Repro Platoon ~ 1965-1966 The Beginning.......

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Re: Repro Platoon ~ 1965-1966 The Beginning.......

Post by John H Watson » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:51 am

I woke up this morning with a song in my head. Not really a song, it was a poem we made up about a friend
of ours in our platoon named John Silva. John was a really nice guy, kind of a laid back California surfer dude.
I think there's a picture of him in the preceding story.
Why we wrote it and why we sang it nobody knows.
The Bohemian in the poem was Russel Peska.

It was titled, "The Ballad of Leroy Silva, aka, same same monkey."?

Through his T-shirt tightly fitting
came his muscles big and brawny
His name was Leroy Silva
he was far from being scrawny
.......?

Suddenly Leroy's Face turned to hatred for this skinny assed Bohemian
And he ran across the room with his arms continuously flexing
.......?
Now I'm drawing a blank and will have to get back to you later.
It's too late and probably too much really good Gin.

If anybody else remembers, please feel free to chime in :mrgreen:

.JHW

John H Watson
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Re: Repro Platoon ~ 1965-1966 The Beginning.......

Post by John H Watson » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:10 pm

Hello again fans and members of the 569th.
I was recently going through a suitcase of old letters in preparation for my 50th wedding anniversary (August 15th) when I found
a letter from Fred Kee dated March 11, 1967.( I became a civilian again on March 8, 1967)

In it he said: "Congratulations on making E-5, I made it a point to tell Sgt. Beuttner of your outstanding success as a soldier and he nearly shit"
He also told me that John Silva left in January, Fishhead and Louie left in February, and Sanford "Exciting" Vice left a few days ago.

He, Dave Cantrell and Hodges were the only ones left and Fred had 90 days till the duffle bag drag.

It was fun reading a letter from 51 years ago. Boy, time does fly when you are having fun.

I have some more stuff to add as I dig it out of an old suitcase with "Dollar Steamship" stickers on it.

JHW

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