Laager wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Okay this happened at an Air Force Base that has since closed, but will remain unknown for a good reason, the Army was standing up the 10th up in New York and was looking for soldiers to volunteer to transfer to the new unit.
Anyway a few of us were sent up and we were on our way back (farking MAC flight nightmare) and we ended up stuck on one of the Air Forces Northern tier bases and were stuck there for almost two weeks in the middle of winter.
Of course as usual we had the wrong duffle bag. A & B bags, one of the bags was set up for winter and the other was set up for summer.
So like my Grandma used to say “idle hands are the devils playground”, so mix in drunk soldiers stuck on an Air Force Base. Snow up the wax o and you have the Devils work Shop.
It snowed almost every darn day and we would watch the snow plow truck plow the roads around the TLF (on base hotel) , One of the guys I was with found some hydraulic fluid and a bunch of rags in a large rag bag bundle.
With some discussion and a few drunken fights s plan was hatched.
One night we went out and buried the can of hydraulic fluid wrapped up in a bunch or matching rags. I believe the rags were all blue.
The next morning we waited and watched the snow plow come rumbling down the road.
The snow plow was one of those that blew the snow from the road I’ve to the side of the road.
Of course we were drinking and most of them were drunk or almost drunk when the snow plow sucked up the rags and hydraulic fluid and then chewed up the can, the rags and blew out scraps of rags and a red fluid.
The truck stopped and we were all laughing and slapping each other’s back.
Well the truck did not move for awhile and I don’t know how it happened but eventually a SP (Air Force Security Police) vehicle pulled up.
Then more came, we were still laughing, then an ambulance pulled up.
We really started laughing then. Cause we knew the driver thought he had hit somebody and sucked him up and chewed him up then blew out the clothing, blood and whatnot.
We stopped laughing when they pulled the snow plow operator out of the truck placed him in the stretcher and loaded him up and took off.
Evidently the truck driver thought he killed someone and had a massive heart attack.
Let’s just say that the Base Commander called in a whole bunch of people.
They were not amused in the slightest. The Air Force was going to Court Martial the culprits.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. In fact one of us pulled the same thing over in Germany and did it in Korea.
Lil says I never learn from my mistakes. I do, or like my Granddad said “two can keep a secret if one is dead” my uncle would add and sometime two need to die as well.