|Just when you felt
you were really a hardened Marine with a grunt's attitude that
nothing was ever going to soften you, along came a reminder of
your humanity and home.
These two Montagnard tykes were all smiles as we walked past
them in the "suburbs" of Caloo, located just south of
Stud. Despite the hardships they'd already suffered and the
unknown pains in their future, this pair had a ready grin and a
friendly wave for the giant Americans passing by. They reminded
me of my youngest brother, Wendell, and my sister, Claire, back
home. And you'll note that they're wearing a couple of Marine
issue caps, so ours weren't the first hearts they'd captured.
I can't help but wonder what fate had in store for them.
Hopefully they're in their mid-30s today.
(Please see Photo No.