Archive for January, 2007

January 10th, US time: An Essay by Kit

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

AN ANNIVERSARY Tomorrow is January 10th… again. Every year, for the past 36 years, this date becomes important to me. It likely means nothing to you, but it’s special to me and those 20 or so who were there that day. No earth-shattering event happened then, nothing of note, nothing of any notoriety or importance. […]

January 10th, US time, cont’d

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

But, today starts like any other. It’s monotonous, routine, predictable. We awake, sit in our holes, watch for the enemy who may come and hoping that he does not. Today, he does not. No screaming hordes of VC or NVA suddenly erupt from the brush just beyond our pile dirt. Well and good. We fiddle […]

January 10th, US time, cont’d

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

The plan, as reported to us by SSG Tucker, is this: 1st squad (SGT Price) will go somewhere and do something. I don’t know because I wasn’t paying attention. I’m in 2nd, squad. 2nd squad will stay right here and organize an ambush of our NDP. The “Dinksâ€? have a bad habit of following us […]