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We Kill Them; They Kill Us; No More Kill – Tu’s Story – Afterword

Afterword There is a small bridge over a stream just down the road from Lan’s and Miss Tu’s home.  One side of the bridge faces the side of the mountain.  On the rail of the bridge on that side, one … Continue reading

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We Kill Them; They Kill Us; No More Kill – Tu’s Story – Part 5

Chapter 5 As the little matchbox car made its way down the tracks toward the village I noticed a few things: Every small enclave along the way seemed to have a cell phone store, a karaoke joint and a bridal … Continue reading

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We Kill Them; They Kill Us; No More Kill – Tu’s Story – Part 4

CHAPTER FOUR While Tu and Mi and Quy and the villagers were fighting in the mountains of the Central Highlands, I had the honor of serving with a Ranger Company, ‘E’ Company, 50th Infantry (ABN)(LRP), 9th Infantry Division, the Long … Continue reading

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We Kill Them; They Kill Us; No More Kill – Tu’s Story – Part 3

CHAPTER THREE Tu and Mi stayed at the makeshift camp, the one black rifle between them while the unit moved to stage an ambush on the road, nearby.   The plan was always Hit and Run, Hit and Run.  They knew … Continue reading

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“We kill them; they kill us; no more kill” – Tu’s story – Part 2

CHAPTER TWO She squatted, rocking on her heels in front of her lost children’s tomb for two days and two nights, neither eating, drinking or sleeping.  Her deep seated Buddhist teachings, which had guided her life, were in conflict with … Continue reading

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“We kill them; They kill us; No More Kill” – Tu’s Story – Part 1

CHAPTER ONE Tu was born sometime between 1940 and 1946.  Exactly where in that time span is anybodies guess.  Years don’t mean much in the Highlands.  When to plant, when to harvest, when to expect a new calf, or baby, … Continue reading

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We Kill Them; They Kill Us; No More Kill – Tu’s Story – Introduction

  FOREWORD We, the foot soldier, on both sides of a conflict, have more in common with each other than we do with the respective assholes that set us to kill each other as if we were nothing more than … Continue reading

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