While flying “Map of the Earth” over the Kola Peninsula, we flew over an elite military unit (or so we thought). They were wearing Green/Black Coats, Grey/Black waders and Black Beret’s and hauling ass across the tundra.
Sixty seconds later we landed and aboard came these crazy Swedish fly fishermen. I told them that we though they were Army. They laughed and said they were, “We are the Loop Army”.
That was July 2003 and Joe Roope and I never forgot that chance encounter and we made it a point to track them down.
We joined the Loop Army shortly after and have been on the front lines ever since.