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To: Bitman

My husband is 81 and was in the service at the end of the Korean War, between it and Vietnam. He wears a Korea Veteran cap everywhere. People shake his hand and thank him for his service all the time. Stores give him free stuff or money off of his purchases. It goes on and on. He has asked me several times why they honor him now when they spit on him back then.


5 posted on 09/22/2019 8:15:02 AM PDT by Tennessee Conservative
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To: Tennessee Conservative

???? I am 80, I was 14 when Korea ended, how did he get to go to Korea at 15?


12 posted on 09/22/2019 8:20:31 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Tennessee Conservative

They honor him now because they are not the same as the zero-morals idiots that spit on him then. Now, the Internet has pushed the lies of the main-stream media aside and the American people can see the truth.


16 posted on 09/22/2019 8:23:06 AM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: Tennessee Conservative
"...why they honor him now when they spit on him back then..."

I'm a VietNam vet, also. I've always thought that those who spit back then are not the ones thanking us now.

I know that three of them don't have teeth anymore.

24 posted on 09/22/2019 8:26:29 AM PDT by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: Tennessee Conservative
Why? Times change. Should we not thank those who serve? I never did serve in the miltiary and I regret. Washington said “The willingness of a generation to serve under arms will be judged by how the previous generations service was received’’.
62 posted on 09/22/2019 9:47:35 AM PDT by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?)
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To: Tennessee Conservative

Maybe he should not look a gift horse in the mouth. Better late than never, especially when you were talking about a seachange in public attitudes.

My father was in the Navy between Korea and Vietnam, and he had a lot of his boyhood friends in the Korean war itself. He was extremely upset at how people in the late 60s and early 70s treated our soldiers and our vets, but toward the end of his life he was grateful that the public at large had learned that the prior attitude was 100% wrong..


69 posted on 09/22/2019 10:16:07 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt, The Weapons Shops of Isher)
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To: Tennessee Conservative
He has asked me several times why they honor him now when they spit on him back then.

It's not the same "they".

79 posted on 09/22/2019 11:10:43 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Tennessee Conservative
He has asked me several times why they honor him now when they spit on him back then.

"Spit on" is another old cliche' I detest. WW-II and the Korean vets were never disrespected and instead were honored.

I would ask him why he wears his Korea cap if not for all the free stuff that people are giving him? I prefer to remain anonymous in my military service......I ask for nothing and I expect nothing.

109 posted on 09/22/2019 1:06:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I'm in the cleaning business.......I launder money)
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