Re: [Revlist] Re: Newtown and crowd control?
- Hi John,
I must say, having your light infantry on our flanks provided a nice degree of security.? It was a pleasure, as always, to fight alongside such a fine corps.
I must correct you on one thing though.? I had the honor of serving as a sergeant in the rifle company under Jim Filipki, so recognition rightly belongs to Jim and his 1st Sgt., Steve, both of Selin's Rifles.? Their leadership, as well as that of "General" Gorecki (both on and off the field) made for an outstanding experience.
Here's to fighting side by side again at Rockford and Jerusalem Mill.
All the Best,
Mike Cecere? 7th VA
-----Original Message-----From: fifthpargt <JJG46@...>
Sent: Wed, Sep 2, 2009 7:59 am
Subject: [Revlist] Re: Newtown and crowd control?
--- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "mbrmanning2" <michael.manning@...> wrote:
> --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Castrovinci" <tcast@> wrote:
> > First.we had fun
> > Tom 7
> > 5th Conn
> Were you the fellows primarily in blue faced white? If so, my compliments, you looked very good, at least from my vantage point.
> For me, the best moment of the weekend was at the the end of the Saturday afternoon battle. We had reformed and presented arms to the various Whig forces marching by and Sgt.Mjr Moore was just about to dismiss us when two CA stragglers pranced in front of us, ostentatiously holding their noses. This triggered SM Moore to launch into one of his patented rants to our delight and that of the crowd.
> Mike Manning
We were the fellows in blue faced white and we appreciate the compliment. The Newtown event was an exciting time and made good use of the terrain. As far as the comments made on safety issues, one of the main reasons we drove 4 hours and came back to this event again this year was how well it is run. Having the public embedded does add to the total excitment. Being in the front of the column we do get to engage the enemy more often, but the pace of the skirmishes are set by the overall commanders, who direct the forward movement. We could have gone as fast as we wanted.
I do want to compliment the British Light Infantry and Rangers. Excellent job done by all. It's great to battle against our counterparts. Your troop strength and tactics were outstanding, so much so, that we emptied our boxes and had to withdraw.
On our side of things, the cooperation on the field was excellent. We were assisted a few times by Mike Cecere and his rifles and Mitch Lee's combined company, when things got overwhelming.
5th PA Rgt, Light Infantry
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