Skip to comments.Blumenthal Hits Back at Trump for 'Nonsense' Personal Attacks About His Military Service
Posted on 10/03/2018 3:29:16 PM PDT by jazusamo
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66-70, and I make sure it is understood that I am an Era Vet.
Ooops...I must apologize.MIT,unlike most colleges, doesn't have an athletics program.My post was meant to poke not so good natured fun at Bluementhal but I forgot that not everyone is a sports fan! :-)
Exactly.Everyone who's served honorably in our Armed Forces has sacrificed *something*.But those who have served in combat have sacrificed enormously.Of course to claim yourself to be greater than you actually are is beyond disgraceful...particularly in this kind of situation.
Ex-Democrat governor of Florida admitted to “purposeful misstatements” when phone banking voters about Social Security.
DEMOCRATS ALWAYS HAVE “PURPOSEFUL MISSTATMENTS”. THEY CAN’T EVEN ADMIT TO LYING!!
I would put a lot of emphasis on the word "relatively".
I spent my time "behind the wire" for the most part. The greatest risk I probably faced was getting killed or injured in a vehicle accident. I've never seen the actual numbers but have heard that a very high number of troops died in "non-combat" accidents.
Next in line to that might have been a form of "friendly fire" caused by high numbers of unhappy, hard-drinking (or drugged up) troops.
Finally there was some risk from disease. Not that long ago there was a medical alert sent out recommending that Vietnam Era Veterans get tested for hepatitis. Despite having not been a drug abuser, I found through testing that I had naturally occurring immunity to hepatitis A and B. Some believe that the air-gun vaccine injectors were responsible for spreading blood borne diseases. It's also possible that I contracted hepatitis from finding myself taking care of biological necessities while being in ankle deep sewage for weeks on end.
I think that I have read that every soldier in combat requires five or more soldiers behind the lines for support. I spent a lot of time on guard duty; ready to face whatever arrived. I once spent 17 hours one day without a break. I was very fortunate that the enemy went elsewhere.
I would guess that some of the veterans who returned having faced violent combat consider themselves very fortunate compared to those who were killed or seriously injured. I don't think it is as simple as those in combat and those "behind the wire".
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