“Vandal, we’re about 1 klick out from our ORP” “Copy that Gremlin, take us in nice and slow this area doesn’t look the friendliest at the moment.” I didn’t want us walking into trouble so we slowed down our movements. The ORP was in a good position as it would provide line of sight to the target location which was located in the small valley below. The approach to the OPR took about 45 Mikes. “Ok, we’re here.. no signs of movement in the immediate area” “Copy, Gremlin do a sweep of the area report back in 10 Mikes….Woods have you heard any other communications from Kilo?” “Negative, they have been quiet since their last transmission.” Wood’s and I positioned ourselves in a set of fallen trees and brush, this would give us excellent concealment but also still allowed us to see the valley below. I pulled my binoculars from my pack and did a scan of the surrounding hills before looked at the area below. “Well Wood’s, I don’t see anything at the moment, but they doesn’t mean they aren’t there.” “Do you think something could have happened to them?” “Anything is possible, but if I were to guess they are somewhere nearby doing the same thing as us”
“2 this is 3, everything is clear so far, no signs of movement, I’m headed back to ya’ll” “3, Roger, we’re still in the same area” Once Gremlin regrouped with Wood’s and I we maintained our position for another 20 Mikes.
“Alright, Gremlin hold this position I’m headed down into the valley with Wood’s…Let us know if you see any signs of movement I don’t want to be stuck down there” “Understood sir, I got your back” “Wood’s on me, we’re moving.”
We pushed east for several hundred meters turning down into the valley. As we moved we followed a small treeline that would drop us about 50 meters to the target area. Once we were there I left Wood’s in the treeline while I slowly moved in. I didn’t want to tip anyone off on how many people were in the area. As I approached the building I could see the front door slightly opened. I stopped for a moment and dropped down on one knee, taking another scan of the area. After the short pause I continued towards the door. “6, are you here?.......6”
A response came from the building..”What is that to you pal?... Are you following me?” “No.. I’m not following you… I’m just here to meet an old friend..” “Oh ya?... What’s his name then? “Well he’s known by Kilo...why don’t we start with that” “Where is this Kilo from..huh?” “Hmm, I would say he’s from a small Quaker town just over the border in Canada.”
“You SON OF A BITCH… you know damn well I’m not a fucking Quaker and I’m not from Canada!” “Hahaha easy there I was just kidding, I know you're from Montana.”
The door opened and a figured stepped through dressed in different shades of green, holding an Ak in his hands.
“James. I am so glad you showed up. You are the last person I would have imaged to see....I didn't think I was going to make it...” You could see the sign of relief in his eyes, he slung his rifle and walked closer to me.
“Tom, sorry it took us so long to get to you.. we've been a little busy ourselves, let’s move out of this valley first.. is everything ok with you? Are you able to move a few klicks?” “I’m ok, I’ll manage, I’m ready when you are.”
“Ok, we’re moving, 2, I’m oscar mike to your POS then we’ll regroup with Gremlin” “Actual, I have eyes on, your clear.”
Kilo and I made it to Wood’s position, then moving off in a wedge we pushed [REDACTED] to Gremlin. Once we were all regrouped, I pulled out a map of the area and began to plot out our next set of movements.
“Gremlin, what do you think of [REDACTED] that isn’t too far away but it would be a good spot to rest for a while.” “I can’t recall if I’ve been there before...however it should suit our needs at the moment..when do you want to move out?” “Let’s move in 2 Mikes..we can rest all we want once we get there.” “Understood”
(Red and Gold)