fdelano Posted September 20, 2011 Share Posted September 20, 2011 Recovery In a long narrow room, at the headquarters of Army’s Central Identification Laboratory at Hickam Air Force Base, a technician adjusts the height of a digital camera for a full-lens image of a small notepad. On the worktable are a few shallow boxes containing artifacts found in the latest Vietnamese crash-site recovery effort: a navigator’s wristwatch with no band; two dog tags; a well-worn, red-handled, hook blade knife; and a notepad in a plastic tobacco pouch. Working quickly, the young soldier photographs each faded and water-smeared page, all but the last illegible: Exile The glitter of stars offers welcome movement in silent wind-still nights. Closer things remain unchanged: Planets, the moon, a celestial room waiting. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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