In the first post I wrote about the Hummers we had to 'battle harden' we never did phase those out before I left however the new ones we saw were more like this. The glass in these was about 3" thick, bullet proof. I never had the benefit of the new model's
|Hair Cut Day, in the heat you wanted a 'high & tight' so we did out own.|
Here one of our guys was giving one of our radio operators a haircut
Church services were well attended. It was interesting to see all the M-16's and light machine guns under the benches where we sat (if you were assigned a SAW or M-60 for example you carried it with you)
Pictured here is a young Marine being baptized (after services) by the Chaplains, in a box lined with plastic.
Laundry was either handled in the shower (which was about half the time with me) or at a setup like this. The bladder you see was filled by a tank truck with river water and was used in the washing machine shown just behind in the shadows The water got very hot in the sun. Clothes wrung out by hand dried fully in about 15-20 min after being hung out.
The first camp I was at had laundry provided by private contracted Philippine women. After it was hit by a rocket and five of them killed the remaining women left and we did our own wash.