Skip to comments."May 18,1971"--(Evil Exists)
Posted on 07/18/2004 4:55:11 PM PDT by redrock
"May 18,1971"--(Evil Exists)
April 22, 1971 -- John Kerry testifies on behalf of the VVAW before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. He claims that American soldiers had "personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan..."
Every action produces a reaction.
It's simple really..........
You couldn't really call it a village.
I'm not really sure what you would call it. It was just a collection of lean-to's...tents and just plain 'any-spot-in-the-storm-will-do' types of shelters.
It was as if the old people and the young people had walked as far as they could...and it was just the spot that they stopped and tried to put together a reasonable image of their lives. It had water and was somewhat close to a road.
And...it was as far as they could go to get away from the war....and the soldiers of the NVA(North Vietnamese). The same NVA that had driven them away from the highlands of Vietnam. From their homes....from their lives.
That little spot in the road had around 25 people living there...mostly the old but a few young. One of them was pregnant. Luckily,for awhile anyway, a Medical Mission was nearby.
We used to patrol that area around every 3-4 days. Nothing major..just a platoon. The LT. liked to call that patrol his 'breaking-in' for newbies...for those who had just arrived 'in country'. It gave you a feel for the landscape...and it reminded the newbies that altho we were Air Cav....we also were expected to walk to earn our money.
On one patrol..we found out that the Medical Mission had left the area...and the pregnant woman was about to give birth. Being the only person on the patrol to even remotely have Medical training...( I served as a Medic)...I was volunteered by the LT. to help with the birth. One of the really old (ancient comes to mind) women knew about child-birth but was physically unable to help. Since we had a ARVN(South Vietnamese) interpreter along...I became her hands...as long as the ARVN interpreter could keep up.
The child was born into the world on May 15,1971. A little girl...all healthy as could be. We left her in the arms of her proud mother...and finished on with the patrol. (and I got the ribbing of my life about the whole thing...good natured...but it lasted for days).
The NVA activity started to pick up in the area. It seemed as if they thought we wouldn't fight back if we saw them...or came under fire. They started to get a little bolder....as they were sending out lots of patrols into the area around Pleiku..and further south.
On our next patrol into that area...we ran into a NVA patrol. Had a small firefight. Had to only work on a few minor wounds.
Then we came upon the small little spot...where the old and young had stopped to try and live.
The lean-to's were burned....the tents torn. Fire was still burning some of the bigger shacks.
The old and young people had been lined up and made to kneel...where they had had a gun pressed to the back of their heads. I know this is what happened...as each of them had a hole in the backs of their head...one made by a bullet.
The boot marks on the ground (that red dirt that seemed to exist everywhere in Vietnam)...were of standard issue NVA. So...the people who had done this were probably NVA.
I checked all that I could ...looking for even a glimmer of life. There was none.
Then I remembered the young mother....and the baby that I helped to deliver.
I searched the area..(with my back being watched by my Platoon Sgt.)...and came across them a few yards into the bush.
The young mother lay on the ground...and bullet hole in her head and laying in her arms was her baby daughter.
With a bullet hole in her head.
I came face-to-face with it on that day in Vietnam.
This is the 3rd time I've talked about that day in 30 plus years. I'm not sure if I can talk about it again ever.
But the same evil that I found in the highlands of Vietnam...exists today.
30 plus years ago...a self-serving ex-sailor sat before Congress and lied to them about the behaviour of American Soldiers. Lied to them in order to make himself look good. Lied to them in order to further his own ambitions.
Lied to them to facilitate the Evil.
And now...that same liar ...that same self-serving arrogant bastard is running for President.
I cannot prove it...but I have always believed that the actions of people like Kerry...facilitated the death of that young mother and her baby.
I would hate to think of a world...were someone like Kerry had as much power as a President of the United States has.
What would be the consequences????
It is up to us...to defeat it.
This is a moving story. While reading it, I could vividly see the events as they unfolded. It's sad to look back on those times and think of what might have been had so many like John Kerry not turned their backs.
Re 14:19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.
Re 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
Joh 8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Lord,we pray for a continued leadership in this country that is honoring to You.
You've got that right. Thanks for your service and for reliving a painful memory.
Looks like our tour has 100 some days still.
We have seen with our own eyes the REAL American Soldier in action....NOT the one that Liberals would have us believe exists.
We Americans,after all, (and in direct refutation of everything Liberalism stands for)...are the "GOOD GUYS".
You are right. There is a real choice this election.
We stand at a cross road of history, the choices we make
we will have to live with for years.
One need only picture a Gore administration guided by the
hand of Hillery!herself and the mess it would have made to date to realize it.
I remember at the time of Kerry's testimony, being approached by a group called,"the Vietnam War Crimes Tribunal" and asked to testify myself.
When I told them that I would be glad to testify about VC
and NVA attrocities, they weren't interested and never
approached me again.
Kerry is a pathetic excuse for a man and the resemblence to Clinton is very much the same, a political cameleon, changing it's color to match it's surroundings, with a
thirst for power.
Good Guys BUMP ..Thank you for your service!
Must read no matter what, then copy and paste it to eveyone on your e-mail list.
I was there the same time Hanoi Kerry was.
I was there Oct'68-Apr'69 as a GMG 3
I served on the destroyer USS Corry DD-817
which supplied PCF's and PBR's
and gave gunfire support in North AND South Viet Nam.
My ship may have even supplied Hanoi Kerry's boat.
I VOW to the 58,229 + names on The Wall who never came home
"I will do everything I LEGALLY can
to keep this traitor from being elected."
Hanoi Kerry MUST NOT win on Nov 2 2004
"It is a fact that in the entire Vietnam War we did not lose one major battle.
We lost the war at home and at home John Kerry was the field general"
- Bob Elder, Swift Boat Veteran For Truth
"I do not believe John Kerry is fit to be commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces,"
said retired Rear Adm. Roy Hoffmann, chairman of the organization.
"This is not a political issue. It is a matter of honesty."
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Redrock, you are God's messenger.
Were it not for you, and men like you, we would never know how it really was.
God bless you, brother, for what you did.
Thank you for your service.
I really believe that the survival of this nation as we know it is riding on this election.
Great tag line.