Medic’s Amazing Slideshow


I bought my first camera from a flying PX, a Huey loaded with sundry goods that one day landed at LZ Compton, a remote firebase near Cambodia. I paid fifty dollars, a not immodest sum for a PFC in 1970. In place of f-stops and related focal devices, the symbols for cloud, sun and flash made the single-lens reflex Yashica Electro 35 easy to use. Depressing the shutter button half-way activated a small red or green light in the view finder, which meant take or do not take the photograph. Flicks, we called them. Enjoy the show.