I was 20 years old when I went to Pleiku, South Vietnam, in January 1968, returning in January 1969. I was a cook in the unit called 573rd Infantry Supply and Support. From a Private E-1, I rose to the rank of a Specialist E-5 in only 10 months. So I was a very darn good soldier.
The guys in my unit did not receive nice new weapons. We were issued the same kind of old equipment used by the soldiers in World War II and Korea. But we did not care. Our guys found out that old weapons were just as deadly as new ones.
I finished my time in the United States Army by serving my final six months at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.
Some of my wit:
Happy pappy — proud father
Celebrity diets — favorite fantasies
Reality television — well written
Tall order — runway models needed
Tiger Woods — where tigers live
Bad movies — reel life disasters
Frosted flakes — orange hair
Red carpet — more unknown celebrities
Crowbar — here crows get drunk
The Arthur Thompson show aired on Warner Access Cable Television from 1997 to 2005, Fox Access Cable Television from 2006 to 2008 and Manhattan, New York, Access Television from 2003 to 2016.