I finally got rid of SSG Bell's stuff. Not without a fuss about the red tape. A lieutenant in the supply system asked why it took me so long to get rid of it, and I came a bit unglued, and read him the riot act about none of you sumbitches would tell me how to do it, and I had been trying to get rid of the stuff since August. Seems, if no one is shooting at you all the time, you become rather Mickey Mouse!
And, I went to the PX in Cholon, I think, to buy black pants, a white shirt, and a black coat to wear on the plane. It seems uniforms aren't allowed on the Embassy flight. I also turned in my field gear to the MACV supply room.
Sure feels strange not to have a steel pot, or M-16 at hand. I mean, suppose something breaks out in the next couple of days! I would be almost necked!
Three and a wakeup!