My trip back to Vietnam is four days away. Today Sherrie, my wife, and I went out for lunch and then shopping for some last minute items for the trip. Before I knew it, she had me in the sporting goods and hunting section of the store, and she started looking at survival gear. I couldn’t hold back the laughter while she picked up different items asking if I needed it for the trip. It’s the thought that counts. I do hope I don’t need any survival gear while in Vietnam!
I believe that I’m ready for the trip. I have all the reservations made, clothing and gear that I will need for the trip. I know it will be hot while we are there. The weather forecast is 95º F during the day and 77º F at night with 80% humidity. I'm already sweating.
Mike Dankert flies into Austin Tuesday, June 12 and David arrives Wednesday, June 13. The three of us will depart from the Austin airport Thursday morning June 14 heading to Vietnam.
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir and Soldiering After the Vietnam War.