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Posted by The ambivalent dbu. on May 4, 2006, 10:01 am
 


Same holds true with gas engines.  When I spent some time in Vietnam the
streets of Saigon were choked with smoke from motorbikes and trucks,
many were two cycle gas engines.  This was in the late sixties.  I think
we've cleaned up gas and diesel engines quite a bit from those days.
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Posted by Michelle Steiner on May 4, 2006, 6:59 pm
 


Keep in mind that two-cycle engines burn lubricating oil; that's what
emits the smoke and odor.

BTW, when where you there?  I was in Saigon from Sept to Nov 67, and in
DaNang from Nov 67 to Aug 68.

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Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by The ambivalent dbu. on May 4, 2006, 9:37 pm
 

Spring 66 to 67.  22 TASS at Binh Thuy AB about 6 km from Can Tho in the
delta.  I was in Saigon only a few weeks in 66.
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Posted by Michelle Steiner on May 5, 2006, 7:06 am
 

I was in DaNang during the TET offensive.  I had been scheduled for a
short TDY to Hue, but it was postponed because of the anticipated
offensive that only we MI types believed was going to happen.  That was
very fortunate because everyone in the office that I would have been at
was either killed or captured by the NVA.

-- Michelle

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Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by The ambivalent dbu. on May 5, 2006, 10:58 am
 

Amazing luck.  I'm happy we both made it out alive.   I hope to make it
back to the Vietnam memorial at least once more in my lifetime.
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