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Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Phan Thiet 1968. Memories of Vietnam

A scene from the town of Phan Thiet in the fighting of 1968. A US adviser returns from observing the enemy. At that time this was a more or less everyday happening. At the camp at the airfield overlooking the cemetary we had alerts almost every night. As I was attached to the advisory base in town I was down there everyday and often spent some time wandering around seeing what was going on.

We had known long periods of calm. This was a year where calm didn't apply. Where there was offensive after offensive. One in which my love life was as stormy as the country in which I was living.

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