Ghost Towns: Abandoned U.S. bases

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  1. scoutpilot

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073060/Ghost-Towns-The-surreal-sight-abandoned-U-S-bases-Iraq-troops-return-home-thousands.html

    I find this really sad, in a way. For many of us, the world we constructed there was a second home we came to know as our own. It feels as though the memories and conflicting feelings about that strange outpost on the edge of humanity are harder to process in its absence. Its continued existence somehow provided an anchor for a way of life that was transient, both in the deployment sense and in the mortal sense, and gave us a vessel for the memories that defined our experience. As I see it end, it almost feels like a distant dream.

    Note: The "tanks" they show rusting are not American, nor are they tanks. That's old Warsaw Pact Iraqi equipment (Soviet 2S3 SP Artillery) that has been scrapped since the invasion.
     
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    Ah.

    I should've named the thread better. I was referring specifically to the closure of US bases in Iraq and the final end of the war.
     
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    I know. But it all comes back in dreams And we will have them forever. No matter what your age or War.
     
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    Interesting callsign for that site. I love Cold War era callsigns.
     
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    Which. "Dressy Lady" or "Invert"? Have my hats and Beer Mugs from both. Standing on the tarmac and loading a C130 for flight to new sites. Command Pilot recognized the caps and asked "Why are you guys all here?". Answer: Closed the site. Command Pilot: That explains it, they have been "wectoring" us all over SEA. Call signs were funny sometimes but believe me it wasn't cold except sometimes in the mountains when two blankets weren't enough.:biggrin:
     
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