Patrick Underwood’s autobiographical short story, “Guard Duty Vietnam: On the Lookout for the Enemy Within,” based on his 1970-71 Vietnam War tour of duty, is dedicated to Vietnam War veterans whose experiences, he says, were “far worse than mine.”
You can read the story at https://sunderwood545.wordpress.com/
Underwood served as the company clerk for a construction-engineer unit in Vietnam in the mountains west of Cam Ranh Bay in II Corps—and pulled a lot of guard duty. After his service he became a journalist, and worked for 36 years for daily newspapers before retiring in 2012.
–November 15, 2021