Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's Perspective by Kregg P. Jorgenson

By Kregg P. Jorgenson

The true-to-life tale of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue workforce within the Air Cavalry, racing to assistance from squaddies who confronted an identical risks he had slightly survived within the jungles of Vietnam. even if enduring NVA sniper assaults, surviving "friendly" fireplace, or touchdown in scorching LZs, Jorgenson stumbled on that during Vietnam you by no means knew no matter if you have been paranoid or simply painfully conscious of the chances.

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The staff sergeant was a black grunt from Chicago, a veteran on emergency leave and staying the night at the replacement station before he returned to his unit in the field. Several new arrivals were pushing to find out what the jungle was like and the war. He laughed at the questions; Beal only smiled. They knew the score, while the rest of us didn’t, as yet, understand the game plan. ” a new arrival asked. The sergeant smirked. “Shot and killed, huh? Well, man, if you only got shot at over here, then that wouldn’t be so bad,” the black sergeant replied.

Maybe if a frog had wings he wouldn’t bump his butt every-time he jumped,” the Ranger spec-four said. “You don’t have to be Airborne qualified,” the staff sergeant added. “Whether you know it or not, this is the 1st Cavalry Division, and here we do everything with helicopters. ” a new “shake ’n’ bake” E-6 staff sergeant asked. A small black OD Ranger tab was sewn in place over the oblong Cav patch. His bearing was Fort Benning, while his drawl and twang said he was from Texas or Oklahoma. As a shake ‘n’ bake he was a graduate of the thirteen-week NCO course that the army introduced during the war to produce the sergeants needed to fill out the ranks of the infantry units.

J. Simpson catch and breaks for daylight back to the old woman who, by the way, is still smiling. After a minute or so of exchanging words with the old lady, the kid turns and hauls ass back toward Morgan screaming at the top of his lungs about the booby traps. “Can you believe this shit? I mean, we search the whole village and don’t find diddly, and the boy is talking about booby traps. Then he explains to Morgan that the village isn’t booby-trapped, but the trail that leads out of the far side of the village is.

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