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Monday, 10 January 2011 15:32

When David Huffman went to Vietnam, he was a high school dropout. He was only in Vietnam for 3 or 4 months before being wounded. He learned how to follow orders from other, more experienced Marines. He also knew basic survival skills: if somebody shoots at you, you shoot back. Wayne Vines another Mike Company Marine and was a forward observer who did more than just follow orders. He had map reading skills and was very knowledgeable about combat tactics. David really didn’t remember him from Vietnam, however, the two became good friends since Mike Company 3/7 began having their reunions in Orlando, FL. David had been going to Mike Company reunions since 1993; it was now 2005. That year David was with another friend from Mike Company, Jack Wilson. Wilson was helping David look for Wayne Vines. Vines had a deep rich southern Alabama accent. David told Wilson, “I’m looking for Vines.” Wilson said, “What does he look like?” David said, “I don’t know, he’s a black man.” Soon a white redheaded man yells, “Look at that blind motherfucker.” Wilson was mad; he was ready to take up for his blind Marine friend but David recognized the voice and then yelled, “Wilson, that’s Vines!” Wilson said, “I thought you said he was black, Huffman?” Huffman said, “I guess that’s what you get for being a blind motherfucker.”

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