When Can I Stop Running?
by John Podlaski
Two teen soldiers spend a terror-filled night, alone, in a listening post - the military's version of a human early warning system - for the firebase. Visibility in the dense jungle is less than two-feet and imaginations run rampant; every shadow was suspect. As kids, we'd run as fast as we can to escape imaginary or perceived danger, but as soldiers in Vietnam, running is not an option.