Submitted by: Ed Palm
Subject: Small Photo Essay
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 18:26:31 -0500
From: Edward Palm
Glenville State College
Attached to this message please find three Palm-Prints constituting a little photo essay on "How Not to Do a Civic Action Project." Please let me know if the scans are of sufficient quality. As I said before, I'm still new at this.
If you would like to post them, perhaps they could go in over or under the following cutline:
How Not to Do a Civic Action Project
|The expression on the teacher's face says it all. In the late summer or early fall of 1967, we showed up one day, unannounced and uninvited, to deliver Saigon-approved textbooks to the village school teacher. Her overall reticence and nervousness seemed unaccountable at the time. Only later, following the 4 December ambush, did we realize how deeply entrenched the VC infrastructure was in our village at Papa Three. She was worried, no doubt, that the local VC would not approve of her accepting these books. But she was probably just as afraid of us at the moment. Note the rifle with bayonet in the lower left-hand corner of one of the photos.