My father is an ex-Marine who served in the Vietnam War. He tells me many
stories about pranks and stuff he pulled, and here is one that stood out.
He was on patrol, in the pitch black night, with orders NOT TO FIRE unless
an enemy was spotted. In the pitch black night. Well he wasn't about to
wait until the VK was in his face with a combat knife before he started
shooting, so he looked around for a reason to open fire. And they found
In the distance, they heard a Vietnamise bird, nicknamed the 'fuck you'
bird because of its 'unique cry.'
They got on the radio.
"This is 'Bubbles' (his nickname, another story), we have spotted a gook,
sir, request permission to open fire."
"Roger, open fire."
They then began shooting wherever the bird was heard. Of course, they
couldn't just stop there...
"This is bubbles, Requesting airstrike..."
Yup. He called in Willie Peter, Napalm, Airstrikes, 'Puff the Magic
Dragon' (a large plane with a lot of machine guns that could level an area
the size of a football field in a matter of seconds.) as well as laying
thier own steel.
In the morning, the bird was still there. But 30 VK's were confirmed dead.
Needless to say, my father was put in for a commendation. But because he
wasn't a brownnoser, he didnt get it.
Sent by Bradley