Originally posted by squidboy
Please make note that my friend (coworker) also contacted the North Providence Police in regards to his sighting. Here is part of his twitter message:
"Just a curious resident wondering what the purpose of the Military presence on Smith Street is"
No reply from the police.
When I went out at 5pm, I didn't see anything (not a soldier), but no worries I will have my camera tomorrow on my way to work. So in 3 different locations of Providence (miles apart) Soldiers were seen standing guard. Also there were soldiers seen driving in unmarked newer model non military Jeeps. Word is they pulled over a few drivers....
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Originally posted by Komodo
the only thing I would think it might be is, if it's the bank, and the Fed's are taking it over, providing more personnel as a pre-caution *shrug*
I seriously doubt it's the NG, hell, Bush/Guili didn't even call them out for like a week after ground-zero on 9/11 Plus, it would have to be a state of emgency to call them out on the street; but, hey, who knows with the NWO?
Originally posted by Oakenfury
To reiterate what was said before. If you see them again take note of:
Type of fatigues (uniform)
Boots same color as uniform
Patches on collar (for rank) and shoulder (for unit)
According to what type of unit the soldiers are attached to they can wear desert camo as their "uniform of the day." Also, if a service member IS out directing traffic they will typically be wearing a "road guard" vest of a bright (orange or yellow) color with reflectors on it. They did on my base at least, both civilian police and MP/MAA.
If they don't have unit/rank patches on the uniform, they aren't military. If their boots aren't the same color as the uniform, they aren't military. Also the "pants" would be tucked into the boot. Their last name will be patched onto the uniform above the left breast. The service they're in will be patched above the right breast (U.S. ARMY, etc). That's about all I can think of at the moment.
GET PICTURES NEXT TIME!!
Originally posted by DisobedientCitizen
That's very odd, but as the internet saying goes, "pics or it didn't happen".