Saigon 1967

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4 Responses to Saigon 1967

  1. Ragnar says:

    My father (Army) was there. Peiku too.

    Glad I was too young to play in that shit show.

    Many years later there I was in the Navy.

    I imagine Saigon smells a lot like Manila.

  2. SgtBob says:

    My brother was drafted in 1971, went to MP AIT and then spent the rest of his time at Fort Riley, Kansas. He later worked for 20+ years as a missile technician in Army Material Command. Several Vietnam veterans were in his shop. He said one time, “They tell stories, and if I didn’t know better, I’d think they were all in different wars.” I said, “They were. It all depends on when you were there and where.” 1967 was not 1968 was not 1969. Michelin Plantation was not War Zone D was not Rung Sat Special Zone.

    • Wirecutter says:

      My dad had 4 years between his tours and I remember him telling me it was like 2 different wars.

      • SgtBob says:

        A soldier who did two tours two years apart said the second time wasn’t he same as the first. “Things changed,” he said. Soldiers were not as reactive, maintenance standards were lower, he said. Not really surprising when your field army knows civilian politicians and political generals are not fighting the same war as you. What you do then is, you go out and you do your job and you come back in. Next time, you go out … Lather, rinse, repeat.

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