My answer to What is your most memorable battlefield meal?
Answer by Ken Larson:
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During a break from operations, my squad installed a sewer and water system in a small village outside Bien Hoa, Vietnam. The local leaders insisted we attend a special thank you dinner consisting mainly of Nước Chấm on most of the entrees.
I was a Minnesota farm boy, used to mild walleyed pike for a fish dinner. Elected by my squad to attend the event, I received a substantial education in very spicy cuisine that evening.