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Old 05-15-2015, 12:01 AM   #22  
aviatorhi
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Have you every been to Africa, Indonesia, New Guinea?
Yes, in fact I dropped some grenades off my 727 that got loaded right into a Lynden plane to go to HGU when I was in POM earlier this month.

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Ever been shot at, taken hostage?
Yes on the first, no on the second.

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Read about how some of the herc crews have fared in the Dark Continent. Many herc crews have um, died in Africa.
Got something more than hearsay? Not saying you're making this up, but the facts would be nice.

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It's dangerous and hard work. The pay is very low and they furlough and recall all the time. Reminds me of the old supplementals in the 80s, Transamerica to be exact. Two herc crews were taken hostage in Africa. One or two died.
See above, can't find a single news story or post which says any of those things.
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