VIETNAM, THEY ASK, SO WHAT WAS IT LIKE? Text panel from: MY WAR: WARTIME PHOTOGRAPHS BY VIETNAM VETERANS (AS FEATURED IN THE NYTIMES.COM) I felt so young I felt so old I felt so hot I felt so cold sometimes wet sometimes dry still can hear the choppers fly a weapon fires someone cries some would live some would die the still of night till cannons roar knock mighty trees to jungle floor the smell of life the smell of death a newborn baby draws first breath it don't mean nothin' *** but that's a lie now there's time to stop and cry take the hill let it go we still ask why do any know Sgt. Clyde B. Canny 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Vietnam 1968-1969 *** This expression was commonly used to defer painful reactions to battlefield experiences to a time when they could safely be processed. Unfortunately, for some, that time has yet to come.