E: "Ok, ok, did you encounter any racial differences? Did you have say blacks or chicanos in your outfit?"

B: "Oh yeah, oh yeah. In the state there was definite racial tension and in Vietnam, but in our battery there wasn’t. Because where we were, it was very, there wasn’t very many Americans and you had to trust the guy that was behind you. If you couldn’t trust him than there was no sense in being there."

E: "Ok, the tensions that you do remember did they stem just from someone being black or…"

B: "Yeah, it was somebody being black and he was supposedly somewhere where he shouldn’t. There was a lot of…. I had… no… up until then, I’d never really knew what a black really was. I had never been… I had read about it and everything in school, the history, you know, but you never know."
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