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<b>Gimme Shelter</b>- Vietnam War Montage With Raw Footage
patdollard.com ^ | January 19, 2012 | derised1

Posted on 01/20/2012 11:33:11 PM PST by sarah palin rocks

This is my tribute to our brave warriors who served in Vietnam. Our forgotten war which we Americans have yet to come to terms with. The truth needs to be told some day.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: troops; vets; vietnam; war

1 posted on 01/20/2012 11:33:17 PM PST by sarah palin rocks
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To: sarah palin rocks

My friend lost his fight with the demons of Vietnam 6 yrs ago.

Thank you.


2 posted on 01/20/2012 11:38:18 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: sarah palin rocks
It was a rough deal.
3 posted on 01/20/2012 11:43:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Vendome

You are so welcome, my friend.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 11:53:53 PM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: Vendome

You are so welcome, my friend.


5 posted on 01/20/2012 11:54:01 PM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: Vendome

You are so welcome, my friend.


6 posted on 01/20/2012 11:54:02 PM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: Vendome

You are so welcome, my friend.


7 posted on 01/20/2012 11:54:02 PM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: Vendome

I have some older S Vietnamese friends that get it.

Some of the younger ones don’t.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 11:55:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sarah palin rocks

Sorry for the multiple posts but my PC went nuts.


9 posted on 01/20/2012 11:55:27 PM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: mylife

There are so many questions that need to be answered. LBJ screwed up royally (he sent our boys over with no clear mission and did not understand insurgency military tactics)and Nixon eventually had to capitulate.

The US Media and Government let our boys down as far as ‘Nam is concerned and I would like the truth to come out some day. We are facing similar dilemmas in Iraq and Afghanistan. They tell you to go fight, limit your rules of engagement, and then abandon the territory that si many of us or our family members (I included)gave up their lives for.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 12:04:39 AM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: sarah palin rocks

My brother fought in Nam and told me one day to turn on the military channel and watch footage of a recreation of what a man named Sammy Davis did. I was shocked to see this story about him. To watch the way he kept getting back up over and over to fight and help others is astounding! My brother was in a ditch shooting at the VietCong watching this guy. They got overrun. Read on.

http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,MoH_Sammy_Davis,00.html

http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/oclc/232608728?page=frame&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org%2Fjsp%2Fregister.jsp%09%09%09%26checksum%3D651ee8c72c413f8fd644bdbed3d0f9b9&title=Pritzker+Military+Library&linktype=opac&detail=ILPML%3APritzker+Military+Library%3AOther+%28Corporate+or+Special+Library%29


11 posted on 01/21/2012 12:10:47 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: sarah palin rocks

Indeed.

And then they go nuts, if some kid with a shoe shine bomb box shows up or drops a grenade with the trigger held down in PVC tape into the fuel tank of a MA Deuce and one of our guys pops them.

One of my friends shot one of those kids.
He got a bronze star, and a lifetime of troubles.

He’s gone now.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 12:12:22 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Vendome

The media and politicians lost that war. Not our men.

My prayers for your friend and respect for those that fought.


13 posted on 01/21/2012 12:19:47 AM PST by berdie
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To: Vendome

My stepdad lost his fight in 95, no physical wounds but the mental ones were to much. He gave up. Thanks to Cronkite and the liberals in this country 58000 men are dead and forgotten by most. All I needed to know about liberals and Dems is what I saw during the 80s, and what they did to my step dad. God bless your friend he is with his buddies.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 12:24:49 AM PST by crazydad
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Second link doesn’t work - no video - too bad, it looks good.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 12:33:35 AM PST by LifePath
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Thanks for sharing! I think we too often hide what happened in Vietnam because we lost that war (not because of our troops who were beyond considering what they faced but because of our limp government and media who did not support our troops).

There have been times where I mention the Vietnam War and folks become unhinged. I don’t care. Unless you were there, go to hell I say!


16 posted on 01/21/2012 12:35:55 AM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: LifePath

Try this link > http://patdollard.com/2012/01/video-gimme-shelter-vietnam-war-montage/

Hope it works! :)


17 posted on 01/21/2012 12:37:40 AM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: mylife

I crewed a Ma-deuce, back in the day.

Never saw one with a fuel tank, though.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 12:39:12 AM PST by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: sarah palin rocks

There you go! Thanks much! We need this story to be told.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 12:46:31 AM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: PalmettoMason

Brain fart.

Deuce and a half


20 posted on 01/21/2012 12:51:09 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sarah palin rocks
Thanks.
There it is.
21 posted on 01/21/2012 1:17:30 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: sarah palin rocks

JFK gave us the Vietnam war.


22 posted on 01/21/2012 1:22:34 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: LifePath

On the 2nd link, Click on “Medal of Honor” midway down the page and go to Page 3. Click on “Sammy Davis.” I have been listening to this guy and he is a real hoot! His story is amazing!


23 posted on 01/21/2012 1:23:14 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: sarah palin rocks

Everything I need to learn about ‘nam I learned at the “wall” in DC


24 posted on 01/21/2012 2:18:19 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: sarah palin rocks

Part of the truth is that many Americans of the Hanoi Jane ilk actively worked for the defeat of our troops in what was already a no-win war.


25 posted on 01/21/2012 2:20:42 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Vendome

been living with the demons for a long time...learning to deal with them has been day to day challenges. Hopefully the lord will call me before the demons email lol


26 posted on 01/21/2012 4:29:26 AM PST by VF-51vnv
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To: sarah palin rocks

Amen to ALL of that.

The political class needs to stop micromanaging our wars. Beyond deciding whether to go in at all, they need to back off and let our guys win it and get the heck out of there.

May God bless our service men and women, every one.
Tatt


27 posted on 01/21/2012 4:39:32 AM PST by thesearethetimes... (t4)
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To: sarah palin rocks

Bump For Later


28 posted on 01/21/2012 4:46:14 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: sarah palin rocks

Thanks for the post.


29 posted on 01/21/2012 4:46:30 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: sarah palin rocks

I always look for my older brother in VN pictures. I was very young when he was in VN. I prayed for him for an hour every night until he came home. One of his friends flew those helecopters in to pick up wounded soldiers.


30 posted on 01/21/2012 5:15:56 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A couple of years ago my wife happened to meet Sammy Davis and his wife flying out of Colorado Springs. She said they talked for quite a while and she was truly impressed at what humility he had. Another truly heroic American of which there are many. Kind of like the video but all raw footage would have been better than putting in h’wood movie footage.

To “mylife”. There were “advisors” in Nam long before lbj took over.

Pray for our soon to be gutted military.

Rktman. USN 67


31 posted on 01/21/2012 6:12:02 AM PST by rktman
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To: mylife
Brain fart.

Deuce and a half

LOL. That what I figured, but I had to yank your chain a little bit.

32 posted on 01/21/2012 6:35:45 AM PST by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: sarah palin rocks
Interesting clip - but a little strange: it's a mix of scenes from Forrest Gump and Platoon and some actual footage from the Army's Rangers and the Marines at Khe Sanh and Hue City during Tet 1968.

For me it's a bit jarring to see Hollywood's cartoons mixed with the real stuff. I understand that it's meant to be a tribute but there's more than enough real stuff to put into the video. Consider finding a documentary movie called A Face of War. It's hard to find but the camera crew accompanied 2/7 for 93 days of combat and the cameraman was wounded during the filming.

Chainmail, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines 1966-7 Vietnam

33 posted on 01/21/2012 6:49:06 AM PST by Chainmail
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To: SaraJohnson
Oldest brother went to Nam (early 70's). It ended just as I left HS, so I missed it. Took him a long time (many years, 2 failed marriages, and some slammer time) to settle. Thank God he finally found a good woman who balanced and help him put the demons at bay. That and clean country living finally did the trick...

I haven't seen them in many years, but plan to this summer (he's settled, I'm the traveler). Looking forward to seeing them again and catching up. Glad to be able to see a happy ending for at least one...

34 posted on 01/21/2012 7:03:46 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: sarah palin rocks
"May God bless all those who have served to protect our nation, often in horrible and hostile environments overseas, and especially those who are physically/emotionally damaged from our wars, including Vietnam Vets who were neglected far too long. RIP to those brave warriors who sacrificed their lives in service to America.

Never Forgotten!

35 posted on 01/21/2012 9:01:53 AM PST by bksanders (Â…tagline redacted by SOPA)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Thanks, that worked for me...


36 posted on 01/21/2012 9:37:04 AM PST by LifePath
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To: sarah palin rocks
“LBJ screwed up royally (he sent our boys over with no clear mission...”

IMHO, LBJ DID have a mission, and that was to enrich himself. He made millions in deals with Brown & Root and their construction projects in Viet Nam. Many friends lost for nothing.

I am a Texan and Marine, because of LBJ, I have never voted for a democrat.

37 posted on 01/21/2012 4:38:18 PM PST by Tahoe3002
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