Former soldier Rodger Simes recalls moment of truth in Vietnam jungle

Greg Mayfield
By Greg Mayfield
Updated April 25 2022 - 7:30am, first published 4:00am
SERVICE: Vietnam veteran Rodger Simes in uniform.

Private Rodger Simes stood in the steamy jungle in South Vietnam thinking his life had ended.

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Greg Mayfield

Greg Mayfield

Group Editor SA

As editor, I am responsible for 11 mastheads around the state. I have more than 45 years' experience in newspapers and digital platforms. I am lucky to have an enthusiastic and dedicated team of journalists working with me.