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  • Saddleback College plans Memorial Day completion of new monument (FR's Aloha Ronnie sings)

    03/08/2008 9:08:04 AM PST · by do the dhue · 45 replies · 3,386+ views ^ | March 5, 2008 | ANDREW BOWEN
    MISSION VIEJO — Ronnie Guyer summarized Saddleback College's new veterans' memorial when his speech at the college's campus Wednesday turned into song. "To fallen soldiers let us sing, where no rockets fly nor bullets wing. Our broken brothers let us bring to the mansions of the Lord," he said. The words come from the hymn "The Mansions of the Lord," written for the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers" and sung at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan. Guyer, who served in the Vietnam War, joined three fellow veterans at Saddleback College for a forum discussing the significance of the new...
  • Fort Benning unveils statue of Sept. 11, Vietnam hero

    04/04/2006 7:36:13 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 22 replies · 1,429+ views
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 4/2/06 | AP Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ga. - More than 500 people attended the unveiling of a statue honoring Rick Rescorla, the decorated Vietnam veteran who, as security chief for Morgan Stanley, led hundreds of people to safety from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The statue was put up Saturday at Fort Benning, in west-central Georgia, where Rescorla attended Officer Candidate School, though it was sent back to storage after the ceremony while a permanent pedestal is being built. Fort Benning's National Infantry Museum already has a portrait of the former Army Colonel. "There was never any question as where to put...
  • ..A Freeper Vet goes to the Vietnam Wall..

    11/11/2003 9:08:29 PM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 132 replies · 3,487+ views
    "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
    NEVER FORGET ...Over Veterans Day Weekend each year we surviving Veterans of the 1st Major Battle of the Vietnam War held in the Valley of Death that was the IA DRANG of 1965... ...greet the dawn's early light of a beautiful Sunday morning standing at the 3rd Panel of the Vietnam Wall. We go there, under the fresh shadow of the Washington Monument, to pay honor to our fallen U.S. 7th Cavalry Brothers who fell forever in that Valley of Death on behalf of the FREEDOM of Others. ...Though no exception, this year's Veterans Day Weekend in Washington, D.C. was...
  • There Wasn't a Single Communist North Vietnamese Army Soldier inside a then Free South Vietnam

    11/12/2004 9:16:06 PM PST · by Calpernia · 114 replies · 34,987+ views
    lzxray ^ | Nov 13, 2004
    Xray Day 1, 14 Nov 1965 Lead elements of the under strength 450 man 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry air assault into a small clearing in scrub jungle below the 2300 foot Chu Pong Massif. Within an hour, a fierce battle is underway between the American Air Cav troopers and the aggressive 9th Bn of the 66th Regiment of the Peoples Army of Vietnam - North Vietnamese Regulars. The American Commander, Lt. Col Moore, fighting on the ground with his men, is faced with three on-going tasks to be accomplished simultaneously: * Shuttle in the rest of his men from 14...
  • Holmes: Mel Gibson's 'We Were Soldiers' honors warriors on both sides of the Vietnam War

    06/22/2003 6:35:27 AM PDT · by risk · 35 replies · 3,590+ views
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | March 17th 2002 | James Holmes
    Holmes: Mel Gibson's 'We Were Soldiers' honors warriors on both sides of the Vietnam War I cringe involuntarily whenever a new Vietnam movie opens. Not so much because Hollywood has been a remorseless critic of the Vietnam War -- there's plenty of latitude to disagree about the wisdom of the American war and the manner in which is was prosecuted -- but because even the best films in the genre radiate disdain not only for the war itself, but also for the American fighting man who went to Indochina to battle communism. James Holmes more Holmes columns You know...