Draft card, 1970
What I’ve heard is that it often occurred in rear areas, not necessarily that it was rear lines personnel. Looking into it now that it seems you’re right. To me it sounds like a similar situation to personal acts of racism in Vietnam. Those on the front lines had bigger things to worry about, and had to rely on each other. In the rear, tensions could escalate over disputes.
One book I’m adding to my wishlist now is Fragging: Why US Soldiers Assaulted Their Officers in Vietnam by George Lepre.
An article in Foreign Policy summarizes some of Lepre’s findings. This includes: “Most fragging occurred in the noncombat support units in the rear, not in front-line combat units. (p. 31)”
Check out the following:
MSG Jerry Shriver served three years in Vietnam. He went MIA on 24 April 1969. There was later a presumptive declaration of death. His body has never been recovered.
Part of the 8th Tactical Wing, the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron operated out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base from December 1965 until July 1974. The squadron flew McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms. The 433rd achieved 12 MiG kills during its deployment.
There’s not as much information as I thought there might be but I will continue looking.
Or requests! I’ve been battling depression for months but this week I feel up to getting some work done around here. So drop me a message!
From the source:
Bong Son Village, Thailand. First Lieutenant Linda J. Bowser, an Air Force nurse with the 8th TFW [Tactical Fighter Wing] Med-Cap team, examines a Thai girl. 1/10/1974
From the source:
The 38th Inf Plt Scout Dogs are attached to the U.S. 25th Inf Div at Cu Chi in the Republic of Vietnam and are used on all types of combat operations, detecting enemy, ambushes, mines, booby and punji traps. The patrol moves down a road and are framed by overhanging bushes.
19 August 1966
Photo by SFC Peter P. Ruplenas
AND HERE’S ONE for all those brave boys of the Tropic Lightning Division. Sexy Cris Cranston thanks 1st Lieutenant Alfred Little of the 25th Aviation Battalion for the chopper ride during a recent USO tour with Johnny Grant. Rumor has it that Cris’ other assets may be viewed in next months’ Playboy centerfold. [Source]
Isn’t it only multiplayer? Not really my thing, though I’ve watch a couple people play it.