|I got a phone call one day from a fellow whose father had been in Vietnam
with Bravo 1/9 in 1966. He had kept a diary complete with a bunch of
drawings. The son sent me these 4. It has been a while and all I remember
is that his name was Lavelle.
The above was made when 1/9 got to Dia Loc pass May 6, 1966.
|June 25, 1966 11:20pm Song Thu Bon river.
|This is my personal favorite. Some near-by Sea Bees tossed a party for 1/9 (or
maybe it was just Bravo company). I seem to remember the son saying they
had just returned from some operation. In the finest tradition of inter-service
cooperation things soon got out of hand.
The Pabst Blue Ribbon bottle in the foreground suggests that adult beverages
may have had something to do with it.