Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jul 14 1967, Page 27

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - July 14, 1967, Tokyo, Japan His sniper afr Sam Vietnam july 1ft and sports by candlelight and soundtracks news and sports beat and sports life july 17 still and know train world Stewart show Corner meditations meditations Ira Cook Stewart show noon and sports show feature report popular music music break 5 afro pm Vietnam note no sunday program july 17 York philharmonic explorer musical heritage july 16 sportsman Sullivan sports show Roundup july 17 Century Martin sports so us camera july u of the air special matinee of the week sports spectacular picture sports Van Dyke camera Sullivan july 17 College bowl Flintstones Man Martin show Nang Channel Danang july 16 with Lundly of the air Christophers heart sports spectacular fights College bowl of Western Man newsreel Sullivan film afro St qui Nhon Channel 11 july 16 of the at preview sports event sports spectacular newsreel special Brief Brief fugitive Sullivan inning news editorial department and news bureaus Tokyo All offices 4024101 City desk and reporters 4024101 414257 South Vietnam Saigon Arvn 31952 Washington room circulation department District offices Hong Kong Swindon Book lock Kowloon 62040 Thailand hotel 70070 South Vietnam Saigon Lynx 331 due to copyright subscriptions cannot be accepted for delivery to addresses in the United marines Oneman assault a Vietnam Iso while the rest of his platoon was caught in the midst of an enemy shaped a Marine sergeant waged a Oneman assault against a Lone sniper inflicting casualties from the our main fear was not the enemy said Andrew k 3rd 5th Marine 1st Marine we had superiority Over what Hurt us was a sniper about 500 meters to our preventing us from moving our casualties i had an m79 and i figured i had a Good Chance to drop he the first time Snyder tried scrambling toward the he was pinned Down almost in during three More Snyder was Able to move 200 wanting to get Snyder started out this time hit Ting the deck in the Middle of a Rice Paddy to avoid a heavy Volley of sniper there want much i could said i just Lay there without any but the fire was too intense to try another Rush at the to Snyder fired one which fell but still silenced the position Long enough for him to Advance another 75 he was Able to move another 75 meters after firing another the sniper was still but said he Mustoe been but he didst and i figured i had behind the cover of a one foot Rice Paddy Snyder fired four grenades atop the ene my knocking it Handy girl around the House usually when a Friend tells you that your Blind evening with Frankenstein not so in this Date is an excellent and makes and designs Model Jane Ross is 17 years and measures up in every Way to most of her Ovin its a Tipoff to an a dream Pps yet filled with Grace its blistered withering and a fifty Pound pack that on his Back its Many a Cut and painful bruises which no ointment Ever soothes its Monsoon Rains which never quit and thoughts of Home which just dont fit its climbing cruel Only to two in front for each behind its thousands of insects of various kind which Henri pc him of his peace of mind its Booby traps and p u n j i and deadly snakes its cold eaten in rest none goes to waste its the constant Strain of stay ing of trying to sleep in mud and dirt its unwashed but he dare not spare his drinking often rare its Long and lonely nights of while each sense asks is Charlie near its treacherous tunnels and close Quarter and endless patrols to keep Charlie from hiding its that minute that seems like two years when enemy rounds crack close by his ears its violent Quick and to relax out Here is the Creed of a fool its Catholic mass near a Beautiful it matters not what Day in the week other faiths Pray in a nearby rifles in yet filled with Grace its missing his loved ones who wait in and yearn for the Day hell finish his year its Brave men looming strangely quiet when they hear of a stateside Antiwar riot its the sudden stillness the Jungles assume when a burst of fire signals his doom its the terrible agony with which Hes filled when hearing a Comrade has just been killed for when and other hard knocks dont quite get Charlie out of those when planes and ships and tanks have the Man with the Rifle will prevail it is his silent prayer at night dear god i did not ask to but i take Comfort in knowing were i Pray that tonight will not take me in i Pray that at Dawn i still have my i ask that when we Are through with this at least some men will know better when the bombs have stopped falling we shall Hope to find a free a Wiser Harold Toop a 101 a1jn Pacific stars stripes it july 1967

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