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Updated on September 5, 2014

It was the Southeast Asia War Games,

Back in 1968.

I never got a T-shirt,

But I finally got a license plate.


We watched for Bouncing Betty.

A Victor Charlie we would hunt.

It was hot and dry and wet and cold,

And I was a Marine Corps Grunt.


There were more vermin squirmin’,

Than a congress while in session.

History is being rewritten.

And the authors never learn a lesson.


We shot, we fought.

We ran, we ducked, we hid.

We carried seventy pounds of crap.

You wouldn’t believe the crap we did.


There were ambushes.

There were firefights in the moonlight.

There was incoming and outgoing.

There were tracers in the night.


Forty years and my life is sewn up,

In a seven lettered license plate.

Participant of the Southeast Asia War Games,

I was Grunt in 68.



~Micky Dee~



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    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      Your work is powerful and Spot on. All in one license plate.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      3 years ago from Great Britain

      Love the license plate and the poem.

      Great one, Micky.

    • jandee profile image


      4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      How lovely, Micky and Justom,great to to hear from you,how's ebay ??

      Peace to you both also,

      best from jand

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      4 years ago from 41042

      Hey brother, I hardly ever get on here anymore but thought I'd check in to see how you're doing. While I'm here, hi Jandee, great to hear from you again. Hope all's well with you too! Peace!!

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      4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello,Micky ,don't know what this means -Biendnfu ! Been to a French Fete today and saw a 'Yankee Jeep' with the former writing on it from vietnam...

      Reminded me of you and now at this very moment I am watching'Cycling-Tour Of Britain' another reminder ! If you see it at all it is in Liverpool and all around my very own park,Sefton Park.

      best from jandee _I am in France just now..

      Waiting for the next one.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Very nice. Jamie


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