchildren will continue to live knowing what a great man my father was. I am now approaching the same age my father was when he was killed. RLTW.
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Old 29 September 2013, 11:49
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Did you find the essay?
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Old 30 September 2013, 13:35
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I remember being taken off of the plane prior to taking off due to the Forest Service calling LTC Powell and griping about some fires that one of the Squads had left going up in Levenworth where we had done our Mountain Tng. He sent me and SGT Hollar from S-3 up there to work things out ( In his words Prior to my return ). I also remember being at the gate behind Bn Hq trying to keep the Media away from those returning. Long time ago and Jimmy Bynum was one of my best friends and he is missed. Powell was Superman to the end and one of the finest leaders we had...
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Old 2 October 2013, 19:22
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I am William Powell's daughter. I would love to share any information or memories you have of my dad. My 4 bothers and all 10 grandchildren will continue to live knowing what a great man my father was. I am now approaching the same age my father was when he was killed. RLTW.
Hello, Meagan. Welcome to SOCNET. I did not know your father but I know of him through the SOWF and your brother Sean's write up in their magazine.

I hope you find what you're looking for here.
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Old 6 November 2013, 07:07
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I'm up...sorry for the waaaay late reply. Have been off the SOCNET grid for a bit finishing up school.
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Old 7 November 2013, 07:02
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Hey, Gunny.

The poster in this thread, mewilson, may be a good dude for you to interview. He and I go way, way back.

Myself, Wilson and gerryeric were three of the first four Ranger medics to complete the SF Medic course. That initiative ultimately morphed into modern day SOMED. It was begun by CPT Greg Gardner, Battalion Surgeon at 2/75, then picked up by CPT Bob Kane, who argued us into the training.

One thing that has not been mentioned in this thread, and it should be, is that Doc Wilson received the Soldiers Medal for his actions that night at Indian Springs. I am certain that General Chin, who was then Lieutenant Chin, remembers him very fondly.
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Old 7 November 2013, 12:43
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I am certain that General Chin, who was then Lieutenant Chin, remembers him very fondly.
As in General Clarence K.K. Chinn?

He was the company commander for Aco 1/75 in the early 90's. He was a good commander from what I remember.
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Old 7 November 2013, 13:30
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You know, I was just taking my blog offline to fix it, when I saw that Maddog pulled 1LT Floyd Miles out of the crashed bird.

Chin may have nothing to do with it.

What can I say? My memory is demolished.
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Old 7 November 2013, 13:56
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Old 7 November 2013, 19:31
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You know, I was just taking my blog offline to fix it, when I saw that Maddog pulled 1LT Floyd Miles out of the crashed bird.

Chin may have nothing to do with it.

What can I say? My memory is demolished.
Hey, Doc, did you know Floyd ran for Congress in Colorado a number of years back? My memory's shot, too, but I remember we called him Floyd!
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Old 7 November 2013, 20:47
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Magic,
I would be glad to talk with him. We (as in you and I) have spoken before about Indian Springs and I've spoken with Lonnie Furr's family, but it would be great to get his perspective on it since he was there.
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Old 20 September 2014, 20:21
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Another year passes. Some of you will recognize a couple of those guys.
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Holy crap that guy is young in that picture. I forgot you had that shot. I hope my son in law gets my pictures computerized soon so I can get them up here...
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Old 20 September 2015, 01:25
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TTT. Another year gone but good men not forgotten. RIP.
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Rest Peacefully gents. I got there a few months after all of this happened. They were all sorely missed.
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Old 22 September 2015, 15:58
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It dos'nt feel like it was that long ago...RIP my friends
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Old 20 September 2016, 23:54
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And so it goes. 35 years now. Many memories of that night. I distinctly remember waiting to board and, for some reason, talking about horror movies with Lonnie Furr and Craig Booher. (I can see it like it was yesterday.) Lonnie didn't make it. Biggsy eulogized him at the memorial service. Long time ago.
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