This is the actual quote:

“There is one item of G.I. gear that can be the difference between a live grunt and a dead grunt. Socks. Cushioned sole, O.D. green. Try and keep your feet dry. When we’re out humpin’, I want you boys remember to change your socks whenever we stop. The Mekong will eat a grunt’s feet right off his legs. . . Two standing orders in this platoon: One, take good care of your feet. Two, try not to do anything stupid, like getting yourself killed.”




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  1. Ironically, my laundry service just lost all of my socks. Good thing I’m in Malaysia and not Vietnam.

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