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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:55 PM
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Soldiers recover millions in soggy cash from New Orleans
By Capt. Kevin Hynes
September 27, 2005


NEW ORLEANS (Army News Service, Sept. 26. 2005) Soldiers of the Nebraska National Guard helped the U.S. Treasury Department rescue an estimated $50 to $100 million earlier this month from a flooded vault in New Orleans.

The soggy, stinking cash and coins were removed from a flooded Loomis, Fargo & Co. building in New Orleans by members of the National Guard Counter Drug Task Force who dubbed the mission Oceans 13, as a sequel to the recent heist movie.

The mission was top secret, said Spc. Tyler Miles, a member of the 134th Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance) who participated.

Armored convoy rolls in secrecy

Few of the Guardsmen knew what they were being tasked to do until they were briefed just moments before departing, according to Miles and fellow Nebraska Soldier Sgt. Jonathan Panipinto. Their cell phones were confiscated before the briefing to ensure that what they were about to be told would be kept within their confines until after the mission had been carried out.


Much more at: http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/print.php?story_id_key=7975

Gee, they sure went to a lot of effort to rescue the money!

:grr:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:56 PM
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1. peeeuuuuuuu
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dretceterini Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:57 PM
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2. I wonder how much of thsi money
will be funneled into DeLay's defense fund...
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:58 PM
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3. Now we know why they wouldn't let anyone leave the Superdome or
the Convention Center.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:58 PM
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4. And what is even more bizarre
Is that they will now probably destroy all of that stinking cash, at least all of the paper.

Of course they do have to account for it all, but still and all.

And there are probably quite a few other places along Gulf Coast just like that, filled with soggy, stinking cash.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:00 PM
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6. Slot machines
I keep thinking about all of those slot machines from the wrecked casinos. Think they cleared all the cash out of them before Katrina hit? :shrug:
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:07 PM
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7. Yeah, slots and casino's did come to mind
But knowing some friends in the biz, and how casinos work, they probably had all the cash packed and gone days in advance.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:59 PM
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5. But don't try to buy gas with it nt
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