Subject: Memoirs From Nam
|Celebrating Christmas In |
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 04:07 AM PST
Everyone tried to bring at least a
Christmas cheer often arrived in the mail, with "tube trees", a bottle of scotch, Christmas cards and letters,
The lucky ones were able to attend the USO Christmas shows with Bob Hope and his troupe at nearby bases. A true humanitarian, Mr. Hope always brought a feeling of "home" with him.
Some of the troops were treated to a full-on Christmas dinner with turkey and all the fixings: mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Many others (way too many) just ate their normal C-rations.
Soldiers quietly celebrated Christmas wherever they were, in whatever ways they could, but always, their thoughts and hearts were centered at "home"
The following photos document some of the different ways troops celebrated Christmas during the Vietnam War:
To all of my friends
With love and respect,
"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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