9/11 Where Were You?

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Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness

I was an Observer/Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft Polk, LA.  The Command took care of us, when we weren’t in the “box” we worked half days and three or four day weekends.  Ft Polk is the middle of nowhere but is within five hours of Houston, Shreveport, Baton Rouge and N’Orleans.  Talk about some places to party!  Party during the 90 odd days of the year you aren’t in the box.

Every month a Brigade from the US Army comes to train in the box at JRTC.  It is the premiere Light Infantry training site in the world.  The 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Geronimo) provides the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) and they are good at what they do.  I learned more by watching my peers fail at JRTC more than anywhere else in my…

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