"The Greatest Expedition you will ever undertake
is the journey to self-understanding.
"
Daniel Comp

Leaving SCOTOMAVILLE Vol.2 EXPEDITION

 

Vietnam Memories by Dean Rush

"I, like a lot of other veterans could say that there are no glamorous war stories, but this was one that turned out to be rather humorous in the end. At the time it was kind of wild. I had not seen my wife since departing for the war. they used to give us a thing called R&R (rest and recuperation) It kind of got you out of the theater."

"Vickie and I decided to meet in Hawaii. I had a friend who had just been on R&R to meet his wife. He suggested we stay at this certain hotel in Honolulu. We set up reservations at that hotel. Vicki was waiting for me when I arrived.

"You should know that the week before I went on my R&R we had been shelled every night. I worked with a group of Special Forces and the enemy didn't like us very much. They sent these rockets and shells in every night. I had tired of being awake every night, so I built sandbags around my bed. I thought if somebody's going to hit me they have to hit me directly through the roof. Every night when the shelling would begin I'd roll off the bed (within the sandbags) and get under the bed, and just go back to sleep. I had some blankets there and it was not comfortable but I was tired so I would go to sleep. I had to fly the next day."

"So we arrived in Honolulu and we had time to kind of get to know one another and then we went to sleep. Little did I know but next door they were building another hotel and they were blasting. My wife who had not seen me in six months heard me scream when I heard the shells or I heard what I thought were shells but it was actually dynamiting to build this other hotel, and she observed as I rolled off the bed and tried to get under the bed -  which was probably three inches above the ground. I literally was fighting to get under the bed. She thought I had absolutely going crazy, and I guess I was, because I looked up and she was fine. The hotel was still there. The room wasn't shaking (which is normally a result of the rockets) and then I began to explain to her and she literally thought I had lost my wits."

"We laughed about it later - but that night it was pretty horrendous. That's my story of R&R in Hawaii."

 

Flying Free Life After Crisis by Dean Rush

Dean Reads: the book...
"will help you avoid some of the turmoil during the times you're in free-fall and subsequently assist you to fly free from your problems. Perhaps it will help you avoid a crash landing when you finally come down to earth. We all find personal methods of recovering from crisis to crisis can also be a great opportunity for finding in the future."

"The student pilot learns many necessary actions and principles to safely operate a plane during preparation to become a qualified aviator. In addition to learning the basics of fair weather flight the pilot learns how to manage and aircraft in emergency situations objective for pilots to maintain aircraft control. Flight is best illustrated by the Emperors of the air the Eagle."

"If your intro all of the freedom of flight as I am one of the most majestic sites in the world is to see an eagle drop off its nest high on a cliff. At the top of the tree the eagle stands on the edge of the nest stretches those majestic wing 6 to 7 feet and then lifts above the surrounding tree and flies off on its mission."

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