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Lonnie Crews

Appearing in "Three Days Pass"

Reprint of the 1st story from
The 'Nam #3

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Synopsis for "Three Days Pass"

Reprint of the 1st story from
The 'Nam #3

In this issue Lonnie, Mike and Ed obtain a three day pass to Saigon for some well earned "RnR".

The trip starts off fairly uneventfully with Lonnie showing Ed around on his first visit to the capital of the Republic of Vietnam. Lonnie decides they should go see a Chinese movie. After settling down to watch the movie a Viet Cong (VC) bomber throws a satchel charge through the door blowing up the cinema causing many casualties.

To avoid spending the rest of the days answering questions to the Military Police (MP's) the guys head to the Saigon Soriee, a local hostess bar. Ed becomes entranced with one of the young hostesses but is a little naive about the whole situation and she convinces him to go to for a walk.

Unluckily for Ed he is knocked out and robbed by the hostess (and maybe an accomplice), he wakes up surrounded by Mike and Lonnie. They decide to end the night in the comfort of the Queen Anne Hotel.

The guys get settled down for the night and Ed begins to have bad dreams. The scene then cuts to a squad of VC detonating a bomb at the hotel. Mike and Ed are unhurt but is Ed is trapped in his room. Lonnie is hurt and trapped under the debris.

The guys are all rescued and taken to the hospital. Lonnie has broken ribs and because of his injuries is to be shipped back to the United States.

On their way out of the hospital Ed and Mike are followed by two reporters from Stars and Stripes Newspaper asking for comments on how they heroically saved Lonnie's life. The guys become angry with this and refuse to answer.

They head back to the base on a chopper and just after arriving back in their hooch a rocket attack begins.

Appearing in "Six O'Clock News"

Reprint of the 1st story from
The 'Nam #4

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Synopsis for "Six O'Clock News"

Reprint of the 1st story from
The 'Nam #4

In this issue the Ed is selected to go on a mission (Paul Revere/Than Phong 14) that will be filmed for the six o'clock news by correspondent Dennis Lawrence. Sgt. Polkow has to stay at the base and Top takes Rob Little with him on the mission.

The mission encounters heavy resistance from the beginning and Ed and Rob's helicopter is shot down. Rob advises them to move out quickly as Top will call in an air strike on the village.

Meanwhile the rest of the troops are under heavy fire and Top calls in the air strike predicted by Rob. He then orders a withdrawal and leaves Ed and the other survivors stranded. Mike is furious with Top for leaving the guys but he promises to come back for them.

Next morning Ed and Rob decide to walk to First Cav base at Can Khe. On the way the soldiers are ambushed by VC and Ed heroically takes out the machine gun nest.

Thankfully Rob is only injured and begins to tell Ed about when he was line troop and his life was saved by Top.

The guys make it to the base at Can Khe.

During the debrief back at base Rob loses his temper at Top when he reprimands Rob and Ed for not sitting tight near the downed aircraft and tells him to get on with the paperwork.

Top threatens Rob and smilingly tells Ed that the cameraman didn't change the film in the camera and didn't get any footage of the mission Ed was hoping his parents would see on the news.

After he leaves Top tells Polkow to recommend Ed and Rob to receive the Bronze Star.

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