E: "What were your feelings about the possibility of actually seeing action? You know, meeting the cong on a face to face basis. Were you nervous about that?"

B: "Oh yeah, of course. Anybody who wasn’t nervous would have been a damned fool. Uh, yeah, I was nervous. I guess after your first couple of firefights."

E: "What is a firefight? A lot of people mention that, is that just gunfire exchange or…"

B: "Yeah, that’s when you have incoming rounds and you exchange, and have uh, clearance to return fire. A lot of times you had to get clearance before you could fire."

E: "Oh really? Did that pose problems?"

B: "Oh yeah, it did. Because a lot of time, we didn’t wait for clearance, we fired and talked about it later."
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