When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 126
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 126
Outside of Halifax County, North Carolina, USA.
When I drove about three hours from home, I knew where the land I was going to have was.
Of course, everything looked the same.
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Large fields, or wasteland-like lands, to be called by acres.
The destination indicated by the navigation was similar to those places, but the overall appearance was a little different.
A fence that stands well as if it has been newly maintained, even a dense tree that seems to block a gap.
‘also… The State Department set it up, right?’
I approached with admiration in my heart, but as I entered the driveway, my mouth naturally opened.
“Hey, look at this… … ?”
“Wow, better than expected.”
Harry, in the passenger seat, also said it sarcastically, and it fit perfectly.
I didn’t expect anything specific, but anyway, it was because a great shooting range was unfolding in front of me beyond my expectations.
Hills with slight elevations, bushes that are not very high, trees embedded in the middle, and steel targets made in the shape of a human torso.
As I drove down that well-paved driveway, I began to see something like a roof, and I quickly recognized what it was.
“… What is it, a house?”
It probably had a similar function to Uncle Harry’s common room, but the exterior was different from that little shack.
Although it is a single-story, it looked like a wooden villa that was well over 40 pyeong.
There was even a separate parking lot and helipad.
The helicopter was slightly hidden by trees and ornamental bushes, and I was about to park my car close to it.
Someone from the villa approached in a vehicle.
He was a white man of average height and plain appearance, wearing a plaid shirt with rolled up sleeves and cotton trousers.
He’s in his mid-thirties, around the same age as Marcus or Jose.
I thought it was the janitor, but as expected, he introduced me as soon as I opened the car door.
“Nice to meet you, Mr. Lee. My name is Mac, who has been assigned to manage your facility.”
Then, as if he had waited, he held out a file folder, which contained the information that Lily Morgan, my employee in charge, had told me beforehand.
Matters such as the work of management staff and the wages to be paid.
Of course, that wasn’t the point.
It was the fact that Mack, the caretaker standing opposite, was no ordinary worker.
It belongs to the United States Secret Service.
Specifically, he was a former soldier who, like me, wore a pistol holster that was fixed inside his pants and had a bayonet stuck in his ankle, and even had a helicopter license.
I knew by sight that there were guns and knives among them, but I knew about the helicopter license and affiliation from hearing in advance.
It would be more comfortable if I belonged to the Foreign Cooperation Bureau, but it didn’t matter if I didn’t.
It’s because each of us just needs to do our best.
It was time to shake hands like that and say hello again properly.
“Would you like to see the helicopter first?”
Mac asked as if he knew, so he quickly nodded.
Somehow, I ended up leaving everything to the State Department, but I was still curious about the private helicopter I would own.
Around the time I pulled my head out and looked at him, thinking that he would treat me well.
The helicopter was finally revealed.
I knew it as soon as I saw it.
I had never actually ridden it, but I knew right away because it was a helicopter I had seen several times during my military service.
A related explanation flowed from Mac’s mouth.
“Yes, it is the civilian version of the helicopter that is expected to be the most passable and familiar.”
“I expected the R22, which burns a lot for introductory use, but if it is 500C, it shows that I care a little about seniors.”
I didn’t know what R22 was, but I thought so.
I wasn’t surprised because it was a familiar MD500, but I felt good because it was a private helicopter anyway.
Movement within the shooting range is also movement, but the time to travel by car will be greatly reduced, and you will be able to ride it in case of an emergency.
‘How much would this go at two hundred per hour… … .’
While I was thinking about it, Mac held out the pamphlet and thick file folder I had prepared before I knew it.
“This is the helicopter data that needs to be memorized in the future. You have to memorize it clearly, and after that, you have to fill the flight time steadily. You can test-drive it now if you want, but the flight is only for a short while. I have to go into the villa and explain the sales documents, deposit and withdrawal details, and the schedule during the vacation period, but I think it will be late… … .”
Mack’s words got longer, so he quickly nodded.
“Okay. I’ll test-drive it later, and I’ll listen to what I prepared first.”
It was already around the time of evening.
It’s summer, so the sun hasn’t set yet, but soon the sunset will come down and it will be a dark night.
As soon as I went in, the explanation of the funds related to the villa and the land continued.
The words were long, but the conclusion was simple.
“therefore… Didn’t you say that I spent my own money for transactions and taxes, and the amount I spent will come as a company bonus at the end of this month? Is it like payback?”
“It’s not payback, but it’s similar.”
“But do you have any balance left? I don’t think it would have been enough to do all of this.”
“It remains. The balance is also indicated on the paperwork.”
“where… ah… … .”
I almost burst out in admiration.
It was because even after buying the land, the house, and the helicopter, there was a whopping half a million dollars left.
The amount is approximately 600 to 700 million won in Korean currency.
Even though I had millions of dollars, I had no idea that it could solve all of this.
Because I knew it would cost more than ten million dollars.
“Even if I just bought it… … .”
I muttered in Korean, but the moment I saw the pulse in front of my eyes, I immediately realized that it was difficult.
The horse was a janitor, a bodyguard and pilot belonging to the Secret Service.
Of course, I don’t know exactly if it was put there for monitoring or not, but it wasn’t bad for me anyway.
Because I wasn’t someone who could just use money.
So was this house.
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Like the Virginia house, it was strong enough to protect against most large-caliber machine guns, and there was a separate bunker in the basement that was resistant to IEDs and RPG-7s.
Even the quality looked better than what I had requested for a modification.
By the time I admired it inwardly
“And here is a list of facilities Mr. Lee can use while on vacation.”
Mack took out a few sheets from the piled up stacks of paper and held them out.
By the time I wonder if I’m talking about a villa or a helipad like this.
I looked into it and stopped.
It wasn’t like that.
[…] North Carolina, Fort Bragg… … .]
Out of many words, I only saw this one.
It’s located in the same state, so it’s very close in terms of distance, but that didn’t draw attention.
It was a military installation.
It is also the base of operations for the US Army Airborne Forces and Special Forces.
Fort Jackson, South Carolina, was also on the list, but because it was a basic military training center, I was less interested.
Of course, if I had had the chance to go there, I would have stopped by, but first it was Fort Bragg.
I heard something.
This was especially true of what the Green Beret, who had just left Fort Bragg, said during the ROK-US joint training.
‘I compared the facility while talking about f*cking… … .’
All the facilities there were said to be almost perfect.
From basic postures such as prone shooting, shooting ranges for shooting while moving, as well as maps and equipment for CQB hand-to-hand combat.
It was even said that it was made by experts while receiving thanks from veteran special forces.
This was unheard of in Korea, where sand from the riverside was secretly brought in, used to make cement paste, and bricks were laid one by one.
Soon, the mouth opened.
“Hey, Mac? Is it possible to use this? Will everything I want come true?”
“… Oh, Fort Bragg?!”
While Harry reacted, Mac’s answer continued.
“The Ministry of National Defense said there was one condition.”
“At the Ministry of Defense? Isn’t that the State Department?”
“Yes, the Ministry of Defense.”
The answer made her head tilt slightly.
It was because I had previously asked Robert, the head of the External Relations Bureau.
Use of various military installations.
However, contrary to my wishes, the restrictions were severe, and it was difficult to use what I wanted, so I did not go anywhere.
I also had a lot to do besides that, so I did it.
While looking at this, a short answer came out.
“They say you need to have a guide accompany you.”
“That is all.”
“Is that all? why… … .”
I paused while answering.
It was understandable why such a condition ran.
‘ah… What did you see?’
Just as the CIA had given me business cards, the Pentagon was playing similar tricks.
He could seduce me, or he could spy on me.
Still, there was nothing to worry about.
It was because while using the facility, my characteristics would be displayed little by little, but there was nothing strange about that.
The same applies to all inspections conducted by foreign cooperation countries.
Of course, it came out that the physical strength level was in the top 1%, but it was nothing surprising since all special forces members came out.
It’s not even 1% of 1% if I were to question it, but I had only one answer anyway.
“Let’s go from Fort Bragg.”
“It’s difficult right now, can you arrange for me to go tomorrow?”
“All right. You can take a helicopter on the way to Fort Bragg.”
At those words, the corner of his mouth went up.
“There is nothing better.”
* * *
Mid-July, USA, Virginia, Pentagon.
The U.S. Secretary of Defense discussed for a long time the ROK-US-Japan joint training and military posture toward North Korea through a video conference with the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Korea and the Minister of Defense of Japan, and corrected and corrected the tone toward North Korea.
And after the meeting with a formal greeting.
When the video on the screen ended, the Minister of Defense called the secretary who was tidying up.
“Have you heard from Fort Bragg?”
It sounded like he was asking if he had really contacted her, but the secretary knew very well what that meant.
I mean Tae Kang, who has been visiting Fort Bragg for about two weeks.
“I will give you an order to update the information.”
“No, I want to hear from you this time. Try making a phone call.”
After the secretary who answered quickly left.
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Less than a minute later, his work phone rang and the secretary announced that he had been connected to Fort Bragg over the phone.
And the Minister of Defense, as he did a few days ago, asked the business again this time.
“How are the guests?”
– Nothing special. Currently shooting, do you want to check the video in real time?
“Oh yeah. see right away.”
The Minister of Defense answered calmly, but there was a difference in his eyes.
Kang Tae’s existence was like that.
At first, he was surprised by the four bullets, but now that he has finished examining various materials, he is the one who can’t believe anything.
As the data piled up, it was hard to believe.
‘Reaper… He said he was a death god.’
The testimony of a special forces member who performed a mission in Africa came to mind.
It was said that the story that envoys had visited central Africa, centering on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was spreading all over the place.
At that level, I would have been subjected to drug testing or biotransformation, but there was no sign of that.
On the day Kang-tae first visited Fort Bragg, he had a detailed physical examination with the aim of testing for infectious diseases, so he knew it well.
Despite everything unnecessary, Kangtae was very clean.
Just to the point where I feel like a normal person.
Before long, the Minister of Defense looked out into the distance and muttered.
“If you have that kind of skill, wouldn’t it be possible to put a bullet through Kim’s wobbling belly like a pig… … .”
It was not an idea to be taken lightly.
Coincidentally, North Korea was also moving under the water. Even creating soft waves that leave traces on the surface of the water.