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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.

Sorry to read that.

Death in the Ia Drang Valley, by Pfc Jack P. Smith.

Thank you, Aloha Ronnie, and God bless you.

8 posted on 11/11/2003 9:20:09 PM PST by dighton (Nasty Little Clique™)
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To: dighton; ALOHA RONNIE
May GOD Bless our FREEDOM Fighters, always

A massive internal bump!!

14 posted on 11/11/2003 9:25:41 PM PST by GeronL (Visit www.geocities.com/geronl.....and.....www.returnoftheprimitive.com)
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To: dighton
...In his Keynote Speach to us Saturday Night JACK SMITH had 3 points to make:

...First, JACK related how reports of his impending demise from Pancreatic Cancer were greatly exaggerated as he intends to beat it. He feels good after 8 weeks of Radiation/Chemo Therapy and I have to say that I've never seen him look better.

...Second, JACK related the horror of his being wounded 4 times while fighting at Landing Zone Albany in the IA DRANG Valley of November 1965, reading in part from his Saturday Evening Post Article you've posted a link to here.

...Thirdly, JACK shared what he saw in a now Communist Vietnam when he went back to the IA DRANG Valley of the Mid-1990's with JOE GALLOWAY and now retired Lt. Gen. HAL G. MOORE. This trip is chronicalled in an ABC News "DAY ONE" TV Special. What he saw there was a North and a South Vietnam that is poorer and in worse shape then when he first left it in November 1965.

...After JACK was finished with his riveting speech now retired General of the Army SHINSIKI stood to shake his hand. I was then blessed to give my "Thank You" to him as he went on to his chair. With that "Thank You" came JACK's sigh of satisfying relief at being so well received.

T'was all in GOD's Plan, perhaps..?
20 posted on 11/11/2003 9:53:46 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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