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.
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.
TO BE CONTINUED .