|At LZ Ross. Left to right: unknown, Terry Oldham, unknown, Frank
Rodriquez, Max Johnson.
One of these weapons is probably the one Kimo Peleiholani took from
the gook he killed. When Peleiholani was killed a couple of days later
the First Sergeant said it was to go to Peleiholani's friend, John Pedro.
Don't know if he got it or not.
One day I was in at Ross and some new guys looking for some helpful
hints were talking to some old guys who were looking for a chance to
show off. Somebody mentioned how AK-47s and M-16s sound
different. M-16s pop and AKs crack they were told. No sooner had
these words been uttered than someone out on the line with access to
an AK let loose with a burst. All the old guys were instantly on the
ground and the new guys were sitting there looking at us like we were
|Phelps heading off to the shower.
|This happened right around New Years 1970 I believe.