Rubber Band Man
by: Mark Brooks
8th SPS, Ubon RTAFB, 1972-73
© 2001


One of the Thai Police Special Action Force members I worked with was really funny. Thid had this practice of wearing a grenade on his web belt. What made Thid a little odd was that the pin for the grenade was kept in his locker at the barracks--the only thing holding the spoon in place was a rubber band. After a few times working with him I finally got around to asking him about it. "Hey Thid, what are you going to do if the rubber band breaks in the jeep?" Without hesitation, he said; "Die young, kid." We all laughed!

Photo: The picture shows me (going clockwise Cpl. Perrin, Sgt Sootah, Thid in front.

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