A Near Brush With Death

 A Near Brush With Death


(One evening, one morning in Vietnam, ’71)


So I’ve heard, a shot, rocket or shell that hits you, you never hear it upon sway. The explanation being, everything is finished, said and done, and assuming not you are generally oblivious.


However, I for one for 7mm rem mag ammo myself in any case, to some degree deviate; I heard each rocket that hit our ammunition dump, that evening until morning. Every approaching rocket accompanied a whistling sound, similar to an alarm in calm, that never arrived at a thunder status until it hit something, similar to our water tank, or five-ton fold, or just the gatekeeper shack, or soil then, at that point, crash, and a shower of trash, and broken loads up alongside various stuff, and pieces of metal flying about, hunks of consuming metal taking off by my face, I had seen and heard everything, had I been hit, whose to express what then, at that point, you’re dead, and the dead don’t talk, clarify, or even inquiry.


And afterward just later the effect, you tune in for the following one to come, assuming that it comes, regardless of whether it come, you’re hanging tight for it in any case. In such instances of approaching rockets, or shells, there is practically no battling happening around you-in all honesty, each one around you is dashing for some sort of cover, hopping, stowing away, diving openings in the ground to cover their heads, sides of their bodies, laying level and soundless on dikes as your brain and body stay in a condition of ready, high change or you freeze or frenzy (I’ve seen every single such case).


Ammunition dumps are not shelled all that regularly, less frequently than you’d expect, they are kept typically very a long ways behind the fundamental lines of discharge, a few months there were no shelling by any stretch of the imagination.

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