> Like you, I was also a REMF, and was fortunate. During my year in Nam, we
> had one person killed, and about a half dozen captured by the VC. They were
> all from Det. #5 at Hue. (I was at Det. #1, Qui-Nhon) My unit was the
> American Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN). I did the 10:00 PM news on TV, and
> later in the tiour, was assigned to radio, where I did afternoon drive, and
> We were the closest things to civilians, without actually being civilians.
> We were all crazy as hell and delighted in playing pranks and practical jokes
> on each other. Even our officers were nutburgers.
You and I have got to get together sometime. We seem to have a somewhat
similar background over and above paintball.
I'm news director for the Desert Radio Group in Palm Springs, in charge
of news operations for seven radio stations.
My master's thesis was "Newsgathering In Vietnam." I found it a
fascinating topic. Did you ever run across Tim Page? Page was with a
group loosly called the Mercenary Journalists that included Mike Herr,
Dana Stone, and Sean Flynn among other. Then there were the mainstream
greats -- Peter Arnett and Larry Boroughs come to mind.
I suspect we could swap a few stories over a couple three or four
pitcher of brew.