Gus (right) and Bill
Cheeley outside the ISO (Informational Services Office).
Rambo has "59 confirmed
kills," first tour, and scores another 90 during the film, for a total
of 149, not counting blood trails, civilians, and water buffalo.
My own score was perhaps more typical. In Vietnam I fired more rounds
than the Stonewall Brigade fired at the Battle of Gettysburg. I was
highly motivated, but my body count was a standing joke: I killed
as many of them as they did of me. Looking back with flawless hindsight,
I hope I hit nothing but trees, and I hope the trees lived. If I
did kill a human being in Vietnam, it was a tragic accident or self-defense;
I regret it, but I do not apologize.
Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry"
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