To those who have been over there... First let me say to the newer guys who don't know me that well, that you are all my Heroes, I don't care if you served for 4 years or if you are retired after a life of service, war time or peace time. With that said there has always been something about the Vietnam War that has drawn me in since I was a kid, it's almost an insatiable desire to know more, maybe in part because many of the men and women who were there cannot dwell on their experience long enough to describe it before having to push it out of their mind...How horrific that must be... The Nam (Mark Baker) is a book that I've bought twice thus far and am getting ready to purchase again, the first one was stolen from me in high school as a kid, the second one was loaned to someone who moved away, I've read it a dozen times through the years and it is definitely my favorite because it is a compilation of short (sometimes two lines) "stories" from those (Mostly Grunts) who were there, not just some facts that some author who wasn't there dug up. To guys like me, those "two line stories" are priceless, I've read so many stories, many right here, but I'd LOVE to hear an occasional line or two in this thread from you Men and Women who I esteem so highly, any thought that you may wish to share. One guy in the book spoke of how the C-rations gave him fits because the peanut butter clogged him up but the juice sent him him running for cover, but between the two he said he stayed regular. I guess I included that in order to say that ANY thought...ANY thought... is priceless from you folks. I've almost deleted this request twice in writing it simply because I know that there are many who simply cannot respond and I hate to post something like this and just watch it get buried...I'll say this, I don't post much in here because quite frankly I don't feel worthy, I have so little to add, all I can do is read and admire you people from a distance, you are all Giants to me, that's the only way I can describe how I feel about you. Respectfully Crpdeth Wanna kill these ads? We can help!