Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


Bill Gessner | 1st Battalion, 9th Marines (Attached) - Navy

4:29   |   One of the first things you learned at Khe Sanh was when it was safe to go to the bathroom. Bill Gessner remembers that and other lessons like learning the difference between incoming and outgoing artillery. There were bad things, like the occasional shortages of food and water, and good things, like B-52 strikes on the enemy.

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