Cookie and The 21

Cat Lo Naval Base Vietnam 1969

The first time I hear The Jackson Five I  was TDY 90 days for the second

time on the USS Benewah (APB-35).The song was ABC by the Jackson Five,

one of the crew had a cassette player. We were in Cambodia, I know we

wasn’t supposed to be there, Nixon had us there anyway, my bad no one

was supposed to know, we knew, but when your in the military

your like fuck it. download.jpeg

USS Benewah (APB-35) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I got a story

Cookie and The 21 ( a ship I new as the 21)

Cookie (a Navy cook, hell of a nice guy, trying to remember his name)

made the best brownies, they were special brownies, and like Forest would

say “that’s all I have to say about that.” in Vietnam.

The 21 was a ship  that was down river from us some distance, I never saw

her, or it could have been a him. Crew members would travel to the 21 so

they could  drink hard liquor. One weekend a hand full of crew members

were going to make the trip to the 21.

“Green we’re going to the 21 you want to come?”IMG_2248.JPGUSS Suribachi (AE-21) was a Suribachi-class ammunition ship of the United States Navy.


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