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For one thing it is personal

and as my example of what can be remembered when there is a trumatic experience involved, relate to the Tet offensive in Da Nang, in feb of 1968. There was a rocket attack, and one of the rockets nearly hit the bunker I was in. It was special, because the rockets were "walked in", and they got closer and closer and closer, so by the time the one that nearly hit the bunker hit, I KNEW it was going to be close, and I KNEW that I might die. And I remember it VERY clearly. But I don't remember JUST who was in the bunker with me, although I do remember most of the guys that were there in my unit during Tet.

Many don't remember much of anything during trauma. Some vets, much younger that I was, have difficulty knowing where they even were at the time.

As for 1982, I was working on a large software project witht wo other peoeple, that spanned from about 1978 to 1985 or so, and all day, every day, was almost the same, working on a program that was all encompassing, day after day, and I would not be able to remember from1980 to 1984 anything unless I had a record of what I was doing. I was developing a program language that required a concentrated effort, a compiler, day after day after day. It is all a total blur.

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Posted: 09/27/2018 at 11:32AM


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Just checked my calendar from 1982 -- CUKev 09/27/2018 09:00AM