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..A Freeper Vet goes to the Vietnam Wall..
"ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer

Posted on 11/11/2003 9:08:29 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE

NEVER FORGET

...Over Veterans Day Weekend each year we surviving Veterans of the 1st Major Battle of the Vietnam War held in the Valley of Death that was the IA DRANG of 1965...

...greet the dawn's early light of a beautiful Sunday morning standing at the 3rd Panel of the Vietnam Wall. We go there, under the fresh shadow of the Washington Monument, to pay honor to our fallen U.S. 7th Cavalry Brothers who fell forever in that Valley of Death on behalf of the FREEDOM of Others.

...Though no exception, this year's Veterans Day Weekend in Washington, D.C. was truly unforgettable.

...Fellow IA DRANG Veteran and War Correspondent JOSEPH GALLOWAY, the only civilian who has been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor, writes about our IA DRANG Alumni Conference Weekend and of our obligation drawing us there for our fallen Brothers each year in his outstanding Kight-Ridder Article titled:

..'Remembering brothers on Veterans Day'

...A Link to this outstanding Article follows.

...Present and future U.S. 7th Cavalry Congressional Medal of Honor Recipiants stand side by side with the rest of us former U.S. 7th Cavalry SkyTroopers in unabashed gratitude at The Vietnam Wall to those who gave all they had long ago so that others may live in FREEDOM.

...This year's IA DRANG Alumni Conference Dinner Keynote Speaker was fellow IA DRANG Veteran JACK SMITH, now a retired ABC News Correspondent, who was wounded 4 times in the IA DRANG Valley 38 years ago. JACK SMITH's father was ABC News TV Anchorman HOWARD K. SMITH, the most honest of all American TV Anchormen reporting about our Fight for Freedom during the Vietnam War. This as opposed to former CBS News TV Anchorman WALTER CRONKITE ...who was lying to us on TV for the other side, our Communist Terrorist Enemy.

...JACK SMITH now finds himself in another fight for his life ...in a private war with Pancreatic Cancer.

...How profound it is to see today's Communist Vietnam, under threat from Terrorist Attacks and the encroaching Power of Communist China emerging all over East Asia, move closer to America for its own protection in a new Time of War. And to see an America reaching out to Communist Vietnam for exactly the same reasons..!!! It's a new World.

...Who would have thought so long ago in a land that was so very far away that we would live long enough to see this new world come our way back when...

.."WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE and YOUNG"..?

Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965

NEVER FORGET


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KEYWORDS: 17th; aloharonnie; cavalry; freedom; galloway; guyer; vietnam
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
ALOHA RONNIE..........THANKS for the update, AND THANK YOU and your fellow 7th Calvary brothers who NEVER FORGET those who paid the ULTIMATE PRICE for FREEDOM that day in (IA DRANG) the Valley of Death!
101 posted on 11/14/2003 1:27:30 PM PST by PISANO (No one cares about the filabuster of judges or the rape of our constitution)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the link!

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'CLINTON PLANNED TO USE TERRORISM TO REGAIN WHITE HOUSE'

http://www.jrnyquist.com/roberts_2003_1113.htm
102 posted on 11/14/2003 8:52:09 PM PST by Joy Angela
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
You are blowing me away.

Thank you for bringing the
spirit home from Washington D.C.
and sharing it here.

*Those Freedom Fighters of 1776
just didn't know what they started.
(Or did they?)

Glory to the First Freedom Fighter
freed from the shackles of death,
who inspires and liberates all those
to follow!

Jesus Christ.

How His spirit lives on!
103 posted on 11/14/2003 9:32:12 PM PST by Joy Angela
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To: Joy Angela
...None other than an ICON Productions Staffer sat down in the seat next to me in Washington, D.C. on the way home to the Left Coast Sunday night.

...What a way to confirm that the correct title of MEL GIBSON's next Masterpiece is:

.."The Passion of CHRIST"..

...T'was all in GOD's Plan, 4-Sure.
104 posted on 11/14/2003 9:44:50 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Now you've knocked me down! :)

Hey, do you think this could
really mean....

Ms. H will not run/or lose in 2004?

The Heavens are opening!

105 posted on 11/14/2003 9:56:23 PM PST by Joy Angela
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
My husband and I went to the Viet Nam Wall this past spring. I didn't expect the reaction I had. I was a girl in Jr. High at the height of the war. I prayed EVERYNIGHT for our soldiers. If I missed a night, I felt guilty. I would lie in my nice bed at night and think of what horrors our soldiers must be enduring on the other side of the world, while I lay there in my cozy bed. The thought of it made me cry more than once. When my husband and I went to the Wall for the first time, it brought it all back and I cried about it for the first time in years. But while I cried at the sorrow over all of those names there and the memory of a girl who cried at night thinking about our young people over there fighting for our country, I now cried with pride at these brave, selfless people. God Bless you all.
106 posted on 11/17/2003 8:02:32 PM PST by cowgirlcutie (wor)
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To: cowgirlcutie
...GOD does indeed work His Miracles in very Loving Ways, does He not..?
107 posted on 11/17/2003 8:38:49 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
He definitely does! To be there and feel the spirit of all of those young people is more awesome than anyone could ever describe.
108 posted on 11/18/2003 6:55:05 PM PST by cowgirlcutie (wor)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
May God bless you Ronnie and all those who fought at Landing Zone X Ray and Albany! May we as a nation never forget the sacrifices of those who served and died in the Ia Drang Valley and their families.

109 posted on 11/20/2003 9:13:49 AM PST by Rebeleye
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the link, I missed this one last Veteran's Day. From my own trip to The Wall in 1992:


110 posted on 04/16/2004 10:05:34 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Descendant of a bunch of dead white guys..........who conquered the world.)
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To: Professional Engineer
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What a stunner of a Vietnam Wall Photo.
I appreciate your sharnig it, so obviously personal to you.

GARRY OWEN, Sir.

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111 posted on 04/16/2004 10:53:21 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
The name of a cousin is in this photo. I had only intended to get a picture of his name, it turned into something much more. I treasure this more as the years go by.
112 posted on 04/17/2004 11:08:55 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (If you're so "proud" to be an American, why do you drive a foreign car?)
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To: Professional Engineer
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GOD does indeed seem to work His Miracles in some very Loving ways..?


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113 posted on 04/17/2004 2:40:21 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thank you, and thank "them". A poignant dedication in deed.
114 posted on 04/26/2004 6:19:22 PM PDT by timydnuc ("Give me Liberty, or give me death"!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
bttt
115 posted on 05/01/2004 7:25:25 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: cowgirlcutie


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After we were fooled into abandoning the Free People of South Vietnam, minus our funding for the weapons to fight for their own Freedom with, to their fate at the hands of the heavily Soviet funded invaders from the North...

...there was a...


"JOURNEY from the FALL"


See:


Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts


...and weep.

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116 posted on 05/16/2005 9:26:31 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Professional Engineer; cowgirlcutie; reformjoy; Joy Angela; JLO; Calpernia; Buchanan mama; All

.

The Words:

http://www.Freerepublic.com/~ALOHARONNIE


The Pictures:

http://www.Freerepublic.com/~JLO


The Thread:

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts


117 posted on 07/09/2006 5:01:43 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; All

http://www.virtualwall.org/

Can search by name, city, state, date, etc. I think they are all listed.


118 posted on 07/09/2006 6:07:44 PM PDT by JLO (http://www.operationminnesotanice.com & http//www.hadit.com for help w/claims)
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To: JLO; Calpernia; Alamo-Girl; Sic Luceat Lux; All

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On: http://www.virtualwall.org

See: TOM METSKER

After going face down on BRUCE CRANDALL's Huey at the IA DRANG Valley's Landing Zone X-Ray, when shot in the back by a sniper, I helped pull his body off at Landing Zone Falcon 3 air minutes later.

METSKER's then 4 year old daughter back home, Cartherine, later bacame the wife of IA DRANG-1965 Veteran JOE GALLOWAY after she assisted him on research for his writing of 'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE..& YOUNG' in the 1990's.

They are now divorced.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

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119 posted on 07/09/2006 8:23:02 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


120 posted on 07/10/2006 10:45:42 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Sorry about the belated reply....

So good to see you here!!


121 posted on 07/24/2006 11:07:22 PM PDT by reformjoy (Hillary - The STUFF of Nightmares !)
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To: reformjoy; All

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MEMORIES of VIETNAM

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/articles.php?p=2785&page=1&cat=59

(Interview & Pictures)

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122 posted on 07/25/2006 6:57:41 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; cowgirlcutie

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NEVER FORGET



..BRUCE CRANDALL = Medal of Honor..

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361



..BRUCE CRANDALL did all he could in a then Free South Vietnam's Valley of Death long ago to prevent our having to ever having to see in the End:


Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education (SLAVE LABOR) Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts


Pictures that were brought about when a post-WATERGATE Democrat Congress cut off all our funding for the Free South Vietnamese to fight for their own Freedom with.

This just as the Communist Soviet Union gave $6 Billion in Tanks & mobile artillery to the North Vietnam for its final solution in the South.



NEVER FORGET


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123 posted on 03/18/2007 5:30:28 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thank you Ronnie, and thanks to your Brothers in Arms,for all you have done for our country, and are still doing today.

God Bless All You Beautiful Guy and Gal Vets!!!


124 posted on 03/19/2007 10:36:13 AM PDT by Palladin (Surrender is not an option.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Good read Ronnie and God Bless!


125 posted on 07/31/2007 6:50:11 AM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: All; Palladin

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NEVER FORGET

.

For..

...WE ARE SOLDIERS STILL:

Our Aloha Ronnie saves a life!

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55092

.

NEVER FORGET

.


126 posted on 03/04/2008 5:17:25 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; do the dhue; Palladin

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NEVER FORGET

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CLARITY =

Television’s Vietnam: the Impact of Media 1 of 6

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2041257/posts

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NEVER FORGET

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127 posted on 07/06/2008 7:32:01 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

bump


128 posted on 07/06/2008 7:54:44 AM PDT by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: katnip; All

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Armchair General Magazine’s Vietnam War Section

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=133

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129 posted on 06/06/2009 7:02:07 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; mdcrandall

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What America’s Freedom Fighters were fighting so selflessly to prevent from happening in a then Free South Vietnam long ago =

http://www.JourneyfromtheFall.com

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130 posted on 11/13/2010 3:15:59 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Hey Brother, thanks for posting this. I have been to the wall once; tore me up for days, I guess the scars are deeper than I thought.

The traveling wall was here last Spring. Took Mrs. Mad, she wept at the plaque with her cousins name on it.

In any case bless you and the men of LZ X-ray, I think of you often and wish each and everyone of you peace.

131 posted on 11/13/2010 3:21:35 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (What flavor Kool-aid are you drinking?)
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To: All; mad_as_he$$; mdcrandall; Boston

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The Battle of Ia Drang: Joe Galloway’s first-hand account

http://www2.oanow.com/news/2010/nov/14/battle-ia-drang-joe-galloways-first-hand-account-ar-1086763/

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm

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132 posted on 11/15/2010 11:14:10 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; Alamo-Girl; JLO

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Once a soldier and young,

...They are still soldiers

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66978

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133 posted on 12/05/2010 8:55:53 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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