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Season 5  Episode 6
That time
The US Army
Took on the Crips

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Season 5 Episode 6

That time

The US Army

Took on the Crips

Hello, Campers we know we took some time off but it was much needed and now we are back! Today What happens in the woods presents to you a story told by none other than our resident techie... Brice.

Brice will tell us the story of Sgt. Bill Foulk, a ranger from the 2nd battalion 75th ranger regiment stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington. Sgt. Foulk wanted to lay down some roots in the area and chose a house on South Ash Street in Tacoma that was condemned and in need of some love. Seriously it had no plumbing, no wiring, and no doors.

After fixing up his home and returning from a deployment to Panama Sgt. Foulk returned to his home and found his neighborhood worse than when he had left. Ash Street had become an open-air market for drug dealers and gang-bangers. Wanting to improve his neighborhood and clean up his street Sgt. Foulk and his neighbors would soon encounter problems with the neighborhood gangsters known as the Hilltop Crips. With little help from the police and an inability to combat the drug dealers and gang bangers, things soon came to a head and what ensues are the events that lead to the infamous Ash Street shootout. 

https://www.military.com/history/time-army-rangers-got-gunfight-crips-street-gang.html

 

https://www.q13fox.com/news/army-ranger-veteran-remembers-defending-his-home-against-alleged-gang-attack-in-tacoma-shootout

 

https://www.q13fox.com/news/tacoma-homicides-up-more-than-50-over-same-period-in-2021

 

https://apnews.com/article/ecea5c7982345f184064facf5433330d

 

https://www.macrotrends.net/cities/us/wa/tacoma/crime-rate-statistics

 

https://sofrep.com/news/ranger-legends-ash-street-shootout/

 

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/dec/30/after-17-years-tacoma-police-chief-with-good-heart/

 

https://www.southsoundtalk.com/2019/04/05/ranger-ash-street-shootout-remains-part-of-tacomas-gang-lore/

 

https://nwgangs.proboards.com/thread/41/hilltop-crip-gang

 

https://youtu.be/HxgJ8AnobGE

 

https://www.army.mil/ranger/
 

What Happens in the Woods Podcast is run by the dynamic duo, Jess and Brice.

We’re just your average couple, living normal lives, who happen to be obsessed with everything related to true crime. Shortly after relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, we realized there were stories upon gruesome stories to be told from this region. And we want nothing more than to share them with you.

 

Since our first episode on The Green River Killer in February of 2020, it has been an incredible journey for our little indie podcast. We’ve covered notorious serial killers, strange cyanide poisonings, and even old-time kidnappings. What Happens in the Woods has recorded over 50 episodes and has gained listeners from all around the world. From our regular season to our WTF Wednesday segments, we hope to provide true crime lovers with cases that they may not have heard of. Join us during our regular seasons on every first and third Friday of the month as we take a deep look into the dark and twisted. It isn’t for the faint of heart, but we promise it will be worth it.

 

And remember...STAY OUT OF THE WOODS!