Seabee 02/06/2022 (Sun) 18:19:13 No.2902 del
I could tell you about the "time" but I'd have to change jungle to desert, Saigon to Paktika Province, Afghanistan and Charlie to Abdul.
Talking about Vietnam though when my enlistment was up in 2014 I bought a house and was in my driveway washing my car and a guy walks over from a house across the road. He was about 70 with long scraggly hippie hair wearing an old Vietnam Marine jungle jacket with peace signs on it. He welcomed me to the neighborhood and asked if I was former military and I answered in the affirmative. I asked if he was a former Marine judging by his jacket and he answered in the affirmative saying that he did 3 tours in Vietnam. Marines and Seabees always got along really good and were really tight and he asked me if I wanted to get high. I said I'll have a beer with him and I got a 6 pack from the fridge. I gave him a beer and he took a joint out of his pocket and lit it. He was an interesting guy and still talked like a hippie and telling me flashbacks from Vietnam. We became good friends but unfortunately he's in a VA hospital now not doing too good. I visit him once in a while but his mind is failing and only remembers me once in a while.