This was going to be a long patrol through dense Philippine jungle that held the humid summer heat like an incubator. From insertion to completion, we had thirty-six hours to make it back to the extraction point or we failed. It was practice, but sometimes practice holds a reality all its own.
"The Thirty -Six Hour Patrol--Eric Hannel,"
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 2
, Article 70.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol2/iss2/70