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April 8, 1969

April 8, 1969 He limps like a deuce-and-a-half truck’s flat tire rolling through the door at Buckeye Donuts. The counter woman coos her greeting, a mourning dove with powdered sugar lips, just moved up from Mingo County last week. “Just … Continue reading

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“I think they’re VC,” Tycer giggled. Laughing all the way to the rice paddies, and back.

Humor saved my life. Probably. This is me at age 20, after several months in the Mekong Delta of the country that was then known as the Republic of Viet Nam. I appear exhausted, sleep-deprived, demoralized. Appearances deceive, although it’s … Continue reading

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