Delta Co 11th LIB
Americal Heraldic

Delta Company 1/20

Delta Company, 1st Of The 20th, 11th Light Infantry Brigade
Americal Division


For Delta's 1968 Christmas, Bobby Renew and Cliff Tholen
"composed" the following Christmas carols.


Christmas time in sunny Vietnam
(to the tune of "Walking in a Winter Wonderland)

Rifles pop, are ya' listening?
On the trail, bullets whistling
What a horrible sight,
A small firefight
On Christmas day in sunny Vietnam

Later on we'll perspire
Sweatin' out the cease fire
You pray through the night
You'll make it all right
On Christmas day in sunny Vietnam

In the paddy you may find an ambush
Or a sniper, maybe even two
And no matter where you run for cover
You know the NVA are watching you

Where's the snow, and the tree lights
And the cold, wintry nights,
Santa won't come tonight
They shot down his flight
On Christmas day in sunny Vietnam.




The Twelve Months of My Tour
(to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
A Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the second month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Two Purple Hearts
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the third month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the fourth month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the fifth month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Five RPG's (sing with flourish!)
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the sixth month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Six Flashing AK's
Five RPG's (sing with flourish!)
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the seventh month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Seven Booby Traps,
Six Flashing AK's
Five RPG's (sing with flourish!)
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the eighth month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Eight Sappers Probing,
Seven Booby Traps,
Six Flashing AK's
Five RPG's (sing with flourish!)
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the ninth month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Nine Sneak Attacks
Eight Sappers Probing,
Seven Booby Traps,
Six Flashing AK's
Five RPG's (sing with flourish!)
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the tenth month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Ten Ambushed LZ's
Nine Sneak Attacks,
Eight Sappers Probing,
Seven Booby Traps,
Six Flashing AK's
Five RPG's (sing with flourish!)
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the eleventh month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Eleven Bouncing Bettys,
Ten Ambushed LZ's,
Nine Sneak Attacks,
Eight Sappers Probing,
Seven Booby Traps,
Six Flashing AK's
Five RPG's (sing with flourish!)
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree

On the twelfth month of my tour, Charlie gave to me,
Twelve Roadside Land Mines,
Eleven Bouncing Bettys,
Ten Ambushed LZ's,
Nine Sneak Attacks,
Eight Sappers Probing,
Seven Booby Traps,
Six Flashing AK's
Five RPG's (sing with flourish!)
Four Punji Stakes,
Three Mortar Rounds,
Two Purple Hearts,
And a Sniper in a Palm Tree


 

 

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