Do you have a notion where Red 6/2 is these days? Are you still in touch?
He had some other monikers too. I just can't remember them right now.
Gday Boilerplate...Red6?...hmm...is that Cambrai / Kelpie / TheDog you speak of?...the old memory is not what it was...
Ive not spoken to him in some years if thats whom youre refering to...Last time i did actually speak to him he was in ill health and i have a suspicion
it was , aside from a bad back injury, a combination of some form of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Battlefield Sickness from his tours of vietnam.
He never said as much, but im pretty intuitive and had seen it before in a good friend of my fathers. You see john was an accountant and did my tax for a few years,
but the last time i gave him my documentation he asked me to come pick themup as he jus couldnt bring himself to even look at them...no motivation. Which lead
me to believe it was some form of fatigue syndrome...That coupled with his, um...unique for want of a better word, personality traits, rampant chain smoking and love of an aussie
beer...and temper...Just a hunch....The last time i actually SAW him though we didnt not speak was at the international airport in early 2010, but alas he was heading through security in an almight hurry to catch his flight...He took alot of trips to south east asia like alot of old diggers from that conflict, he was just drawn there. He did not look a well man..
I would like to speak to him again but i dont have a phone number, and didnt want to go knock on his door after so many years...especially if he has passed and im greeted by his wife...would be awkward if i ask to speak to someone who is no longer there...He was/is a great old bloke who would give you the shirt off his back...though he did shoot from the hip which tended to polarize some within this community, and fair enough from their perspective. .Im pretty sure after his last enforced holiday from here he just decided not to return....Thats as much as i know....u...would be funny if thats not who you meant at all...Though aside from Ajay in queensland, he is the only one from here i ever met so would know anything about.