reply to post by CLIFFORD STONE
Sgt Clifford Stone, is a name that I vividly remember from my own military background and that is what prompts this reply.
While I am confident and almost certain you are that Sgt Clifford Stone that I once worked with, I guess it would help to state that after finishing a
tour in Germany, I was assigned to the assistant S-3 Operations Officer position, the asst. S-3 plans officer while assigned to the Big Red One, Ft
Riley, Kansas in 1983 while specifically assigned to the 2-16th Infantry Brigade within the 1st Infantry Division.
The Brigade Commander was commanded at the time by a Col Fintel and a LTC Strange was the Brigade Executive Officer. The Brigade S3 at the time was
a Major Buckley who was replaced by a Major Latham during my time in the S3 department.
I was a Captain, Infantry, US Army Ranger at the time and can remember a Sgt Clifford Stone that worked in this operations position with me. This is
why I mention this information.
If you are that Clifford Stone I refer to, then I would like to say hello old friend and thank you for all that you have done to help with disclosure.
If you seek to know my name, you will have to message me. I will gladly tell you my name if you're memory fails you, but this is not about me, this
is just to say that I worked with you and found your honest candor and NCO guidance to be why I feel I went on to successfully complete three Company
Commands back to back from 1984 until 1993 when I separated from the military due to Berlin wall coming down and the scaling back of the US military
under Bill Clinton's first term as presidency.
Since that time, and since you began disclosing, I have followed your disclosure interviews and can understand the basis for your openness on the
subject matter that so many still deny. In that regard I thank you for having the courage to come forth and reveal to others what so many in the
military have been exposed to, that for whatever reason, national security restrictions would prevent others from such similar disclosures.
Just wanted to say hello and to thank you for being part of disclosure and to say that it was a pleasure to have served with you. Best regards and my
best wishes for your continued efforts to inform the public about matters that have been kept suppressed for so long.
Thanks for the thread and I sincerely hope that your efforts truly bring you the satisfaction that being honest brings with it. Thanks again for all