The Things I Carried

The Things I Carried (With thanks to Tim O'Brien)

T.P., razor,
tooth brush and paste,
pen, stationery, paperback book,
C-rats(fruit cocktail only),
roll up floor mat, olive drab miracle fabric blanket,
bug juice, quart size water bladder/pillow,
short handle shovel,
bandolier of 10-20 round clips with tracer bullets alternated,
fragmentation and smoke grenades,
1 Claymore mine(front toward enemy), wire and clicker,
M-79 grenade launcher, M-16 rifle,
either the plate, tube or legs of the 81 mm mortar,
1 white phosphorous round, 1 High Explosive round,
and the neglect or derision of most of America.

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