CAMP HELLNBACK -Combat veteran camp seeks campers & advice

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CAMP HELLNBACK -Combat veteran camp seeks campers & advice

Post by rangerclaymore » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:09 am

Combat veterans host a theme camp to share their war experiences through discussion and art while taking in the self expression, art and community of Burning Man. We are seeking help because only 4 of our 20 campers/artists got tickets so far, so I need help pulling this together.

Our camp will have:

*30'x40' tent with art displayed.
*specialty drink bar (in the art tent)
*memorial wall. (We will put our friends' names here, but will have markers for burners to write on the wall too.)*sculpture garden
*18' diameter dome for discussions, PTSD meditation and Q&A

What we need:

*Art. (We'd like all of our art to made by veterans, but will accept provocative art by others if it depicts military or veteran life.)

*Materials for our memorial wall. (Eight 2'x6' panels (1 1/2" thickness or less) plus eight 2"x4" (4' long)*one or two EU 2000 or 3000 generators (depending on costs, I might rent one. We'll see what happens)

*Transportation (Not sure we'll get enough campers, so if anyone can offer to transport pieces of our camp, it would be a big help. The 18' dome is in San Francisco. But the tent, memorial wall, bar and some art will just need a ride from Reno.)

*Reno Builders (We will have a work party last week of July for the memorial wall, and our sign. Not a lot or tough work, just need a few pairs of hands)

*CAMPERS!!! No camp dues, just requirement to bring alcohol or generator fuel (waived for whoever brings the generators)
(We need people to help build and tear down and/or
make themselves available to talk to burners who come by,
Run a Q&A, or TED Talk type discussion on combat, PTSD, or transition home.)


and

*Any help, even advice is welcome.

Ranger Claymore

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:05 pm

Interesting.
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Post by tatonka » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:27 am

Not a combat vet , was only at fall of Saigon for 3 days to evac . Salute ")
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Post by rangerclaymore » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:15 am

tatonka wrote:Not a combat vet , was only at fall of Saigon for 3 days to evac . Salute ")
Much respect. You are welcome to join if you're interested.

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Post by Elderberry » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:47 am

I am a combat vet--Vietnam 68-69. I really have mixed feelings about this camp.
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Post by Fan C » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:05 pm

I'm a 'non-combat' vet. (El Salvador, Honduras). I'll have to come by and say hi.

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Post by dragonpilot » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:34 pm

Putting you guys on my dance card...Vietnam '68-'69...
Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.

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Post by Elderberry » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:32 pm

dragonpilot wrote:Putting you guys on my dance card...Vietnam '68-'69...
Geeze, we were there together. 101st Airborne (Airmobile), Hue/PhuBai 11C mostly 5 man recon. You?
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Post by dragonpilot » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:02 pm

3rd Platoon (Dragons), 334th Armed Helicopter Company, 145th Combat Avn Battalion, Bien Hoa Airbase.
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Post by Lip Bomb » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:34 pm

We are going to swing by and say hello! Nothing but respect for those that have paid the price!
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Post by tamarakay » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:26 pm

My dad was there then too. I'll get his details. But he was 101st airborne also. Brother and brother in law served in desert storm, brother also in Bierut and Granada. My daughter in law is about to have her leg amputated due to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

I too have mixed feelings.
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Post by Odie » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:48 pm

First, to the camp mates that join your camp, along with the many others who have served a BIG THANK YOU. Freedoms and choices we are are to our many vets. I wish you the best the burn, a place of flaming )'( liberals who have much hatred for the conservative establishment whom many many vets tend to be (not all I understand, I only speak for myself and my perceived views right or wrong). I for one. who is an extremely open minded middle of the road conservative still tend to sweep my views under the carpet due to the flaming closed minded liberal enviroment. So I bow to you and look forward to embrace the art you bring.

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Post by Bless » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:03 pm

God damned flaming closed minded liberals.
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:05 pm

Odie, start another post with this topic. I have my two cents I'd like to share with you on your thought, but I don't want to hijack this thread with politics.
Odie wrote:First, to the camp mates that join your camp, along with the many others who have served a BIG THANK YOU. Freedoms and choices we are are to our many vets. I wish you the best the burn, a place of flaming )'( liberals who have much hatred for the conservative establishment whom many many vets tend to be (not all I understand, I only speak for myself and my perceived views right or wrong). I for one. who is an extremely open minded middle of the road conservative still tend to sweep my views under the carpet due to the flaming closed minded liberal enviroment. So I bow to you and look forward to embrace the art you bring.
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Post by Zubeneschamali » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:17 pm

Big respect to our Vets. All are welcome to my bar anytime 420 & outer ring.

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Post by Meat Hunter » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:52 pm

Late Saturday evening last year I was talking with a young man as we walked back from the man burn and other amongst things; he expressed his total dislike for anything military.

I replied that when I was his age that I wrote him a blank check payable with my life, that I was glad that he was able to voice his opinion without fear of reprisal and I ask him if he do the same for me? -- No reply.....

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Post by rudbyrd » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:11 pm

Where is the camp located?

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