Back at Da Nang, wounded Sergeant Owens is eased out of the copter by Farley and a T-shirted Marine. Then Farley talks to his own pilot, Captain Vogel, about the pilot who had to be left behind in YP3. “If we had stayed another 10 seconds under those V.C. machine guns,” Vogel said, “you or us would never have got out of there.” Farley and Hoilien, dead tired, linger beside their chopper and continue to talk it over.
Then, in a supply shack, hands covering his face, Farley gives way.
-“One Ride With Yankee Papa 13,” Larry Burrows, Life magazine (p. 26-33), April 16 1965