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Vietnam War pipe pic

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LL

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An email exchange with a customer resulted in him sending me the following picture. It was a conversational toss-off in his mind, but I found it remarkable. Since there are several military/police/fire types here on BoB, and reminiscences common, I asked him if I could share it with you. He said no problem.

A contemplative young soldier smoking a pristine Talon meer in a hot war zone... what an amazing mix of cultural, political, and psychological contradictions, no?


 

regor

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Thats a darn nice picture!!!. It does ccatch a feww differant emotions among other things. Thanks :sunny: :sunny: :cyclops:
 

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I never had to live in the environment where this young (weren't we all?) soldier is sitting; but the quiet contemplation, while smoking one's pipe, is the same. FTRPLT
 

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Thanks for the picture LL; it brought back a lot of memories. I started smoking a pipe while a Marine 0311 in Viet Nam; it gave me some peaceful moments in a not so peaceful place.
 

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Definitely an interesting and thought-provoking pic, LL.... thanks for posting it.

I was an occasional pipe smoker at that time, myself, and spent a fair amount of time transfixed in contemplative mind-travels. A couple of decades later, I came to realize that I could retain a greater number of those thoughts when my pipe was filled with tobacco.... improved the room note tremendously, and no more orange Cheetos stains on my fingers.
 

Tony Ferrill

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Right the f#@$ on.His facial expression says it all......I was recon in peacetime;this guy saw what we prayed for.
Glad to be 48.Couldn't,WOULDN'T do it again.Respectfully,Tony
 

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thanks for that pic LL. I now have it as my wallpaper. Makes me force myself to relaxe and take time to appreciate the good things in life, even amongst the chaos.
 

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Wonder what he smoked? An American Burley classic? Dunhill? The Sobranie?
 
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