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Dick Blumenthal saw Vietnam combat - on TV
BostonHerald.com ^ | Howie Carr

Posted on 05/19/2010 6:54:50 AM PDT by Boston Blackie

This Dick Blumenthal even looks a little like Eliot Spitzer.

And now it turns out, as somebody said yesterday, even Jane Fonda spent more time in Vietnam than he did.

We’re talking about Connecticut Atty. Gen. Dick Blumenthal - you can call him “General.” .....

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; combat; connecticut; dickblumenthal; richardblumenthal; vietnam; vietnamwar

1 posted on 05/19/2010 6:54:50 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Boston Blackie

Its my qualified opinion as the first American to walk on the surface of mars, that Dick Blumenthal is lying.


2 posted on 05/19/2010 6:56:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Boston Blackie
... as somebody said yesterday, even Jane Fonda spent more time in Vietnam than he did.
Piss on both of them.

3 posted on 05/19/2010 6:57:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: cripplecreek
Blumenthal served six months in the Marines training at Parris Island, S.C., and six years in the Marine Reserve, none of it overseas. He joined a unit in Washington that conducted exercises and focused on local projects, such as organizing a Toys for Tots drive, the Times reported. Before that, Blumenthal got five deferments to avoid going to war between 1965 and 1970.
4 posted on 05/19/2010 6:58:32 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Boston Blackie

his di must’ve been the phony ssgt...

;)


5 posted on 05/19/2010 6:59:45 AM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: gunnyg

And, in other news, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin will sign copies of his new book, “Wings Over Hanoi.”


6 posted on 05/19/2010 7:03:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Boston Blackie

"I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions...Commando Airborne Tactics...Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion."

"Yeah, it was real hush hush."

"I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me."

7 posted on 05/19/2010 7:03:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gunnyg
"his di must’ve been the phony ssgt..."

He definitely didn't thump him hard enough..
8 posted on 05/19/2010 7:06:10 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: cripplecreek
Its my qualified opinion as the first American to walk on the surface of mars, that Dick Blumenthal is lying.

We are all proud of your accomplishment and I will personally attend the ticker tape parade in your honor!

Blumenthal was in Vietnam before he wasn't.

9 posted on 05/19/2010 7:07:51 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Boston Blackie
We are all proud of your accomplishment and I will personally attend the ticker tape parade in your honor!

Sadly America just doesn't appreciate heroes like myself and Dick Blumenthal any more.
10 posted on 05/19/2010 7:09:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
most obvious!

Dick Gaines

Semper Fidelis

*****

11 posted on 05/19/2010 7:13:09 AM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: Boston Blackie

Did he get any purple heart medals? Was he shot in the ass by rice grains? Was he on a covert mission?


12 posted on 05/19/2010 7:22:54 AM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: gunnyg

Semper Fi Gunny!


13 posted on 05/19/2010 7:23:07 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Boston Blackie
Dick Blumenthal saw Vietnam combat - on TV

So did I.

14 posted on 05/19/2010 7:25:59 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Thank You God for Freeing the Navy Seals)
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To: umgud
Was he shot in the ass by rice grains?

Don't know .... but hope his hemorrhoids are screaming right about now.

15 posted on 05/19/2010 7:29:29 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Boston Blackie
We got a new word in our dictionary!

Misspoken!!

An outright LIE in political circles is now a new word: "MISSPOKEN"!!!

16 posted on 05/19/2010 7:34:35 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: danamco

I’m sure he will tell us that we are misremembering what he said.


17 posted on 05/19/2010 7:41:01 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Boston Blackie
I’m sure he will tell us that we are misremembering what he said.

So we should not misunderestimate his honorable service.

18 posted on 05/19/2010 7:47:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: Boston Blackie
When I came home from the war every guy I met who said he was a vet was special forces, force recon or navy seals. Oh yeah and half of them were POW. We must have had whole divisions surrendering to the enemy.
19 posted on 05/19/2010 7:50:48 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: Americanexpat

“I was in...Sang Bang...Dang Gong...I was all over the place, a lot of places.”


20 posted on 05/19/2010 7:52:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Boston Blackie

21 posted on 05/19/2010 7:58:55 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Everyone needs valid ID except illegal aliens and the President - only in America)
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To: Boston Blackie

Easy way to tell the real vets from the phony ones.
The real ones rarely talk about their experience. If they do, it’s with their buds. Only.


22 posted on 05/19/2010 8:05:26 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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Easy way to tell the real vets from the phony ones. The real ones rarely talk about their experience. If they do, it’s with their buds. Only.

I've found that to be true.

My dad was an Army Major with the Special Forces in Vietnam when I was a kid. On furloughs home to Okinawa, he would always be sort of spooky, and Mom made us kids walk on raw eggs around him.

That was in the mid-sixties. To this very day, he's never offered a word to anyone in the family about what he did in Nam, although he freely reminisces about our family's many moves, and his other deployments.

Nam is like a redacted page of his personal history, and none of us would even think of pressuring him to talk about it. Even after all these years.

23 posted on 05/19/2010 8:46:54 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

My grandfather was US Army Infantry in France 1917-1918. He was in the trenches until the armistice. Never spoke a word about it to anyone period. Barely acknowledged that he had been in the army. Best to let those memories die and stay that way.


24 posted on 05/19/2010 8:51:10 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Texas resident
Best to let those memories die and stay that way.

That's just the thing....those memories never die. Combat vets don't refuse to talk about it because they've forgotten.

I'm sure it's just less painful for them to leave it in a lock box in the back of their minds.

25 posted on 05/19/2010 9:01:28 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

You said what I meant.
Well put.


26 posted on 05/19/2010 10:28:55 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Boston Blackie
Here's a picture of me, shortly after I co piloted the Enola Gay in 1945. For my courageous actions I was awarded the super dooper medal of honor with 10 oak leaf clusters!

I wasn't born yet or I would have been in on the action in Europe:

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27 posted on 05/19/2010 2:46:20 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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