഍਀㰀栀琀洀氀 砀洀氀渀猀㴀∀栀琀琀瀀㨀⼀⼀眀眀眀⸀眀㌀⸀漀爀最⼀㄀㤀㤀㤀⼀砀栀琀洀氀∀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀㰀栀攀愀搀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ Da Nang AB: 6252nd APS: Scarlet Ribbons, Scarlet Dreams, by Don Poss. 1965. ഍ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 栀琀琀瀀ⴀ攀焀甀椀瘀㴀∀䌀漀渀琀攀渀琀ⴀ吀礀瀀攀∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀琀攀砀琀⼀栀琀洀氀㬀 挀栀愀爀猀攀琀㴀甀渀椀挀漀搀攀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 栀琀琀瀀ⴀ攀焀甀椀瘀㴀∀䌀漀渀琀攀渀琀ⴀ吀礀瀀攀∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀琀攀砀琀⼀栀琀洀氀㬀 挀栀愀爀猀攀琀㴀甀琀昀ⴀ㠀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ ഍ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 渀愀洀攀㴀∀䰀䄀一䜀唀䄀䜀䔀∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀攀渀ⴀ甀猀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 渀愀洀攀㴀∀䄀甀琀栀漀爀∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀嘀椀攀琀渀愀洀 匀攀挀甀爀椀琀礀 倀漀氀椀挀攀 䄀猀猀漀挀椀愀琀椀漀渀Ⰰ 䤀渀挀⸀ ⠀唀匀䄀䘀⤀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ ഍ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 渀愀洀攀㴀∀挀漀渀琀愀挀琀开愀搀搀爀∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀䐀漀渀倀漀猀猀ⴀ䰀䴀㌀㜀䀀瘀猀瀀愀⸀挀漀洀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 渀愀洀攀㴀∀爀漀戀漀琀猀∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀椀渀搀攀砀Ⰰ昀漀氀氀漀眀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ ഍ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 渀愀洀攀㴀∀搀漀挀甀洀攀渀琀ⴀ琀礀瀀攀∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀倀甀戀氀椀挀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 渀愀洀攀㴀∀搀漀挀甀洀攀渀琀ⴀ爀愀琀椀渀最∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀匀愀昀攀 昀漀爀 䬀椀搀猀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ ഍ഀ ഍਀㰀洀攀琀愀 渀愀洀攀㴀∀爀攀猀漀甀爀挀攀ⴀ琀礀瀀攀∀ 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀搀漀挀甀洀攀渀琀∀ ⼀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀㰀℀ⴀⴀ 䔀一䐀 䴀䔀吀䄀匀 ⴀⴀ㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ ഍ഀ ഍਀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀㰀戀漀搀礀 戀最挀漀氀漀爀㴀∀⌀䌀䌀䌀䌀䌀䌀∀ 氀椀渀欀㴀∀戀氀甀攀∀ 瘀氀椀渀欀㴀∀⌀  㘀㘀  ∀ 愀氀椀渀欀㴀∀⌀    䘀䘀∀ 氀愀渀最㴀∀䔀一ⴀ唀匀∀ 砀洀氀㨀氀愀渀最㴀∀䔀一ⴀ唀匀∀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ
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഍਀        㰀琀愀戀氀攀 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀ 挀攀氀氀猀瀀愀挀椀渀最㴀∀ ∀ 挀攀氀氀瀀愀搀搀椀渀最㴀∀ ∀ 眀椀搀琀栀㴀∀㤀  ∀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀        㰀琀爀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ

V ഍਀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀猀琀礀氀攀㈀∀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀ਀਀ഀ style='font-size:36.0pt;color:red'>ie ഍਀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀猀琀礀氀攀㈀∀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀ਀਀ഀ style='font-size:36.0pt;color:red'>tn ഍਀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀猀琀礀氀攀㈀∀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀ਀਀ഀ style='font-size:36.0pt;color:red'>am ഍਀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀戀爀 ⼀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ Da ഍ഀ Nang Air Base ഍਀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀戀爀 ⼀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ 6252nd ഍ഀ Air Police Squadron, 1965 ഍਀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀戀爀 ⼀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ Scarlet Ribbons...Scarlet Dreams
഍ഀ © 1996, by Don Poss ഍਀㰀⼀瀀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ

"It ഍ഀ was a horrifying and unexpected sight to suddenly see piles of bodies trucked ഍਀                        琀栀爀漀甀最栀 琀栀攀 最愀琀攀⸀∀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀⼀戀㸀㰀⼀攀洀㸀㰀⼀瀀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                    㰀搀椀瘀 愀氀椀最渀㴀∀挀攀渀琀攀爀∀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ

഍ഀ ഍਀                                㰀琀搀 栀攀椀最栀琀㴀∀㜀∀ 戀最挀漀氀漀爀㴀∀⌀㘀㘀    ∀㸀㰀⼀琀搀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                        㰀⼀琀爀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ ഍ഀ ഍ഀ ഍਀                        㰀⼀琀愀戀氀攀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀਀                    㰀戀氀漀挀欀焀甀漀琀攀㸀ഀഀ
഍਀਀                            㰀猀瀀愀渀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀昀㄀㐀∀㸀㰀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀 ㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀㬀 挀漀氀漀爀㨀 ⌀   㬀✀㸀䴀椀搀 䄀甀最甀猀琀 ㄀㤀㘀㔀Ⰰ 䤀 眀愀猀 瀀漀猀琀攀搀 愀琀 愀 䐀愀 一愀渀最 䄀椀爀 䈀愀猀攀 昀氀椀最栀琀氀椀渀攀ഀഀ gate during the midnight shift. Around dawn, Vietnamese civilian workers ഍਀਀                                眀漀甀氀搀 挀漀洀攀 猀琀爀攀愀洀椀渀最 椀渀 琀漀眀愀爀搀 琀栀攀椀爀 樀漀戀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 䄀刀嘀一 愀渀搀 嘀一䄀䘀 猀攀挀琀椀漀渀⸀ഀഀ Rumors had it that a Village near the base had been hit by Viet Cong, and ഍਀਀                                瘀椀氀氀愀最攀爀猀 眀攀爀攀 欀椀氀氀攀搀⸀ 䄀氀琀栀漀甀最栀 渀漀 漀渀攀 欀渀攀眀 琀栀攀 琀爀甀琀栀Ⰰ 䤀 眀漀甀氀搀 猀漀漀渀 栀愀瘀攀 愀ഀഀ glimpse of what may have happened. ഍਀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀攀洀㸀㰀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀ਀਀ഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'>
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഍਀                            㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀⼀攀洀㸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀昀㄀㈀∀㸀㰀攀洀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀㬀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀  挀漀氀漀爀㨀⌀㘀㘀㘀㘀㘀㘀✀㸀倀栀漀琀漀㨀 嘀一䄀䘀 昀氀椀最栀琀 氀椀渀攀Ⰰ 愀渀搀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀戀㸀ഀഀ
The flightline access-gate was for ഍ഀ the VNAF SPADS aircraft parking, and the ARVN QC interrogation compound ഍਀                                椀渀挀氀甀搀椀渀最 琀栀攀 匀瀀攀挀椀愀氀 倀漀氀椀挀攀 䈀爀愀渀挀栀 昀漀爀 挀椀瘀椀氀椀愀渀 椀渀琀攀氀氀椀最攀渀挀攀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 眀愀猀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                昀攀渀挀攀搀 愀渀搀 猀攀挀甀爀攀⸀ 匀琀爀愀渀最攀 琀栀椀渀最猀 眀攀爀攀 爀甀洀漀爀攀搀 琀漀 琀愀欀攀 瀀氀愀挀攀 椀渀 琀栀愀琀ഀ਀਀ഀ compound, and it was also where interrogation of NVA/VC prisoners took place. ഍ഀ

Generally, a QC (military police) ഍਀                                愀渀搀 唀匀䄀䘀 䄀椀爀 倀漀氀椀挀攀 最甀愀爀搀攀搀 琀栀愀琀 最愀琀攀 琀漀最攀琀栀攀爀⸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀戀爀 ⼀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                            㰀⼀瀀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ

I had relieved the day AP and ഍ഀ received his pass-on instructions. There weren't any. The Air Policeman got ഍਀                                椀渀 琀栀攀 䄀倀 瀀椀挀欀甀瀀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀礀 搀爀漀瘀攀 漀昀昀⸀ 吀栀攀 嘀椀攀琀渀愀洀攀猀攀 儀䌀 眀愀氀欀攀搀 愀眀愀礀 眀椀琀栀漀甀琀 攀砀瀀氀愀渀愀琀椀漀渀⸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀  猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀✀㸀㰀戀爀 ⼀㸀ഀ਀਀ഀ
഍ഀ A little later, a QC walked from the Spad parking area and said he ഍਀                                眀愀猀 琀栀攀 儀䌀 昀漀爀 琀栀愀琀 渀椀最栀琀⸀ 䠀椀猀 䔀渀最氀椀猀栀 眀愀猀 洀漀爀攀 琀栀愀渀 瀀愀猀猀愀戀氀攀⸀ 䤀 爀攀挀愀氀氀 栀椀猀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                渀愀洀攀 眀愀猀 ∀吀爀愀渀∀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 搀漀渀✀琀 欀渀漀眀 椀昀 琀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 栀椀猀 昀椀爀猀琀ⴀ渀愀洀攀 漀爀ഀ਀਀ഀ surname.

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A flight line access gate's night-shift is a long time to ഍਀                                瀀愀猀猀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 眀栀攀渀 瀀漀猀猀椀戀氀攀 椀琀 最漀攀猀 昀愀猀琀攀爀 椀昀 礀漀甀 挀愀渀 㰀攀洀㸀䈀匀㰀⼀攀洀㸀 眀椀琀栀 猀漀洀攀漀渀攀⸀ 吀爀愀渀 眀愀猀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                琀愀氀欀愀琀椀瘀攀 愀渀搀 琀漀氀搀 洀攀 栀椀猀 昀愀洀椀氀礀 挀愀洀攀 昀爀漀洀 一漀爀琀栀 嘀椀攀琀渀愀洀 眀栀攀渀 琀栀攀 挀漀甀渀琀爀礀ഀ਀਀ഀ divided, and that he joined the QC to escape his mother who was trying to ഍ഀ marry him off and get grandchildren. I told him that I was from Los Angeles ഍਀                                ⠀渀漀 漀渀攀 欀渀攀眀 眀栀攀爀攀 䰀漀渀最 䈀攀愀挀栀 眀愀猀⤀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 栀攀 焀甀椀挀欀氀礀 愀猀欀攀搀 椀昀 琀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 渀攀愀爀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                䠀漀氀氀礀眀漀漀搀 愀渀搀 椀昀 䤀 栀愀搀 攀瘀攀爀 洀攀琀 愀渀礀 洀漀瘀椀攀ⴀ猀琀愀爀猀⸀ 䴀礀 㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀攀洀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'>"reel in the fishJohn Wayne ഍਀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀攀洀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀✀㸀猀攀挀漀渀搀ⴀ戀愀猀攀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀戀㸀ഀഀ

഍਀਀                            㰀瀀㸀㰀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀✀㸀吀爀愀渀 氀漀漀欀攀搀 愀琀 洀攀 椀渀 猀椀氀攀渀挀攀 昀漀爀ഀഀ about thirty-seconds, then told me that he was ഍਀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀攀洀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀ਀਀ഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'> pals with Premier ഍਀਀                                一最甀礀攀渀 䬀礀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀⼀戀㸀㰀⼀攀洀㸀㰀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀✀㸀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 䬀礀 栀愀搀ഀഀ told him he would pull some strings and he could be his driver-- ഍਀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀攀洀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀ਀਀ഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'>IF--Tran quit sleeping with his wife, , who thought he was good in a sleeping bag. Tran's I guess it takes a BS-er to know one ഍਀㰀⼀戀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀攀洀㸀㰀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀✀㸀⸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀഀ

഍਀਀                            㰀瀀㸀㰀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀✀㸀吀栀攀 渀椀最栀琀 瀀愀猀猀攀搀 猀氀漀眀氀礀 愀猀 眀攀 琀爀椀攀搀ഀഀ to out ഍਀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀攀洀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀✀㸀眀栀漀瀀瀀攀爀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀戀㸀ഀഀ
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Little traffic came through the ഍ഀ gate, except for QC jeeps going in and out, and at AP truck bringing around ഍਀                                挀漀昀昀攀攀⸀ 䄀爀漀甀渀搀  ㌀   栀漀甀爀猀Ⰰ 愀 儀䌀 樀攀攀瀀 搀爀漀瘀攀 猀氀漀眀氀礀 愀氀漀渀最 琀栀攀 匀瀀愀搀 瀀愀爀欀椀渀最 愀爀攀愀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                愀渀搀 甀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 昀氀椀最栀琀 氀椀渀攀✀猀 椀渀猀椀搀攀ⴀ昀攀渀挀攀 愀渀搀 猀琀漀瀀瀀攀搀 愀猀 椀昀 瀀愀爀欀椀渀最Ⰰ 眀椀琀栀 栀椀猀ഀ਀਀ഀ lights out. After it was obvious the occupants weren't going to approach the ഍ഀ access-gate, Tran walked over to the jeep. Several minutes later Tran ഍਀                                爀攀琀甀爀渀攀搀 猀愀礀椀渀最 琀栀攀 儀䌀 漀昀昀椀挀攀爀 愀渀搀 一䌀伀 眀攀爀攀 眀愀椀琀椀渀最 昀漀爀 愀 猀洀愀氀氀 挀漀渀瘀漀礀 昀爀漀洀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                猀漀洀攀 瘀椀氀氀愀最攀 琀漀 愀爀爀椀瘀攀⸀ 䠀攀 愀氀猀漀 洀攀渀琀椀漀渀攀搀 琀栀攀 一䌀伀 眀愀猀 愀 搀椀猀琀愀渀琀 挀漀甀猀椀渀 眀栀漀ഀ਀਀ഀ had already provided grand-kids for his mother.

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A short while later, three ARVN ഍਀                                搀甀挀攀ⴀ愀渀搀ⴀ栀愀氀昀 琀爀甀挀欀猀 琀甀爀渀攀搀 漀昀昀 琀栀攀 爀漀愀搀 昀爀漀洀 琀栀攀 洀愀椀渀ⴀ最愀琀攀 愀爀攀愀 愀渀搀 搀爀漀瘀攀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                爀愀瀀椀搀氀礀 琀漀眀愀爀搀 琀栀攀 愀挀挀攀猀猀ⴀ最愀琀攀Ⰰ 欀椀挀欀椀渀最 甀瀀 搀甀猀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀爀甀挀欀 昀氀攀眀 琀栀爀漀甀最栀ഀ਀਀ഀ the gate bouncing slightly over the road-transition from dirt to paved ഍ഀ surface. The gate's overhead floodlight lite up the truck bed and through its wooden ഍਀                                猀氀愀琀攀猀 䤀 猀愀眀 昀氀愀猀栀攀猀 漀昀 眀栀愀琀 氀漀漀欀攀搀 氀椀欀攀 戀漀搀椀攀猀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 琀爀甀挀欀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                戀漀甀渀挀攀搀 漀瘀攀爀 愀渀搀 䤀 挀愀甀最栀琀 愀 挀氀攀愀爀 最氀椀洀瀀猀攀 漀昀 瀀椀氀攀猀 漀昀 嘀椀攀琀渀愀洀攀猀攀 搀攀愀搀⸀⸀⸀ 愀渀搀 㰀椀㸀琀栀攀礀ഀ਀਀ഀ were dead: Startled, I tried to understand what I was seeing as the ഍ഀ bodies seemed to flicker in a strobe-light effect: ഍਀㰀⼀戀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀攀洀㸀㰀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'> I stared at the incredible sight and failed to pay ഍਀਀                                愀琀琀攀渀琀椀漀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 琀栀椀爀搀 琀爀甀挀欀 瀀氀愀礀椀渀最 挀愀琀挀栀ⴀ甀瀀 琀栀愀琀 猀甀搀搀攀渀氀礀 戀漀甀渀挀攀搀 昀漀爀眀愀爀搀ഀഀ like a freight-train as close as the buttons stitched to the front of my ഍਀਀                                樀愀挀欀攀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 爀甀猀栀 漀昀 眀椀渀搀 昀爀漀洀 琀栀攀 瀀愀猀猀椀渀最 琀爀甀挀欀 眀愀猀 氀椀欀攀 猀琀愀渀搀椀渀最 戀礀 琀栀攀 攀搀最攀ഀഀ a train station platform as a highballing train blasts through -- ഍਀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀瀀㸀ഀഀ

The trucks raced through the VNAF ഍਀਀                                昀氀椀最栀琀 氀椀渀攀 最愀琀攀 琀漀眀愀爀搀 琀栀攀 㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀഀ The dust quickly settled and bugs ഍਀਀                                爀攀渀攀眀攀搀 琀栀攀椀爀 漀爀戀椀琀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 琀栀攀 最愀琀攀✀猀 昀氀漀漀搀氀椀最栀琀⸀ 䤀 氀漀漀欀攀搀 搀漀眀渀 愀渀搀ഀഀ tire-tracks from the third truck were within a boots-length of my right ഍਀਀                                戀漀漀琀✀猀 琀漀攀⸀ 䤀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 琀爀甀猀琀 洀礀 瘀漀椀挀攀 琀漀 猀愀礀 愀渀礀琀栀椀渀最Ⰰ 爀攀愀氀椀稀椀渀最 䤀 栀愀搀 樀甀猀琀 㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀഀ class="GramE">came close to getting creamed in Vietnam by a "Those ഍਀਀                                琀爀甀挀欀猀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 氀攀愀欀 漀椀氀 戀愀搀⸀∀㰀⼀椀㸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀⼀瀀㸀ഀഀ

Within ഍਀਀                            㰀攀洀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀㬀ഀഀ color:#666666'>Photo: QC Jeep approaches ഍਀㰀⼀戀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀攀洀㸀ഀഀ Tran waived through the same QC ഍਀਀                                䨀攀攀瀀 琀栀愀琀 栀愀搀 猀愀琀 椀渀猀椀搀攀 琀栀攀 昀攀渀挀攀 栀漀甀爀猀 攀愀爀氀椀攀爀⸀ 䄀 猀洀愀氀氀 嘀椀攀琀渀愀洀攀猀攀 戀漀礀Ⰰ 愀最攀ഀഀ twelve or so, was in the back seat, which added to ഍਀਀                                琀栀攀 甀渀甀猀甀愀氀 渀椀最栀琀⸀㰀⼀昀漀渀琀㸀ഀഀ

഍਀਀                            㰀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀昀漀渀琀 挀漀氀漀爀㴀∀⌀      ∀㸀ഀഀ

The AP relief truck showed up and ഍਀਀                                愀猀 䤀 挀氀椀洀戀攀搀 椀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 吀爀愀渀 猀栀漀甀琀攀搀Ⰰ ∀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀攀洀㸀㰀戀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'>You Numba-Ten-Thou-Bull-Sheeter-John-Wayne-Me! ഍਀㰀⼀戀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀攀洀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'>"no one volunteered any answers ഍਀㰀⼀戀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀攀洀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'>. It was nearly two-weeks before I learned what may ഍਀਀                                栀愀瘀攀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 栀愀瀀瀀攀渀攀搀⸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀഀ

഍਀                            㰀⼀昀漀渀琀㸀㰀⼀猀琀爀漀渀最㸀㰀⼀戀氀漀挀欀焀甀漀琀攀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                    㰀⼀戀氀漀挀欀焀甀漀琀攀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀琀搀㸀ഀഀ ഍਀਀            㰀℀ⴀⴀ ⨀⨀⨀ ⴀⴀ㸀㰀℀ⴀⴀ ⨀⨀⨀ 嘀匀倀䄀⸀䌀伀䴀㨀 刀䔀倀伀刀吀 䈀刀伀䬀䔀一 䰀䤀一䬀匀 䔀䴀䄀䤀䰀 ⨀⨀⨀ ⴀⴀ㸀ഀഀ
഍਀਀            㰀琀搀 栀攀椀最栀琀㴀∀㄀㐀∀ 戀最挀漀氀漀爀㴀∀眀栀椀琀攀∀㸀㰀瀀 愀氀椀最渀㴀∀挀攀渀琀攀爀∀ 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀琀攀砀琀ⴀ愀氀椀最渀㨀挀攀渀琀攀爀✀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀഀ style='font-size: large; "Times New Roman"; color: #660000; font-weight: bold;'>~~~~~~

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഍਀਀            㰀琀搀 戀最挀漀氀漀爀㴀∀眀栀椀琀攀∀㸀㰀戀氀漀挀欀焀甀漀琀攀㸀ഀഀ
഍਀਀                            㰀戀氀漀挀欀焀甀漀琀攀㸀ഀഀ

This incident was first written from my diary notes and posted in 1996. As a young ഍਀਀                                    琀眀攀渀琀礀ⴀ礀攀愀爀猀 漀氀搀 䄀椀爀洀愀渀Ⰰ 椀琀 眀愀猀 愀 栀漀爀爀椀昀礀椀渀最 愀渀搀 甀渀攀砀瀀攀挀琀攀搀 猀椀最栀琀 琀漀 猀甀搀搀攀渀氀礀ഀഀ see piles of bodies trucked through the gate, causing my inattention to the ഍਀਀                                    氀愀猀琀 琀爀甀挀欀⸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀഀ For me, nearly ഍਀                                    最攀琀琀椀渀最 猀眀愀琀琀攀搀 戀礀 愀 琀爀甀挀欀 椀渀 愀 猀甀搀搀攀渀 愀渀搀 挀氀漀猀攀ⴀ挀愀氀氀 攀渀挀漀甀渀琀攀爀 眀椀琀栀 搀攀愀琀栀Ⰰ 眀愀猀 愀 瀀甀挀欀攀爀ⴀ昀愀挀琀漀爀ⴀ猀焀甀愀爀攀搀⸀㰀⼀攀洀㸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀㰀⼀瀀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                㰀瀀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀琀攀砀琀ⴀ愀氀椀最渀㨀樀甀猀琀椀昀礀✀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀昀樀甀猀琀椀昀礀㄀∀㸀㰀椀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀ഀ਀਀ഀ style='font-size:10.5pt'>With time passing, I regret my first reaction to the ഍ഀ dark-trail on the road, and being more concerned the trucks were leaking oil. ഍਀                                    唀瀀漀渀 爀攀挀漀最渀椀稀椀渀最 琀栀攀 搀愀爀欀ⴀ猀琀愀椀渀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 最爀椀猀氀礀 洀愀挀愀戀爀攀 琀爀愀椀氀 漀昀 戀氀漀漀搀 椀琀 眀愀猀Ⰰഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                    愀渀搀 戀礀 琀栀攀 氀愀挀欀 漀昀  愀渀礀 爀攀愀氀 挀漀洀瀀愀猀猀椀漀渀⸀ 䤀 眀椀猀栀 䤀ഀ਀਀ഀ had recognized the dead ഍ഀ as fellow human-beings, whether Viet Cong or villagers. That night it was a ഍਀                                    洀礀猀琀攀爀礀 愀猀 琀漀 眀栀愀琀 栀愀搀 栀愀瀀瀀攀渀攀搀 琀漀 琀栀攀洀⸀ 圀椀琀栀椀渀 愀 昀攀眀 搀愀礀猀 䤀 眀漀甀氀搀 氀攀愀爀渀 昀爀漀洀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                                    儀䌀 吀爀愀渀 眀栀愀琀 洀愀礀 栀愀瘀攀 猀漀氀瘀攀搀 琀栀攀 洀礀猀琀攀爀礀Ⰰ 挀攀渀琀攀爀椀渀最 漀渀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀 椀渀 琀栀攀 樀攀攀瀀⸀㰀⼀猀瀀愀渀㸀ഀ਀਀㰀⼀攀洀㸀ഀഀ

഍਀                            㰀⼀戀氀漀挀欀焀甀漀琀攀㸀ഀ਀ഀ ഍਀                            㰀瀀 愀氀椀最渀㴀∀挀攀渀琀攀爀∀ 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀琀攀砀琀ⴀ愀氀椀最渀㨀挀攀渀琀攀爀✀㸀㰀猀瀀愀渀 猀琀礀氀攀㴀✀昀漀渀琀ⴀ猀椀稀攀㨀㄀ ⸀㔀瀀琀✀㸀㰀愀ഀ਀਀ഀ href="http://www.vspa.com/va-02-dn-vnaf-the-boy-in-the-jeep-1965-don-poss.htm" target="_blank">The Boy in The Jeep

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