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Last updated 12/21/2018 at Noon

C-4 and popcorn: A Christmas story from Vietnam

In 1967, our unit, 1st Squadron of the 11th Armored Cavalry, was dug in for the Christmas truce. We were in a fire support base close to the Cambodian border.

I won’t give you my thoughts on truces in a war, as I would be banned on Facebook.

One of our guys got a very small artificial tree from his family. I’ve been searching my memory as to the trooper, but I’m drawing a blank after 50 years. We had no decorations, but we did have some Jiffy Pop, carefully hoarded from a stop in base camp a few months earlier.

After tearing off a ch...

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