I was able to discuss gun issues in D C during the filming of a documentary

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  1. threefeathers

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    Spent 4 days being interviewed and filmed. I'll share pics when get over the jet lag. We started by evening and morning interviews. I had already shown my DD 214 and many pics, 4 of my officers had been interviewed and filmed and they verified the things I had seen and done. None of them were interviewed for onger than a half day, all were West Point Grads. All were folks I had much respect for.
    The second day went to Arlington where I was filmed moving from the grave of a close friend to the Kennedy grave and memorial. the 5 person film crew was assisted by the Cemetary personnel in setting up and handling the crowds. People there watching were amazing as they were told that one of the 88 American soldiers who had faced in excess of 1500 Russians for 16 hours during the closest direct American Russian confrontation in 1961 was there. The Germans did take one, two, three, from every angle they could and people applauded me each time. We are talking hundreds of people helping me out. When 5 hours of filming was done in one day the PAO asked me if I would stay and talk to tourists about the incident. I said yes and 5 bus loads of people showed up. I spoke to all, people from many different lands mixed with Americans from every where.

    The next day in the National Archives building, all day, filming me watching and commenting of original film from the event. They took much film of me walking into the building. Then another 3 hour session reviewing films and commenting again.
    The last day in a studio with a narrator going over each incident in very detailed and graphic explanation.
    During the 4 days I was able to discuss gun issues with many people from all walks of life, and to discuss the training I have taken recently from Mas Ayoob and Marty Hayes.
     
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    Very interesting, i'm looking forward to the pictures. When and where will the documentary air?
     
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    Hi it is scheduled for October. I'll post more when I know.

    Here is a pic of one of the soldiers that day.

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    I'll get more pics soon. Just got home.
     
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    Who are you and what is this all about?
     
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    Yes. This is the 50 year anniversary of 88 Americans making a stand at C P Charlie, October 27th 1961.
    This is a picture of Colonel Wayne M. Winder as he ordered the platoon of tanks commanded by Lt. Charled Wilson into position. The Infantry platoon commanded by Lt. John Mentor had taken up positions an hour earlier, they reinforced an M P squad.

    These pics have never been published as I took them with a Minolta camera I carried in my pocket.

    I turned them over to National Archives with the deal that I can use them.
    ColonelWinderatCPCharliein1961.jpg
     
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    That was a heck of a moment in history. But I think the odds were even worse than suggested. There was no exit there, and no possibility of surrender. Every US solider there was going to give his life, and was willing to do so. None would have survived. They were in the middle of enemy territory with no means of relief if WWIII broke out. We owe everyone who was there a huge debt of gratitude for standing fast against those odds.

    I'm not sure I get the connection to Mas and gun rights and such. Can you elaborate on that?
     
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    There are so many stories of selfless sacrifice by our armed service members that will never be told much less known by anyone other than those who were actually there.
     
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    I originaly pput this thread under activism so I included my discussions with various politicians in D C, most of them knew who Mas Ayoob is.
     
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