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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Perry Kete on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:34 am:

Memorial Day is to honor the veterans who have passed and Veterans Day is to honor those still among us. I would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all who have served this country and have a safe and happy Veterans Day


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Perry Kete on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:10 am:

Thanks Veterans!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:27 am:

Thank you for our freedoms and your service to this great country.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Leo van Stirum, Spakenburg NL on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:03 pm:

Thank you american volunteers !!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sean Butler Huntington Beach, CA on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:09 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:11 pm:

I have seen two separate references to Veteran's Day being on Sunday. One was on the news and I think the other was in a post on a thread that got deleted recently. Anyone can make a mistake, but it just seems strange to me that the same error occurred twice on two totally separate mediums. Anyone else noticed this? It is supposed to be the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:15 pm:

You are, of course, correct, Hal.

The Veterans' Day Parade in St. Louis (in which the Model T club will be participating) is fudging a little... the parade kicks off at noon. Close enough, though. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John E Cox on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:39 pm:

Every Memorial and Veterans Day I remember my three shipmates lost in the North Pacific during our Transpac cruise of 1959


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:49 pm:

Amen! Thanks to all who served.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Noonan - Norton, MA. on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 01:06 pm:

On a side note, happy 242nd birthday to the U.S.M.C. :-)



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry & Sharon Miller, Westminster, CO on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 01:59 pm:

A Veteran's Gratitude

To all those who served before me,
I thank you for the country you have given to me, and a safe place to grow up.

To all those who served after me,
I thank you for giving me peace of mind to sleep at night.

To all those who served WITH me,
I thank you most of all. You have made me what I am today.

author: Terry Miller 2008

From myself and all my comrades in arms; I say You are Welcome. We sincerely appreciate your gratitude and are proud to have had the honor of serving this Great country and people like you.

11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. I never knew that. Thank you for the education.

Good Luck,
Terry Miller
USN 1973-1981


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Perry Kete on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 02:17 pm:

The day was originally "Armistice Day"
November 11, 1918 the end of WWI signed on the 11 hour.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 02:19 pm:


USA 1965-1967. It was a swell vacation in Korea on the taxpayers' dime. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 03:01 pm:

I went today to the funeral of a high school friend who served in the navy 1954-47. He was 6 months older than I am. I served in the U.S. Army (regular) 1950-53 and Ready Reserves 1953-56.

VA card


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 03:02 pm:

that was1954-57 for my friend Leo Meloch


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr., Riverview, FL on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 03:09 pm:

USAF, 1963-67. I spent three years in southwest Oklahoma working on the defensive fire control system of the cold war B-52s. Those old birds were awesome then and they still are.

My club, the Suncoast Model T club, joined by folks from a couple of other clubs are meeting at our place tomorrow for a little tour of some of the back roads near here. We expect 12 to 15 T Models. Most of us will fly the flag on our cars. About sixty miles round trip with a picnic at the other end. Should be a good time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:23 pm:

US Army 1960 to 1963 including 2 1/2 years in peacetime Germany. Being of German descent it was a nice place to be.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:48 pm:

US Army
1982-1984
Peacetime Cold War

My oldest son is a Marine
Served 2004-2013 or so.
Iraq & Afghanistan
Now a Police Officer


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven Thum on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:48 pm:

On July first of this year, I was honored to accompany a Korean vet on an Honor Flight. What a day we had. He has since gone into hospice due to cancer.
To Jim, to my dad that fought in the Philippines, to my son's best friend Cameron that failed his last test to enter eod (thank God) yet did two tours in the army and to all that served our country, I wish to extend my deepest thanks.

If you are a World War era vet, a Korean era vet or a Vietnam era vet please sign up for an Honor Flight. Click on the link below, you will be glad you did.

https://www.honorflight.org/

I am not affiliated with this organization, I just find them amazing.

Steven


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:50 pm:

Robert,

I was stationed at Naha, Okinawa in 1968/69. Sometimes a couple of us would go to Kadena just to watch the B-52's take off. We were bombing N. Vietnam Nam pretty heavily at that time and often there'd be I don't know how many lined up for take-off. One after another, off they'd go. We'd watch from the starting end of the runway. It was THUNDEROUS!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Clary on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:52 pm:

USMC 1975-1982

Andy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 05:01 pm:

Than-you, gentlemen, for your service.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 05:13 pm:

Hmm, Steve didn't smile back then either, unless it was "in the Army now" thing at the time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Davis on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 05:31 pm:

IMC (SW) USN RET, 1965-1988 Holy Loch, Scotland, Charleston, SC, Rota, Spain, and Norfolk, Va


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:24 pm:

At work today I went to everyone that I know served and thanked them for their service.

One had a tear in his eye.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:49 pm:

Robert Hester, you said "USAF, 1963-67." Small world. Same here. You were in Oklahoma and I was at Little Rock AFB. Not all that far away....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 08:02 pm:

USN '65 to '69 USS Yorktown CVS 10 then retired from the reserves with 27 years as ABE Chief. One highlight was picking up Appollo 8 and a different time when we were off the coast of Korea when they captured of the USS Pueblo.

I can still remember recovering planes coming back VM with wounded pilots and those that didn't make it back. We deep six more than one plane or helo after they landed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Bond on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 08:17 pm:

23 years USN. I'm fortunate to be in a position to continue helping hire veterans into healthcare jobs. To all who have served thank you.
Terry


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Houston---WNC on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 08:26 pm:

USA --1969--1992 Vietnam 69-70 175-8" FA SP


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 08:54 pm:

Vietnam, '70-'71. 271st ASHC (Ch47 Chinooks), crewchief,doorgunner. Can Tho Army Airfield, Can Tho RVN.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:46 pm:

I'm glad the honor flights are concentrated on the WWII guys. We're losing them quickly.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Lay,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Lancaster Ca. on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:18 pm:

US Air Force Air Rescue 1975 to 1983. Dad WW2, both brothers Vietnam.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cris Irvin on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:22 pm:

USN aboard USS Nimitz(CVN-68) 78-81


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr., Riverview, FL on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:27 pm:

Hello, Dick. What kind of work did you do at Little Rock? My guys and I were just grunts working on the flight line. We jokingly called ourselves SAC-trained killers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:28 pm:

USAF. Lackland AFB. Tx. Chanute Field Ill., Homestead AFB Fla., Elmendorf AFB. Alaska, Kunsan AFB> Korea. Tachakawa Japan.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Hand on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:49 pm:

US Army 9/67-5/69, DaNang RVN-Marble Mountain Air Facility, 212 Combat Air Support Bn. 5/68-5/69


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:06 am:

Robert, I spent most of my time as a personnel officer. When I got to LRAFB, we had a wing of B-47s and a wing of Titan IIs about to become operational. A year or so later, the B-47s had been replaced by a wing of B-58s that moved in from Carswell and the Titan IIs were fully operational. I tell people that I had no combat experience in my four years in the Air Force and that they should be grateful for that, since any combat I would have had anything to do with on a SAC base would have involved international use of nuclear weapons. :-)

Were you at Altus?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Schedler, Sacramento on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:47 am:

USAF 1952 -1972. PA18, T6, B25, B26, C45, C123, RC121, C47 and IP in KC135, my final assignment. Korea, Japan, Vietnam 3 times.
I still miss flying. 8000 hours flying time. 2 DFCs a bunch of Air Medals etc...4 model Ts. In retrospect, I've had a good life.
Thanks!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 04:15 am:

In Australia (and New Zealand)we remember our members who served on April the 25th., which is known as 'ANZAC Day'

We also make the 11th day of the 11th month special. It used to be known as 'Armistice Day' because at 11.a.m. on that day in 1918, the armistice was signed ending WW1. Here, now, it is known as 'Remembrance Day'

I think that this short film from Canada is one of the best for an international feeling for the day-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo

For a specifically Australian song, this is full of emotion too-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VktJNNKm3B0


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James E Bowery on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 05:18 am:

Jim Bowery Wellsburg, WV 1963-1965 Radio and carrier operator. Germany


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr., Riverview, FL on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 07:14 am:

Good morning, Dick. Yes, Altus Air Force Base. We had a wing of B-52s, a wing of KC135 tankers and twelve missile silos scattered around the area. I was back there a few weeks ago for an airshow and open house along with four of my buddies from back then. We had a wonderful time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 07:17 am:

I went to a Veterans program at our local school Friday morning. They have been doing that for the last nine years. It means a lot to me as I graduated from high school there in 1967. One of my Grandsons, which goes to school there now, was my escort. Back when I was in school, there was almost no public recognition of any Vets from the school or the community, which is small, about 1200 people, and there still wasn't until just several years ago, I think mainly around 9/11, and that goes for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and First Responders. Several of our teachers were WWII Vets and I had no idea. To a young teenager then, WWII was a lifetime ago, but it had only been about 20 years ago when it ended. It's now been almost 50 years ago for us, but still seems just a short time for me. The program calls out each Vet and new recruits that are going in to some branch of service after they graduate. I can't count how many local Vets there were/are from here that I had no idea about until they had passed away and I read their obituaries. I was always under the impression that they went to war, came home, forgot about everything, and went on with their lives as though nothing had happened because no one talked about such things then, not even my family, which had some WWII Vets. I still thought that was the way it worked when I went to Vietnam and came home, but it didn't work out that way. Took me 38 years to figure it out. No one talked about "those things" then, everyone just went about their business, or so I thought. Thank God things have changed and vets are now getting the recognition and help that they deserve, especially the younger generation that has had to do multiple tours. No one can imagine what they are going through unless they have done the same thing. God bless them all.

Sorry for the long winded post, but I just think it needed to be said. Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Hand on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 07:32 am:

David, I keep looking on here for the "LIKE" button, thank you for your service!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Horton, Utah on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 08:08 am:

USAF 1952-1972 Nam 68-69


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 09:39 am:

When I was at the final banquet for the Finger Lakes tour a couple of years ago, Russ Furstnow asked all the veterans to stand. I thought that was a nice thing to do. I was surprised at how many veterans we had in our group.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Codman on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:11 am:

Veteran's day was originally armistice day to celebrate the end of WW1 - the war to end all wars. It wasn't. In 1954 Armistice day was changed to Veteran's day. It is one of a very few holidays that is celebrated on a specific date rather then just making a long weekend out of it.
Thanks to all of our veterans who have or are serving.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Noonan - Norton, MA. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:34 am:

Every Veterans Day Nov. 11 at 11:11 am the sun aligns perfectly with the Anthem Veteranís Memorial in Arizona and shines through the ellipses of the 5 marble pillars that represent each branch of the Armed Forces, illuminating The Great Seal of the United States.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brad Marble on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:45 am:

U.S.Navy Seabeas 1966-68 P.O.2 vietnam 1967-68.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert L. Rogers on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:13 pm:

USN 1984-1994. Son is serving now on a submarine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Skip Anderson, Bloomington, MN. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:33 pm:

USNR 1967-68 Long Beach, CA., and Pearl Harbor, HI. SF2-Repair Div. on Destroyer Tender. Thanks to all that served.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire (La Florida!) on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:20 pm:

1971 -1974 ARMY Mostly Alaska
1975 - 1993 Navy AO1 (Got Bombs?)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Arnold on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:28 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Arnold on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:34 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Thompson, Sudbury MA on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:35 pm:

USAF 1967-1971


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Arnold on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:46 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Arnold on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:56 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 03:57 pm:

Hazen Bradshaw
US Army ( Retired )



Taken a few hours ago in Englewood, Florida
where I dropped off a beautiful 1970 VW Beetle
to him that his son Mark & grandson Ben did a
full pan off restoration for.

I took him to lunch ....

FJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By rick howerton on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 04:06 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Arnold on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 05:08 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allen Brintnall on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 05:21 pm:

Thanks to all of you who have served in the armed services defending our country. I forget we had some allies that are on this forum, so thanks to you guys too. I was age wise at a time they didn't want me then when they did, my status had changed, so I have missed something in my life. When they ask the veterans to stand, there is an emptiness in my heart. My father was WW11, a son served in the Marines, one grandson served in the Air Force and two Grandsons currently in the Marines. Thanks again. Allen Brintnall S W Mo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John F Stephens-Marcle , N.C. Triangle on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:22 pm:

I had the great privilege to serve our country as an Army Supply SGT from 1980-1988, before becoming disabled and ending my carrier. I am told my fathers family has served in every conflict beginning with The Revolutionary war, represented by my distant relation, Benedict Arnold. But it was my step-father; CPL Robert Bailey, who served nearly 3 years in the South Pacific in WW2, where he was severely wounded, who taught me the value of service to others. Honor, Duty, Country... My heartfelt thanks to him (RIP) and to all those who have served, are serving, and have yet to serve GOD BLESS AMERICA


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Manuel, Lafayette, La. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:45 pm:

Hey David, Can Tho, Long Binh 70-71. Psyops Ranger. Didn't want to go and glad to come home but value the experience.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Kossor - Kenilworth, NJ on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 09:54 pm:

Thank you veterans for your service to our country.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Voller (Aitkin MN) on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:19 pm:

Army 1973-76 NBC nuclear, biological, chemical Germany


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Scholz on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:24 pm:

USArmy Security Agency- Nov57 - August 62 with 1 year "off" for good behavior. Included 2 years in Italy during peacetime. We referred to our mission as "Taking care of European Affairs"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Scholz on Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:26 pm:

The brass was not too fond of that, however, they were o.k. with Operation Foreign Affairs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:03 am:

Then and now. The second pic was taken yesterday at our local High School Veterans Day celebration:




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gustaf in Idaho on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 09:10 pm:

We attended a Veteran's Day parade in Utah.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David L Corman on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 09:45 pm:

U S Navy ETR 2 on Oriskany CVA 34 Viet Nam 1969


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mario Brossard on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:58 pm:

In Memory of my best friend Daniel Gunther in high school who pass away in service June 18th 1993 in Bosnia serving proudly Canadian army. Dan is Born January 13th 1969. To young to pass away.

God bless you, your son and your wife my friend.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Elliott on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 05:26 am:

As a kid growing up in the 1960's and "70's, the Vietnam War was front line news but somehow my parents and school never really talked openly about the war. I never fully understood the whole affair but we were raised to respect our country and honor our military (my dad being a Korean War vet) and I have always had a deep respect for the Vietnam Vets just because they were the one's I knew were protecting me as a kid from King Kong (as I mistakenly heard on the radio one day years ago) Guerrillas who overran an airbase somewhere in SouthEast Asia. I just finished watching a ten part series on PBS produced by Ken Burns on the Viet Nam war and boy, was it an eye opener! I think he did a great job presenting both sides of the conflict and I finally have a fuller grasp of what went down all those years ago. I have ancestors who served in every war from the French and Indian War to Iraq, and even though I wasn't man enough to sign the Navy's dotted line back in 1982, my son has served honorably in the Navy for ten years. I thank all of you who served our country in time of war and peace, but a special place of honor will always be for my childhood hero's, the guerrilla fighters! You weren't shown the proper respect that returning vets deserve, but I assure you, there was one little kid out there who has never forgotten your service; thank you!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Elliott on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 05:50 am:

BTW, in that PBS mini series by Ken Burns the only bad guys represented clearly were not the Viet Cong, the NVA or the US Military; the bad guys were always understood to be the inept, gutless politicians who thrived on fear. Everyone else was just a pawn in the hands of witless powers that be.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Humphrey on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 07:34 am:

units during my time... and what times.... but these were only in Nam...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Curtis Fesler on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 07:50 am:

U.S. Army, 1961 to 1965, Fulda Germany. I was discharge just as Vietnam was heating up so I missed it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 07:53 am:

Bill, I too watched that series by Ken Burns. Starting in the mid eighties, I read every nonfiction book about that DAMN war, watched every series on TV that I could find, and watched every movie about it that I could find, trying to make some sense of what was going on with me. For me, nothing made much sense, although there were some, what I would call good movies, based on what information that I-we had in that time frame. I finally started to figure out that something was wrong when my youngest son joined the Marine Corps in early 2008. Long story short, the wheels came off of the bus then. That led to me getting in the VA system which was a godsend, I found out that I had been trying to bury things for 38 years, and then it all came boiling out all at once. BY FAR, that series by Ken Burns is-was the best healing thing that I have seen. It finally explained to me that what I had always thought about those damned politicians back then was pretty much spot on. There was a lot more going on other than them too. I still have a hard time watching and listening to any politician now. I could go on, but I had better quit now before I have a stroke. I will never forgive them for what they did to us and our country. That being said, I have never had a more fulfilling job than what I had then thinking that we were actually doing what was supposed to be right, before I had a rude awakening when I got home. It is just a shame that it was all for nothing. JMHO Sorry for the rant. Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Elliott on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:19 am:

Well said, David, well said. What really stinks is that not much has changed over the years. Most, if not all politicians still think and act selfishly instead of for the greater good. Young men and women in our armed services are still asked to fight and die on foreign soil for unjustifiable causes. World War One was a huge blunder that should have/could have been resolved in negotiations not slaughter. World War II was indeed a just and noble conflict where good vs true evil had to be stopped; world domination by a mad-man and a blood thirsty empire couldn't be and shouldn't be allowed. Korea was a disastrous stalemate based on the Red scare and should have been a clear warning to not engage in centuries old foreign conflicts that have no national interests other than "our way is better than their way". And Viet Nam, fighting for independence for centuries, was proven to be a no-win war when the French were annihilated in their attempt to bring it under control. Anyone who has any interest in the Viet Nam war really needs to watch that Ken Burns ten part special; it will break your heart night after night but I guarantee it will open your eyes and make you consider things today in a whole new light. God Bless our troops and our Vets - Thank you!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 01:01 pm:

ROB,

Hey nice picture! You've got the same amount of hair but a better smile today!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Perry Kete on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 01:27 pm:

Rob,

The only thing that didn't age or wrinkle over the years is the uniform! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert L. Rogers on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 01:30 pm:

David Stroud, you have nothing to apologize for! In fact, politicians from the 1960s should be apologizing to men like you!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 04:57 pm:

The problem is people with connections make a lot of money off war and we see it over and over!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 05:34 pm:

Amen Bud!!!! Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Missett Wyoming, PA (NE) on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:05 pm:

USCG 61-65


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vern (Vieux Carre) on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:34 am:

Jerry Barlow, friend, pastor and Vietnam Vet, U.S. Navy passed on Veteran's Day 11-11-2017.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:57 am:



Me on my dad's shoulders on Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington, North Carolina in 1944. He was back from Trinidad and would leave not long after for the Philippines.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 02:13 pm:

US Navy 1972-1997.
Aviation Ordnanceman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allen Banks on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 09:09 pm:

Marine Corps 85-89, 90-91
Ohio National Guard 94-95


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