The pilots and men said to me over and over--if you're going to paint us, paint us the way it really is. Rough. You know everybody has their bitches and complaints back home--well to tell the truth, we have too. What's the matter with your saying some of the things we want to say to the folks back home. Each word is an actual quote. Many, many more and many better (but hardly likely to last long on the Pentagon walls) were at hand. The men had a marvelous good humor about their situation. As the man said about his paunch--"It's Hanoi Hilton reserve. I hate rice." Not kidding or trying to be funny--he just knew someday he would be shot down and captured or worse. He faced it everyday when he flew. Another thing they all talked about were the disgraceful acts against the country and flag. As one person said, "I climb down out of the Thud and the first thing that hits me is the flag burners getting the headliners in the Stars and Stripes. But maybe we only lost 3 that day--hardly big news." A little acknowledgment and appreciation is what they wanted so much.