Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans - Specialist 4 Robert L. Mountain; Lieutenant Commander William S. Norman; Specialist 4 Robert E. Holcomb Summary & Analysis

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Specialist 4 Robert L. Mountain; Lieutenant Commander William S. Norman; Specialist 4 Robert E. Holcomb Summary and Analysis

Robert is sleeping outside of the bunker because of the heat even though it is December 23rd. At 3 in the morning the bunker is struck by incoming mortars. Robert is hit and blood streams down his right leg, his left leg is on fire with pain and he is missing the ring and little fingers on his right hand. At the battalion aid station he is given morphine and then medevaced to Cu Chi for surgery. Doctors amputate his left foot and sew up the gash in his right leg that extends from his groin to his knee. They also tend to the four inch gash in his penis. Once he is able to travel Robert is...

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