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To Vietnamese Communists, from Garden Grove: STAY AWAY
Los Angeles Times / California Section | 5/12/2004 | David Haldane/Times Staff Writer

Posted on 05/12/2004 1:53:42 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE

NEVER FORGET

From Los Angeles Times Staff Writer: DAVID HALDANE

'To Vietnamese Communists, From Garden Grove: Stay Away

To the delight of observing crowds, council members easily pass a resolution voicing opposition to visits by Hanoi delegations'

Link to follow below.

(Speaking before the Garden Grove City Council last night I read my letter in support of their Resolution saying "NO" to Communism in their City that appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. It was a response to an Editorial calling such a Resolution a .."Rights Lapse in Little Saigon"..!)

QUOTE:

THOSE WHO'VE LEARNED THE LESSONS of FREEDOM

May 9, 2004

Re "Rights Lapse in Little Saigon," editorial, April 29:

...As a veteran who fought for Freedom in Vietnam long ago, I applaud the example set by America's Vietnamese American communities' love of Freedom, especially in a new Time of War, with our own Freedom now at stake. I feel it unfortunate that The Times forgets that 29 years ago there was a total "rights lapse" in South Vietnam's real Saigon that still free Vietnamese Americans here will never forget. It is their way of fighting for Freedom's return there. It should by ours.

...Garden Grove's and Westminster's proposed ordinances (Resolutions) requiring the advance notification of coming Communist Vietnamese leaders' visits are responsible moves. They reflect the feelings of their communities, guarantee public safety concerns and protect city budgets from excessive security costs. Most of all, they provide excellent examples for Commumnist Vietnam to see how a free people's wishes are followed by their government ...instead of the other way around.

Ronnie Guyer

UNQUOTE

NEVER FORGET


TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; gardengrove; no; vietnameseamericans
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Vote = 5 to O, Resolution Passed.

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1 posted on 05/12/2004 1:53:43 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: VOA; PhilDragoo; Ragtime Cowgirl; RonDog; campfollower; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; ...
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GARDEN GROVE =

America's 1st Communist-Free Zone


Article Link:

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-nocommies12may12,1,5986007.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california


GARDEN GROVE =

My Kind of Town

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2 posted on 05/12/2004 2:01:49 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Does this resolution pertain to John F. Kerry who helped turn VN over to the Communists with his antiwar propaganda machine?
3 posted on 05/12/2004 2:06:56 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: BlessedByLiberty
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As far as the Freedom-Loving people who live in Little Saigon and their recent Anti-KERRY Demonstrations...

...I'd say that Little Saigon is a definate KERRY-Free Zone as well.

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4 posted on 05/12/2004 2:10:30 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: BlessedByLiberty; Clinton Is Scum; Rush Limbaugh; Sean Hannity; generalissimoduane
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JOHN KERRY came back from Vietnam to call us American Soldiers fighting for Freedom there ..rapists and...


...TERRORISTS

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1320



MEL GIBSON came back from filming our real Vietnam War Story "WE WERE SOLDIERS" ..inspired to finally make his ultimate story of Love and Sacrifice titled...


.."The PASSION of the Christ"

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


I wonder who got it right..?



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

(Photos)
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm
(Set #1)

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

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5 posted on 05/12/2004 2:19:43 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I'm proud to call Garden Grove my hometown :).
6 posted on 05/12/2004 2:25:41 PM PDT by GOPrincess
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To: GOPrincess
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...In early 2003 ..Westminster and then Garden Grove CA ..both invalidated the Communist Vietnam Flag by officially designating the Free Flag of Vietnam for their Vietnamese-American Communities to fly at their own Official Events.

...Last night I applauded the GARDEN GROVE Mayor and City Council for its leadership on this Issue for the rest of the country to follow. I was blessed to also speak on the Free Flag of Vietnam's behalf in GARDEN GROVE early last year.

...Since then a total of 56 Cities and 5 States so far have followed suit all across our great and free land.

GOD is Good.

NEVER FORGET

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7 posted on 05/12/2004 3:10:04 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: GOPrincess; campfollower; Clinton Is Scum; Sabertooth
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How interesting you'd mention GARDEN GROVE as being your hometown. It's mine too. In fact, as I speak before the City Council I do so right across the street from the GG High School auditorium where I played the role of Grandpa Vanderhoff in the Jr. Class Play's version of...


..'You Can't Take it With You"


I was also a GARDEN GROVE City Councilman for a day on Youth Day in 1959.

Just before I graduated I was asked to crown Comedian STEVE MARTIN as King of our 1st Freshman Class Dance.

I guess some of us just peak a little early..?

While STEVE MARTIN was busy nailing MICHAEL MOORE inside at the Oscars last year in time of war ..we Freepers were right outside doing the same thing in front of the world's media.

GOD is Good.


Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / GG's Rancho Alamitos High School / Class of 1960

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8 posted on 05/12/2004 3:19:50 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: GOPrincess; Carl/NewsMax; Boston; Lexington Green; VOA
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Vietnamese-American City Councilman and Attorney VAN TRAN was the spirit and Co-Author behind GARDEN GROVE's 'Communist-Free Zone' Resolution. VAN TRAN is now the 1st Vietnamese-American to become a City Councilman in U.S. History.

This November VAN TRAN is poised to become the 1st Vietnamese-American to become a member of a State Legislature in U.S. History. He will then again be the highest ranking Vietnamese-American Official elected in U.S. History.

VAN TRAN = A young JFK on TV

http://www.VanTran68.com

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9 posted on 05/12/2004 3:39:47 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: GOPrincess
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March 2003 =


..Garden Grove votes Free South Vietnam Flag -IN-, who's next..?

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/863430/posts

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10 posted on 05/12/2004 4:05:15 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
WHOA!
That's awesome!
11 posted on 05/12/2004 4:06:28 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: GOPrincess; Joy Angela; conservogirl; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; Mia T; kristinn; miss print; ...
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And the Spirit goes on:


Little Saigon 'Communist-Free Zone' - Westminster City tonight (NOTE: Postponed ahead till May 19, 2004)

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/1130050/posts?page=1







Free Viet Flag Flies or Viet Grads Walk

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/1130828/posts?page=19

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12 posted on 05/12/2004 4:10:34 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Bump.
13 posted on 05/12/2004 4:17:26 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Great job!
It was nice to see the North Korean reps coming to pick up a bag of money from
the well-intended in Koreatown run into a phalanx of p-ssed-off Korean Los Angelenos.
(as seen in The Los Angeles Time...yesterday, I think.)
The money was to be humanitarian aid for those injured in that catastrophic rail
explosion incident...but give money to help out suffering North Korean...buy the
Grand Leader and the North Korean military some steak meals and new cars!
14 posted on 05/12/2004 5:41:18 PM PDT by VOA
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To: hedgetrimmer; RonDog; VOA; campfollower; Boston; doug from upland; AnnaZ
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...Outstanding TV Coverage of Tuesday night's GARDEN GROVE 'Communist-Free Zone' Event just aired on the Little Saigon TV Network. All the LOVE for Freedom from the Vietnamese-American Community really showed thru.
This report was all in English.

...Little Saigon TV airs on Direct Satellite TV's Channel 44 in So. California and re-airs its TV Shows. A listed program, 'Saigon TV,' airs at 8pm PT tonight, but I do not know if this is the same show. If it is, be sure to watch the 2nd half hour.

...It's a Beaut.

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15 posted on 05/12/2004 5:49:35 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: hedgetrimmer; campfollower; Boston
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Actually, the Saigon Television Network Program I talk about above as coming up @ 8pm Pacific Time is on RIGHT NOW, till 7pm Pacific Time..!!!
16 posted on 05/12/2004 6:15:07 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the ping!
17 posted on 05/12/2004 7:25:20 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: VOA; GOPrincess; BlessedByLiberty; onyx; hedgetrimmer; campfollower; PhilDragoo; Carl/NewsMax
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This Orange County Register Communist-Free Zone Article has been syndicated to newspapers throughout the country via AP and REUTERS:


No Welcome mat for Vietnamese VIPs

Garden Grove makes it official, requiring two weeks' notice of any entourages

By Patrick Vuong

Excerpt..


"Councilman VAN TRAN said the policy doesn't prevent Vietnamese officials from visiting the city privately but is meant to discourage public displays like motorcades or processions that could incite protests."

http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=94600&secton=LOCAL&SUBSECTION=local&year=2004&month=5&day=12

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18 posted on 05/12/2004 8:29:29 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
BTTT!
This is grand, Ronnie.
19 posted on 05/12/2004 8:52:27 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: onyx
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Thank you, onyx.

GOD is Good.

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20 posted on 05/12/2004 9:20:59 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: RonDog
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The 'Little Saigon TV' Program re-airs tonight at 11 pm Pacific Time on:

KVMD-TV Channel 31 Los Angeles

Don't miss the 2nd half hour.


Also,


KOCE-TV Channel 50 Orange County

The 'Real Orange' 1/2 hour TV News Show starts out with our GARDEN GROVE story re-airing at 11pm Pacfic Time tonight, re-airing again at 8am Pacific Time Thursday morning.


All available on Direct Satellite TV in Southern California.


ALOHA

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21 posted on 05/12/2004 10:13:14 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: RonDog
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This morning...

Orange County's PBS 'REAL ORANGE' News show re-airs at 8 AM Pacific Time in Southern Callifornia:

KOCE-TV, Channel 50 (PBS)

GARDEN GROVE's Communist-Free Zone City Council Hearing enthusiastically covered.

FREEDOM for VIETNAM

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22 posted on 05/13/2004 7:23:54 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
No Welcome mat for Vietnamese VIPs

"Why can't you Communists be satisfied with owning The Bay Area?"
23 posted on 05/13/2004 6:24:36 PM PDT by VOA
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To: GOPrincess

Silly question, but on the off chance...if your first name is Tammy, would you FReep mail me?


24 posted on 05/13/2004 6:48:11 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Noone should forget that Vietnam and Laos are still brutal, communist dictatorships and that there are still people resisting these despotic regimes, such as the Montagnards and Hmong.

Just because the leaders of these countries maintain an iron grip on power does not mean that they will stay there forever; just ask Idi Amin, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier or Saddam Hussein. All we need is a few more people like the residents of Grove City. As the old adage says: "one man can make a revolution."

25 posted on 05/14/2004 3:29:49 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Mao! Mao! You vote for Kerry! MAO!)
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To: ItsonlikeDonkeyKong; Landru

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GARDEN GROVE's snub irks HANOI

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/11435666/posts


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26 posted on 05/14/2004 4:22:02 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I'm curious. Is Garden Grove part of Orange County? I know a lot of people who had fled Vietnam, Laos and Iraq settled in that part of Southern California once they arrived in the United States.
27 posted on 05/14/2004 7:02:51 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Mao! Mao! You vote for Kerry! MAO!)
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To: ItsonlikeDonkeyKong; VOA

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Many fleeing Vietnamese-Americans did settle in Central Orange County CA, including the cities of GARDEN GROVE, WESTMINSTER, and SANTA ANA after the Fall of Saigon.

'Little Saigon Businessmens District Monuments' now stand in these cities as well in tribute to their outstanding contributions to all over the decades.

Many Vietnamese-Americans who ended up settling in the MILPITAS Area of Northern California during the 1970's went to school there and then on to help fuel the Silicon Valley Computer Revolution of the 1980's that spawned America's Computer driven Economic Boom of the 1990's.

GOD does indeed seem to work His Miracles in some very Loving Ways..?

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28 posted on 05/14/2004 8:02:17 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Yeah, I guess so.

I wonder why you haven't heard more from this group when it comes to statewide politics. There was even a scandal-tarred, Korean-American congressmen in that part of California, and yet I haven't heard of expatriates from S. Vietnam participating to a great extent in California's politics.

What about that guy Van Vo, who ran in the gubernatorial recall election, what's he doing now? I think he got a couple thousand votes the last go-round, if I'm not mistaken.

29 posted on 05/14/2004 8:17:07 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Mao! Mao! You vote for Kerry! MAO!)
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To: ItsonlikeDonkeyKong

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GARDEN GROVE City Councilman and Attorney VAN TRAN is the 1st Vietnamese-American in U.S. History to be elected to a City Council.

In November he will become the 1st Vietnamese-Americn to be elected to a State Legislature in U.S. History, in this case the California State Assembly.

After decades of gaining its Political Self-Confidance I have been blessed to witness this Community's coming of age...

...in FREEDOM.


http://www.VanTran68.com

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30 posted on 05/14/2004 8:37:31 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the link. I wasn't aware of his political career. I'm still shocked that it took this long to elect someone from that community.

Then again, it took approximately the same amount of time-say about two decades, or so-for the Cuban emigres to gain a seat at the table in South Florida and the Jersey shoreline.

31 posted on 05/14/2004 8:56:37 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Mao! Mao! You vote for Kerry! MAO!)
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To: ItsonlikeDonkeyKong

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There you go, ain't FREEDOM great?

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32 posted on 05/14/2004 9:11:43 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Yes, it certainly is. At least in this third-generation American's p.o.v.
33 posted on 05/14/2004 9:14:31 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Mao! Mao! You vote for Kerry! MAO!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I guess that this sould be a 100% Kerry free zone as well in November too!!


34 posted on 05/18/2004 9:28:48 AM PDT by prophetic
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To: prophetic; risk; PhilDragoo; Landru; Jimmy Valentine's brother; kristinn; Carl/NewsMax; ...

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Here's an update from the Orange County Register on the stunning influence the Vietnamese-American Community in Central Orange County now wields in Politics:


'Parties Court Little Saigon'

Vietnamese community has become a sought-after political bloc in Orange County

By MARTIN WISCKOL

http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=95562&section=LOCAL&subsection=LOCAL&year=2004&month=5&day=18

As Orange County's Little Saigon goes in Politics ..so go Vietnamese-American Communities across the nation.

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35 posted on 05/19/2004 6:55:46 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: VOA; risk

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Next =

WESTMINSTER's 'Communist Free Zone' Hearing tonight

Your Prayers, please.

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36 posted on 05/19/2004 6:58:32 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 05/19/2004 7:00:33 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; Tailgunner Joe; Alamo-Girl

Van Tran meeting President Bush

Great pic!

38 posted on 05/19/2004 11:01:44 AM PDT by risk
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Your Prayers, please.

Prayers for the good guys...
and for the Communists to either "get on the right side of history" or
"get the h-ll out of Dodge".
39 posted on 05/19/2004 7:09:32 PM PDT by VOA
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To: GOPrincess; All

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Media Coverage of our Freerepublic.com 'GOD Bless America' Rally outside the 2003 Academy Awards:


Many come out to show war support across land

http://www.post-gazette.com/nation/20030324antiwar0324p7.asp

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40 posted on 12/26/2005 7:28:46 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: All; Alamo-Girl

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NEVER FORGET

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After the Fall of FREEDOM comes a most horrid:

..”JOURNEY from the FALL”..

http://www.JourneyfromtheFall.com

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NEVER FORGET

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41 posted on 10/02/2013 10:05:18 AM 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

Bump!


42 posted on 10/02/2013 10:08:53 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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