|David Kass looking at the camera and Ron Taylor
Just one more three day sweep. The only laundry we
had a lot of times. We'd jump in and just start washing
clothes and ourselves.
|Sgt. Tom Ferguson and Travis Skaggs enjoying a nice piss warm beer
at Tugboat, summer of '69.
Either I'm getting ready to go, or just got back from the hospital. In
early July we were on a patrol in the Bo Bans. I couldn't stay
awake. Everytime we'd stop I'd fall asleep. Finally, about dark, the
Corpsman noticed and took my tempeture. It was a toasty 104.
They let me sleep that night with no watches. In the morning when it
was no better they called a medivac for me. I spent a week in
hospital in Danang. I had contracted leptospiroses, some kind of
liver fluke. When I got to the hospital they weighed me and I came
in at a less then hefty 122 pounds.
|Gunny Callahan at Cobb Bridge.