sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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CNFK (Commander (US) Naval Forces Korea), military
liaison to ROK Squadron 56 (ROK SEALs), Chinhae, ROK
Yes, I know that there is no rank, etc. on my uniform, but it does
say, "US Navy".

The lieutenant commander to my left in the photo was commander
ROK SEAL Team Five. He's moved up since. That's the nice thing
about being older. You know a lot of people who you knew when
they were on the way up too. They ask you for favors, you ask
them for favors. The Chinese call it guanxi.

$500,000.00 in the trunk of a car along with a newspaper - evidence of
the ability to pay coupled with a specific date... all in a day's work.

10 comments:

  1. Police officer makes a two sentence traffic stop: "Open your trunk. THANK YOU Jesus!"

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    1. It went the other way in this instance. And the currency was counterfeit super notes (counterfeit US currency of such quality that you couldn't distinguish it from the real thing). We grabbed the super notes in one case and used it as bait to buy dope in another. You know the drill.

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  2. I bet your ATM was worn slap out by the time you finished that transaction. Was she worth it?

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    1. That would barely dent my personal fortune...

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  3. LOL, I kinda 'guessed' at the back story. Got it backward, but was right in the context...

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    1. The Gray Man should work on counterfeiters. This paper came from Venezuela.

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    2. I can give you details. I had Secret Service guys on my task force and they were made into super stars in SS culture. Took it all the way back to the source.

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  4. I found that post inspiring, somehow. Maybe it was the Super Notes.

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