E: "What was the first feeling you got stepping off the plane and seeing Vietnam? Was there anything that first hit you as this being Vietnam? Anything like the weather or the smell?"

B: "Well, yeah, it really smelled awful. You knew you were in Vietnam when you hit there."

E: "What did it smell like?"

B: "Uh, well, it’s kind of hard to describe. It’s a mixture of garbage and um, sweat, and just, heavy, like a heavy atmosphere of… I don’t know how to put it. As far as the humidity, it’s very, very hot and humid. It was just, you couldn’t breath, it was like it was dead."
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