How would infantry know exactly where to aim when they were shooting at the enemy in the dense jungles of Viet Nam? I feel like it'd be a lot of just spraying in the general direction of where they thought the VC were rather than precise, aimed shots because of their use of camo and all that. Any insight?
Not all fighting was in jungles, just to be clear.
For any firefights that were, I think it would be trying to aim in the general direction. Think of it this way too, if it’s too dense for allied troops to fire at the enemy, it might be too dense for the enemy to effectively fire at allied troops in the first place.
I’ve read a lot of memoirs and I don’t remember this ever being spoken about. A lot of times I know that troops weren’t sure necessarily if they had hit anyone because a lot of times the VC and NVA would drag their wounded and dead comrades away before Americans (or their allies) could move forward and check the area.
You know what I loved about the Fallon interview was how Gwen knows Blake doesn't care for la, and wants to be in camo all the time, but it doesn't seem to bother her. They both just seem to make it work and manage to see each other as much as possible. I love how honest they are with each other. They are so opposite but everything makes sense when you see them together or hear them talk.
I think Gwen was speaking in hyperbole when she said he is miserable without the woods. 😂I mean, clearly, because he spends much more time in LA than he does in OK these days, because that’s where he lives now, and he’s the happiest he’s ever been. I think she just meant he doesn’t like going out to high end restaurants and A List parties and the other “Hollywood” things she used to do all the time. In context, the sushi restaurant they went to (per a Facebook sighting) was one of the most exclusive sushi bars in LA/West Hollywood, so she was saying he’s out of his element in that kind of place.
I do agree it’s so awesome how they make it work, though. But to me what is so incredible is that they have created a perfect setup for each other. They keep a home base in LA, because that’s where work, school, church, their daily life, is, but they make time for their second home in OK as much as possible, on school vacations and holidays and sometimes on weekends when the kids are with Gword. To me that’s completely the best imaginable scenario because Gwen loves Oklahoma but only a week or two at a time, and Blake is happy living with Gwen but gets to see his woods fairly often (especially bc he heads back for the weekend now and then as well). I personally think it’s incredible how well they’ve created a system that works for them and seems like it will be sustainable long term. (Especially once they have their forever home in LA which I imagine will have more land and nature for blakeee to play with than the current place).