Boomerangs by Jack Pullan

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Geebus, who could ever compete with a story like that?

  2. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, about 3 years ago

    Ahhhh! Class reunion stories.

  3. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, about 3 years ago

    There I was . . . VC to the left of me . . . NVA to the right . . . and then . . . and then . . .

  4. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, about 3 years ago

    . . . along came Jones?

  5. Woody 157

    Woody 157 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Retired Dude

    And then along came Jones
    Tall thin Jones
    Slow-walkin Jones
    Slow-talkin Jones
    Along came long, lean, lanky Jones
    … Ray Stevens

  6. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, about 3 years ago

    @Woody 157

    Ray Stevens? meh. The Coasters.

  7. HectorGonzalez

    HectorGonzalez said, about 3 years ago

    “…Well when I landed in Vietnam I hardly got to see Saigon. They shaped us up and called the roll and out we went on a long patrol. Swattin’ flies, swappin’ lies, firing the odd shot here and there.

    Tom Paxton – Talkin’ Vietnam Potluck Blues

    I confess, without shame, that I am sick and tired of fighting – its glory is all moonshine; even success the most brilliant is over dead and mangled bodies, with the anguish and lamentations of distant families, appealing to me for sons, husbands, and fathers … it is only those who have never heard a shot, never heard the shriek and groans of the wounded and lacerated … that cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation.

    Wm Tecumseh Sherman

    So, Ann Dill. How did that make you feel? I know it’s trite but it needs to be talked about ‘cause you’re going to live with survivor guilt for the rest of your life. You’ll tamp the feelings down and then BOOM. The littlest things will screw with your emotional stability until you can tamp them down again.

  8. Ushindi

    Ushindi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Interestingly, shrapnel is named after Henry Shrapnel, a British officer who developed the first actual “shrapnel” type shell, which obviously came to be named for him.

  9. Jim P

    Jim P GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t think there’s anywhere to put an extra person on an Apache. It’s a gunship not a transport.

    And if the medevac chopper can’t land, the Apache should be gunning for the bad guys.

  10. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 3 years ago

    @Jim P

    There is, however, room on a Cobra.
    A few years back I read an autobiography written by one of the first Cobra pilots in Vietnam. I want to say that the title was “Maverick”.
    The guy found out that, if the ammo bin for the machine gun was dry, a couple of people could actually squeeze up in there. He actually had to make use of this on at least one occasion in order to help evacuate soldiers.

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