The Drive Home 1
Infantry soldiers arrive home after a day’s work. Likely they had been walking around from point A to point B looking for things hidden and being used as bait. Should the enemy choose to fight it took only a few minutes for artillery to hit and helicopter gun ships and jets to arrive. The enemy had no effective answer to those weapons and most enemy attacks were over quickly for that reason.
Hide well or die were the options for enemy attackers so booby traps were used to avoid direct combat. Our infantrymen were good at breaking an ambush without help, even the first minutes were deadly for the enemy. Looking at a fire base from the outside and imagining attacking it scared the hell out of me. I do not know how their soldiers could keep it up as they lost many dead and wounded each attempt. Our infantry out on a hike was a better prospect to attack but not by much.