Veterans Tales by Allen Ness
It must have been 1990 or 91, my battalion was in Thailand for a training deployment. They worked the hell out of us and made us hurt. I learned first hand about the nasty things that live in jungles. After 23 days in the jungle the entire crotch fell out of my trousers, it was cooler that way but still somewhat embarrassing. I wasn’t the only one, that helped a little. The Wolfhounds finally got me a shower and decided I was decent enough to allow to visit Bangkok. Although “decent enough” isn’t a very apt description. We may have been washed on the outside and smellin’ nice but decent never even entered out thoughts.
It was a five hour bus ride from our camp to Bangkok, Thailand. I saw the damndest things on that journey. A family of nine all riding on a single…
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