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On a dark jungle highway, cold sweat in my hair.

Acid smell of cordite, rising up through the air.

Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light.

I recognized the face, but it was not right.

 

 

There they stood in formation, I heard the mission bell.

I was thinking to myself, why did they... deserve this hell.

Then they lit up the candles, and they showed me the way.

There were voices in the rubber trees, I thought I heard them say...

 

 

Welcome to the hotel Mich-el-in.

Such an evil place (Now a peaceful place)

Plenty of room at the Hotel Mich-el-in.

Any time of year, you can find us here......

 

 

My mind was definitely twisted, I got the cold sweat anew...

There were lots of old friends there, and an NVA soldier too.

How they talked to each other, I am still amazed.

They talked about the battles and, each other praised.

 

So I called up the Captain, "Please tell me the time."

He said "It don't matter son, you live in 1969."

And still those voices are calling from far away.

Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say...

 

 

Welcome to the hotel Mich-el-in,

Such an evil place (Now a peaceful place)

We've made our peace with the Hotel Mich-el-in.

Can you do the same?...

Or you'll go insane...

 

 

Mothers in the distance, call out their names.

They say: "Don't worry Mom, our friend visited us today."

He'll be back tomorrow, as he is every night.

He tries to forget the beast, but he just can't get it right.

Last thing I remember, I was running for Lai Khe.

I had to find that freedom bird, but the mines were in my way.

Relax said Driggers, "Diaz will show you the way,"

Come back any time you want, but you can never stay.

This page is dedicated to the men who fought in the Michelin Rubber Plantation in March and April 1969.

Special dedication to the following men whom were lost:

Initial contact

Saracino, Frank Sgt ARPs/11ACR

Attack by NVA on FSB Doc 0200 28 March 1969

Golden, George K PFC C1/4 28 Mar 69 Age 20 28W69

Gunter, Alvin F SSG C1/4 28 Mar 69 Age 33 28W70

Pollock, Gary J Sp4 C1/4 28 Mar 69 Age 18 28W74

 

Attack into Michelin from FSB Doc, 30 March 1969

Brown, Raymond SP4 B1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 23 28W88

Curran, Daniel J PFC A1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 21 28W89

Diaz, Benito Jr. SGT B1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 21 28W90

Driggers, Jerry T SP4 B1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 21 28W90

Garrick, Jerry A SSG B1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 28 28W92

Johns, Lamarr L PFC C1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 20 28W92

Johnson, Russell L SP4 B1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 24 28W92

Nixon, Donald L PFC C1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 21 28W93

Siegler, Willie PFC HHT 30 Mar 69 Age 22 28W94

Smith, Melton E PFC C1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 22 28W94

West, Paul B SGT B1/4 30 Mar 69 Age 21 28W95

Aston, Lyle G SP4 D1/11ACR 30 Mar 69 Age 21 28W88

 

1 April 1969

Duggan, Gary L. SSG B1/4 1 Apr 69 Age 29 28W103

Rodgers, James H. SP4 B1/4 1 Apr Age 21 27W2