I was not there at the start of TET, I was still home on leave at the time getting ready to fly out for pre-deployment training.I was notified a couple days after that two of my friends from High School were killed on the first day.Both were draftees and in the Army. One was killed at Pleiku and the other some where farther south near Saigon. The reason I bring this up is the fact that my Mom went ballistic on me wanting me to go UA. My Dad just said, “See what you have waiting for you!!” He always knew the war in Nam was BS I did’nt If I only knew then what I know now I would have made a different choice. We were lied to about Vietnam Exposed to Agent Orange, I have two conditions associated to “The Orange” Lung Cancer being one. Quit smoking in 1970 Also diagnosed with PTSD in 1987 had it forever just didn't know it Oh forgot to mention the cloroacne on my chest, back and groin after returning home in 69′ If I knew then what I know now I would have never volunteered but, under the same conditions I would do the same thing I am proud of my service in the Marines! I just wish it would have been another place another time. E 2/1 4 Mar 68- 22 Mar 69
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