Out of Place

The stylized F, topping the upswings in the front roof line resemble Facebook’s corporate logo. Another symbol resembled the German Nazi Swastika. None of the men in my unit knew details of the religion, the temples or the people involved in it. Vietnam was the unknown for me. I never understood the meaning of words or verbal tones, so was locked into gestures, tone of my voice or a system that rated things from 1 to 10. One was good, anything else was bad. It was difficult for me to learn much about Vietnam except in English and my fellow troopers were as “deaf” to that language as I was.

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