Fred Wellman Profile picture
Democracy advocate. Army combat veteran. Host of @OnDemocracyPod on @MeidasTouch and Substack. National Chairman Forgotten Democrats. Old @odesza fan
Dec 22, 2017 16 tweets 4 min read
I have a lot of fond holiday memories from 22-yrs in the Army and 4 combat deployments. My favorite was during Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia when I was an OH-58 Aeroscout Platoon Leader for the 24th Infantry Div's Apache Battalion as we prepared to invade Iraq. Long thread: (1) The Army was rapidly fielding new M1A1 tanks before the invasion and had carved out a huge range in the desert for training. We had a mission to clear it each day of bedouins who wandered in overnight. I volunteered for the mission on Christmas to give my guys a break. (2)