VC, THC and CBS

Dear Neal,

In your fine book about the adventures of the Creighton family, you reference an incident when troops from the 1st BN, 12th CAV–the battalion I commanded in Vietnam in ’70-’71–made national news for being filmed smoking pot through a shotgun barrel. I thought you might be interested in what really happened. (pdf)

From this month’s Army magazine. The VC are engaged, reporters are loose in the wire, the reefer is smoked.

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3 responses to “VC, THC and CBS

  1. Interesting. I searched for references to this event. All I could find was that the reporter was Gary Shepard for CBS and two lines in various accounts about what a controversy it was. Yet it was not enough of a controversy to merit more than two lines anywhere.

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