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MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-
"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Forum/PAX-TV ^ | 2/25/2004 | "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer

Posted on 02/25/2004 6:03:21 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE

NEVER FORGET

JOHN KERRY called American Soldiers fighting for Freedom during the Vietnam War ..Terrorists.

.......vs......

MEL GIBSON decided he had to do his "PASSION of the Christ" while filming "WE WERE SOLDIERS" ..our true story about we American Soldiers fighting for Freedom during the Vietnam War. *

(* This per STEVE McVEETY, Producer of "The PASSION of the Christ" -&- "WE WERE SOLDIERS" ..on the PAX TV Network, February 22/24, 2004)

Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965

NEVER FORGET


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2 true stories of LOVE and Sacrifice in Action.

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1 posted on 02/25/2004 6:03:22 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Lexington Green; Fred Mertz; VOA; miss print; onyx; Republic; risk; kristinn; ...
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MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=39081

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2 posted on 02/25/2004 6:07:14 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.come)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Kerry

I thank you for your service,
Way back in Viet Nam.
But that is no free ticket,
To let you pull this scam.
You spit upon our nation,
Betrayed our young brave men.
You called them baby killers,
It’s not true now, nor then.
You sir are just low life scum,
You prey upon rich chicks.
I hope Teresa sees the light,
And dumps your bag of tricks.
I’ll vote for Bush this coming fall,
And pray that you don’t win.
For if you win, we all will lose,
Our freedom will cave in.

Conspiracy Guy 2/16/4
3 posted on 02/25/2004 6:10:34 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy's comments may not reflect his own opinions.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I want to say HI to Aloha Ronnie!
Saw the movie and read the book-excellent!
4 posted on 02/25/2004 6:11:05 AM PST by submarinerswife
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To: Joy Angela; conservogirl; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TruthNtegrity; BillF; ...
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See:

http://www.PassionoftheChrist.com

http://www.WeWereSoldiers.com

http://www.lzxray.com

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm
(Photos, 3-Sets)

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5 posted on 02/25/2004 6:11:36 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.come)
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To: submarinerswife
This movie will solidify Christians faith in their religion.. Kerry will solidify the creepy LIBS and their hatred for family values and morality and religion.
6 posted on 02/25/2004 6:13:47 AM PST by submarinerswife
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
bravery bump
7 posted on 02/25/2004 6:17:03 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Just once I'd like to get by on my looks.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
We were Soldiers was probably the hardest movie I ever watched. Haven't seen Passion yet. I cried thru that movie. I couldn't stop. Mel ought to re-release that movie, and let ole Monsieur Kerry talk about baby killers. Maybe he would be drawn and quartered.
8 posted on 02/25/2004 6:27:35 AM PST by marty60
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Let me try one.

John Kerry
We'd sooner trust our daughters
with Bill Clinton.

9 posted on 02/25/2004 6:32:02 AM PST by theDentist (Boston: So much Liberty, you can buy a Politician already owned by someone else.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; ALOHA RONNIE
Great poem CG! Great post Ronnie! I will never forget.
10 posted on 02/25/2004 6:32:04 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Every heart beats true for the red ,white and blue!)
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To: theDentist
Unless our daughters are rich heiresses, they are safe.

CG
11 posted on 02/25/2004 6:35:39 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy's comments may not reflect his own opinions.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
I'd never admit it publicly, but the book and the movie "We were Soldiers" made me cry like a baby.

CG
12 posted on 02/25/2004 6:37:41 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy's comments may not reflect his own opinions.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Oops. I just admitted it.

CG
13 posted on 02/25/2004 6:38:21 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy's comments may not reflect his own opinions.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
makes me cry too... Makes a good deal of people cry. You are in good company.
14 posted on 02/25/2004 6:49:15 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Every heart beats true for the red ,white and blue!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
I can't wait to see The Passion.

CG
15 posted on 02/25/2004 6:50:58 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy's comments may not reflect his own opinions.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I can't say We Were Soldiers made me cry, but I spent most of the movie with a big smile of pride on my face ... all for our military ... and I remember repeating over and over throughout the movie "WOW!", and "I'm sure glad they went over instead of me" (By the way, I was 2 years old at the time ...)

Taking the wife to see Passion tonight at 7:00. Can't wait.
16 posted on 02/25/2004 7:28:34 AM PST by Buell_X1-1200 (Is it spring yet?)
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To: Buell_X1-1200
Pride, with sadness is how I felt. I served in the USAF 72-76 and didn't go to Viet Nam. But I know a lot of veterans who did. I thank them every chance I get.

The determination and courage of our soldiers throughout our history is truly an inspiration for this patriot. I have to hold back tears of pride when I sing the National Anthem.
17 posted on 02/25/2004 7:37:30 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy's comments may not reflect his own opinions.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I saw the movie and it was a great tribute to our Vietnam vets. Great movie, great people. I bought the book too, after seeing the movie. We have the greatest soldiers. And you were involved in that battle from We Were Soldiers? I'm in awe. Thank you all for your service.










































18 posted on 02/25/2004 8:05:50 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: Buell_X1-1200; Conspiracy Guy; Diva Betsy Ross; submarinerswife; marty60; bushfamfan
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Thank you all for caring and sharing with us your deep responses to your viewing "WE WERE SOLDIERS."

The "PASSION" Pre-view viewers' silence we see on TV as they leave their theaters mirrors precisely us "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Vets as we left that movie's Pre-views at Ft. Benning and San Diego.

GOD does indeed seem to work His Miracles in some very loving ways..?

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19 posted on 02/25/2004 8:24:35 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.come)
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To: theDentist
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"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Forum

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=8

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20 posted on 02/25/2004 8:26:57 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.come)
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To: Carl/NewsMax; Sean Hannity; Ann Coulter; billoreilly; Rush Limbaugh
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'JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets'

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=39081

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21 posted on 02/25/2004 8:37:51 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.come)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
INTREP - THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
22 posted on 02/25/2004 8:40:16 AM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: Buell_X1-1200
That's one of the reasons why they went over, B, in
hopes us little ones wouldn't ever have to go.
23 posted on 02/25/2004 8:44:58 AM PST by Twinkie
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To: LiteKeeper
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Praise GOD that...

LOVE is the Only Reality and that...

GOD is LOVE.

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24 posted on 02/25/2004 8:45:09 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.come)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
GOD is LOVE bump.
25 posted on 02/25/2004 9:40:18 AM PST by TruthNtegrity (I refuse to call candidates for President "Democratic" as they are NOT. Socialists, actually.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Good Points.

CG
26 posted on 02/25/2004 10:16:13 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Conspiracy Guy's comments may not reflect his own opinions.)
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To: Buell_X1-1200
(By the way, I was 2 years old at the time ...)

So that would make you almost 4 now? We Were Soldiers was released in 2002.

27 posted on 02/25/2004 10:20:15 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("Mors Ab Alto" (Death from Above) 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, TX)
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To: theDentist
Nice, almost a haiku but the number of syllables on the first line should be 5. May I suggest:

"J. F*ing Kerry,
We'd sooner trust our daughters
with Bill Clinton."
28 posted on 02/25/2004 10:25:33 AM PST by tomswiftjr
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To: tomswiftjr

That's a keeper!

29 posted on 02/25/2004 10:36:23 AM PST by theDentist (Boston: So much Liberty, you can buy a Politician already owned by someone else.)
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To: CholeraJoe
(By the way, I was 2 years old at the time ...)

So that would make you almost 4 now? We Were Soldiers was released in 2002.

Yeah, I should have clarified my statement a little better. What I meant to say was that I was 2 years old when we pulled out of the Vietnam War.

30 posted on 02/25/2004 11:22:45 AM PST by Buell_X1-1200 (Is it spring yet?)
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To: Lexington Green; Boston; Cinnamon Girl; Conspiracy Guy; submarinerswife; marty60; Tijeras_Slim; ...
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Please see my "PASSION" Movie Review just posted on:


http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=39081

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31 posted on 02/25/2004 9:09:04 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.come)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I've seen "We Were Soldiers" several times. After we saw it at the theatre, my husband bought the DVD. Wow. What a movie, what character is displayed. I cannot even express my feelings about the portray Mel Gibson does of - and now I cannot remember his name. I'm tired, it's been a long and trying day today. Haven't seen The Passion yet, though.
32 posted on 02/25/2004 9:17:57 PM PST by .38sw
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To: .38sw

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Please Note:

Links to the Threads posted here from the "The ALAMO" Website are from its "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Forum that has recently been shut down.

Thank you.

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33 posted on 01/27/2005 6:21:59 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
We Were Soldiers was the first movie since the air cav scenes in Apocalypse Now that made my hands get clammy and my neck muscles get tense. Both brought back many memories of dusty hot LZs and three radios screaming in my ears.

Here is a link to the website of the unit I was in in RVN. Some of the crewmembers had the foresight to tape some of the actual missions as they occurred. The recordings will put old helicopter pilots on the edge of their seats.

34 posted on 01/27/2005 6:33:21 AM PST by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: ladtx


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MEL GIBSON is HAL G. MOORE




HAL G. MOORE: The Legacy and Lessons of an American Warrior

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/page_left_column.php?content=show_curr_issue_0904a

http://www.war-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14752&page=1

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35 posted on 01/27/2005 7:19:39 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: .38sw

Bump


36 posted on 01/27/2005 8:48:26 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I have a dumb question: can you explain "Gary Owen" to poor, uninformed me?


37 posted on 01/27/2005 8:52:52 PM PST by .38sw
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To: .38sw

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GARRY OWEN =

U.S. 7th Cavalry Anthem, assigned to it by its Commanding General ARMSTRONG CUSTER after hearing his Irish Cav Troopers singing it

He liked it, so...
He left it in.

See: http://www.lzxray.com


GARRY OWEN is now the Anthem for the entire 1st Cavalry Division.


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38 posted on 01/27/2005 9:02:28 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Darkwolf377

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Please NOTE:

The PASSION & WE WERE SOLDIERS Threads on 'The ALAMO' Fansite Message board...

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com

...are now now a part of History.


...Good History.

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39 posted on 02/11/2005 10:51:15 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ladtx; lainie


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RICK RESCORLA =

Lifetime Lifesaving Hero


Battle of IA DRANG-1965

World Trade Center Bombing-1993

World Trade Center Airstrikes-2001


http://www.RickRescorla.com

http://www.war-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

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40 posted on 03/24/2005 7:40:38 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Light Speed

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This from someone who walked thru that Valley of Death known as the IA DRANG of Mid-November 1965:


Have no Fear,

for you are all very dearly LOVED.

I love you entirely,

GOD loves you perfectly.


And since...

...things may not be what they appear to be in this world, for...

...there are things in life you can see with your eyes and...

...in life there are things you see with your Heart


And since

...LOVE is the Only Reality


And since

...it is in your Loving and...

...being Loved in return,

...in your Heart,

...that you really do live on FOREVER...

...you cannot miss,


with LOVE.






Praise GOD that...

LOVE is the Only Reality and that...

GOD is LOVE.






Just ask Pope JOHN PAUL II -&- our blessed little TERRI SCHIAVO,

...who are together again now for the 1st time,


ETERNALLY..?

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41 posted on 04/03/2005 12:29:01 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: smoothsailing




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WELCOME HOME AMERICA: America's Tribute to Vietnam Veterans,

Branson, Missouri June 13-19, 2005

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/1376638/posts?page=1



...for very good reason.



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42 posted on 04/03/2005 12:52:31 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I have the book and could only watch the movie once. For the record, Bangor Troop greeting was started by a Veteran from that battle. George Nye didn't want our troops treated in the same manner he was treated when he returned home.
43 posted on 04/03/2005 12:59:26 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
68-69 Qui Nhon Turtles Bump!
44 posted on 04/03/2005 1:30:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Having read the book, and seen the movie, I think Mel Gibson likes to tell it like it was. I couldn't be more thankful for that. Thank you, sir, for your stand and sacrifice. Americans...real Americans, well-up with tears and pride at what has been done for us by our soldiers. (Can't speak for the Libs, just us regular Americans.) God bless you, Aloha Ronnie, and your war-brothers.


45 posted on 04/03/2005 2:13:31 PM PDT by ScorpiusInvincitatus ("It's open-season on idiots, and I am well-armed.")
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To: armymarinemom

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ALOHA armymarinemom,

I rememeber being blessed to have embraced Pfc JIMMY D. NAKAYAMA's now grown lovely daughter at our 2003 IA DRANG Alumni Conference, JIMMY being Sergeant GEORGE NYE's good Battle of IA DRANG Brother who died on the day of his own daughter's birth.

I am reading that GEORGE NYE died of a heart attack in 1991 while decorating a Christmas Tree in Bangor, Maine for our returning Gulf War Heroes.

Sacrifice begets Sacrifice,
for the LOVE itself,
non-stop, in this hero's case..?

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46 posted on 04/03/2005 2:34:26 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Sacrifice begets Sacrifice, for the LOVE itself, non-stop, in this hero's case..?

Amen. He lit a torch that others picked up. A true hero with a wonderful legacy.

47 posted on 04/03/2005 2:45:58 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: smoothsailing


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I'll never forget our landing in a U.S. Navy landing craft at the beaches of Qui Nhon before our being helilifted further inland to the Central Highlands and the 1st Major Battles for Freedom of the Vietnam War.

That was in the Lunar New Year 1965 ..The Year of the Horse.

We are now in the Lunar New Year 2005 ..The Year of the Rooster.

Wouldn't it be wonderful...
if the end of this Lunar New Year finds the Rooster singing his last song
...and it's a song of pure Joy,

...as we see Freedom's arrival to those beautiful long white sandy beaches of Vietnam,

...freeing the people there
to more freely LOVE one another..?

For, after all, isn't...

LOVE the Only Reality and

GOD is LOVE..?

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48 posted on 04/03/2005 2:58:10 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Your words are far more eloquent than anything I could say.

I share your hope.

BTW,the beach landing wasn't at dawn,I trust.That would have been a bad time.

49 posted on 04/03/2005 3:21:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Hello Ronnie : )

A family member went in with 3rd Marine Mike Co. on operation Starlite 1965.
Grant was a Gunny with Mike Co...serving until 1969.
Mike Co had some very rough times in Quang Tri Prov.
The Hill fights in the Northern Ashua Valley complex...The DMZ [Operation Leatherneck....Con Thien]
Khe Sahn.

The internet has been a fantastic resource to study 3rd Marines history...allong with the many other U.S. forces units which they served with during the war.
Thanks for the links you posted on the various forums : )

As you coment...... Never Forget

Grant has passed away now and joined his friends on the Wall.
Following Grants history is how I arrived at Free Republic.

For Ronnie and Grant
A good name is more desirable than great riches,
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Proverbs 22: 1

3rd Marine near Khe Sahn

50 posted on 04/03/2005 9:39:15 PM PDT by Light Speed
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