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Part 2: 'I got a man down here ... I think he's gonna die!'

Part 2: 'I got a man down here ... I think he's gonna die!'

THE STORY SO FAR: Bravo Company, including Bethlehem native Pfc. Eric R. Shimer, has set out to engage a North Vietnamese Army regiment that is increasing operations near LZ Center. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * Last of two parts * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * We were hardly elite troops, but five of the seven of us had been together for more than three months, which was unusual under the tour-of-duty system. Of greater importance was that four of us could be relied upon to move and fire on instinct without waiting for orders. This was more than twice the norm for our draftee army. The squad was a...

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