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STOP THANKING THIS VETERAN FOR HIS SERVICE

PLEASE, Stop Thanking Me For Serving In The Military That son of a bitch, I’m gonna shoot him down. Who? That fuckin colonel up in that spotter chopper, he’s gonna get us killed. DON’T MAN…you’ll go to the stockade if … Continue reading

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November 21, “In Country, 1968,” from NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days

In Country, 1968 We figured he’d get hit, he wore his doom like a pair of fatigues. He was from near Cincinnati, worked at a gravel pit before getting drafted. Wasn’t with us long. Feck, Daniel Feck. It was another … 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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