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.