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Amulets V, Chapters 15 & 16

July 17, 2015
Posted at 5:43 pm

The new chapters have been sent to the Moderators for posting.

This weeks chapters open with the unit preparing the range for use. They overcome a number of problems. On the 8th of June Mike is the first one to fire on the range. He is followed by the Officers and Sergeants. Two Platoons get sighted in that day while the others are kept busy with other projects.

On the 14th Mike demonstrates what his pistols can do. This is followed by a long range shooting competition by their best marksmen. After things are cleaned up the unit has a day off.

That evening Mike tells Chanthra about his doubts of the adequacy of the training, but Chanthra assures him that all will be well.The following morning reveals that the Amulets have supplied the instructions for the exercise.

On the 16th, the unit moves out for the exercises, and the next five days are spent checking on how the platoons perform the assigned tasks.

At 1700 hrs on the fifth day, Mike is returning to the barracks with the First and Second Platoons when they encounter a storm. On resuming the march they smell something burning and shortly discover a clearing with two platoons of injured soldiers and several burned bodies.

Captain Prawit and the remainder of the unit are signaled to join them and the Medics are sent for. Mike explains the need to discover what happened before others arrive. After a time, the Medics arrive along with Major Werachon and two platoons of soldiers. He wants to know what happened and who the bodies are.

The following morning Captain Prawit and Mike are summoned to the office of the Camp Commander.

Enjoy these chapters. More next week along with the answers to many questions, and one question that is left unresolved.

Keep Well,
uncle jim