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Old 12 July 2016, 15:41
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Yes, I remember him as the Grp Cdr. When he gave an OPD it was interesting as hell. IIRC he gave quite the presentation on Che Guevara's capture. Almost like... he was there?
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Old 12 July 2016, 15:50
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Yes, I remember him as the Grp Cdr. When he gave an OPD it was interesting as hell. IIRC he gave quite the presentation on Che Guevara's capture. Almost like... he was there?
That's him. Awesome guy, awesome family full of patriots and all around cool people. I don't believe he was actually present for Che, just his guys although don't quote me on that. He's got what is probably the original picture of the slab photo. Fantastic American.
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Old 12 July 2016, 22:58
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Guys, if we're bringing this thread to life again, I remember Fronius from Bragg, he was within a class or two of mine and was a buddy of a guy in my class so we saw him in downtime (Phase II light weapons? Before/After Phase III Robin Sage? It was 1983-84, so I forget). Next thing I know, I'm back at 10th and I hear he got whacked.

It's always the good guys. Over the years, I've known a few SF guys who were better used as the tamping on a demo charge, and bedamned if none of 'em ever got a scratch. But then, since the org is mostly good guys maybe it's just the way the numbers shake out.

Greg Fronius was a good man, full of potential, and a loss to all who knew him and to our Regiment. He died for something, though -- putting a nail in the coffin of the most evil ideology to ever enslave men. He'd be stoked that the little brown guys remember him.
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Old 13 July 2016, 00:55
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Thanks! That's him. Quite amazing actually that that story sticks in my mind after all these years.

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Old 13 July 2016, 10:01
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Carlos Parker and I were on a team together in the early 70's. Great guy. Ran into him several times over later years and he never changed. Can't speak highly enough about him.
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