Scrapbook Sixty Three…



APRIL 2014

Forrest did not post this. Dal did.
I feel it belongs in his scrapbook and I figured searchers would like to read the citations that explain in simple words why Forrest’s combat efforts were worthy of high praise.


The decisions a person makes in combat often have little to do with personal safety. The millions of minute calculations that a single experienced fighter pilot makes while moving terrifyingly low over the deck at unfathomable speeds are impossible to document but the combined effect can often mean the difference between life and death to dozens or hundreds of his fellow fighters on the ground.


Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

Silver StarThe President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Major Forrest B. Fenn (AFSN: 0-31233), United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force as an F-100 pilot in Southeast Asia on 20 December 1968. On that date, Major Fenn and his flight were scheduled to attack and destroy hostile truck routes and supply locations. While on his second pass over the target area, Major Fenn sustained numerous hits to his aircraft, some of which shattered his canopy resulting in facial laceration. Instead of heading for a safe area in which to eject, Major Fenn elected to remain in the target area to mark the hostile gun positions with cannon fire so that the remainder of the flight could silence its intense fire. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Fenn has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

General Orders: Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Special Orders G-1333 (April 4, 1969)

Action Date: December 20, 1968

Service: Air Force

Rank: Major



Distinguished Flying Cross
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

Distinguished Flying CrossThe President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat “V” to Major Forrest B. Fenn (AFSN: 0-31233), United States Air Force, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as an F-100 pilot near Hue, Republic of Vietnam, on 1 June 1968. On that date, Major Fenn attacked a fortified village containing an estimated force of sixty North Vietnamese Army Regulars. Major Fenn, after delivering all bombs precisely on target, made repeated strafing passes at very low altitudes to draw fire away from friendly wounded personnel who had been pinned down by the hostile forces. With all ammunition expended Major Fenn continued to make dry passes until the friendly forces were rescued and returned to a safe area. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Major Fenn reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

General Orders: Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Special Orders G-2884 (September 19, 1968)

Action Date: June 1, 1968

Service: Air Force

Rank: Major


Forrest was actually awarded three DFCs.

I think it is wise to understand the kind of spirit, character and resolve held by the man who has hidden a fortune for you to go find.

Scrapbook Sixty Two…



APRIL 2014

Some searchers overrate the complexity of the search. Knowing about head pressures, foot pounds, acre feet, bible verses, Latin, cubic inches, icons, fonts, charts, graphs, formulas, curved lines, magnetic variation, codes, depth meters, riddles, drones or ciphers, will not assist anyone to the treasure location, although those things have been offered as positive solutions. Excellent research materials are TTOTC, Google Earth, and/or a good map.f

Scrapbook Sixty One…



APRIL 2014




It seems logical to me that a deep thinking treasure searcher could use logic to determine an important clue to the location of the treasure. Is someone doing that now and I don’t know it? It’s not what they say on the blogs that may be significant, it’s what they whisper. f

Dedicated to Forrest…


Another winter reading assignment…

Doug Preston and Lincoln Child just released a new novel called Two Graves. You will remember that Doug and Forrest are great friends. Doug invited Forrest out to lunch the other day and showed him the new book. He dedicated it to Forrest…

How cool is that?

2gHmmm..Two Graves…sounds like a solution to a riddle about three searchers..
What do you have to dig when you and your two friends find Forrest’s treasure?

The book is another in a series of rump tightening mysteries involving their long time protagonist, Special Agent Pendergast. Preston and Child are “A-List” mystery writers. So, I’m thinking this is going to be a good read that I can start right after the holidays. And, who knows…since he dedicated it to Forrest…maybe there’s a clue hidden in there somewhere…Maybe I’ll find out what a blaze is…

Just a thought.