Shooter is what they call him, I hesitated to ask why they called him shooter because I could think of a few ways that conversation would go but I asked Shooter, where are you from he said, "The Smokey Mountains of Tennessee but I live under that bridge over there!” I then asked what branch he was in and he said the United States Marine Corps!! Ooh-Rah.
He went on to tell me he was in Vietnam and Saigon when it fell stating that he lost a lot of men! His head fell to his hands then began to tell me how over there you couldn't wear cologne, smoke cigarettes, and had to eat what they eat because they could smell what we as American ate as they could smell it coming out of your pores a mile away. I just listened.
He said, ”As a sniper you ever have to kill a child who was the enemy knowing that they were trying to kill you!” Shooter said that hell if I can survive all that then I damn sure can survive under a bridge in Topeka Kansas.