3RD BDE LRRP

AND THIS WOULD BE NONE OTHER THEN BUCK ANDERSON

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AS TOLD TO ME BY BUCK ANDERSON:

ONCE UPON A TIME EARLY IN THE SOUTH EAST ASIAN MISUNDERSTANDING A UNIT OF LILLIPUTIAN PROPORTIONS AROSE FROM THE SWAMP'S OF THE COMMON SOLDIER TO TAKE IT'S PLACE AS THE STAUNCH AND HARDENED SENTINELS OF SIN CITY A PLACE OF KNOWN ILL REPUTE. A FOUL SMELLING BUNCH OF MALCONTENTS OUT TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR THE COMMON WHORE. HAVING SET UP THERE COMO BUNKER IN THE BACK OF THE LITTLE SAIGON BOOM BOOM PALACE BAR & GRILL THEY PROMPTLY SET OUT TO SECURE THE PERIMETER OF THE CITY AND TO SERIOUSLY DEPLETE THE WORLDS SUPPLY OF PENICILLIN, THERE BY RACKING UP THE HIGHEST RATE OF VD BY ANY UNIT IN THE US ARMY.

HAVING ACCOMPLISHED THERE MISSION TO SECURE A BASE FROM WHICH THEY COULD LAUNCH FORAYS AGAINST THE PURVEYORS OF WORLD COMMUNISM, THEY PROMPTLY SET ABOUT STUDYING INTEL REPORTS, TACTICAL MAPS, INTERVIEWING THE LOCALS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HIDING BEHIND THE THIN WALLS OF THE STALLS IN BACK AND WATCHING FOR HOURS ON END FOR ANY SIGNS OF COMMIE ACTIVITY. THEY QUICKLY REALIZED THAT THERE'S WOULD BE THE LONGEST OF ALL THE LONG RANGE PATROLS AS IT WAS EVIDENT TO THEM THAT THE TRUE HOT BED'S OF COMMIE ACTIVITY WERE NONE OTHER THEN HONG KONG AND BANGKOK, SO THEY SET ABOUT DOCTORING UP MORNING REPORTS AND SUBMITTING FICTIOUS NAMES FOR R&R SO THAT THEY COULD KEEP AT LEAST 2 TEAMS DEPLOYED TO THOSE LOCATIONS AT ALL TIMES, TO THIS DAY TO A MAN THEY FEEL THAT THEY ARE THE UNSUNG HERO'S OF THAT TIME, THEY KNOW IN THERE HEARTS THAT IT WAS THERE ACTIONS THAT KEPT HONG KONG & BANGKOK FROM FALLING TO THE COMMIE MENACE.

I DON'T WANT YOU TO GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THE LAD'S WERE ALL WORK AND NO PLAY, OFTEN IN THE EVENING'S THEY WOULD ALL GET TOGETHER AROUND A BURNING LATRINE BARREL TO DRINK A FEW BREW'S, ROAST SOME WIENIES AND SING A FEW CAMP SONGS. THEY ALL FELT THAT IT WAS THERE DUTY TO HELP RAISE THE MORALE OF THE COMMON SOLDIER THERE BY CONTRIBUTING A LITTLE EXTRA TO THE WAR EFFORT, IN THAT SPIRIT AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH THEY WOULD FLY UP TO I CORP DRESS IN WOMEN'S CLOTHS AND GIVE RISQUÉ STAGE SHOWS FOR THE MARINES.

THIS IS MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT!