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By James D. Johnson

Chaplain James D. Johnson selected to accompany his males, unarmed, on their day-by-day wrestle operations. this can be his chronicle of Vietnam and the aftermath of struggle, of his coming to phrases along with his post-traumatic demons, and his want for therapeutic and detoxification which led him to revisit Vietnam years later.

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Worse than that, forty-one additional Vietnamese rangers are dead. The VC counterattacked, resulting in absolute slaughter on both sides. As the wounded arrive, oftentimes six or seven per helicopter, they’re in various stages of emotional and physical trauma. As these Vietnamese soldiers are continually unloaded, my senses are bombarded. I’m almost emotionally washed away. None of the wounds that I’ve seen previously are anywhere near the gruesome types of injuries these Vietnamese rangers June 28–August 18, 1967 • 25 have.

He’s an old captain, at least for Vietnam. He was enlisted and rose to the rank of first sergeant before going to officer candidate school. He arrived shortly after me and has been in command just a few weeks. But, this somewhat portly black officer already has the tremendous respect of the entire company. He exudes confidence but not arrogance. When he speaks, his NCOs and officers listen attentively. M. and as soon as we step off the end of the ATC ramp we’re up to our knees in mud. The fifteen meters from boat ramp to vegetation line takes several minutes and much expended energy.

I believe that Larry feels, even stronger than anyone else I know, that he’ll never be killed. I make a mental note that one of two things will happen to Larry if he stays in the army. Either he’ll make general because of his intelligence, experience, common sense, and brashness or he’ll get kicked out because of the unorthodox way in which he conducts his military business. Tonight we talk again. Larry vents a considerable amount of his uncertainty about the future, primarily because of his perception of the lack of support from the powers at division headquarters.

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