I am not sure if it was a Company policy to tell us about the black syph or if our Gunny just wanted to us to stay out of "Dog Patch.
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Gram-negative intracellular diplococci.
Terror and death is the way of the communist terrorists in Rhodesia.
Said it was the same stuff they had in Nam.
Perhaps a scare tactic for the troops to keep their trousers buttoned up.
This locally made patch was designed and sometimes worn by the medics at Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.
Notice that the round bacteria cocci are seen in many cases to be a connected pair.