Third Platoon returning to camp
This was Donald's mates from his platoon, returning from
operation. To the right was walter sanford
delivering some refreshments to the returning troops.
the fact that he had his shirt off probably indicated
that he had missed this operation (due to being on r&r?)
and was assigned the detail. In the center is Jim Shulsky,
reading the letter which was waiting for him.
note the ponchos being dried out in the background.
in the distant background was the company latrine.
it wasn't much, but it offered us some semblance of
comfort while we were in camp. lower section of the
latrine was where the receptacles (55 gallon drums, cut in half) for human waste, collected. Every few days some men were assigned to remove and burn the contents with gasoline.