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Surely a man of his age and political conviction would have volunteered for duty in Vietnam. After all, he supported the war. So you might wonder where exactly in ‘Nam Limbaugh served. The steaming rice paddies of the Delta? Or was he a Marine, dug in at Khe Sanh? Special Forces, perhaps, crossing the DMZ on a Search and Destroy with “Born to Kill” tattooed on his biceps? Or maybe he stayed in Saigon and used that talent on loan from God to entertain the boys in the field. That’s it! Of course!
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He had led a lot of men into battle. He had seen fear before. But not like this. And North knew one thing. Fear at night is a killer. The trail led to a steep embankment. North clutched the M16 close to his chest and slid down feet first on his butt. It was a bumpy ride, but North didn’t mind. In fact, he kind of liked it. He just wondered if his men could navigate it. Especially Limbaugh. He’s so fat and smelly, thought North. He turned and waited. And waited. Where are they? By the time North caught up with the squad, they were just fifty meters from the base camp perimeter.