A Soldier’s Stories
Between Sgt. Rock and a Hard Spot
A strange mix of events that begin with an enemy psychological warfare attack at FSB Wahington in mid December 1968, then an exchange of POW's January 1, 1969 near the Cambodian border and as yet unreleased documentary about the familys search in 2009, for one man that stars in enemy propaganda leaflets left at FSB Washington.
Stars Visit FSB Washington
A surprise visit by movie stars Joey Bishop and Tippi Hedren at FSB Washington.
Making pizza using only ingredients found in our 1943 series C-Rations, and Tabasco Sauce, to make and cook pizza in the hinterland.
Vietnam dust was a dry season pleasure, both to live and work in.
Mud: The Other Season
Mud season was very different from dust season in Vietnam.
Taking these pills was a digestive track nightmare. So were the mosquitos, carriers of disease.
Before we got our monthly stipend our shots and shot record were updated. The final insult was being paid in Monopoly Money.
Soul Shaking Experience
A story I avoided telling for decades. This day changed me forever; I felt real fear for the first time in my life and learned a lesson I use today.
Our American and the Vietnamese view of waste or trash were not the same.
Betel Nut Chewing
Short: Time to go Home
Counting the days left in Vietnam.
Trying to explain to a rural Vietnamese woman that the US had landed men on the moon.
How the Army wasted our human waste and created the ultimate punishment detail.
M-16’s and LSA (lubricant small arms)
For my friend Doug Teel, a story about the M-16.
Accurate Artillery Fire
The art of hitting the target.
Capitalism Vietnamese style.
Do they deserve a story?
A new way for Americans to sit.
Just what is a weed?