An autobiography in this case, is a detailed description or account of an event or events which occured during our tours in Vietnam. As we tell our stories, we strive for accuracy but sometimes so much can happen in such a short period of time, we get facts mixed up.

As we have all learned from Jay, when we write or speak about the war we were in, we see it in our mind as the sliver in front of our nose. So slightly different versions of the same story are completely normal and expected. As you read them, simply enjoy the real life experiences of others.

There's a saying in the military that the difference between a fairy tale and a war story is that a fairy tale starts out, “Once upon a time ...” while a war story begins with, “You're not going to believe this, but ...”

What you're about to read fall into the latter category, they are true and many of us experienced them.

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