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To: Grampa Dave

I worked at Camp Bendleton, CA as a civilian programmer back in the late '60s, and one day Pres. Nixon was scheduled to show up. I think it was in the middle of the scandals, or it might have been when he ramped up our intervention in Vietnam.

Anyhow, we were in a taped off area behind the PX which looked down on a paved area. His limo drove up, Nixon stepped out and gave the above spread-eagled greeting. NOT ONE FREAKING SOUND of greeting came from over 100 Marines and some staff there. After a few seconds of dead silence, I felt embarrassed, for he WAS the President. I started to clap but just then he turned around and got back into the limo. That was when I got some idea at how pist the Marines were at him.

9 posted on 01/17/2016 10:13:00 AM PST by Oatka (Beware of an old man in a profession where men usually die young.)
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To: Oatka

I’m sure our Marines felt the same way many of us did re LBJ.

When it was time to reup re my Navy reserve time, after LBJ and his Gulf Tonkin/Viet Nam BS, his abandonment of our sailors on the Liberty and Pueblo, I signed out and walked away.


12 posted on 01/17/2016 11:53:05 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Obama is living proof of the disaster of not sticking to the Wisdom of our Founding Fathers!!)
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