Once after looking at my pictures of the Vietnam war, my grandson asked me if I was ever scared. I answered him, " Yes. Only a fool was not."
I had very little time left in Vietnam (SHORT!), when I was sent to the 101st AB. My flying days were over and I was to be stationed in a base camp called Camp Eagle and put onto a PE crew for a Cobra outfit.
Fear set in from then on. I went into a mode I had seen before in many guys who had a short time left in country. Thing is, I had always laughed at them.
Yeah, I would do my best to stay safe, but the rest would have to take care of itself. I figured once I was back in the world, I would never be afraid again. That was some real bull also. But that's a different story, for a different time.
So that brings me to today, with the media shouting Ebola, terrorists, healthcare, climate change, and political turmoil. It is the survivalist mentality taking a front seat to common sense.
67N30 Crewchief/Doorgunner Helicopter Mech.
“I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will.” ~Everett Hale
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