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"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

03:07 min | 6 months ago

"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Its own soldiers considering all the physical symptoms vasquez and norton remembered. Maybe they were the victims of medical testing. That is possible however this theory lacks the same thing as the others evidence with the only sources for it being missing files and anecdotal accounts. It's difficult to prove or disprove that any biomedical trials happened at fort benning So between a measles outbreak a psychological experiment and a real life extraterrestrial abduction. What actually happened in georgia all those years ago. In the case of the alien invasion theory even though we remain sceptical. It's hard to completely discount it today. People take stories of. Ufo's more seriously. In april twenty twenty the department of defense even released previously classified ufo videos to the public confirming that they have information about these unknown vehicles but any actual proof of aliens has so far remained deeply classified by the government if they have any information. That could corroborate vasquez. Norton's memories that's remained under wraps to and it's difficult to relies solely on norton and vasquez's testimonies upon close examination vasquez alien invasion story feels over the top and unconvincing. Seen only through his is the. Ufo's aliens and military corruption feel self indulgent and exaggerated in his book. He consistently placed himself at the center of the narrative like an action hero. And though norton's account is similar we can easily conclude that vasquez book and interviews. Heavily informed it as for the measles outbreak theory. This one sounds more convincing however beyond one single newspaper article there's no physical or even anecdotal evidence that such an epidemic ever occurred while measles induced hallucinations and symptoms could explain basket and norton stories. We simply don't have the proof so if you ask us. What's dario seems. The most likely will go with conspiracy theory number to the military implanted. Memories in its soldiers because this theory inherently relies on secrecy. It's the easiest to believe. The very lack of evidence seems to bolster its credibility. Perhaps in nineteen seventy seven. Us military pulled off the most successful widespread mass brainwashing in history. At least the most successful one any of us remember. Thanks for.

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"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

07:46 min | 6 months ago

"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Perhaps all of these memories were implanted by government. Officials meant to provoke a combat response but the military brainwashing theory doesn't account for one thing. The physical symptoms that both vasquez norton reported following their alleged abduction. This brings us to our third and final theory. The incident at fort benning wasn't an alien invasion or an m. k. ultra styles psychological experiment instead. An outbreak of measles caused vasquez in northern to hallucinate and attack according to vasquez many soldiers suffered from nausea aches fever and vomiting after the supposed invasion over the next few days. Their symptoms worsened. I their fevers climbed debilitating temperatures. The men began to break out in red splotches rashes. Vasquez remembered many members of delta company. Going to the hospital at the time. Vasquez didn't know what to think. It already forgotten about the alien invasion. So he wasn't sure what was afflicting recruits. But when he dug for military records in nineteen ninety-seven vasquez found something. That could explain both the illness and the alien invasion. He discovered a newspaper article about a measles outbreak on the base. The columbus ledger published a piece on september. Twenty seventh nineteen seventy seven. That reported all the six soldiers were members of the first battalion. Vasquez's squad vasquez was confused. The article was from the right time in september. Nineteen seventy seven. But he had no memory of anyone at the base having measles let alone his battalion so he looked for more information about the supposed epidemic and although he never got official confirmation for the outbreak he did uncover a strange detail. When vasquez reached out to the walter. Reed army medical center in maryland. They told him that they had no records of any measles infections at fort benning in nineteen seventy seven but they did note that nineteen seventy seven was the first year the army ever vaccinated its troops for the disease if there really was a measles outbreak in the army had already inoculated at soldiers revealing. This could cause a scandal. The measles vaccine was still at the time. Many people were unsure of its safety. If anyone caught wind of the infections at fort benning it could cause a backlash against the shot therefore it was politically advantageous for the military that no official records remained to link the disease back to the vaccine and the measles theory would explain the physical symptoms that both vasquez and norton recalled in his book. Vasquez described how predatory balls of extraterrestrial light burned. Anyone they came into contact with many of the men touched by the orbs develop a strange irritation on their skin. Aska's claim they had red and yellow spots similar to a measles rash but the man's illness seemed a bit different though. The rash and fever are trademarks symptoms of measles bombing in nausea typically aren't additionally the measles virus often leads to an ear infection or symptoms of the common cold such as a stuffy nose and cough but no one in the battalion reported these issues however the infections may have been more severe than normal in fact all adults over the age of twenty are at a greater risk for complications from measles. The men may have been suffering more extreme consequences. Such as encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. This can cause hallucinations and also short term. And nesia so here. It is a rational plausible explanation for vasquez's experience at fort benning. He and the other members of the first battalion developed measles from a faulty vaccine. They suffered from rashes and fevers and vasquez even had such a bad case that he loose needed an extra terrestrial attack. Amnesia from the infection caused him to forget most of these visions until years later when a psychiatrist helped him uncover them via hypnosis. He believed that those memories rather than being fever dreams from a rough about of measles were actually recollections of an alien invasion case closed. Well not exactly for this theory to work. It would require the soldiers to actually contract the disease. However this is highly unlikely the measles vaccine has been proven to be one of the most effective ones ever made by the late seventies. The treatment had already been masked distributed for nearly two decades even though some people still harbour. Doubts had long since proven its safety and efficacy. Therefore it's almost impossible that the troops would have suffered an outbreak after being vaccinated true and even if vasquez and his battalion did somehow contract. The virus norton couldn't have he led a different squad so he would have rarely been in contact with delta company. And the only article we have describing. The outbreak claims that all cases were isolated to the first battalion. That brings up another hole in this theory. There's only one newspaper that suggested. Measles infection spread on the base. No other sources and no military records supported this claim with no outside confirmation. We can't assume measles wherever present at fort benning that year and with vaccinations required across the company bays it would be nearly impossible for the man to contracted at all and considering the highly contagious nature of the disease. It would have been impossible for the military to limit the outbreak two just the first battalion of delta company they also would have struggled to curb the resounding publicity not only with the disease has spread rapidly but it would have been too widespread to cover up though. This is the most practical theory. It unfortunately has too many holes to be plausible. Like why wouldn't vasquez. A norton have at least remembered having the measles unless you believe that the government tried to brainwash their memories of the disease. And that's not to mention that none of the other fort. Benning soldiers have stepped forward to remind vasquez and norton about the summer the all contracted measles in the end. I have to give this theory. Eighty two out of ten. I doubt there was a measles outbreak. At all i agree. It's pretty tenuous. Still an article about the first battalion contracting disease in the exact same month as an alleged alien attack seems too coincidental to ignore. Which is why. I'm giving this theory a three out of ten. And perhaps there's another explanation for the article about the measles outbreak. Some wonder if the military used a biological weapon on.

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"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

06:09 min | 6 months ago

"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"A high ranking position in the platoon in a lot of ways his status lint greater credibility to his account also. He was still working on reserve for the army when he first shared his memories. So many admired how norton risked his career to speak out. His testimony had considerable overlap with vasquez's the most striking similarity was that they both remembered a chaotic perpetrated by brilliant floating orbs norton also vividly remembered leaving behind recruits who appeared paralysed or asleep recalled that his men suffered from fevers and other symptoms in the aftermath but strangely norton asserted the attack happened on september fourteenth. Not september first. This is often dismissed as a simple mistake. Considering the otherwise parallel nature of the two accounts even so it is the key difference between norton story and vasquez's from the beginning norton asserted that higher ups had informed them that a joint attack weapon system or jaws test would occur during their assembly. Such demonstration would have used the firing and attack system on the base on the other hand. Vasquez did not remember the announcement of jaws test on september first. He claims he hadn't even heard of the drill at all until he begins. Searching through the military's official records vasquez said the military gave him the run around trying to find proof that the jaws test actually happened but after multiple requests they sent vasquez a document confirming that it did occur and it had been on september first nineteen seventy seven the date. He already given for his story later. A major general rescinded his offices approval of the documents regarding the test. He completely denied their validity but whether the jaws test happened or not there were still pieces of evidence that asserted something extra terrestrial occurred at the base on the kevin smith. Radio show in march two thousand eleven norton insisted that he possessed a piece of debris from one of the ships that attacked fort benning. He claimed he recovered the hunk of metal shortly after the attack and that the object was like nothing he'd ever seen norton said the material was impossible to destroy. He tried cutting bending and burning it but it was impenetrable. He also emphasized that the piece contained writing in an unknown language. Curiously even though norton's piece of debris would unequivocally prove his account to be true he has never let anyone see it. Perhaps he fears retribution from the military. Or maybe it never existed in the first place. Regardless norton story certainly appeared to anger the us military during his second appearance on the kevin smith show in may two thousand eleven norton revealed that he'd been detained in reprimanded at fort benning following a recent interview. The threats didn't stop there. Norton spoke to a national security agencies supervisor who ordered him to cease all public statements about fort benning. After that night. Norton claims suspicious. Cars and strange men followed him on the street sadly just a few months later in november. Two thousand eleven norton was found. Unconscious at his post in fort mcclellan alabama. He died in the hospital days later from a combination of cancer and hepatitis. C. norton's timely. Death raised red for those who believed his story in their minds. His death may not have been so natural as it appeared many speculated the national security agency or nsa killed them as part of a cover up or perhaps he was simply a sick man. Some believe his death was a tragedy. But it wasn't the result of a conspiracy. The truth is a tricky thing to pin down. Especially in the case of the had fort benning the stories that both vazquez and norton wove are ones of mystery while it was clear that the to remember an extraterrestrial encounter. They both admitted they were unsure that they had actually lived through an alien attack. Maybe something else could explain the strange memories they'd recovered next week. We'll delve into three conspiracy theories that looked to uncover what really happened at fort. Benning conspiracy theory number. One aliens did in fact invade for benning and examined the infantry in response. The government chose to forcibly repressed. The soldiers memories through psychological manipulation conspiracy theory number to the military intended to experiment with its members recollections base. But something went wrong. Leaving men like vasquez in norton with implanted underdeveloped memories of an attack and conspiracy theory number three a measles outbreak on the base caused soldiers develop. Rashes fevers and experience. Wild to listen nations but perhaps more frightening than aliens. Spaceships or infections is the question. Can we actually trust our own memories. Thanks for tuning into conspiracy. Theories.

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"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

01:56 min | 6 months ago

"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Disease. However measles or any illness would fail to explain the paralyzing lights. The missing time in the military leaders. Secrecy vasquez had lost most of his memories. He knew there was something more insidious than a rubella outbreak and he found a hypnotherapist to help him recover lost memories. He hoped that this guided technique would uncover some answers soon. Vasquez started to recover memories from september. Nineteen seventy seven. He recorded his sessions on tape to listen back to and memorize since he would not get any physical. Evidence of the event from the army vasquez wanted to create his own records. In two thousand vasquez transcribed his tapes into a book titled incident at fort benning whenever he promoted the book on shows and during interviews he candidly admitted that he still didn't know the full truth of what had happened at fort benning vasquez didn't know how much of his recovered memories were actually real and he certainly didn't know what the original event meant or who had orchestrated. It is only conviction about that night. Was that something strange. Had in fact happened. But for an event that supposedly involved around thirteen hundred other people the lack of evidence mid is story appear fairly unbelievable it would be over a decade until vasquez's account earn credibility from another witness in two thousand eleven command. Sergeant james norton an infantry leader at fort benning discovered vasquez's book and mission after watching vasquez's various media appearances norton felt inspired to share his own account of that night in.

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"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

04:14 min | 6 months ago

"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Dressed expecting punishment for missing breakfast. However when the men dashed out of the barracks they found no one waiting for them. After locating their leaders the day simply proceeded as usual no reprimands and no punishments. The soldiers still didn't feel normal though they couldn't remember what happened to them but most agreed that something strange occurred the night before. Still the military did all the could to avoid discussing september. First whenever the men tried to get help their officers sent them to the medics and all of their other concerns like they're missing memories or their reports about time. Discrepancies were dismissed out of hand. It wasn't just the military's behavior that made the troops apprehensive. In the days that followed the soldiers encountered more strange repercussions around the fort on september. Sixth vasquez remembered sitting by the window in his bunk and watching the camps electric lights mysteriously blink on and off. He and the rest of his barracks monitored the unnerving power surges as they increased in speed by the end vasquez wrote that. The electricity round the base was strobe ing like a disco but of course no in from leadership intervened in fact. It seemed like they had all abandoned their posts. Eventually the lights calm down on their own and return to normal the mysterious occurrences didn't stop there. Soon after a sergeant simply ask is and a squad out into the woods alone for some menial tasks. It was atypical for the army to commission a platoon without any commanding officers and dangerous to leave new recruits alone in the wilderness. Still vasquez in. The group completed their tasks and headed back to the fort but their journey took longer than expected at noon that day. The squadron passed by a campground filled with men from another battalion as they left the site. The soldier saw what looked like the exact same trees ahead of them so somehow they were both leaving the campsite and arriving at it it felt as if time was instantly replaying itself only in this instance when they walk by the location of the camp it was empty not be soldier or tint in sight. Vasquez looked down at his watch. In confusion though. Several minutes had gone by. It's still red. Exactly twelve noon after pausing and confusion and reexamining their maps. The group set off again but it wasn't long before they found themselves approaching the camp once more this time. It's original residents in their gear. Were all back in the same place and although vasquez and the other recruits were confident. They'd been in the woods for hours. Their watch is still indicated. It was only noon. Vasquez decided to question the men in the camp. But they responded in confusion they thought vasquez's true had lost their minds and he was beginning to suspect they were right. The soldiers felt themselves slipping further into madness. That couldn't explain the strange time loop in the woods and they still knew nothing about what had happened on september first the night that started it all together. They attempted to stitch the missing gaps of the evening into a gojira picture but all their efforts were in vain. They simply couldn't remember what happened. Meanwhile the military leadership punish those caught theorizing or discussing the strange events to the soldiers. It was clear that fort benning wanted to keep them in the dark then on september seventh. Nineteen seventy seven secretive female. Lieutenant.

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"fort benning" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

03:40 min | 2 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"Monumental effort. That's happening in Columbus, Ohio. And before we get into all of that, the national Veterans Memorial and museum. Can we talk a little bit about your career for a few minutes looney? Yeah. Let's do that. Yeah. So give us kind of the rundown because if I don't I don't know we only have an hour long program, and I can't run down all the awards. Well, you know, if there's ever an award credit goes to the young soldiers and officers that often carry all of us under shoulders, and we get the credit. So there are a lot of people that that carried me on their shoulders over the years. Graduated graduated from Senator Dole in Charleston, South Carolina in nineteen seventy nine. In which commissioned. That's an infantry Lieutenant and. So over the course of my career, I served in every type of infantry unit winter for Riley Kansas near you with the big red one mechanized one, right? And then and then I went up to Alaska, and I was parachute. Infantry Arctic paratroopers with north of the Arctic circle. Sharing that the goodness. And the hardship. Paratroopers at forty below zero for a number of years and then down to the ranger battalions part of our special operation forces where I commanded. I probably company second ranger battalion. And then moved after a couple of years. To ninety three division which was a motorized and recognize the precursor to watch strikers are today. And then which college here at Fort Leavenworth Kansas returned to the ranger regiment at Fort Benning, where once again, which would just the most amazing, bright energetic, and and patriotic soldiers. During that time, deployed to Mogadishu Somalia. We've all seen Black Hawk Down the second force forward. I like to always say so we arrived on the fourth of October joined our colleagues over there. But Nevertheless, I was there, and then and then I was selected to command Parachute Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The second battalion five oh four. And then selected to command the second another ranger battalion. Another battalion third ranger battalion the same one that went to Mogadishu and then crossed over into the training command where we had all the officers and airborne school captains. And she does of infantry. And I know she s for my dad officer candidate school where you can be a private someday. And then an officer very proud of that part of our military service, then give everyone a chance to be the best. They can. And then through no fault of my own was selected to general officer. You know, we just found that if you keep taking care of people they'll take care of business and today, I find that as success again. Western to parachute division, eighty second airborne division, deployed for a little while to Iraq. And then over the next couple of years, deployed about three years to Iraq. And then became the three star general in Iraq. For all the fighting and training and helped shut down from ninety nine basis to ten basis. And and then also. Then ran all the army bases around the world, purist installation management. Command many general essentially seventy five cities we ran.

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"fort benning" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on WTVN

"Car on your watch change it. Now, it's two thirty eight PM. We set clocks one hour ahead last night in the middle of the night. So it's an hour earlier. You lost? You're gonna lose an hour sleep. Jeff is my name. Westside Jeff, and it's spring break time this time of the year that people will travel for spring break. It's the beginning of spring break season. I think OSU is off this week upper Arlington schools. I think I don't have kids in upper Arlington schools anymore. But over the next several weeks people will be traveling for spring break. And I've traveled a lot in the last really four weeks. I think four weeks ago me and the missus drove down to Johnson city, Tennessee. So we went through it was during the polar vortex. We drove I drove down through a high oh through Kentucky and Tennessee Virginia back into Tennessee. Then from there, we drove over to Asheville North Carolina for a for a day there, which was interesting and back. And this past week. I drove down to Columbus Georgia. Speaking of Columbus, Georgia, by the way, Columbus, Georgia if you beautiful city I loved Columbus. Georgia was a gorgeous gorgeous city, Scott your Benner, Scott Grady, my co host crime to beautiful city. I love Georgia, my oldest son graduated from Fort Benning from down there about six years ago. Didn't know that was there until I got down there, and it was down for the NAFTA swim and dive championship and the very first night Wednesday night, they had a dinner a formal dinner at Fort Benning. It was the infantry museum hall of fame. It was it was spectacular. We went through that. It was it was really it made the hair on my arms rise and reflect on those around it, it it made the hair on my arms were rise and reflect upon those who served and always want to say, thank you for your service. The country did not serve in the military. But for those who did it was it was it was while it was a it was a while factor. But what's interesting about Columbus? Georgia is through the center of downtown. On Columbus, Georgia. There's a river. And I forget the name of the cheese something Indian river in on the other side of it is a Alabama state of Alabama, which I didn't realize it was that close because I never drove south into this city. I was in the north end of Columbus, Georgia. But as you cross the river, you go into Lee county, Alabama. Now, why is that important because when we could go today right now at two o'clock, Lee county, Alabama experienced a tornado ripped through it and killed twenty some people and it was a half mile wide. Think about that half mile wide tornado Scott that's the width of downtown Columbus the core of downtown. Columbus of tornado that wide that went for about six miles or wiped out a lot throughout Alabama. Now, we could go yesterday. Actually in Friday week ago. Friday, play golf down there with MRs Westside, Jeff it was her recommendation because I said or hey, we're going to be an Alabama whether supposed to be nice do you want to play golf, and she said her you knew here. So that meant pack the clubs we're gonna go. She's the best golfer in my household. So we played at the country club of Columbus. And Columbus Georgia was a really good track. And then a week ago yesterday, we drove over to Alabama played we played in a city called Opal, Leica Opelicka is right next. Auburn, in fact, when we got to the golf course. Saga hachi golf course. It was right there. Across the freeway from university of Auburn and the girls Auburn golf team was making the turn as we're getting ready tee off, well, coincidentally that's the middle.

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"fort benning" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio

Army Wife Talk Radio

03:39 min | 2 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio

"But it sounds like she's going to have an exciting birthday to Yeah. Yeah. Last year. We did. We went to like one of the jump that trampoline gyms and just took a couple of friends. I think they're starting to learn that, you know, just having a couple of friends and really enjoying that time. It's so much better than just mass chaos. Yeah. Exactly, exactly. I know. 'cause I remember like four aubrey's first birthday, which you know, really, they don't know anything. But to you know, you invite like all your family. You know, can we were we were close enough to where we're from at the time that we were able to to have our first birthday party in our hometown. Of course, like all the family was there were so many people there, and I'm like, this is I mean, it was great don't get me wrong. But it was a lot to see those even know she's not even worth isn't really easy for her. I get one bring up just real quick as we're talking. We are in the Fort Benning area and yesterday aren't in reduce experienced some tragic tornadoes, and I just wanted to let everyone that is in the area that we are thinking about when we are praying for you and hope that everyone is safe and sound, and you are getting the help that you all need. So we just we are thinking about you. Pray definitely for Lee county, Alabama. -solutely? Absolutely. They're going through a tough time right now the tragic incident that happened there last night. Yeah. In in like, we were talking earlier, we it's amazing all ready because our communities already rallied on post in village. I think they had to re trucks that went out already full of supplies for the people. So it was really cool to see our community rally, and and just take care of people. Yes. That is amazing to think that just I mean and not even twenty four hours that so many people were able to come together to to bring that dot many donation. I mean, three truckloads, that's crazy. But really awesome at the same time to be able to provide that type of just, you know, support an assistant those folks that were affected because anytime you have any type of natural disaster like that tornadoes hurricanes. It can take a very very long time to to rebuild. And you know, I think that I think the thing to remember too is that it does take, you know, quite a long time to rebuild and for people to get back on their feet because I think, you know, back on their feet because I think a lot of times what happens is like, right? When it happens, we think, okay? Well, let's, you know, start donating donating, but you know, these people need help and and support for weeks and months to come. So. Who does to the community for being able to do that so quickly? That's really awesome. Yeah. It's been pretty cool. Well, Mandy, let's kinda afford much. What's going on? Now. AWS this week. Yeah. So one of the things that we're talking about is have you ever known that stress. The have you ever known us stress the free PCS will chances. Are you probably haven't? There is so much to coordinate with any military move. You're insane with making big decisions like choosing to sell your current home..

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"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Aptitude tests shot perfectly in his marksman demonstrations, and generally stood out for his eagerness to be a good soldier. It was during his basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, that McVeigh I met Terry Nichols like McVeigh Nichols was also college dropout. They reportedly had another thing in common. Neither of them liked working with black Americans. Nichols was thirteen years older than McVeigh and easily. The oldest person enrolled in basic training. It signed up to join the army in an attempt to escape what he described as a monotonous home life before joining Nichols at serve, mostly as a stay at home father to a son and two step. Children, it seems that Nichols may not have really gone over his decision to join the army with his wife. She filed for divorce shortly after he arrived at Fort Benning Nichols left the army soon after meeting McVeigh his impending divorce created a custody battle. He received a hardship discharge and returned home though. He was only in the army for short time. Nichols time in basic had led him to McVeigh. It was a friendship that would change both of their lives and the country back in the army. McVeigh's aptitude is a soldier. Led him to be one of the first soldiers in his company to make sergeant. However, he was far from a perfect example of the American soldier. Men who served with him said that McVeigh often made derogatory remarks about black Americans and that he would often assign the black American soldiers to the most undesirable work whenever he had the thirty to do so in his spare time, McVeigh obsessed over his growing collection of. Guns while other soldiers celebrated their off time McVay read survivalist magazines or cleaned his guns from his personal collection. It was against army regulations for McVeigh to possess a private gun collection in the barracks. But as we will see more and more on the story, McVay wasn't one to observe any rule which he saw as restrictive of his right to carry. He maintained a private armory of at least twenty rifles and assault weapons under his bunk. We know this because of a count for men who served in McVeigh's unit. What we don't know is whether or not the army command knew about McVeigh's guns or if they cared. With the end of the Cold War in nineteen eighty nine, the army was discharging rank and file soldiers as part of necessary cutbacks. McVeigh had no interest in leaving the army for the first time in his life. He had found something he truly excelled at. So he applied to join the army special forces since the green berets were not going to be affected by the downsizing by all accounts, McVeigh threw himself into training for the grueling physical exam. However, before he was given a chance to try out, he was deployed McVeigh's exam was scheduled for November of nineteen ninety Saddam Hussein's, invasion of Kuwait meant that he would have to wait as expected. McVay stood out as a soldier, though he was disappointed that he saw less action than he would have liked. He was awarded a number of medals, including bronze star and combat infantry badge despite appearing like a model soldier. There were rumblings of darker pattern of behavior from McVeigh's army days after the bombing reporters looked in McVeigh's war record. There were rumors, nothing confirmed that he had executed surrendered prisoners, that's a war crime. And though we don't know that for sure happened. It certainly fits his profile. Like we said, this action was never confirmed, and McVeigh was never court martialed for his alleged crimes. But after the bombing journalists sought out one of McVeigh's, commanding officers who refuse to speak about McVeigh's time in the army..

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"fort benning" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on KQED Radio

"FM This is freakonomics radio here's your host Stephen dubner today we're, talking about the Cobra effect which is what happened in the old days when a government wanted to say get rid. Of some pests snakes or rats and, they'd set up a bounty to get its. Citizenry to pitch in but? Sometimes the bounty would backfire now surely that kind of thing doesn't. Happen anymore does it Okay it is. Monday morning Sitting in the car I am about. To. Drive out for pending That's producer Catherine wells. Again this time she's in Fort Benning Georgia Fort Benning is an. Army base which is. Technically, called a military post in southwestern, Georgia And once you're inside, past, the checkpoint. Forbidding looks. A lot like any other town there are residential neighborhood schools restaurants gas stations it's. Huge it's over twice the land area of Atlanta with about one hundred. Twenty thousand residents. There are lush green woods ponds and creeks cutting through bright red soil. It's really beautiful so beautiful in, fact that you might forget you on a military installation Whoa if. Not for. The occasional sound of artillery fire in the distance over there train that's Bill brickner. He's a retired Master Sergeant in a Vietnam vet who knows the post. Inside and out. He's legendary. Around here in fact business card says so Bill Hong daddy Local hunting legend that's a big, title, and I don't even sound like most people they say when you wanna know something about four Benny. You got to Asheville Burton I did want to know something about four pending something that. Brickner has a little. Expertise in, I wanted to, know about, the picks If you live anywhere in the southeastern US. You probably already know. About the pigs, there are millions of wild pigs living in forests. And mountains and marshes. Oliver the country they've been in the US for centuries, ever since they were brought over by, Spanish, explorers but their numbers have. Exploded in the last.

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"fort benning" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is freakonomics radio, here's your host Stephen dubner today. We're talking about the Cobra effect which is what, happened in the old days when. A government wanted, to say get rid of some pests snakes or rats and they'd set up a bounty. To get its citizenry to pitch in but sometimes the bounty would backfire now surely that kind of, thing doesn't happen anymore does it Okay It is Monday. Morning Sitting in the car I am about to drive out Fort Benning That's producer Catherine, wells. Again this time she's in Fort Benning Georgia Fort Benning is an. Army base which is. Technically, called a military post in southwestern, Georgia And once you're inside, past, the checkpoint. For looks. A lot like any other town there a residential neighborhood schools restaurants gas stations it's huge it's. Over twice the land area of Atlanta with about one hundred. And twenty thousand. Residents there lush green woods ponds and creeks cutting through bright red soil it's. Really beautiful so beautiful in fact, that you might forget you were on a military installation Whoa, if, not for. The occasional. Sound of artillery fire in the distance training that's Bill brickner he's a retired Master Sergeant in. A Vietnam vet who knows the post inside and out he's. Legendary around here. In fact. His business card says so Bill Hong daddy Bruckner.

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"fort benning" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Is, freakonomics radio here's your host Stephen dubner today we're talking about the Cobra effect which is what happened in the old. Days when a government wanted to. Say, get rid of some pests snakes or rats. And they set up a bounty to get its, citizenry to pitch in but sometimes the bounty would backfire now surely that kind of thing doesn't happen anymore does it Okay it is. Monday morning Sitting in the car I am about to drive out Fort Benning That's producer Catherine, wells. Again this time she's in Fort Benning Georgia Fort Benning is an army. Base which is technically. Called, a military post in south western, Georgia And once you're inside, past, the checkpoint. Fort Benning. Looks a lot like any other town there are residential neighborhoods schools restaurants gas stations it's huge. It's over twice the land area of Atlanta with about one. Hundred and twenty. Thousand residents there lush green woods ponds and creeks cutting through bright red soil. It's really beautiful so beautiful in, fact that you might forget you were on a military installation Whoa, if not. For the. Occasional sound of artillery fire in the distance over train that's Bill brickner he's a retired Master. Sergeant in Vietnam vet who knows the post inside and out. He's legendary around. Here in. Fact is business card says so Bill daddy Berkner local hunting legend That's a big title in.

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"fort benning" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

03:05 min | 3 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Connection and association that he made during those years was with george marshall who would go on to become the army chief of staff and in my estimation the architect of victory in world war two as the army chief of staff working directly with roosevelt and the naval commanders to run the war when bradley met marshall marshall was running the infantry school at fort benning and at that time it was a center of innovation in the army a great teachers and great practitioners and marshall gathered to him again many of the leaders of world war two when they were captains and majors as they rotated through the school bradley became one of marshall's section heads running the weapons section and marshall mark tim and noted him for high command when world war two started steve where was bradley and what worries i assign moments bradley like many others that i just described was training an infantry division when he got word directly from george marshall virtually that he would go to tunisia to assist eisenhower who was running the north african campaign intended this was february of nineteen forty three right after the disastrous defeat of american forces at casarini pass by german forces eventually under the command of erwin rommel and other panzer commanders a very very bloody defeat of americans at the very beginning of the war and a terrible embarrassment bradley was dispatched to be eisenhower's is in ears a sort of a well an agent almost of marshall but also an assistant if he were accepted for eisenhower so it was a very nebulous sinement shortly thereafter george patton was appointed to take over the american unit that had been defeated and bradley became his subordinate commander so he was no longer working for is in our he was working for patent what was their relationship like again very troubled we have the dirt poor hardscrabble fighting hard for every step of the way bradley and the aristocratic very wealthy handsome distinguished in battle in world war one polo champion olympic competitor as i his superior in both africa and sicily however the relationship occasionally strained was professional and led to victories in both africa and.

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"fort benning" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on KGO 810

"Is the rest of charm only as charming while kilometers really on the border of phoenix city alabama and it right on the chatahoochee river which now i understand that they've dammed up and it's supposed to be a worldclass place for kayakers o to practice on and it's a smaller count fort benning of actually there uh so that a lot of people have been there because of that but it's just a really nice town i think it's about two hundred thousand an issue and a great place to grow off its fabulous we'll have haven for triggers out of the tours aboard a suit georgia will first georgia i think it is worth of beautiful but is weird have have defeated how detached we are here and so the code of the crop where he generally from the rest of the country some of the southern states particularly sure i get to know tennessee very well because our solid vanderbilt and that's up fantastic state i am in love with tennessee two hundred pain sogard ya newlylisted up into his main the only one the earth weary away the earth weird beautiful i know and i lived in new england for four years now and sure ensure although leaving king's murders are estimated endurance the rubes he was arrested men though the lobster is fantastic on al sort of elites much more woods either millard whereas canada really it's can it can answer yeah eight hundred two two two five two two two let's very move on in fact time for this uh now hold on their day eight hundred two two two five two two two he wants to talk about safety safety goals ad i really do what here that endesa we'll get the beano sort of b advice from people tell your mom and i heard gordon and i i just can't wait to hear how she speak again has already insecure that she's like a useful let me call in thanking him length accent i think now actually wants to talk to you about his theory but i also wish in fact lawrence wide i'm dr drew this is midday live gene g eight traffic from the children autobody traffic death kennedy traffic on southbound wanna one from sfo on down to milbury avenue where there is an ambulance with a car.

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"fort benning" Discussed on WCHS

WCHS

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on WCHS

"Army what we kind of assignments did you have no you of the first sergeant but uh just talk it through your career you're really establishing your cribs for our listeners lowercase or all i can do that uh wider diarios eighteen years all right out of high school and my uh first assignment was uh in vietnam arrived in march nineteen sixty nine my brother wayne and i were on the same airplane uh and what to vietnam together and then he went to korea uh from there at the hell is packed about six weeks and that i went to my unit 11th agadir america mercata vision and after my time in vietnam i was assigned a fort benning air from there i went to germany i was with a second a fourth epa tree we provided security for the pershing missiles and i went to the 100 first airborne division and from there i went on drill starting dirty afford jackson south carolina and then i went to recruiting command hours than quitting command for about seven years and then my lap from it was that the united states army sergeants major academy house agree of that academy and that i uh state a structure for my last assignment okay so to say that you have been around mother army is a fair statement huh hi yes sir i see a lot of our siab assignment locations uh were the same dern both our careers those missiles you've guarded germany were quite near where i was stationed i think we'll have to talk about that probably not on the year okay hold soldiers shooting the ball only have so much entertainment value yes sir okay there's no question in my mind anyway the kim burns knows how to take virtually any subject to make it in retaining these excellent and this documentary was certainly entertain however there is some discussion about maybe not the accuracy so much as the balance in the presentation i have not seen a personally though i've talked to dozens of people who have you have looked at it talked to us about your take on the can burns documentary uh yes i did i watched all the episodes at i was quite interested to see how can burns and lin our novik was going to portray the soldier while he was in vietnam.

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"fort benning" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"I can do that uh wider diarios eighteen years all right out of high school and my uh first assignment was uh in vietnam arrived in march nineteen sixty nine my brother wayne and i were on the same airplane uh and went to vietnam together and then he went to korea uh from there at the house back about six weeks and that i went to my unit dilemma forgave america mercata vision and after my time in vietnam i was assigned a fort benning air from there i went to germany i was with a second the fourth infantry we provided security for the pre missiles and i want you to 100 first airborne division and from there i went on joe starting duty of poor jackson south carolina and then i went to recruiting command i was in quitting command for about seven years and then my lap fleming was that the united states army sergeants major academy housing graduate of that academy and that i uh state as in a structure for my last assignment okay so to say that you have been around mother army is a fair statement hi yes sir and i i see a lot of our siobhan climate locations uh where's the same dern won't our careers you have those missiles you guarded germany were quite near where i was stationed i think uh we'll have to talk about that probably not on the air power okay old soldiers shooting the ball only has so much entertainment value yes sir okay there's no question in my mind anyway that young burns knows how to take virtually any subject to make it in retaining he's excellent and this documentary will certainly entertaining however there is a discussion about maybe not the accuracy so much as the balance in the presentation i have not seen a personally though i've talked to dozens of people who have you have looked at it talked to us about your take on the kim burns documentary ah yes i did i watched all.

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"fort benning" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

KVNT Valley News Talk

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"fort benning" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

"You have i know you end up in the first sergeant but uh just talk it through your career you really establishing your credit for our listeners okay sure all i can do that uh wider diarios eighteen years old right out of high school and my first assignment was uh in vietnam arrived in march nineteen sixty nine my brother wayne and i were on the same airplane uh and went to vietnam together and then he went to korea uh from there at the hell back about six weeks and then i went to my unit 11th agadir america out of vision and after my time in vietnam of the signed a fort benning and from there i went to germany was with a second a fourth f retreat we provided security for the free missiles and i want you to 100 and first airborne division and from there i went on joe starting duty of afford jackson south carolina and then i went to recruiting command hours in quitting command for about seven years and then my last comment was that the united states army sergeant major academy how's it going of that academy and that i uh state as an instructor for my last assignment okay so to say that you have been around mother army is a fair statement her hi yes sir i see a lot of our siobhan sign it locations uh or at the same during won't our careers you had those missiles you guarded in germany were quite near where i was stationed i think we'll have to talk about that probably not on the air okay hold soldiers shooting the ball only has so much entertainment value yes sir okay there's no question in my mind anyway that youngberg since knows how to take virtually any subject to make it in retaining he's excellent and this documentary was certainly entertaining however there is some discussion about maybe not the accuracy so much as the balance in the presentation i have not seen a personally though i've talked to dozens of people who have you have looked at it talked to us about your take on the kimber documentary uh yes i did i watched all.

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