I am sorry, sir, but my men refused to go . . . We cannot move out.
Repeat that, please. Have you told them what it means to disobey orders under fire?
I think they understand, but some of them simply had enoughthey are broken. There are boys here who have only 90 days left in Viet Nam. They want to go home in one piece. The situation is psychic here.
As it first appeared in newspapers around the world, that anguished exchange by field telephone between a battle-weary young infantry lieutenant on a Vietnamese hill...