Thanks. Dad passed away in 2003 then I got deployed. So much we could still talk about.
We got turkey & trimmings in the messhall on T-Day and there was even shrimp cocktail but the flies were so huge someone said they were trying to slingload the shrimp away only at least in Vietnam there wasnt that no-alcohol cr@p like in Enduring Freedom where some colonel actually told me it wasnt about health & welfare but so as not to offend the muslims.
If you were in I Corps they stood down the 101st in December 1971 and all their Huey pilots less than six months came south to us and the old guys deros’d. It was great, no new guys for months then they RIFd half of the pilots and then the NVA came across with tanks & APCs I guess old charlie read the Army Times too.
Mike Wallace said he wouldnt trip an enemy ambush because he was a journalist first and an American second (or fourth or fifth JMO) but if his s**t was in the wind and he was out there wounded he expected our guys to rescue him because “after all, I’m still a citizen”. He said this same thing first in RVN then in Afghanistan so he didnt learn anything over the years. Better not get started my wife isnt feeling well and I still need to call my Mom to say Happy Easter.
“We were winning when I left!”
If you were in I Corps they stood down the 101st in December 1971
That was us. We flew out of Cam Rahn Bay for “the world”.
Some of us got to go down to see Bob Hope near Saigon for Christmas.