People wonder how a group of men who knew each other for such a short period of time could retain a friendship for so many years without making contact. For those of us who were there the answer is easy. The intensity of our situation forged a relationship like no other. Those days of being kids a long way from home and depending on each other to stay alive changed our lives forever. There are a lot of things about Vietnam I would have chosen not to have experienced but today I am reaping the benefits of that year…your friendship. Make no mistake about it, you have touched my life, now and for the years since 1967-68.