Time for a Change


I was to meet with ‘Top’ in his office

If you are right handed, writing a letter with your left hand can be quite a chore. With my right hand in a cast, I wrote only a couple of letters in a month’s time to my family back in the ‘World’ to let them know I still existed.

While I was convalescing from my injury on the greenline the days were quite boring and uneventful. The hardest thing was watching my friends (Blues) leave on daily missions, and I had to stay back.

One day ‘Top’ (Charlie Troop First Sergeant) walked up to me and wanted to know If I was ready for a change. We both entered ‘Country’ about the same time (March 1970) so he knew how long I had been with the Blues. He wanted to meet with me in his office in thirty minutes (I was there in ten)…

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Charlie Troop jeep parked next to the orderly room

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4 responses to “Time for a Change

  1. jesuspdlr

    Very good post!

    You write your memories very well (perhaps you should write a book).

    Cheers 😉

  2. jesuspdlr

    One book will travel to Spain, of course…

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