Hey! I'm Being Reenacted!
Posted to an Internet Civil War reenacting forum:
I just had a surreal out-of-body experience. I went onto the web site for the Ukranian reenacting group and looked at their Vietnam reenating impressions. I then checked the membership list. Roman Grigorenko is reenacting a US Special Forces Sgt., radio operator for Special Forces Team A-244 in Vietnam. In short, HE IS REENACTING ME !!!!! c. 1968 TALK ABOUT AN EERIE FEELING.....also, I know all the other guys, team commander, XO, Operation sgts, Engineering sgts, etc.
This is a bizarre feeling...it is akin to someone saying he is reenacting the 2nd Sgt, company D, 16th LA. in 1864...ie...defining a particular person. Only thing is that in this case, that person is still around. Actully, in the 1967-68-69 time period there may have been...oh...say 10 people who filled that position. Still, I was exactly that rank and filled exactly that position on exactly that A-Team (usually 12 men).
I feel the need for a strong drink, a foot warmer, three days of bed rest and perhaps a few prayers.