My Weekend with the Elite

82nd Airborne

Back in December of 1980 I made the mistake of trying to drive up a creek bed in my Ford F150 4WD (Not everyone can say they were shoot at by the 82nd Airborne and lived).

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Off-road venture newspaper
News paper story

Truck in creek on fireing range
Here a my truck stuck in the creek. The LIVE fire range is behind and to the right of my truck (about 1000 yards away)

82nd APC crossing creek
82nd Airborne APC crossing the creek to try and pull be out. The machine gun is loaded with LIVE Ammunition

82nd APC pulling me out of the creek
The 82nd Airborne getting ready to pull be out of the creek 

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