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No one knows.....

dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
No one knows what this forum means to me. We had regained a little of our self respect in the last few years, especially after Gulf I and Gulf II. But Warmonger reminded me just how far that goes with his post over in GD.

I'll die knowing I did my best, kept my honor, and was true to the Corps. I'll let God judge me on the rest.

Thanks Gunbroker!

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  • soopsoop Member Posts: 4,633
    edited November -1
    Growing up, I watched the news coverage of Vietnam every night at supper time.The whole time thinking I`d be there in a few years myself.
    I knew a hand full of kids from my school that found themselves there. One didn`t make it and a neighbor came back wounded.Several others came home with drug problems.
    It was winding down in the early 70`s when I graduated and I had a high number for the draft. I was too skinny anyway so they probably wouldn`t have taken me if I`d wanted to go. I got lucky.
    I`ve got nothing but respect for anyone that fought in that hell hole. Thank YOU dheffley,and anyone else that put in time there.
  • amsptcdsamsptcds Member Posts: 679
    edited November -1
    this is what we need.
    thanks GB
  • dolfandolfan Member Posts: 4,159
    edited November -1
    God bless all veterans who proudly served our country.
    America is free thanks to our vets.
  • HAIRYHAIRY Member Posts: 23,606
    edited November -1
    Hey Danny--we did what we were told and carried out our orders as professionals. As the saying today goes, "Next." [}:)]
  • dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by HAIRY
    Hey Danny--we did what we were told and carried out our orders as professionals. As the saying today goes, "Next." [}:)]


    So true Hairy. I can honestly say, I never thought about how I would look on our service when I was pushing 60, but I feel better about it now than I did then.

    No regrets!
  • sarge_3adsarge_3ad Member Posts: 8,387 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    It an honor to SALUTE ALL THE VEITNAM VETS and say THANK-YOU!!
  • anderskandersk Member Posts: 3,825
    edited November -1
    Yes, let me join in the salute to the Viet Nam vets. Mega-thanks guys! I was in the US Navy during part of that era, but did not go over seas. But my hat is off to you! I trust that this disccusion forum will be of help to you in turning the page! (or whatever help you need/want/seek/deserve.)
  • divecopdivecop Member Posts: 778 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    This is a great Idea. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels the way
    I do for what I did.
  • zeldabluumzeldabluum Member Posts: 59 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I was drafted in 68. Went back to my lod job in 70 when I got home.

    Tth guys treated me like I had laid out for the past 2 years. Went

    to the Gulf as a dod civilian in 90. After I got back they asked

    me if I enjoyed my 4-month vacation. Retired in 93. Got a chance to

    to Iraq in 03-04 as a dod contractor. When I got back this time all

    wanted to know how much money I made.

    NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY CARES ABOUT A VET BUT ANOTHER VET.......

    I got a chance to talk to some POLISH troops in 03. They know

    how to appreciate vets in Poland. The people in this county have

    not had to depend on a soldier to keep the wolves away since 1812.

    I graduated from high school in 65. THREE of the guys from my class

    came home in a box from NAM between 66 and 71. And we had a small

    class of 96. Thats counting girls and boys. SO who REMEMBERS

    JACKIE BRASINGTON-LAVONNE RABON-KENNY CLUBB- NOBODY BUT THEIR

    FAMLIES AND A FEW VETS.................

    zb
  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by zeldabluum
    I was drafted in 68. Went back to my lod job in 70 when I got home.

    Tth guys treated me like I had laid out for the past 2 years. Went

    to the Gulf as a dod civilian in 90. After I got back they asked

    me if I enjoyed my 4-month vacation. Retired in 93. Got a chance to

    to Iraq in 03-04 as a dod contractor. When I got back this time all

    wanted to know how much money I made.

    NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY CARES ABOUT A VET BUT ANOTHER VET.......

    I got a chance to talk to some POLISH troops in 03. They know

    how to appreciate vets in Poland. The people in this county have

    not had to depend on a soldier to keep the wolves away since 1812.

    I graduated from high school in 65. THREE of the guys from my class

    came home in a box from NAM between 66 and 71. And we had a small

    class of 96. Thats counting girls and boys. SO who REMEMBERS

    JACKIE BRASINGTON-LAVONNE RABON-KENNY CLUBB- NOBODY BUT THEIR

    FAMLIES AND A FEW VETS.................

    zb


    There's a lot of truth in that statement, but it seems like the tide might be changing some with regards to that. I have more people thank me for my service now, than when I was in....
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