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Kevyn Major Howard: Rafterman



  • Private Joker : Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?

    Private Cowboy : Hey, start the cameras. This is "Vietnam - the Movie."

    Private Eightball : Yeah, Joker can be John Wayne. I'll be a horse.

    Donlon : T.H.E. Rock can be a rock.

    T.H.E. Rock : I'll be Ann-Margret.

    Doc Jay : Animal Mother can be a rabid buffalo.

    Crazy Earl : I'll be General Custer.

    Private Rafterman : Well, who'll be the Indians?

    Animal Mother : Hey, we'll let the gooks play the Indians.

  • Lt. Lockhart : Charlie has hit every major military target in Vietnam, and hit 'em hard. In Saigon, the United States Embassy has been overrun by suicide squads. Khe Sahn is standing by to be overrun. We also have reports that a division of N.V.A. has occupied all of the city of Hue south of the Perfume River. In strategic terms, Charlie's cut the country in half... the civilian press are about to wet their pants and we've heard even Cronkite's going to say the war is now unwinnable. In other words, it's a huge shit sandwich, and we're all gonna have to take a bite.

    Private Joker : Sir... does this mean that Ann-Margret's not coming?

    Lt. Lockhart : Joker... I want you to get straight up to Phu Bai. Captain January will need all his people.

    Private Joker : Yes, sir.

    Lt. Lockhart : And Joker, you will take off that damn button. How's it gonna look if you get killed wearing a peace symbol?

    Private Rafterman : Sir? Permission to go with Joker?

    Lt. Lockhart : Permission granted.

    Private Rafterman : Thank you, sir.

    Private Joker : Sir, permission not to take Rafterman with me?

    Lt. Lockhart : You still here? Vanish, Joker, most ricky-tick, and take Rafterman with you. You're responsible for him.

  • [after Joker kills the sniper] 

    Private Rafterman : [laughs]  Hey Joker, we ought to put you up for the congressional medal of... ugly! Ha-ha!

    Donlon : Hard core man, fucking hard core.

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