There were many people up there who had really strange looking hairdos. You could tell the status of the person in this religion by there hair cut, male or female--these were all monks there near the holy place. Other people, all the other acolytes had their hair shaved in patterns, triangles, or squares. The bigger the triangle the higher they were in that level until they had a full head of hair. The only ones with the full head of hair were the nuns working out of the temple complex and one man, with a full head of hair, was the head priest. He spoke English very well and I spoke some Vietnamese by then and I sat down in his hootch for
SPIDER IN A CAVE 8/18/2017
In 'Nam troops like the 11th Cavalry were not allowed into "civilized" areas because they were afraid of our reactions to any threat. In other words, we might shoot first and ask questions later. True; they had good reason to think that, but that's another story.
We saw a lot of combat so we had to have a place to blow off steam, someplace to relax. So they would assign us to security at a mountain called, Xa Gia Ray which was not far from Vung Tau. The Brass used to send us there to guard the place and protect the water from saboteurs. Gia Ray was a big rock that stuck out of the otherwise flat p