Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by watson1880, Jun 24, 2019.
Man they sure have changed the qualification a lot since we went through
Probably have recess, nap time and diversity training. Pretty sure the Russians and the Chinese don't
At 2 A.M. on February 17, 1974, Robert K. Preston, a United States Army private first class, stole a United States Army Bell UH-1 Iroquois ("Huey") helicopter from Fort Meade, Maryland, flew it to Washington, D.C. and hovered for six minutes over the White House before descending on the south lawn, about 100 yards from the West Wing.
There was no initial attempt from the Executive Protective Service to shoot the helicopter down, and he later took off and was chased by two Maryland State Police helicopters. Preston forced one of the police helicopters down through his maneuvering of the helicopter, and then returned to the White House.
This time, as he hovered above the south grounds, the Executive Protective Service fired at him with shotguns and submachine guns. Preston was injured slightly, and landed his helicopter. After being taken into custody Preston indicated he was upset over not being allowed to continue training to be a helicopter pilot, and staged the incident to show his skill as a pilot. He spent 1 year in prison, fined $2400, received a general discharge and 0 were the fucks he gave.
Sounds like he knew what he was doing. They should have finished training him when he got out and let him fly CIA missions.
Roko Camaj. The windows of the Twin Towers were washed by automated machines, but because the windows at the very top were odd sizes, they were manually washed by Roko, standing on a suspended platform 1,300 feet above the pavement. He was above the impact point when the South Tower was struck, and called the port authority with his walkee-talkee from the 105th floor. Told to sit tight; someone was coming, he responded, "Don't send anyone for me, there's too much smoke." Can't help but wonder if his self-sacrifice saved lives.