“Vinnie, Larry and I, were then separated from the enlisted troops, and boarded a bus, which…”

“Vinnie, Larry and I, were then separated from the enlisted troops, and boarded a bus, which delivered us to a barracks to await our orders for assignment. The first thing I noticed was that the bus had thick, metal, cross hatch wire screens over all of the windows. It was obvious these were there to prevent people from throwing grenades or other homemade bombs called satchel charges into the vehicle. We were now in a war zone.”

Guts ‘N Gunships: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam by Mark Garrison, page 65