posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 10:12 AM
I knew lots about the hippies I even smoked weed with them; most were very generous about sharing their drugs with GI’s.
I was young as were most of the soldiers, and drug use in the military was common and encouraged, especially for those who were destined to be on the
front lines. My platoon received a special brew of weed, marijuana mixed with unnamed narcotics that when smoked made us capable of doing extra
ordinary things while fighting. However, we were never sent into combat because Nixon began pulling troops out. I was saved by the hippies, although,
I wasn’t looking to be saved.
I wasn’t there because I wanted to free the world from Communism; I joined to go to Vietnam as did many of those who served, for the adventure. Most
of the guys in my company had been to Vietnam several times---and liked it there---the drugs, the booze the parties, the excitement of battle were the
The real Vietnam stories never made the papers---and many of those who were there don’t want the world to know the truth. The drug use, the killing of
Americans by other Americans----black, white, Hispanic against each other, filled up many body bags and the Vietcong got the credit.
Nevertheless, I still believe the Vietnam war was for the good---in the long run---it open up the eyes of the world to the spread of Communism, not
from the Vietnamese but from the Soviet Union and Red China---that’s who we fought in Vietnam, besides each other.
[edit on 18-11-2004 by sleeper]