We had, several months earlier, gone to the Justice of the Peace, and were married, UNDER VIETNAMESE LAW. I went to personell and had our papers, so they could be put into my records. The clerk, a good friend of mine, told that the papers weren't any good, and that I had to get permission from the Military Command to get married and take her home with me. I had never thought about it until I was told I would STILL have to leave her behind, that I WAS IN LOVE WITH THIS GIRL. I felt as if someone had kicked me in the gut. I asked him, then, what I would have to do. He told me that, as I had just won him $20.00, he would help me. It turns out that him and Top had a bet. He had said I would come straight to him, and Top had said HE thought I would come to the Orderly Room.