Today we had another mass cal [casualty]… I worked in post-op tonight and found out it was a convoy that was attacked. My patients saw what they thought were ARVN soldiers standing by the side of the road but when they came upon them, they opened fire. They said the VC were crawling everywhere. That’s the way it is over here. You just don’t know who or where your enemies are. We lost one in the OR but the rest are doing okay.
           But would you believe after what they went through we had two red alerts tonight. Put mattresses on those we couldn’t move and got the others on the floor under the beds. No peace. No sleep.
           Know you’ll remember all these men in your prayers.

Capt. Bobbie (MacLean) Fry in a letter home to her parents dated 21 May 1967. She served in the Army Nurse Corps, and the events above occurred when she was stationed with the 7th Surgical Hospital at Black Horse Base Camp, 11th Armored Cavalry.

Source: Letters from Vietnam edited by Bill Adler

While Chelsea is free, she STILL needs our support.

Please, keep in mind that even though she is free, she is still under the army, which means she can be back to prison for any petty reason such as writing/speaking something that the army does not particularly like.  

 She’ll remain on active duty, though unpaid, on what’s known as “voluntary excess leave.” That means that she’ll be required to abide by military rules – and if she breaks any of them, the military would have authority to punish her.

Also, she is still in the middle of her appeal to ultimately drop all the charges against her.

SHE WAS NOT PARDONED. Her sentence was commuted, so she is free, but still under the weight of her charges. So please keep an eye open.

Also, she deserves way more pepperoni on that slice of pizza, js.


Secretary of Defense Mattis Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan After Deadly Taliban Rampage on Afghan Military Base

(U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters on April 24, 2017, in in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mattis is on a regional tour of the Middle East. )