posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 12:46 PM
Hey guys and gals,
Today on my way home from running an errand, on the interstate as I was driving home, I came upon a humvee with a sign on the back that said "convoy
ahead". So I pass that one, and then i see that there are trucks galore, among other troop transport vehicles, and that all the soldiers driving were
in full battle gear, helmets and rifles. Their fatigues were the kind they wear in the middle east, ie; desert camoflauge.
Is this a portion of the Veteran Iraq Brigade coming home to take over Northcomm and be placed on stand-by incase of the event of civil unrest, riots,
a natural disaster, etcetera? Or to act as a martial law police force in a certain city or perhaps an entire state, if that is where civil unrest just
had taken place you see.
The convoy was at least ... 15 of these troop transport trucks, with a couple of humvees mixed in. At the front of the convoy was a humvee with a sign
on the back that said "convoy commander" or some such. I tried to snap photos with my camera phone, but while driving 60mph, its kinda hard to get a
good shot, they all came out a complete blur, so I apologize for that.
Here's the thing .. I live in southeast VA, and yes theres plenty of military bases around here, but I've been living here for 21 years, and I've
never seen a convoy that long locally. They were heading west bound, towards Williamsburg, then Richmond, Virginia, at which point, they'd
likely be heading north via I-95 if theyre headed for Washington DC, and if not, they might end up heading northwest to Ohio, isn't that where the
Northcomm is anyways?
Just wanted to give this update. 1 day after the bail-out bill failed to pass, I see the largest army convoy I have ever seen in my area before. They
had rifles, helmets, full gear equipped, desert fatigue. Now I know this convoy wasn't that huge, and that there's probably around 20 soldiers per
transport, so .. maybe 200-400 soldiers incl. officers? They've probably split the Veteran Brigades into multiple convoys, so it isnt a mile long of
just military vehicles. So I likely came up on a "chunk" of the force..
Has anyone heard news that the veteran brigade touched down on U.S. soil? If so, when was that supposed to have taken place?
I'm not being paranoid or fear mongering, but I must admit, I felt extremely uncomfortable about seeing the convoy, because previous, smaller convoys
in my area that are more common do not have soldiers in desert fatigues with helmets and full battle gear/rifle. There was something majorly different
bout this convoy ... anyone got any information?
It was spotted on I-64, heading westbound, approximately 10 miles or so from the Yorktown Battlefield, and at the time they were passing my town,
heading toward Colonial Williamsburg. That's the last I saw of them..