I'd estimate about 15 percent of all I knew were black. I might add that the type unit we were in didn't allow for a black Marine to hang out in the "Brown Towns" established by black soldiers on all the major bases, which in every case the commands ignored their existence. It was common for a black soldier to just ignore his unit and hang out in Brown Town. After a few UAs, to avoid hassle that person was usually transferred to some unit doing something that didn't require dedication, and if they didn't show up except to eat or get paid it wasn't a big deal. There are many black soldiers that spent their entire tour in Brown Town.<quoted text>
Yet old DB professes to have been a Marine in Vietnam, if he really was then i'll guarantee there were plenty of blacks that had his sorry back. I had plenty in my unit and was proud of all of them. These idiots like DB and Galt are plain racist and lowlife unAMerican byches..
Ask some black Vietnam veteran about "Brown Town". Of course, that's the name we used for them... and they will know that name.
I'll close with a comment agreeing with you.
Yes, I have some black brothers that I'd trust with my life, and I don't think 40 years would change anything. If they showed up today I'd trust them just like it was yesterday.