WHEN THE LORD was creating Vietnam Veterans…

WHEN THE LORD was creating Vietnam Veterans… He was into His 6th day of overtime when an angel appeared… “You’re certainly doing a lot of fiddling around on this one…” And God said: “Have you seen the specs on this order? A Nam Vet has to be able to run 5 miles through the bush with a full pack on, endure with barely any sleep for days, enter tunnels where his higher-ups wouldn’t consider going, and keep his weapons clean and operable. He has to be able to sit in his hole all night during an attack, hold his buddies as they die, walk Point in unfamiliar territory known to be VC-infested, and somehow keep his senses alert for danger. He has to be in top physical condition, existing on C-rats and very little rest. And he has to have 6 pairs of hands…” The angel shook his head slowly and said: “6 pairs of hands??? No way!!!” “It’s not the hands that are causing Me problems … It’s the 3 pairs of eyes a Nam Vet has to have…” “That’s on the standard model?” Asked the angel. The Lord nodded… “One pair that sees through elephant grass, another pair …

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