Tag Archives: Viet Nam

Project Armed Forces – WOKY Radio Air Check – June 21, 1969

A “Living Letter” tape recording as we knew them during the Vietnam War was originally called A “Letter on a Record”. This brainchild was originally fostered by the USO some time in World War II. By the Vietnam era they … Continue reading

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Hot Buttons

I believe the expression “hot buttons” has its origins in military jargon. Those who would be most likely to know the true origin of this expression are army doctors, psychiatrists and especially, army chaplains. Psychiatric casualties are inevitable in war. … Continue reading

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Death Pictures

Death Pictures of  Wayne F. Reske, Private First Class, RA68066155, U.S. Army; taken on or about May 12-13, 1969, at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, USA. Purpose: An aid in the identification of human remains. Such photos were kept in a … Continue reading

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“The Biggest Deal of the Twentieth Century?” Listen —— They’re Playing Our Song

I happen to know the whereabouts of a copy of what many consider the Theme Song of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Unfortunately it’s on 35mm color film and I don’t currently have the means to secure it properly and have … Continue reading

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The Black Spot

“In war, truth is the first casualty.” – Aeschylus A helicopter had burned to the ground just off the maintenance pad. By the time I saw it there was hardly anything left to it. It wasn’t one of ours; at … Continue reading

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An Accident – 1968

I don’t like the term “irony”, it makes me uncomfortable. Even linguistics scholars have difficulty pin-pointing definitively just what the word irony means. In spite of this puzzlement, I find it ironic that, as I’ve stated elsewhere, it was my … Continue reading

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A Letter of Reprimand

Under extreme circumstances, the human body can respond in the most extraordinary of ways. There are numerous credible reports of people who have actually had the hair on their heads turn gray overnight as a result of frightful experiences. (cf. … Continue reading

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