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Post by rgrokelley »

Usually in the summer I'm unemployed for two months (High School JROTC), but I volunteered to do some archeology digs. Today we went deep back in the dark forests of Lee County, NC, and checked out the Endor Iron Furnace. This beast is four stories high, made of cut sandstone, and was the main producer of iron for the Confederate armory in Fayetteville. Coming upon it was like coming upon some Mayan pyramid in the jungle.

Pretty cool.

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I sat in pointless meetings most of the day. I would rather have been your #1 jumper.

Great story, though! :)
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I got burned to a crisp on Pike field rehersing for the Division CoC....

For four and a half HOURS.
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Tenn-RGR wrote:
rgrpuck wrote:I got burned to a crisp on Pike field rehersing for the Division CoC....

For four and a half HOURS.
I kept driving by there. It looked hot. :lol:
Oh FUCK you
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Post by DRM »

I made my final 2 jumps for BAC. I loved being first out the bird, especially on the night jump.

This is the greatest job ever.

-DRM

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