1. Nick Turse tells Dave Davies about what a Vietnam vet he interviewed for his book, Kill Anything That Moves, said about his first day in the field:

He told me … he watched the point man — the lead man of his patrol — detain a young girl and molest her, and he thought to himself, you know, “My God, what’s going on here?” And over the ensuing months, he watched a litany of atrocities take place: a young boy executed for no reason; an old man who was used for target practice; a prisoner thrown off a cliff; a man who was held down to be run over by an armored personnel carrier. … And when he first spoke up about brutality, his life was threatened and even his friends came up to him afterwards and said, “Listen, you better keep your mouth shut or you’re going to get a bullet in the back during a firefight.”

Image of the Son My Memorial via Steve on Tour

    Nick Turse tells Dave Davies about what a Vietnam vet he interviewed for his book, Kill Anything That Moves, said about his first day in the field:

    He told me … he watched the point man — the lead man of his patrol — detain a young girl and molest her, and he thought to himself, you know, “My God, what’s going on here?” And over the ensuing months, he watched a litany of atrocities take place: a young boy executed for no reason; an old man who was used for target practice; a prisoner thrown off a cliff; a man who was held down to be run over by an armored personnel carrier. … And when he first spoke up about brutality, his life was threatened and even his friends came up to him afterwards and said, “Listen, you better keep your mouth shut or you’re going to get a bullet in the back during a firefight.”

    Image of the Son My Memorial via Steve on Tour

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