And as tough a fighter as he is, he'll probably make it — and be a commander himself some day. After questioning him, they told him he should join the Viet Cong in their efforts to "liberate" the city — they said they were about to win a "glorious victory". He was still alive, moaning.
No one followed him. When the Viet Cong intimated they might kill him if he refused to join them, Ta began to let them think he was changing his mind. After all, not many men — or boys — have the head start Ta Thai Manh has.
Ta crawled from man to man, carrying water and binding wounds as best he could. After questioning him, they told him he should join the Viet Cong in their efforts to "liberate" the city — they said they were about to win a "glorious victory". On nightfall of Feb.
When he awoke, the platoon was still in the house, and the VC had completely encircled them. After trying twice to get him to come back home, his parents finally gave up and gave their consent. But the Viet Cong never entered Ta's home, and after that the fighting died down. We won't even have money to pay for your burial.
As he tells a tale of fighting that would do credit to any grizzled combat veteran, he fingers the shiny cartridges on the pistol belt of a tough-looking Ranger sergeant sitting next to him. When she was gone shopping, he found a chisel and cut his way out.
Apparently thinking Ta lived in the area, the Rangers let him go — but cautioned him the houses around were full of communist soldiers. He headed to the Phu Tho race track, and found the command post of his buddies. His mother tried to reason with Ta: They told him the entire city was under attack by Viet Cong battalions.
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One was dressed in black pajamas, the other in civilian clothes. His father had stern words for him, but Ta was just happy to be home.
Two months ago, Ta had never seen the red beret of the Vietnamese Rangers, except when an occasional truckload of them passed his family's house in Xom Moi, a suburb of Saigon's Gia Dinh region, on the way to an operation. Ta crawled from man to man, carrying water and binding wounds as best he could. You'll all be killed.
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