• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 04/15/2021
  • AO: Folsom
  • QIC: Big Pappy
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Purple Haze, Wichita, Sarlacc, Wirenut, Ball Joint, Def Leopard, Broke, Hacksaw, Mayor, Achy Breaky, Allen Tate, Montross, Huckleberry, Bedpan, Medicine Woman, Stogie

Today was a beautiful morning with clear skies and the perfect temperature. This was going to be the day we capture the crack commando unit that escaped from a federal prison.  The men are focused and this was by far the best group of men that I have ever had to lead.  There was no doubt we were going to be successful.

After a brief warm up we headed down to the lower lot to get in a some PT before we headed out on our journey. We went back and forth in the lot doing  20 LBC’s on one side and 10 Big Boys on the other. We did a burpee in the middle to keep the heart rate up.

As we worked through our reps, I hear private Wirenut say “What the heck is that…” .  Moments later Captain H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock comes sprinting out of  the mental hospital.  Murdock was running so fast he ran out of his shoe.  A hummer filled with B.A. Baracus, John “Hannibal” Smith, and Templeton “Face” Peck spins around and Murdock jumps in and they take off into the darkness.

Unfortunately, my men and I froze.  We could not process what had just happened. We just continued our reps. After completing PT, we took a mosey over to the other side of the park. I figuired a little game of basketball could lift the men’s spirits.

As we did Bobby Hurley’s at at each line, the “A-Team” which they like to call themselves, pulls up next us and hurls some grenades. Their aim is awful for the most part but private Sarlacc did take one on the neck. Private Wirenut showed much bravery as he storms the hummer almost pulling the one of them out of the hummer to be captured. Wirenut is one you want to take to battle.

We then took a mosey in the direction the hummer went. We stopped at the Folsom triangle. We took a NUR up the hill.  We were not going to be tricked from behind again.   At the top of the hill, the lunged walked with a head on a swivel. We saw movement at the gazebo. We started to surround the gazebo, then shots rang out. My men stormed them, many taking hits, but the A-team retreated in fear.  Hacksaw had some great covert operations. My men and I have won the battle, but they still escaped.

We mosey back to tennis courts. As we mosey, the “A-Team” takes their shots at my men, causing Private Stogie to go AWOL.   To my surprise, they pulled into base and surrendered.

Together we finish at the tennis courts with hand release merkins and LBC’s .

A quick mosey to the flag for some Al Gores, 22 for the troops, pledge and COT.

Today was a good day. We captured the “A-Team”.

Colonel Decker 4/15/2021