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Date Posted: Fri, June 24 2005, 4:55:52
Author: Jay Gearhart
Author Host/IP: 24-231-237-233.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com / 24.231.237.233
Subject: Re: 1stLt John Edward Manning USMC
In reply to: Pat Manning 's message, "1stLt John Edward Manning USMC" on Wed, June 22 2005, 18:53:36

Hi, Lisa.I servrd with the 299th CBT engineer Batallion attached to the 173rd Airborne & the 4th ID,in & around Dak To , in the central Highlands not far from the Idrang Valley. I tend to put the Hollywood movies into the Glamour catigory . The few movies that I felt were what I saw as a combat vet in Nam were We were Soldiers Once, because you can not lie ( too much) about a documented battle, Full Metal Jacket ( espically the Basic Training ) & Platoon. There were brief glimpses of what it was like in a infantry plt, but there was actually a lot more boredom, with brief flashes of extreme action.I would be glad to share with you what I know & remember. Jay

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  • Re: 1stLt John Edward Manning USMC -- Jay Gearhart, Fri, June 24 2005, 4:59:26 (24-231-237-233.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com/24.231.237.233)

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