From Sgt. Grit's newsletter:
Pop That Smoke
I was HST to Hotel 2 Battalion 3 Marines on float in which we were dropped into action. Lets lay to rest the air wing question. THEY are all Marine. I was always amazed as to how these fly boys performed. We have had them set into locations as to I believe the rotors were clipping the leaves on the trees. Impressive then and now in memory. There are count less lives saved as to there action. No question as to how hot the landing zone was, pop that smoke and direct me in. My only question is where they put there balls, they had one h&ll of a set in my memories of there action.
Remembering Khe Sanh, cold & raining. Sitting in this hole water coming down the back. Looking out I see a small plane. Believe it is called a spotter. Short time later in comes this jet. Dam thing came in so close I could feel the heat off the exhaust. I would like to thank that unknown pilot for air support and I greatly appreciated the heat. Only time that day that I was warm.
Carl Waters ( What )
Cpl 65 / 69