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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #900 on: May 22, 2019, 06:39:29 PM »
I too ordered a copy.

Gotta love Snow. I am sure he persisted and got Sheridan past his issues regarding publication.

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #901 on: May 22, 2019, 07:15:12 PM »
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"One day the FBI paid Olson a visit. They wanted to know about his old pal, Vince Grecco. A Vietnamese pilot told them about the American whoʹd parachuted from his chopper into Viet Cong territory. Months later an Arvin patrol found Vinceʹs skydiving rig hidden in some brush. His rigger’s log was tucked inside the reserveʹs container. That was the last Grant ever heard of Vince. He thought of him often. He imagined him hiding out in some Montagnard village. What a life that must be? In a way, Grant envied him."



Strikingly similar to my theory that DBC landed in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, used the dummy reserve to secure some of the packets of twenties and stashed the parachutes under some brush.

I'll be testing this theory out very soon indeed.
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #902 on: May 24, 2019, 02:20:15 PM »
Just ordered a copy of the book as well!
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #903 on: May 28, 2019, 02:05:41 PM »
Sheridan's book is a very good read. With some expert assistance, it could be morphed into a decent screenplay. Snow's editing helps a lot without muting any of the raw Sheridan that gives the book its underlying tone of simmering barely controlled rage.

Vietnam during the war was a literal cesspool of corruption, as bad as it gets anywhere. Sheridan shines a flashlight into some dark ugly places. Money mattered more than anything else in the Vietnam Sheridan lived and worked in. It led to callous decisions and uncaring execution of ill-conceived war strategies.  His Vietnamese friend was incinerated in a white phosphorous attack leaving only a smoking belt buckle behind. Sheridan, as Grecco, vowed to avenge this war crime atrocity. Any link to the  NORJACK "grudge"? It would be pure speculation. Was the money intended to fund some revolutionary activity? Or was it just a broke angry guy looking for a big payday?

Sheridan is literally a perfect candidate as far as skills go. So were Braden and Rackstraw for that matter. Recca also had the necessary skills.

But who among these candidates KNEW that an unmodified civil 727 could be jumped? We really don't know. Sheridan likely had access to relevant Boeing 727 info but that's not proof of knowledge. Rackstraw and Braden could have interacted with SAT 727 aircrew in Vietnam who had knowledge of the 727 jumps over Korat. Recca's connection is more tenuous, but he was a USAF/ANG PJ. PJs are part of an elite military group that communicates with other special ops airmen. My friend who was a PJ knew a lot about other specialized parachute ops that were being done in various military branches.

So many Coopers to choose from.

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #904 on: May 28, 2019, 02:16:40 PM »
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So many Coopers to choose from.

They were all Cooper. It's a new case now. all the evidence is gone. latin/American Indian are myths. olive skin, just a suntan. I don't think it was Northwest either.

I'm just here for crowd control...
 
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #905 on: May 28, 2019, 04:22:42 PM »
Good summary Shutter. Every viable suspect was Cooper. This presumption of innocence nonsense is getting in the way of effective investigation. Arrest all the living suspects and make them prove their innocence. Hey, send em to Gitmo for some waterboarding if gentle persuasion doesn't work.  ;)

Crowd control in the Vortex? Good luck.

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #906 on: May 29, 2019, 11:52:35 PM »
I just heard on the radio that "Burnout" is now considered an actual medical condition.

Shut, consider yourself now authorized to take all necessary medications and treatments!