By Lou Drendel
Equipped from 1954 to 1979, Douglas Skyhawk had an extended creation existence than the other of the loose Worlds strive against plane and served because the ordinary gentle assault service plane of the U.S. army for nearly two decades, supplying the majority of its notable strength in the course of a lot of the Vietnam conflict.
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It was a polite query, not a challenge. I answered in kind. ” He stared at me a moment, then turned his big head and watching eyes to the encroaching blackened green. I felt compelled to press on. ” “Look, Beast. Your sarge told me you are tough and experienced and comfortable out here, but I’m not comfortable with you being out here alone. ” “No, LT. ” “No? ” I heard a chopper, not too close. It was that pulsing, drumming, heartwarming sound of the good old Huey, lifting off and climbing out from an LZ within a klick of us.
Fuckin’ gook females, Lieutenant,” said the Recon. “Biggerin’ shit,” said the RTO. I bent closer, holding my breath. One was chunky, with short black hair and a square face with sharp little teeth. My RTO had already grabbed her pack and was riﬂing through it as Recon picked up their weapons. I looked at the other. She was tall for a Viet, willowy and smooth with a perfect eggshell complexion, long straight shiny black hair, an oval face, and the cat’s eyes of a mythical Oriental princess. She was older than twelve, but less than twenty, I think, but it didn’t matter now anyway and those eyes were ﬂat, dull, rubbery, and her pale lips stretched across her teeth and slightly protruding purple-blue tongue.
Recon leaned close and slowly examined the dead face. After a long moment he pulled back. “Fuck, I can’t tell, LT,” he said. ” He looked at me and shrugged. ” I stared at him, then searched her again. Finding nothing I continued to kneel beside her, examining what she had become. ” Before I could answer we heard a yell from the tree line and some of the guys from the unit came out of the shadows and stood at the edge of the clearing. “Hey! ” one of them yelled. “Let’s go, LT,” said Recon. ” yelled the other soldier.
A-4 Skyhawk by Lou Drendel