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Quote1.png They won't shoot this way Ed. Then they'd miss the movie too! Charlie don't get no R+R. Quote2.png
Mike Albergo

Appearing in "'Nam: First Patrol"

Reprint of the 1st story from
The 'Nam #1

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  • Crews (First appearance)
  • Sergeant Kelly (First appearance)
  • Wright (First appearance)

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  • Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey"
  • M113 Armored Personnel Carrier

Synopsis for "'Nam: First Patrol"

Reprint of the 1st story from
The 'Nam #1

Ed Marks experiences a rude awakening in basic training and is then posted to the 4/23 Mechanized Infantry (Tropic Lightning). After a misunderstanding over a bribe with the top sergeant, he is assigned to platoon of Sgt. Polkow and his band of misfits. There he befriends Mike Albergo prior to venturing out on his first patrol.

In the field, they get ambushed by the Việt Cộng in a local village. After the shooting dies down, Ed vomits after seeing his first dead body.

As they walk back to base, they accompany and armored column which falls victim to a booby trap. They are then attacked by a sniper from a hidden bunker, which is part of a wider tunnel system. They clear them out with grenades and request helicopter transportation back to base. Ed finds this difficult as he has issues with flying.

On their return the guys go to watch the movie Major Dundee whilst the rest of the base comes under rocket attack. Ed panics but Mike reassures him that the VC will not hit the movie screen because they like to watch too.

Appearing in "Dust Off"

Reprint of the 1st story from
The 'Nam #2

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  • M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier
  • Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
  • M48 Mine Roller tank

Synopsis for "Dust Off"

Reprint of the 1st story from
The 'Nam #2

This issue begins with Sgt Polkow's men waiting to ambush a group of VC. During the ensuing firefight Spec. Kakas who is the section's medic, cowers whilst men are being injured. Sgt Polkow get's him on his feet and throw's him towards the injured men. Kakas is furious and plots revenge on the Sgt for nearly getting him killed.

After the firefight Kakas returns to base on a Medevac chopper smugly telling Polkow to drop by the orderly room to speak to the Top Sgt Tarver.

The guys then have to walk back to base. As soon as they reach the base Polkow heads for the orderly room to confront Top Sgt.Tarver about Kakas. Tarver informs Polkow that after their regulation rest they must go back into the field. Polkow is furious as they have been out in the field for three days already.

Kakas avoids going back in the field as he has wounded men to attend to.

The men go back into the field riding on M113's as part of an armored column. One of the APC's hits a booby trap, which is the signal for a VC ambush. A short firefight and couple of tank round later all is peaceful. The column finishes the patrol and returns to base.

Polkow still furious with Tarver tracks him down in the club but before he can get himself into trouble Lt Fenelli diffuses the situation by taking Polkow away for a drink. Polkow tells Tarver they will talk again sometime.

Meanwhile Ed goes to his bunk and goes to sleep exhausted by the last few days.

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