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Re: I wore blackface once

A month or so before Operation DESERT STORM (Persian Gulf War) kicked off. Higher ups at the Pentagon decided they were concerned about Command and Control (the safety of Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, and the other senior officers) in Saudi Arabia once the war starts. Someone came up with the bright idea to fly them to a remote airfield in Egypt when the Scud missiles start dropping. I was the IMT (Inflight Maintenance Technician) of a crew that took an RC-135 to Egypt for 3 weeks to scout out the location. We were on a very remote airstrip in the middle of nowhere. Don't know if the Egyptians even knew we were there. Had to bring our own food (MREs) and bottled water. Used bottled water to take sponge baths. Slept under the plane during the day and watched for bad guys at night. Wore flight suits and black face at night. Thank goodness I never tried to go into politics or I'm sure a picture would pop up of me in blackface (we called it Ranger paint) and I'd be labeled a racist for life.

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Posted: 02/06/2019 at 2:21PM


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