Monday, March 13, 2006

Black Helicopters

Remember those paranoid militia lunatics in the 90's who thought that any minute there was going to be swarms of black helicopters dropping into Peoria to take over the local WalMart?

Marines to conduct urban training in downtown

Once again, the sound of gunfire will ring through downtown Toledo as Marine Corps Reservists participate in urban training.

About 300 Reservists from Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, headquartered in Lansing, and Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, headquartered in Perrysburg, will conduct patrolling and convoy exercises. The training began last night and will continue through 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Marines will wear desert digital camouflage uniforms, carry rifles, perform foot and motorized patrols, and fire blank ammunition during the exercise. These are routine exercises held to enhance the unit's proficiency in urban and other tactical operations.

Marine officials said the training will have minimal impact on area residents. They asked that citizens stay 30 yards from any Marines taking part in the exercise.

What ever happened to those guys?