With other 1st Marine Divison correspondents, west of Da Nang, 1968:
from left, Jeff "T.H.E." Ault, Bob Bayer, Gus, Roger Garrett, Eric "Rafterman" Grimm and Rick Lavers.
"War is really the only time, I suppose, that you're actually a free person . . . And there's also a democracy, an equality about being in the war--everybody's the same. In the field, it's like a bunch of heavily armed monks in this weird brotherhood."
After the song ends
someone turns down the radio and someone says, "We need us a jarhead song.
The Green Beanies have got their own song, and they ain't shit. What
we need is a Marine song. A song for grunts."
BOOM. "Fuck this incoming," someone says, then laughs.
"Yeah. Yeah. That could be the title!"
A chorus of "fucking As" and everybody laughs.
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