Sunday, May 9, 2010

9 May 1970

9 May 1970

(from diary)

Third platoon was “chicomed” last night.  We put illumination out for over one and a half hours.  What a comedy - the platoon leader was so screwed up he kept giving ridiculous corrections to get the illum just right before he would start his sweep.  Result - one Marine dead, four Marines wounded - 1 VC dead.

Am at LSA now waiting to go to Danang.  Everyone blaming everyone else for the death of that one Marine.  Cause should be laid on Commanding General!  He should be tried for murder.  That young Marine would still be alive if the brass wasn’t so damn interested in “body count.”

Photo - illumination

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