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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

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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thank you, Ronnie.
41 posted on 11/12/2003 2:44:33 AM PST by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Ragtime Cowgirl; MeeknMing; Ispy4u

~An Open Letter From Vietnam Vets to our Fallen Brothers And Sisters From Vietnam~

We went to school with some of you, we knew you well. We held some of you as you died. We knew you well as patients or when you came home as POW's, and we were blessed to call you friends then too. So many of you we called friend and cried out in anguish when you gave the ultimate sacrifice for your country.

Years later as we walk the granite wall, we find your names. To this day, whether it's on the original wall, or on a replica, as fellow Vets, we cannot stop the emotions that overcome us. Unwelcome because each year we think we can control it, then we find we never seem to get a good "hold" on them. They taunt us and embarrass us and nearly bring us to our knee's with grief. Perhaps we'll never fully heal.

We miss you. We miss the lives you used to dream about with all of us and talk about with all of us. We loved you. We know how much you loved your Mom and Dad and brothers and sisters, and girlfriends. And your dreams. We had many hours to know each other. Which is why the welcome home cut like it did.

We swear this to you; This is OUR PLEDGE TO YOU (and has been for years, the Vietnam Vet pledge) "We will always honor you and every Veteran present and past and will actively work to assure you get the respect you deserve". Because of what happened to us we will never let another Vet stand alone, or be disrespected. Not for doing the right thing. Serving his country!

Because your sacrifice was SO GREAT, we will always HONOR our Vets the way YOU should have been honored!

We also promise this, you will be NOW. Every year...Always!!

Farewell and thank you beloved friends, our Hero's! Until we meet again.

Every Generation passes the Baton to the next. Our troops truly are the best. They are the essence of what makes us safe, strong and the BEST. We thank God everyday for being blessed with the best and the brightest.

God Bless Our Military and our Veterans!

42 posted on 11/12/2003 2:59:45 AM PST by Vets_Husband_and_Wife
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; dd5339; cavtrooper21
Thanks! and ping!
43 posted on 11/12/2003 4:35:44 AM PST by Vic3O3 (Jeremiah 31:16-17 (KJV))
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Amen.
44 posted on 11/12/2003 4:37:26 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (God Bless our Troops and Those who served before Them.)
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45 posted on 11/12/2003 4:43:11 AM PST by The Mayor (Through prayer, finite man draws upon the power of the infinite God.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Bless all who wear or wore the uniform and served their country with pride.
46 posted on 11/12/2003 4:43:44 AM PST by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
This month's VFW MAGAZINE has an article "Tangle in the Ia Drang Valley." Thanks be to you and all who "broke trail" for us late-comers...
47 posted on 11/12/2003 6:08:01 AM PST by donozark
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
...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.

Bless you, Ronnie. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself ~ your passion and your wisdom ~ with us. You are very much appreciated!

Happy Veteran's Day, Ronnie. Welcome home.

48 posted on 11/12/2003 6:19:44 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong" ~RReagan)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
JACK SMITH now finds himself in another fight for his life ...in a private war with Pancreatic Cancer.

Very sorry to hear this.

49 posted on 11/12/2003 8:27:12 AM PST by Euro-American Scum (A poverty-stricken middle class must be a disarmed middle class)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Powerful Message ~ Bump!
50 posted on 11/12/2003 8:46:30 AM PST by blackie
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; lainie; katnip; Tribune7; LindaSOG; Euro-American Scum; dighton; bentfeather; ...
NEVER FORGET



...and now for a Personal Vietnam Journey =


'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...& YOUNG'...4 FREEDOM


http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a39626542519c.htm



NEVER FORGET
51 posted on 11/12/2003 10:35:58 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
That was a great thread that you linked there, Thanks.

I can't bump the old thread though, software won't let me.
52 posted on 11/12/2003 10:46:22 AM PST by katnip (It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thank you and bump
53 posted on 11/12/2003 10:48:40 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~Lighting Candles At Twilight and Dawn ~)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; PhiKapMom
BTTT --- I wish everyone would read your thread.

PKM --- get over here. :)
54 posted on 11/12/2003 10:49:05 AM PST by onyx
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thank you, Ronnie. Great link!
55 posted on 11/12/2003 11:17:34 AM PST by Tribune7 (It's not like he let his secretary drown in his car or something.)
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To: All; Carl/NewsMax; Clinton Is Scum; Fred Mertz; VOA; katnip; bentfeather; onyx; Tribune7; ...


...For my Bookmarked List of...

.."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. &...

.."Battle of IA DRANG" Threads...

...hit the "ALOHA RONNIE" here &...

...hit the "Links" on my Home Page


ENJOY
56 posted on 11/12/2003 11:25:11 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
God bless and thank you.
57 posted on 11/12/2003 11:27:43 AM PST by wardaddy (we have no choice but to crush our enemies and make them fear us and sap their will to fight)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
:-)
58 posted on 11/12/2003 11:32:30 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~Lighting Candles At Twilight and Dawn ~)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
A "thank for for my freedom" BTTT.
59 posted on 11/12/2003 11:52:30 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross ((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; BKO
Thanks again, dearest Ronnie.
60 posted on 11/12/2003 12:54:55 PM PST by onyx
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