To: eleni121; ALOHA RONNIE
I was entering my teens during Nam. I had an older sister who at the time was a Zippy and protested the war, so that was most of my young (up to 10 yrs) knowledge of it. I didn't understand it all, but knew it was not the soldiers fault, and never did like the protests I heard of.
I grew up with the air of 'nam vets are societal outcasts (which is not true), thanks in part to much of the media.
Then when I got my first "real" job, working for a Govt contractor, almost ALL the men I worked with had served in Nam. One supervisor was a door gunner on a Huey and did 4 tours. My closest friend while working there was in Nam almost the entire time is was on. All these men are quality individuals, and I knew them only 10 years after it ended. The more I read about it and meet people, and get info (such as Aloha Ronnies website and info on IA DRANG) the more I realize how unspeakable the hurt must have been to come home to (many) people who rejected them. Men without a country. It's kind of like cancer. You don't really understand or fathom what it is and does until you go through it yourself.
All this to say: I appreciate this article, and the VFW more than I did before.
Ok, end of rant. :o)
To: RedBloodedAmerican; Coleus; Ann Coulter; PhilDragoo; Doctor Raoul; Ragtime Cowgirl; Joy Angela; ...
aided our Terrorist Enemy HO CHI MINH's Communist Victory over US and FREEDOM during the Vietnam War.
...And our Hero Young Soldiers paid the Price.
...These 2 Anti-U.S. Activists still cling to Power and want more in the Future as they again call our Commander-in-Chief a Liar in Time of War, just like they did during the last Century.
...During the entire Vietnam War HO CHI MINH's North Vietnam Communist Propaganda kept telling the World that there was not a single of its North Vietnam Army Soldiers fighting inside South Vietnam.
Novemeber 15, 1965 =
Photo of our first 2 North Vietnam Army Soldier POW's at the Battle of the IA DRANG Valley, taken 8 Miles inside a then Free South Vietnam =
'Ronnie Guyer Photo Collection' http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm
*See Last Photo / Photo Set No. 3
posted on 07/10/2003 7:09:18 PM PDT
by ALOHA RONNIE
(Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.comW)
My brother fought in Vietnam and also the first Gulf War in Iraq. He has described situations in Vietnam which are riveting and only by the fine training of our military mixed with the miracle of God protecting him is he still with us today. He blames the politicians for the way things went then and also the left. He agrees that the truth about Vietnam has not been told.
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