Joey Bishop and Tippi Hedron were touring the country on a morale visit. As luck would have it they were at our little club the night I left. Tippi gave me the plaque and a big kiss. Joey was quite an entertainer and played the guitar and sang for us. He took great delight in telling us about the time he kicked Pernell Roberts off of his talk show because of Robert's vocal opposition to the war. The next day, with a light heart and a heavy head I hitched a ride across DiAn to 2-18 Inf's rear area. I was told to get ready to go to the field and that I would be assigned to Delta Company as weapons platoon leader. Guess who was the commander of Delta -- Basil Blue!
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