2021-08-06 Home Front: WoT
USN Seaman Mays: I like the smell of napalm in the morning
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
See the link for the referenced graphic.
By Boris Rozhin
[ColonelCassad] This is Ryan Sawyer Mays. He posted this photo with the caption "I like the smell of napalm in the morning" on June 14, 2020.
But, of course, he became famous not for this photograph, but for the fact that, according to the investigation, it was he who organized the arson on the "Bonhomme Richard" helicopter carrier, which is now being sawed for metal in Texas. This photo was taken a month before the fire on July 13.
The case file contains testimony from colleagues that Mace expressed disdain for the authorities and the US military. Allegedly, Mace was dissatisfied with the fact that he wanted to become a "SEAL" and participate in underwater operations, but turned out to be an ordinary sailor on a helicopter carrier.
he failed out of BUD/S, with an "injury"
One of the witnesses saw Mace going down to the deck, where the fire broke out 5 minutes before it started. "But I did not see it in person, but identified it by its height and complexion."
It is also reported that the arson was organized on one of the lower decks - a container with petroleum distillate and various rags were used to organize the fire, while the fire-fighting equipment on the deck was disabled in advance.
An important detail, 2 days before the fire, an inspection of the fire-fighting equipment was carried out on the ship, but the senior officers were sure that it was almost unbelievable that the extinguishing equipment had not been tested on the desired deck.
However, on the day of the fire, they did not work. There was either profanity during the check, or they were put out of action in the period after the check and before the fire.
As a result, the ship was decommissioned, and the total damage caused to the US Navy was more than $ 1 billion. Mace is charged with aggravated arson. Mace himself denies any involvement in the arson. So for now, let's wait to declare Mace a prisoner of conscience.
In any case, whoever started the fire dealt a serious blow to the American military. This is apparently the most catastrophic case of deliberate arson of a large warship, which led to its destruction.
"I love the smell of burning aviation fuel spilling over the deck of the Bonom Richard helicopter carrier. It's the smell of victory."
I wonder how soon idiots will appear who will declare the negative impact of "Apocalypse Now" and demand to ban it for "
Boris Rozhin is a Russian military journalist
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