Hearts and Minds

And, like, here come the jets.
Everybody's, "Yay,jets! Do it to 'em.

Get these motherfuckers off our ass.''
You know.

'Cause they were diggin'
in our behind real good.

And, like, the jet came in
and "Yay,jet, get 'em.''

And you see 'em swoopin' all around.
"Yay,jet, get 'em.''

And he came over that way
and let it go, and you say, "Uh-oh.''

And you could see it's napalm cannister,
because you can tell 'em.

They spin asshole over head, backwards
as they're tumbling through the air.

And the thing is just tumbling down.
You know it's coming right at you.

You know. And, like, wow.
The napalm hit, I grabbed this dude,

just put him up over my head
in the hole like that.

Fuckin' napalm went down the whole line.
Just creamed everybody in the line.

Thirty-five dudes, man,just burnt.
Post-toasty to the bitter, you dig?

And that napalm was just drippin' on
both sides of this dude.

He's dead, you know. I'm just
holdin' him up, using him as a shield.

I just chunked this dude off of me
and just sprung out of the hole.

I didn't know which way I was going
outside of back, you dig?

And just ran through.
Burned my pants off.

Spent the rest of the battle running
with no drawers. My stuff hanging out.

You ever try to fight a battle
without any drawers on, man?

[Automatic Weapons Fire]
Awful sick of it.
I'll be so glad to go home.

I don't know. It's the worst area we've
been in since I've been in Vietnam.

You think it's worth it?
Yeah. I don't know. They say we're
fighting for something. I don't know.

I was at a very kind of
sobering thing last night.

Memorial service for four men
in the second squadron...

who were killed the other day.
One of them being a medic.
And, uh, the place was just packed.
And we sang three hymns
and had a nice prayer.

I turned around, looked at their faces,
and they were--

I was just proud.
My-My, uh, feeling for America...

just soared because of their--
The way they looked.
They looked determined...

and-and-and reverent
at the same time.

But still they're
a bloody good bunch of killers.