Mr. Greenwell , Mr.Ralf Schmitz, and My Spanish Friend who was the 1st to send me his SEAL collection pictures. I received emails from a Russian but no Pictures.
Ralf Schmitz, Germany
SEAL memorabilia collector in Germany
Doc Riojas ,
I am very happy and a bit proud to know you and that you had sent me the signed pictures from you and
Harry. This means a lot to me. I am always happy to receive your emails and links reg. SEAL TWO and weapon vids on Youtube. That is always interesting or fun! I respect your engagement for SEAL org!
I am planning to visit Texas in spring. I will let you know asap. I wish you all best for 2014 and hope to join a beer with you in beautiful Texas soon!
Your Friend, Ralf
Danke für die Fotos. Wir sind USNavy SEALs geehrt, anerkannt werden von Ihnen.
Herzlichen danke. Doktor Riojas
from: Ralf Schmitz
to: Doc Riojas
Dear Doc Rio
My holiday in Asia was booked in short term. I stayed 7 days at Phuket which was very bad. Everywhere smells like shit… 20 years ago and also 5 years ago it was much better in Thailand.
The 2 nights in Saigon were great. My hobby is NAM war, so it was very interesting to see the booby traps and tunnels and next day the war museum.
A Japanese tourist looked a bit stupid at me, in fact of wearing tiger stripe, coral shoes and the SEAL museum T-shirt… Did I understand you right, that your buddy was injured next to the tunnel complex in war? Or did it happened in a sightseeing tour after the war?
I checked the photos at your amazing SEAL 2 website – always interesting to see your news there!
2010 I visited the NAVY SEAL museum in Fort Pierce. There and also in Ho Chi Minth City a SEAL grenade launcher (Pumpgun) is shown. I was surprised how cheap Vietnam is and how friendly. My plan is definitely to visit Texas asap and then the next trip will be to Laos and Cambodia.
I am happy that you received my post card. Last day in Saigon I bought the card and stamps, but I could not find a post box. Finally I gave the card to a sales lady in a candy shop at airport SGN and took the flight to Bangkok.
All best from Germany, Ralf
MUSEO de VIETNAM saludos a “Erasmo “Doc” Riojas”
De un amigo coleccionista, lo he conseguido comprando en USA, recuerda que hace 30 años que colleciono y creo que tengo una de las mejores colecciones de uniforrmes.boinas y sombreros de tiges stripe,etc. he puesto mucho dinero pero no me arrepiento lo he hecho muy feliz.
translation:From a friend collector, I shop in USA for a least 30 years. I think I have one of the best collections of hats and tiger stripped uniforms,
berets, stripes, and so on. I put a lot of money into this but I do not regret it I am very happy.