Thursday, March 9, 2017

#RAQQAH HIGH GROUND--Jabal Minkhar al Gharbi--3D ELEVATION MAPPING

TO ALTAF
FROM HAYES
SUBJ STRATEGIC HILL 15 MILES EAST, RAQQAH--

(LZ SHANNON)--Jabal Minkhar al Gharbi, elevation 1140 feet, possible location of new USMC BLT 1/4, 11th MEU artillery base, "Xray"-- in 3D topo, from PC map--

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/syria_200k/txu-pclmaps-oclc-6634114-raqqa-ni-37-22.jpg












FWD ALL FIELD COMPONENTS--ATTN RB, PVT, SPEC SVC, 28TH REGT, 3RD BN...



#RAQQAH HIGH GROUND-- Jabal Minkhar al Gharbi-- FIREBASE XRAY, POSSIBLE LOC--

TO SOLDIER
FROM HAYES
SUBJ  BLT 1/4, 11TH MEU ARTILLERY COMPOUND

(LZ SHANNON)-- Continuing hypothesis of Firebase Xray location, east of Raqqah, approx. 15-18 miles

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/jog/syria/ni-37-3-dayr_az_zawr-syria-jordan.pdf



http://www.earth-3d.com/?eid=166888_SY_THLL_04&title=Jabal-Minkhar-al-Gharbi-Syria

Jabal Minkhar al Gharbi, Ar-Raqqah, Syria - Latitude: 35.92429 Longitude: 39.26924
Elevation: 348 meters - 1141.7 feet
Feature Abbreviation: THLL
Feature Description: hill - A rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m


RUSSIAN ARMY MAP--

http://loadmap.net/download/7201703103/403656462/500k--i37-2.gif






CONTINUE TO FOLLOWUP W/INTEL--ATTN: RB, PVT, SPE SVC, 28TH REGT, 3RD BN...









#RAQQAH ROAD--West Minxer Hill-- MAPPING, INTEL, FIREBASE XRAY--

TO SOLDIER
FROM HAYES
SUBJ POSSIBLE LOC, NEW FIREBASE--

(LZ SHANNON)-- Note recent entry on strategic hill east of Raqqah--

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201703091051400685-sdf-daesh-menxer-hill-raqqa/

The units of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces alliance (SDF) have liberated the strategic West Menxer Hill near the Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh, the SDF statement read Thursday.

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The US-backed SDF are now less than 12 miles away from Raqqa, which Daesh terrorists consider their capital. According to The New York Times citing a US defense official, an estimated 3,000-4,000 militants still remain in Raqqa.







EXPECT FOLLOWUP--FWD ALL FIELD COMOPONENTS, ATTN: PVT MERTZ, SPEC SVC W/PVT RB ELLIOTT--

#RAQQAH ROAD-- Firebase Xray--BLT 1/4, 11TH MEU, SYRIA

TO HAYES
FROM SOLDIER
SUBJ LOC

(FBX)--Following mapping available--

TO THE WEST--

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/jog/syria/ni-37-2-tabaqah-syria-1986.pdf



TO THE EAST--

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/jog/syria/ni-37-3-dayr_az_zawr-syria-jordan.pdf



RAQQAH TOPO--PERRY CASTANEDA--

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/jog/syria/ni-37-3-dayr_az_zawr-syria-jordan.pdf



RAQQAH--VICINITY--MINOR AERODROMES--PERRY CASTANEDA--
Circles represent the airfields--

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/onc/txu-pclmaps-oclc-8322829_g_4.jpg





FWD ALL UNITS, FIELD--ATTN MERTZ, PVT, 28TH, 3RD BN--SCULLERY--




Friday, July 22, 2016

BURY ME ON HILL 861--By Pvt JC Langelle, USMC--(c) 1968

Bury Me on Hill 861

Bury me on Hill 861, up near the town of Khe Sanh
Where the mortars are a blazin', some Hell we'll be raisin'
Shootin' NVA and Viet Cong.

Don't want to go back to the world, got a Dear John letter from my girl
Right now I'm feelin' partial 'bout goin' back to Camp Marshall
Sign me up for another whirl.

Up there on the DMZ, that's where they can bury me.
I'll take all my lumps away from stateside chumps back in the Land of the Free.

Bury me in the town of Fubai, mine is not to wonder, do or die.
I'll take with me some Commies, we'll all have weeping mommies,
Mine is not to wonder, Semper Fi.

When rockets will be fallin' on DaNang; in my heart, I know I'll feel a pang,
For girls who sent no letter, the ones who think they're better
And my telephone it never rang.

Bury me on Hill 861, put a cross on it when you're done.
And if it ain't no bother, send a letter to my mother
And tell her where you buried her son.