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Strandling a bomb, in the U-Tapao Ammo Dump - Roy Ney|
.. doing his (poor) immitation of a B-52 Bomber, ie, "nahkbin"
.. smoke'em if you got'em .. someone gotta light???
Roy Ney, 697th .. hardly workin .. A.W.O.L. .. actually
"Roy - what (the heck) are you doing over at U-Tapao?!" .. right.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: bombs away
To be totally honest with you guys, I do not remember exactly where the ammo dump was. All I remember is that this off limits road wound its way in and around this mountain down in the Sami San (or maybe the Vayama) area. There were roughly 30 to 40 places where the area had been leveled out and an ammo dump was located there. I think the reason for this dump winding around the mountain is that in case of an attack (or an accident), if some bombs went off, they would not take out all the ammo, just those stored in that specific area. My last official duty in the Sami San area was to do a complete As Built survey of the entire ammo dump. Several of the locals would not work on this project as they said they were too scared to be around the bombs. I recall that the day I took the photo I made a comment something to the extent of "I wonder what would happen if I tapped this bomb with a hammer?" My recollection is that one of the GIs refused to work with me the next day, something about me being insane, I think was his excuse.
(Just a small tap, you know)