The Texas Rangers

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Post by wildbill » Fri Sep 13, 2002 12:45 pm

:lol: This is one I recall from the PGW:

Seems that one of the E-3 crews, after landing at King Kahlid Airfield, were confronted with the sound of sirens announcing an incoming Scud attack. The crew quickly seeking shelter, dove into a ditch, ending up next to a lone security force airman manning a bunker. A few minutes later the shaken crew heard the sounds of several patriots leaving the launch tubes and a short while later, some chatter on the SF's radio. At this point, the lone SF airman reported that he had just heard that there was "ground fire on the airfield". Assuming the airfield was under attack he asked the crew if they had any weapons. After a few seconds of blank stares, someone recalled the crate of S&W 38's stored in the picnic area of all in theater E-3s and they rushed back to the aircraft to arm themselves.

So there they were laying, in a ditch with their 38's, when they heard the news that the fire department had put out the grass fires started by the launching patriots and the all clear sounded!

But ever since this crew was known as the "Texas Rangers".

Now you know the rest of the story.....

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