Tag Archives: History

A Civilian KP

Never once did I make Supernumerary at Guard Mount and only rarely was I assigned to the much preferred Bunker #2. Bunkers #1 and #2 straddled the Main Gate at Tây Ninh West Base Camp. Bunker #1 was the province … Continue reading

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Go Stick A Pencil In Your Ear

When I was eighteen I knew nothing of this; I thought it was a man’s manly duty to serve his country. (Boy! Was I ever wrong!) Stick a pencil in your ear and rupture your eardrum. A small price to … Continue reading

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Classified: TOP SECRET

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Who are The Aggressors?

  Who are the aggressors? Historically, we are. On a personal, psychological level we all, male and female, have an ego; and by its very nature the ego is aggressive. But as a matter of U.S. military history the aggressors … Continue reading

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The Career Politician

Career politicians are individuals who view holding an elected office as a regular job. They’re in it for the money, They’re in it for themselves and nothing else. The only problem they see is their desire for money, status, power … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 1976

It was more than 40 years ago; New Year’s Eve, 1976 to be exact, that I pulled a night shift as a volunteer operator with the Underground Switchboard. I got a call from a middle-aged man talking suicide. Contrary to … Continue reading

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Know Your Enemy: THE VIET CONG

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