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Excert of combat in the jungles of Laos

A metallic squeak made us freeze. Quickly and quietly the food was put down. All eyes were on the trail and tension rose amongst us to bursting point. 323 more words

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'THE ASSAULT'

“…..We had no idea of how many men were in the trees.  The enemy was there and strong enough, as we found out over the radio, to drive off our infantry.  275 more words

Combat Veterans

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'DEATH TRAP'

“…It soon became evident the gooks were using us to zero their mortars.  We’d hear the ‘bonk-gong’ sound of a mortar, and a shell would come whistling down on us.  313 more words

Combat Veterans

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'FANFARE'

“…By 0630, we were about half way to the tree line.  Our patrol left the road, and we walked over the exact same piece of open ground we’d covered the day before.  184 more words

Combat Veterans

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'CAPTAIN WILSON'

“…He was my Commanding Officer for close to twenty months.  Those of us, who served with him, were hand-picked by him.  Each and every one of us had a skill he refined.  417 more words

Combat Veterans

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'NO SAFE GROUND'

“…Our reconnaissance was over.  The enemy was in the jungle, in force.  Before we could scramble inside the perimeter, the road and hillside exploded in fireballs.  193 more words

Combat Veterans

EXCERPT FROM "HEIRS OF HONOR" - 'RAGING FIRES'

“…We were moving in a shallow ditch.  Their urgency was coming through to me, in my half conscious condition.  The trees were covering us and there was another thirty yards to go before we would be out from under the canopy, but it didn’t matter.  253 more words

Combat Veterans