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10/07/2017

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SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

If memory serves the Israeli's fought the battle equipped with mostly British Chieftan tanks. Another "David and Goliath."

ultimaratioregis

Centurion variants, actually, but yes.

Esli

One good thing about being stationed in Jerusalem: My current plan is to get out with my team and walk the Battle of Jerusalem (my apartment is astride the opening fight of that battle). Once that is done, we will go hit the Golan Heights.

SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

Ya just gotta pinch yourself sometimes given the fact that they pay us to do these missions!!

Quartermaster

I remember the start of that war very well. Courtney had just pulled out of Rota headed to NORVA for decomm, when we got the word to stand by for orders. About 6 hours later we were ordered to continue onto NORVA. I tried to follow the news as best I could from the feeds we got, but this was 1973 and such things were a bit sketchy. I didn't find out how desperate the battles were until things were over.

When I got to Sylvania at the beginning of '74 the most popular book was Hal Lindsey's "Late Great Planet Earth." A bunch of sailors thought the end was just about upon us. I know a lot of Israelis thought so.

Esli, I envy you. Wish I could go on a walking tour like your headed to. Particularly the Golan.

ultimaratioregis

@Esli,

Take pics. Lots and lots of pics. With your "how would I fight my battalion?" hat on. Por favor.

Quartermaster

Indeed URR. That would make a great post here. I'd love to see it.

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