VN052-KC “Charlie Don’t Surf!”


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These were the immortal words spoken by Colonel Bill Kilgore, a battalion commander in the 9th Air Cavalry Regiment in Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam epic “Apocalypse Now”. Kilgore is a surfing fanatic who loves war and surfing. After successfully leading a helicopter assault on a coastal Viet Cong village the Colonel is delighted to find that the nearby beaches offer some excellent surfing opportunities.
When one of his troopers questions the advisability of surfing near a Viet Cong stronghold Kilgore assures him that he has nothing to worry about because: “Charlie don’t surf!”
A classic movie, a classic line, and a great little figure of an Air Cav Colonel who loves surfing.