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Vietnam war veterans still serving
Macon (Georgia) Telegraph ^ | September 26, 2006 | Alline Kent

Posted on 09/26/2006 1:56:58 AM PDT by John Carey

When soldiers returned home from the war in Vietnam, for many there were no parades, no cheering for their service to this country.

A generation later, when another group of young men and women set off to fight another war, the group that welcomed them home the warmest was the same group that years earlier had received the cold shoulder.

The Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. It was started in 1978.

While their mission is to promote issues that affect Vietnam-era veterans, their commitment to the future is measured by their founding principle:

"Never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another."

Members of the organization are service men and women who served in country from Feb. 28, 1962 through May 7, 1975 or in any other location in support of the Vietnam War from Aug. 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975.

(Excerpt) Read more at macon.com ...


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1 posted on 09/26/2006 1:56:58 AM PDT by John Carey
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To: John Carey

I saw the title and thought this might refer to SE Asia vets in Iraq. In any event, I'm a civilian in Iraq working at the Embassy & a bunch of the guys in my office are Vietnam combat vets. They are uniformly a great bunch of people -- and soooooooo much more fun to hang with that Department of State weenies.


2 posted on 09/26/2006 2:32:59 AM PDT by BroncosFan ("Now we grieve, 'cause now it's gone / But things were good when we were young.")
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To: BroncosFan

bump


3 posted on 09/26/2006 2:42:22 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: KSCITYBOY

"Never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another."

This quote says it all IMO.

GO HERE

http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=14749

http://www.vva.org/shad/index.htm

http://www.vva.org/


4 posted on 09/26/2006 8:13:19 AM PDT by Roy Wilson
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To: John Carey

The Vietnam Veterans of America is a group founded by Marxist America-haters a la John Kerry's pack of liars and "veteran" frauds. Today, they try to hide their anti-Americanism better but still toe the anti-American, anti-military line. They are fully exposed in Burkett's "Stolen Valor." As a Vietnam vet I had been a member. But when I started to question their politics I was told to get lost. So I quit. VVA continues as a below-the-radar horizon group trying to undermine the military and the country.


5 posted on 09/26/2006 8:31:29 AM PDT by pabianice
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