For many years, I wanted to write a story about the mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, particularly the role of the Air Force in airlifting the remains back to the United States. I refused to write about it because I thought anything connected with Jonestown should entail one sentence: Guyana was a horrible, horrible event, and the US military did gruesome things they should never, never had done.
But as time passed, the fact that I never wrote about Guyana became oddly disturbing. If you're a writer, the assimilation of experiences almost obliges you to write about them. So I wrote Ghost of Guyana.
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Yes, the story is an accounting of some of the gruesome tasks the U.S. military are involved with in off-the-wall places. I think the part of the audio when the helicopters first get to the jungle was accurate.
When the soldiers put Mr. Muggs in a coffin. I researched Guyana and that actually happened!
Yes, as always, Nate is awesome. I enjoyed Codename: Alps.
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