21 November 2009
Here's another piece I found in an old sketchbook. It's from a book of photographs called "13/13" that chronicles the trials and tribulations of Marines in Vietnam in 1967. A recent former Marine friend of mine was confused about the title and thought it referred to an Artillery regiment. However, I queried my friend The Gunny, who said it referenced the number of KIA's that unit sustained while the photographer was embedded with them. The Gunny recommended this book to me as it detailed the lives of Marines as they were when he was in Vietnam. The Gunny, who you will hear more about in the future, was detailed to a Combined Action Platoon. I hope to be doing some work regarding his experience as a CAP Marine.