I was contacted recently by one of my men, Paul Seaton, after he discovered our blog online. I had lost track of him for more than 40 years. He sent along some photos, [including the one posted here]. This photo will give the people we traveled with [as well as those who’ve followed our blog] a sense of how close we were to the actual place where the 191st Military Intelligence Detachment worked at LZ Evans. The road where we parked at LZ Evans prior to the memorial service was on the airstrip. You can see that location clearly in the picture, because there are a few aircraft parked on the runway. We then walked towards where I was standing in the picture to find a suitable place to plant the flag.
The trip is a gift that keeps on giving. Reuniting with Paul Seaton, with whom I worked so closely, is a special pleasure for me. You may recall the story of how when I lost weight, one of my men, who started out more slender than I, was losing at the same rate. For example, when he went from long-large to long-medium, I went from long-extra large, to long-large. As I lost those 70 pounds, I kept getting Seaton’s fatigue pants, rather than having to wade through the vicissitudes of the Army supply system.