Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Vietnam War...I remember it well... My Chinook helicopter was coming in "Low 'n Slow" to pull a lone African American soldier out of the jungle and out of harm's way. My chopper was taking numerous RPG hits and receiving friendly 105 and 155mm cannon fire. It was thick as a jungle in the jungle...we called it "the bush". I radioed for the very frightened young man to "pop smoke". He radioed back, "What color, Sir?" I told him..."PURPLE HAZE". And that, my great readers...is how I saved Pvt Jimmi Hendrix.