Our Living Quarters
We lived in a shack looking building, which was called a hooch. Each hooch housed about a dozen troops, and we slept on bunk beds with mosquito nets.These buildings were constructed primarily with tin (both siding and roof). Large barrels filled with sand and sand bags surrounded the building for some added protection against rocket attacks.
When I first got in Country, we got shelled (mortared) at least three times a day. It almost was more safe in the middle of the jungle on a recon mission.
We also had bunkers next to the hooch, where we scrambled to, in the event of a mortar attack. These bunkers were dug into the ground and constructed with lots of sandbags…