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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"

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Other Characters:

  • 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"

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.


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