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  • Me at my desk

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    --This was my desk at the front left corner of the house in Tân Ba. Note the ever-present weapon leaned up against the wall on the right.The lamp was attached to a battery, since we had no electricity. The little globe was one I had bought in Saigon, with the names of all the countries in Vietnamese.When I wasn't interpreting for Major Giam I...

  • My arrival in Tân Ba

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    --I arrived in Tân Ba by helicopter on October 16, 1964, and was met at the helicopter pad by the other American members of the "advisory team".They told me I had come at the safest time of the month, because tonight would be full moon, and the local Viet Cong preferred to operate under cover of darkness, not in bright moonlight.They also told me...

  • Working out my one sentence

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    --Since I had nothing else to do until suppertime, I got out my Vietnamese dictionaries and started working out the one sentence that I wanted to say to the District Chief.This took me about an hour because my knowledge of Vietnamese was minimal. I had started learning a few words from the language cassettes at the base library back in Fort Knox,...


Xuan Loc

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  • A helicopter crash

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    --In a letter from Xuan Loc dated June 19, 1965, I wrote about a helicopter crash that had happened a week earlier:I was there -- not when it crashed but shortly afterwards; I was part of a search party that went out in jeeps to find it. Fortunately another helicopter located it from the air and circled overhead until we could find a road leading...

  • The Battle of Xuan Loc

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    --Except for the helicopter crash on June 12 (previous tip), Xuan Loc was quiet during the five weeks I was there in 1965. I suppose I must have worked shifts in the radio shack, as in Phước Vĩnh, and occasionally we made feeble attempts at digging trenches in the sticky wet clay, but otherwise I don't remember much.Actually I went...

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