Jari King Of
(Photo Courtesy of Ed Sprague. All rights reserved)
|The Jarai tribe had three
kings...The King Of Fire..The King Of Wind and The King Of Water. The King Of
Fire was considered the most powerful. The Kings were Spiritual Leaders and
The King Of Fire became my good friend over the years. He died around 1975. The King Of Fire (Oi Pui) admired Special Forces soldiers. He told me one time that, "Special Forces men are very different than other American soldiers I met. They always paid high respect to my people and tried to understand our problems."