By Mickey Bright
Men felt strain and rigidity forever. they did not comprehend the place the enemy used to be. There wasn't a entrance traces or a secure region even on base. they can by no means totally sit back. The horrors of this struggle led many squaddies right into a fog of substances simply to cope. Smoking marijuana was once as renowned as smoking a cigarette. The younger males have been drafted in the course of the hippy drug period. a lot of them had attempted medicinal drugs, marijuana and ingesting alcoholic drinks within the states. In Vietnam, medications have been reasonable and extremely obtainable. Beer used to be affordable on the PX and stored below the bunks by way of the case. such a lot instances, it was once fed on hot. The camaraderie among the boys of their off time ended in addictions that needed to be confronted after they went domestic. for plenty of, medications turned how to sleep in a stupor with out worry and nightmarish pictures of demise haunting them. The years that Mickey brilliant used to be in Vietnam, statics express that extra males went to the clinic due to their addictions than people with wounds.
At the time, his struggle tales do not have been clever to put in writing approximately in letters to his fearful relations. We see the standoffs as Mickey describes them and get a think for what his tasks have been like as an army policeman. frequently anything approximately Vietnam reminded him of his family members and residential in Nevada, Missouri. it is only whilst he used to be halfway via his 3rd journey of responsibility that he felt he'd had adequate of this unusual land and conflict. With new males coming in forever, he dwelt extra at the neighbors he misplaced, and those that went again to the area that he overlooked. Then there have been his stories of Lei, the gorgeous Vietnamese lady he enjoyed. whilst she used to be killed in the course of a hearth struggle in Saigon, Mickey did not have a cause to stick. He used to be able to come home.
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199th Light Infantry Brigade Redcatcher MP by Mickey Bright