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    Default USA Debrief on Vietnam - Mike's Beach Resort

    Thanks to OnMyWay (Mark) and Pfotoguy (Bill) for their colorful details of their trip from Hanoi to Saigon (aka Uncle Ho city). Looking fwd to their pictures.

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    The tunnel system at Cui Chi completely blew my mind, I could not imagine the fear factor of hiding in those little tunnels during a B-52 strike, waiting to be buried alive at any moment.
    And the brave G.I.s who used to go and search the tunnels they found armed with nothing more than a .45 and a flashlight.
    Madness...but not Sparta.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Manzanita View Post
    The tunnel system at Cui Chi completely blew my mind, I could not imagine the fear factor of hiding in those little tunnels during a B-52 strike, waiting to be buried alive at any moment.
    And the brave G.I.s who used to go and search the tunnels they found armed with nothing more than a .45 and a flashlight.
    Madness...but not Sparta.
    I hope if Mark and Bill went on the Cu Chi tour, we get a picture of them trying to squeeze into one of the tunnel entrances....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatO View Post
    I hope if Mark and Bill went on the Cu Chi tour, we get a picture of them trying to squeeze into one of the tunnel entrances....
    They had an old Huey slick out there, and for a dollar a round you could shoot a variety of vintage war weapons into it.

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    I was in VN in 1966 stationed in Da Nang on hill 327. (the ammo dump) we found a couple of tunnels and me being 5'7 and weighing a buck and a half I was Volunteered to go in and check em out with the customary 45 and a flashlight. Scary shit. Luckily found nothing. being in an ammo dump throwing in a grenade or two in wasn't a good idea. so we filled it in with dirt and sandbags.

    as for now, I couldn't get my legs in one let alone my whole body.

    went to Chu Chi on one of my trips in the last few years. it is something to see. I recommend in for anyone interested it what things looked like during the war.
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    I was in VN in 1966 stationed in Da Nang on hill 327. (the ammo dump) we found a couple of tunnels and me being 5'7 and weighing a buck and a half I was Volunteered to go in and check em out with the customary 45 and a flashlight. Scary shit. Luckily found nothing. being in an ammo dump throwing in a grenade or two in wasn't a good idea. so we filled it in with dirt and sandbags.

    as for now, I couldn't get my legs in one let alone my whole body.

    went to Chu Chi on one of my trips in the last few years. it is something to see. I recommend in for anyone interested it what things looked like during the war.
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