A friend of mine recently sent me this news clip (CBS NEWS) about Vietnam in 1970; the year I was there.
It's interesting footage actually showing a platoon on a combat patrol.
The striking thing to me is the fact that the platoon - Alpha Troop 1- was operating near the Cambodian border somewhere between February (this month 47 years ago) and March of 1970.
In late May, I was part of a combined force of Americans and South Vietnamese that crossed the Cambodian border in search of enemy headquarters.
I lost my best friend in an ambush in Cambodia in similar circumstances. Instead of patrolling, we were carrying out arms and food from an underground bunker when a lone sniper lit us up!
That sniper also got away.
In closing I want to share one more film from 1970 in Vietnam. Probably the most ironic documentary you've ever seen.
Time for me to walk on down the road...