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Comment by Morris Joseph Rudick on June 17, 2013 at 10:19pm

I remember Warner Springs like it was yesterday! We had a small group so they had more time to mess with us through the compound phase. I was never captured but had to turn myself in when the sirens sounded. I’m not sure the date but I believe it was 1968.Hardest thing I ever went through but never regretted the training. The thing I remember the most was we were allowed to make weapons out of wood. I made a knife and hid it in my jacket sleeve thinking it might come in handy. We arrived at camp and they put hoods over or heads and marched us around in circles to makes us feel like we walked a long way. The aggressors made us take off all are clothes off down to or skivvies and of course it was freezing.  We then proceeded to go into a make shift hut so they could check our clothes for weapons. When the guy ahead of me had a gun they found on him. Well I kept hearing them hit him over and over and I was trying to get that damn knife out of my jacket when it was my turn to go in the hole. I was so freaking scared he would find it but I think he let me slide as he stops as he felt my sleeve and never said a word. We ended up locked in a fairly large grey box and I thought this is the feared black box we were told about from returning shipmates! I found out later I was so wrong. I can laugh about it now but it seem very real before it was all over and we were freed.

Comment by richard alan schlesier on November 17, 2012 at 8:27am

i went to sere tranining at winby island washing i will never forget it tha  t week was hell we had an officer who was a helo pilot you can guss what happen to him i caught phonomia out of that

Comment by rRon Martin on November 16, 2012 at 7:27pm

SERE School   Warner Springs   1968

VP-47 Crew 6 & 7   Radio    1968-1970

Comment by Robert A Kreyer on July 15, 2011 at 2:42pm
I went through SERE at Warner Springs in Nov 67. The first night evasion test I got caught 3 time, the guy had me howling at the moon and then found out my last name was Kreyer, now he had fun with me. The next day we had the day evasion course. I never got caught but got to with in 100 yards of freedom village. The problem ended and we all had to into the prison camp. Stripped naked and washed down in November, Wow! I could go on and on but when we finished the camp commander told us that they made a mistake a few months earlier and let 5 Seals go through at once. The Seals were in the camp for about 2 hours and took the camp over, they were interogating the guard, killed the german sheperd dogs and eat them. At that time they would only let one Seal at a time go though.
Comment by Robert J. Davison on September 30, 2010 at 1:38pm
1987 SERE SCHOOL WARNER SPRINGS. THANKS TO INSTRUCTOR D.H A FORMER POW IN VIETNAM.
Comment by RONALD BENOY on July 4, 2010 at 5:48pm
I went through SERE in April/May of 1968. We had a chicken. I still remember the head of the POW camp with the gold tooth. I met him later on the USS H W Gilmore. We had a discussion.
Comment by Jack E Butler on June 13, 2010 at 6:32pm
Marty: I went through SERE training in Virgina in 1969. We was temp assigned to the Amphious Base at Little Creek. We were taken out to the place where you might have gone and I spent 1 week of hell and one day in the POW building getting bounced around. We had one kid that broke and they sent him back to Little Creek and when we got back he was gone, discharged.

Jack Butler
Comment by Arthur R. Hapenney on May 13, 2010 at 5:07pm
Remember SERE like it was yesterday.
1970 Warner Springs taught me a lot.
Comment by Hook Albright on August 8, 2008 at 6:23pm
You had a rabbit? we got a squirrel
Comment by S D Martin on August 8, 2008 at 2:08am
One rabbit for six people
 

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