Monday, November 11, 2002


Back in the 70's I knew a guy who liked to tell stories about his time in Vietnam. The guy was a real jerk, but in deference to his sacrifice, and due to the fact that I was only a lowly Vietnam-Era vet, I listened over and over and over in silence. Then one day it hit me, he hadn't graduated from High School until 1974. So the next time he started spouting off about the 'Nam and the VC and all that good stuff, I asked him when he served in Vietnam, he flushed just a little bit and told me that he hadn't actually served in Vietnam, he had served in Germany, but the part of Germany where he was stationed was so cold, it was almost as bad as Vietnam! Just another case of late 70's Vietnam Chic gone amok.