Michael Amato

My best feel-good memory of the Vietnam War was whenever we had to go from Cu Chi base camp to a forward area, we would load up on C rations so we could toss the food to village children as we passed through in the convoy.

Those kids really appreciated the food and we always had enough to give all the kids their share.

Ironically, about a month later, we had to travel to one the villages where we had fed the kids but instead we were stunned.

The village was burned to the ground and there wasn't a soul in the village.

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