Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Chapter 11 - Jellybeans in the Jungle


cav said...

17, I can't believe the similarities in our service. I too went to Bangkok, and TIM land so that I could get some pictures to send home to mum and dad as pictures of bars and girls are not what you send home.

Did you notice Holdens on then streets? I recall seeing a few HR Holdens.

On my return to Saigon some Australian Army guy grabbed me and as I was wearing sunglasses, he pulled them forward and announced, "Gee you better keep these on or you'll bleed to death!"

On to the Dat and as I staggered into the lines the CSM said grab your gear we are about to leave. I protested that I just returned from R&R and was entitled to a week at the Dat.

Onto choppers, then APCs. They left me off gun picquet that night - I slept straight for 14 hours!

I was particularly impressed with your description of the harshness of a soldiers lot contrasted suddenly with being with a women.

Amazing, but true. I've never seen anyone express this so well before

1735099 said...

Some experiences remain in the memory.

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