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Old Yesterday, 12:23 PM   #51
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Yup, I was here when that one happened. Darn near lost my best buddy along with his family. There are still plenty of bodies under all that mud.

Mt. St. Helens was expected to erupt, not explode. Well it def. exploded. They thought they set up a large enough zone around the mountain, they were wrong.

I lived in Spokane Wa back in the 80's. Idaho was still 18 YO to buy alcohol. The high school seniors liked that a lot. It's a quick trip from Spokane to the border.
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But I'm wondering where in the USA is there a location that never has any natural disasters or a natural disaster as likely as the Yellowstone caldera?
Doesn't matter, RETG. I wasn't claiming to be rational. The only one I care about is Yellowstone.
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Mt. St. Helens was expected to erupt, not explode. Well it def. exploded. They thought they set up a large enough zone around the mountain, they were wrong.
We were going to fly up and train with a TOW unit up in Yakima that June in 1980. Got called off due to St. Helen blowing and stress cracks in our aircraft. Just as well I guess. But it sure would have been nicer than the alternative our commanders decided upon, 29 Stumps... blah.
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