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    Smitty

    Ed, Are you the "Smitty" I worked with at the disbursing office??

    I go by Bert now but back then I was "Al" (short for Albert).
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    Did you know a guy by the name of Mike Dolan? I...

    Did you know a guy by the name of Mike Dolan? I think his nick name was "Rocket Man".
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    For a quick fix you put a dollar in your right...

    For a quick fix you put a dollar in your right leg pocket and stand just off gate 12 as if waiting for a ride. Kids walk up, reach into your pocket and take the dollar and put in a bag filled with 10...
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    This makes Sooo much sense!! It jives with what...

    This makes Sooo much sense!! It jives with what I saw and heard.

    More people, especially today, need to read this article and take it too heart.

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    So, it appears Chronkite was the begining of the...

    So, it appears Chronkite was the begining of the decline of the MSM. That's a start toward getting at the truth....

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/07/walter_cronkite_vietnam_and_th_1.html
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    U.S. Media's coverage of the Viet Nam War

    I had personal experiences where the US media greatly exagurated enemy activity to our country. If Charlie lobed a few rockets in and they did no damage the state side media would make it sound like...
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    [quote=MarineKansas;535146]I think I was maybe...

    [quote=MarineKansas;535146]I think I was maybe behind you.

    I too met some guys that didn't think going home was worth it. They were planning on spending the rest of their lives in Viet Nam. Who...
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    Hay Jim! Sure do! The wife and I will be moving...

    Hay Jim! Sure do! The wife and I will be moving to Round Rock Tx. in January. Stop by! I'll sponser one!!
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    MCRD, 1967, 2000 Series

    I was in Platoon 2009, Sgt. Garcia (makes us tick with his %$#%%$ ugly stick!!!).
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    I remember the very large mushroom cloud...

    I remember the very large mushroom cloud exposions with the white condensation rings blowing outward in the sky. As soon as they passed overhead we were knocked on our butts. You could see the marsh...
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    There was a chow hall there in '67...

    There was a chow hall there in '67...
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    I went to Disbursing School there in the fall of...

    I went to Disbursing School there in the fall of '67. Didn't much care for the area...
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    I just called Doug (in Eureka) and told him we've...

    I just called Doug (in Eureka) and told him we've found another one!!!
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    Send me some email at bert@kinyons.com. I'm...

    Send me some email at bert@kinyons.com. I'm living in Newark which is in the south San Francisco bay.
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    Mike! (Rocket Man) It's me! Big Al!! We lived in...

    Mike! (Rocket Man) It's me! Big Al!! We lived in hut E-2 Disbursing... How the hell are you!!! I'm living in California now. I tracked down Doug Becksted (Do Right Man).
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    Na, of course not. When we get as old as we are...

    Na, of course not. When we get as old as we are we realize that it's important to hang on to any good memories we have and do our best to not think about the bad.
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    I have too admit we had WAY too much fun for...

    I have too admit we had WAY too much fun for Marines in a war zone. But, in the end it wasn't us who assigned us to that job.

    Actually I was VERY upset at ITR when I was the only Marine in the...
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    Bob Home comes to Dog Patch, err Freedom Hill

    I was just watching TV and they were showing re-runs of when Bob Hope came to Freedom Hill. I remember being one of the 1000's that attended that one.... :)
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    The Hide Away House

    Bushwacker, one of the houses we frequented had a bunker in the middle of the house built from green sand bags. Hidden next to the bunker was a secret hiding place built for hiding from MP raids.
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    4th of July in Dog Patch!!

    My buddies and I headed out to Dog Patch on the 4th of July. Having never been in DaNang for the 4th of July I had no idea what to expect. We just went on partying and drinking as usual and by...
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    It's all coming back to me now!!

    Sitting here thinking about Dog Patch is bringing back LOTS of memories!!

    One morning as we woke up in Dog Patch I heard a lot of noise out on the street. I looked out the front door onto the main...
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    Bushwacker; I may have seen you there! One...

    Bushwacker; I may have seen you there! One evening I heard a number of american voices enter the house. I peeked out to see a couple MP's. I figured I was busted. I wasn't. It was a team from sick...
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    Damn the rockets! Full speed ahead!

    Then there was the time when two buddies of mine and I were in the vill for some fun. I was in the rack going at it with my girl when we started taking incoming. The room lit up when a rocket had...
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    On a sadder note. One evening as we went out to...

    On a sadder note. One evening as we went out to visit our girls we noticed something had changed as soon as we entered. Between some candles and incence on the wall was a picture of one of the girls....
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    1st MAW Disbursing Office to Dog Patch

    I was a 3421 working the Disbo Office at 1st MAW. After a party at the 1st MAW EM Club about 10 of us went on a skivvie run to Dog Patch. After having fun all night it was time to try to get back on...
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