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MGM In Talks With Sarandon/Robbins Over 9-11 Movie!!

Posted on 04/21/2003 7:13:17 AM PDT by jonalvy44

Dear MGM:

Please, no, no, no, say it isn't so! Don't defile the memories of the victims of 9-11 by allowing Mr. and Mrs. Sarandon to be involved with anything related to this national tragedy...Their blatant anti-Americanism taints any effort on their part to attempt to create a film about this event. This is not only disgraceful, it will not be financially successful for your company. The American public just won't tolerate it.

Jon Alvarez Syracuse, NY Why we fight: Visit Alvy's forum: Americans For Victory Over Terrorism: Bush Country

We Won't Forget!

Forwarding to other like-minded Americans:

Please contact MGM and tell them that this would be a disgrace for them to be involved with...I am totally disgusted.

Contact MGM to share your feelings at: MGM Contact Info: mgmonline@mgm.com

MGM Website Feedback Form: and http://www.mgm.com/corp_inv_contact.do

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/1818049.stm

Wednesday, 13 February, 2002, 14:15 GMT Film plan for Twin Towers hero

Susan Sarandon is an Oscar winning actress

Hollywood couple Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are to make a film about the 11 September attacks in New York, focusing on the bravery of a British security officer. Robbins and Sarandon are to base their film on the bravery of Rick Rescorla, a Cornwall-born war hero, who died in the attacks saving thousands of people.

Susan Greer holds a photo of her husband

The film is based on an article by James Stewart in the New Yorker magazine, All The Heroes Are Dead, and is one of three productions about the attacks on the Twin Towers currently in planning.

Rescorla moved to the US a the age of 23 and served in the US army in Vietnam, his exploits later recounted in the book - and now film, We Were Soldiers - in which he was described as a "battlefield legend".

Drama unfold

He was the head of security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and died evacuating people from one of the New York towers.

In 1993, he was the last to leave the tower when a bomb was found in the centre.

Rick Rescorla has been called a "battlefield legend"

As the buildings came under attack he phoned his wife at home, who was watching the drama unfold on television .

He told her: "I don't want you to cry. I have to evacuate some people now. If something happens to me, I want you to know that you made my life."

Oscar-winning actress Sarandon will play Rescorla's wife Susan Greer, and she and Robbins hope to have a studio deal in place shortly.

The film will concentrate on the love story between the couple, described as "two fractured people who found each other late in life and enjoyed a storybook romance".

The World Trade Center disaster will provide a cruel finale to the film.

MGM has made a deal with writer Lawrence Wright to adapt his New Yorker article The Counter-Terrorist, while ABC is preparing a major documentary based on Dennis Smith's book Report from Ground Zero.

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1 posted on 04/21/2003 7:13:17 AM PDT by jonalvy44
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To: jonalvy44
Let's boycott ANY movie by these two. MGM and the rest of Hollywood will get the message fast - mess around with the American people and it shows up in your bottom line.
2 posted on 04/21/2003 7:14:45 AM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Howlin; Dog; Miss Marple; Wait4Truth
Howlin - can you use one of your ping lists for this?
3 posted on 04/21/2003 7:16:57 AM PDT by Peach
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To: jonalvy44
Will Michael Moore be involved in this "documentary"?
4 posted on 04/21/2003 7:19:32 AM PDT by syriacus (Daschle is a LIABILITY to US when he nastily portrays the President as a "loser" during war.)
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To: jonalvy44
I think the two would do great in a 9-11 film - in the role of the hijackers!!
5 posted on 04/21/2003 7:20:24 AM PDT by ZULU
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6 posted on 04/21/2003 7:20:45 AM PDT by happydogdesign
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To: jonalvy44
They're going to somehow allow these vermin to disgrace a hero of LZ Albany - how pathetic.
7 posted on 04/21/2003 7:21:34 AM PDT by astounded
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To: syriacus
maybe she will play Judy Woodruff, musing how americans need to consider what did we do to make them hate us so much...
8 posted on 04/21/2003 7:21:37 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: ZULU
I think the two would do great in a 9-11 film - in the role of the hijackers!!

Put Sarandon in a burka.

9 posted on 04/21/2003 7:22:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Paranoia is when you realize that tin foil hats just focus the mind control beams.)
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To: jonalvy44
disgusting choice of fakes for this movie.

freep mgm but good
10 posted on 04/21/2003 7:24:15 AM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: jonalvy44
Oh, sure. As if anyone would actually pay to see this pair of idiots in a film about 9-11? That will be the day! If this is actually true, MGM just made my boycott list!
11 posted on 04/21/2003 7:24:58 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: goldstategop
I agree. I just sent e-mail to MGM and asked them not to sully the memory of anyone who died or was harmed in 9/11 by using these two "anti-everything" types.

Can some conscientious freeper PLEASE post a list of advertisers of the movie Icebound that aired last night on CBS. I want to make sure I do not buy products advertised and I want to make sure I e-mail the companies. I have never been so offended by two people in a long time and I want to make sure I do not support them by spending one penny on any company that supports them.
12 posted on 04/21/2003 7:25:02 AM PDT by Ptaz
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To: jonalvy44
All I can say is Hollyweird must really be short on actors
13 posted on 04/21/2003 7:25:18 AM PDT by mel
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To: jonalvy44
Where does it say MGM is considering this? I see where MGM is producing another 9/11 film, but I don't see any mention suggesting any particular studio is talking to these slugs on this one, only a blurb that they hope to have a deal soon.

MM

14 posted on 04/21/2003 7:25:46 AM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: jonalvy44
I won't be contacting MGM. I say let them spend a bundle making such a movie and then watch them lose that bundle as America boycotts it.
15 posted on 04/21/2003 7:26:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Beware the Fedayeen Rodham!)
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To: KarlInOhio; ALOHA RONNIE
Ping!
16 posted on 04/21/2003 7:26:12 AM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: jonalvy44
Are they TRYING to alienate the people who pay their bills? I'm sorry but it looks to me like these people are going out of their way to piss us off.
17 posted on 04/21/2003 7:26:24 AM PDT by Live free or die
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To: jonalvy44
Hey, it depends on the roles they get! If they play terrorists or terrorist sympathysers (sp)....


MARK A SITY
http://www.logic101.net/
18 posted on 04/21/2003 7:26:56 AM PDT by logic101.net (Support OUR Troops; Not Saddam's!)
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To: Live free or die
I agree. This looks like "in your face" stuff to me.
19 posted on 04/21/2003 7:27:37 AM PDT by MizSterious ("The truth takes only seconds to tell."--Jack Straw)
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To: goldstategop
....is this a joke?
20 posted on 04/21/2003 7:28:38 AM PDT by Lady Eileen
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To: logic101.net; Jeff Head
No, they should get no paying roles at all, not even terrorists or sympathizers. They should not get even one red cent from anything relating to 9/11.
21 posted on 04/21/2003 7:28:46 AM PDT by MizSterious ("The truth takes only seconds to tell."--Jack Straw)
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To: goldstategop
This is sick - to allow those two to play 911 heros just goes beyond words - how low can MGM stoop!
22 posted on 04/21/2003 7:28:46 AM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: jonalvy44
Hey MGM, check Sunday nights rating for Susan. America has had enough of these two Commies. Their day in the spot light is over.
23 posted on 04/21/2003 7:30:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always flexible)
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To: jonalvy44
After MGM sees the overnights on Sarandon's TV movie yesterday, she'll be out like last month's milk.
24 posted on 04/21/2003 7:30:31 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: jonalvy44
There is a market for leftist propaganda products. Moore acts up because there is a group of people who want to pay money (see captialism) for Moore's maxist pablum. Its his audience. Mr and MZ. Sarandon are probable part of that left wing marketing. Imagine communists with money. I bet none of them drives a ford fiesta.
25 posted on 04/21/2003 7:30:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: jonalvy44
The film will star Tim Robbins as Mohammed Atta and Susan Sarandon as the stewardess whose throat he slices open with a box cutter...
26 posted on 04/21/2003 7:31:40 AM PDT by ez (...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.)
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To: Ptaz
I never watch such tripe, but I just happened to look in the tv listing of the newspapers yesterday. I noticed that Popeyes Sarandon was on twice last night -- the Icebound movie and Bull Durham.

I am convinced that Sarandon and Mr. Popeyes are working very hard to best Martin Sheen in the al-Asqhole Martyrs Brigade of Those Who Are (claiming to be) Blacklisted. After they have documented enough ink against them, they will make a film about their victimization. I vote we ignore them now.
27 posted on 04/21/2003 7:32:03 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Beware the Fedayeen Rodham!)
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To: jonalvy44
Just another movie I will not see.
28 posted on 04/21/2003 7:32:24 AM PDT by Lost Highway
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To: Live free or die; MizSterious
What do you think of my theory at #27?
29 posted on 04/21/2003 7:34:08 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Beware the Fedayeen Rodham!)
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To: jonalvy44
Wasn't there already a movie about the two of them?


30 posted on 04/21/2003 7:39:16 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Peach
Peach, I would NEVER to to see this movie! Sarandon will never get another penny of my money! This is disgusting!
31 posted on 04/21/2003 7:39:33 AM PDT by Wait4Truth (God Bless our President!)
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To: jonalvy44
Those Hollywood people just can't resist kicking us all in the teeth, can they?
32 posted on 04/21/2003 7:43:52 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: longtermmemmory
Hollywood is just watching out for their own. I would not doubt for a minute that the Mr and Mrs. Sarandon would be willing to help bank roll this to try to get thier careers back in line. Look at Jane Fonda, a much bigger traitor then these two ever were; she may be hated, but she still made lots of money on movies afterward. Nope, Hollywood is corrupt to the core; the only solution is to BOYCOTT anything they are associated with. MGM might not give a s*it, but some of the sponsors sure will.
33 posted on 04/21/2003 7:46:17 AM PDT by Amalie (FREEDOM had NEVER been another word for nothing left to lose...)
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To: Wait4Truth
to=go...need more coffee.
34 posted on 04/21/2003 7:46:40 AM PDT by Wait4Truth (God Bless our President!)
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To: jonalvy44
Oh please! MGM used to make great movies in the 40s. After that....


35 posted on 04/21/2003 7:48:23 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: jonalvy44
Rick Rescorla was prominent in the book "We were Soldiers Once...and Young" and was on the cover. It was the book that the Mel Gibson movie We Were Soldiers was based on. Rescorla was a true hero in the Towers and saved a huge number of people. It is a terrible thing to have Sarandon and Robbins in this movie.

The "Ice" movie didn't do very well last night. The doctor that the movie was based on said that Sarandon did not play her correctly at all. The doctor said, "That is not me."
36 posted on 04/21/2003 7:56:04 AM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: All; jonalvy44; cibco; KarlInOhio; Fred Mertz; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; VOA; Freedom'sWorthIt; ...
...To sign our U.S. 7th Cavalry's Petition to President BUSH to award Lifetime Lifesaving Hero RICK RESCORLA the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award posthumously =

http://www.LZXRAY.com


Signed:..ALOHA RONNIE Guyer / Vet-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" 7th Cavalry's Battle of IA DRANG-1965

http://www.LZXRAY.com/guyer_collection.htm
37 posted on 04/21/2003 8:00:35 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: jonalvy44
One word for such a prospective movie with these two...DOA at the box office.
38 posted on 04/21/2003 8:01:37 AM PDT by el_texicano
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To: jonalvy44
This has to be a hoax. I simply can't believe that such an idea would get by the first desk in the MGM comptroller's office. But, if I'm wrong and it's not bogus, please verify and the next e-mail I send out will go straight to MGM. And, if it's true, yes I'll pledge to boycott the film and anything else MGM puts out for the twelve months following.
39 posted on 04/21/2003 8:01:41 AM PDT by CincinnatusVA
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To: jonalvy44
I had heard awhile back that Ms. Sarandon had approached Susan Greer early on about making a movie about her late husband, Rick Rescorla. Sarandon jumped right at the opportunity to make a buck off of a genuine, and PATRIOTIC hero.

This is a tragedy on several fronts, as far as I am concerned. First and foremost, the life led by Rick Rescorla is what legends are made of. He was a staunch anti-communist and came to the United States from England in order to join the Army and fight in Vietnam against communism! In so doing, he became a legend in his company and the military, and a hero of the battle of Ia Drang. His picture is on the front of the book, "We Were Soldiers." And, he died as a hero in one of the towers on 9-11. Most Freepers know this already, but the general public needs to be made more aware of this.

For Ms. Sarandon to approach his widow (much as a vulture would do) right after this tragedy is disgraceful. The opportunistic motive of the Sarandon/Robbins duo is strictly $$.....and it is to be made off of the life of this selfless and patriotic hero. In no way should these people have anything to do with the telling of Rick Rescorla's life-story. Prerhaps his widow (of only a couple of years) was lured by the the income she would make, but she should have been more aware of exactly who would be "tellng the story" of her late husband's life. Perhaps his previous wife and children should have been consulted by this.

Rick Rescorla's story would make a wonderful movie, but this movie should not be produced by people whose actions represent the exact opposite of what Rick Rescorla believed in and stood for. Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins are not fit to wipe his boots, much less to be the ones who interpret his life, his selflessness, and his sacrifice to this country.
40 posted on 04/21/2003 8:19:44 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Hildy
Sarandon=Kiss of Death. No way a for-profit movie company will risk anything on these radioactive actors.
41 posted on 04/21/2003 8:22:55 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: KarlInOhio
The burka the better!!!!
42 posted on 04/21/2003 8:27:11 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: jonalvy44
Robbins and Sarandon are to base their film on the bravery of Rick Rescorla, a Cornwall-born war hero, who died in the attacks saving thousands of people.

Rick Rescorla was a hero of DH and myself before 9/11.

We would go to a theatre to see a movie made about him. If the movie was decent we would buy the DVD. If the soundtrack was good, we would buy it.

Putting Sarandon in a movie about Rick guarantees that we will never spend a dime or even watch it free in years to come as the late late movie.

Rick Rescorla was a hero, Sarandon is a skank.

43 posted on 04/21/2003 8:33:37 AM PDT by Anomaly in Illinois ((never forget !))
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To: Bigg Red
I think it's nauseatingly possible. What a sad excuse for a human being.
44 posted on 04/21/2003 8:35:57 AM PDT by MizSterious ("The truth takes only seconds to tell."--Jack Straw)
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To: jonalvy44
Don't we already have enough major-studio pornography out there without grinding out still more of it? If they make this, it ought to be rated "TD", for "Too Disgusting for ANY audience capable of thought".
45 posted on 04/21/2003 8:44:02 AM PDT by MainFrame65
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To: bmwcyle
"Hey MGM, check Sunday nights rating for Susan. America has had enough of these two Commies"

Not to mention being disinvited to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Sarandon being disinvited to a United Way fundraiser. MGM is either 1) hopelessly out of touch, 2) seriously overconfident, or 3) blatantly defiant. Whatever the case, they need a wake-up call.

46 posted on 04/21/2003 9:10:18 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: Swede Girl
Your post should be sent as a letter to MGM!
47 posted on 04/21/2003 9:17:48 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: happydogdesign
that is just too funny!!
48 posted on 04/21/2003 9:22:08 AM PDT by jonalvy44
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To: AUsome Joy; Joy Angela; conservogirl; HangFire; gc4nra; RonDog; Fred Mertz; VOA; amom; ...
NEVER FORGET

...Very quickly after the sudden Sept. 11th death of RICK RESCORLA at Tower 2 the SARANDON's approached the newly widowed SUSAN RESCORLA to purchase her -Later in Life- Love Story with RICK's Lifetime Lifesaving Story included for a new Motion Picture.

...Right after I found out about the sudden Sept. 11th Death of RICK RESCORLA at Tower 2 on our 7th Cavalry's website at...

.. http://www.LZXRAY.com ..

...I started calling for the country, thru the Net and my Calls into Talk Radio/TV, to ..NEVER FORGET.. that my fellow Battle of IA DRANG Veteran RICK RESCORLA died after the CLINTON Administration had refused 3 Free Extradiction Offers from the Sudan during the 1990's to bring OSAMA bin LADEN to an American Jail for Trial for his Terrorist Acts already committed against US. I have ..NEVER.. stopped doing this.

...T'was All in GOD's Plan when 2 months after the Attacks of Sept. 11th ...I was blessed to be able to go to our 7th Cavalry's Annual Battle of IA DRANG Alumni Conference Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day Weekend where I ended up sitting at the table next to Widow SUSAN RESCORLA's, who I had been fighting for, and the table of Lt. Gen. and Mrs. HAL G. MOORE & "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Director RANDALL WALLACE ..with NBC Dateline TV Cameras rolling for their coming TV Story on the RESCORLA's.

...While showing us clips from his forthcoming "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Motion Picture about our IA DRANG Battle RANDALL showed us the now famous TV Interview of RICK RESCORLA predicting his own future death at the hands of Muslim Extremists ..taped in his Tower 2 Office a couple of years before. It sent chills right thru US all.

...Before dawn the next morning we IA DRANG Alumni along with SUSAN RESCORLA, WWS Actor SAM ELLIOTT & RANDALL WALLACE held our own private Ceremony in front of the Vietnam Wall's 3rd Panel that carries the names of our fellow 7th Cavalry Soldiers who were killed in the Valley of Death that was the IA DRANG of 1965 ..with NBC TV Cameras continuing to roll.

...NBC Dateline's RICK & SUSAN RESCORLA Story ran in March 2002 opening up with us at the Vietnam Wall with the Star Spangled Banner being sung as my solemn face suddenly appears and then fades to Lt. Gen. HAL G. MOORE's reading off the names of our IA DRANG Hero Dead Soldiers 36 years after they had heroically died for Freedom in Vietnam.

...Last week I was further blessed to give a 1 1/2 Hour speech about RICK RESCORLA and our 7th Cavalry's experiences in Vietnam as they relate to our 7th Cavalry's now sitting in Bagdhad before a fine NRA Group in Culver City, California... in a restaurant sitting directly across the street from the very MGM Studio that was unbeknownst to us considering making this RICK RESCORLA Motion Picture for the SARANDON's.

...Last Saturday I had the honor of witnessing the Free Vietnamese of Orange County proclaim at a BUSH Victory Rally "WE ARE SOLDIERS" - "WE ARE SOLDIERS" ..in the Fight to bring Freedom around the world.

...Something the SARANDON's & the CLINTON's wish to NEVER see.



Soooo....

...T'was US vs the SARANDON's...

...at the OSCARS =

http://www.tripflicks.com/pro/
(Photos)


Signed:

A Witness - ALOHA RONNIE Guyer / Yellow Jacket Vet-7th Cavalry's Opening Days of the Vietnam War 1965-66

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm
(Photos)

NEVER FORGET
49 posted on 04/21/2003 10:00:35 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: Swede Girl
GARRY OWEN, Sir
(7th Cavalry Salute 2-U)

...Please see my Post #49...

ALOHA RONNIE
50 posted on 04/21/2003 10:08:45 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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