Originally Posted by Nevada Ed
Bear, sorry to drop the ball on messaging. Didn't realize you had written back. Hope we can pick up from here!!! Benewah liked Dong Tam, only had to worry about underwater zappers and concussion grenades took care of that. Sorry to have missed you over there, I left after a 14 month tour TET of 68. They blew up the transit barracks in Siagon the day after I left so my timeing was perfect. Did a bit of smoking last summer and looking forward to this one as well. Trying to perfect a roast 8 to 10 lbs, want to do a prime rib. Trying several kinds of wood pellets as well as blocks.Winter was long and cold, only just now getting out a little putting the smoker to work. Will do better about keeping in touch................. and how was you winter there in PA? Regards, Nevada Ed
Hi Ed !!
I'm just glad you made it back too!!
Good you weren't at Dong Tam when the VC walked the mortars & Rockets in and hit our Main Ammo Dump!! That set off 500 Tons of Ammo (1,000,000 lbs!!!).
There were very few Navy guys at Dong Tam, but they took the brunt of the damage, as the Ammo Dump was closest to the Naval compound. Total of 2 Killed and 56 wounded in that one.
We had the warmest Winter that I can remember, as a whole, but March was a little rough.
Tanke Care Ed,