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My salute to all Vietnam Vets who fought

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nathan, Jan 4, 2010.

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  1. nathan

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    The VC that was being dragged by his ankles would probably get a court
    appointed defense attorney, today.:cuss::cuss::cuss:




    Semper Fi!!
     
  3. RonE

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    Thank you!
     
  4. sprocket3

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    Welcome home men!

    You faught a hard war and should be all be treated like heros. I don't think very many people have a clue what it was really like over there.
     
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    ...I never miss a chance to put a hand on a uniformed shoulder...and I never miss a chance to honor those who fought in Nam only to come home to a country which tried to shame their service...I get real loud real quick about that...this country's best hope has always been the returning serviceman who knows what life is about...what it costs and what it's worth...and has fought tooth and nail so he could come home and live his....and we can live ours...gotta love our servicemen and servicewomen!!!


    Semper Fi!!!
     
  6. chuckusaret

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    Nobama would have had the Marine that was dragging the POW charged with failure to inform the POW of his rights and mistreatment of a POW, and ordered him before a court martial and thrown in the stockade.
     
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  7. bikerdoc

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    Thank you sir.
    101 st Airborne 3/187 medic 68-69

    Now to keep this gun related prevent it being locked state your favorite weapon.

    Me, an M1 carbine I got from the ARVN. light and deadly at close range, plus a 45 that was older than I was at the time.
     
  8. sheepdog

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    ...I got the M14 in boot camp, then learned all it could do...then went to Infantry training and they gave me this black plastic rifle...I felt robbed...
     
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    Thank you for your service to this great country........

    My last tour was in Company "C" 101st Avn Bn (Blackwidows) 101st Abn Div Hue/Phu Bia 1970 and 71

    US Army Retired
     
  10. nulfisin

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    Dittos on the salute. But I extend it to anyone who stands up tall and wears the uniform, in combat or not. To keep it gun related, how do you of the Nam vintage think the current AR-15 pieces stack up against the ones y'all used?
     
  11. Water-Man

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    Thanks. Didn't get much of a reception when I came home.
     
  12. eastbank

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    came home late at night and didn,t go out of the house for 10 days, only my familey and good friends came to see me. my older brother was still there and my younger brother was just going. that was in 1968. eastbank.
     

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    Thank you guys for all you did. I have family that served in Nam and heard plenty of stories about what they had to endure. My hats off to all you guys. Shame that you didn't get the respect you deserved when you came back. I wasn't born till 70, so didn't really live through the era, but growing up I read everything I could get my hands on about it. IMHO the way our country treated you guys who came back is pathetic and you deserved much better. It may not be much, and it is sure to late, but you have my thanks.
     
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    Indeed, a thank you for all vets, but especially to all of those who didn't get the welcome home that I did.

    And a bigger thanks to the medics (since I was a medic too). It always seemed like the medics got pissed on, until the blood starts flowing. Then, the medics are everyone's best friend. Not many understand what a medic goes through in combat. Thanks for your service Bikerdoc.
     
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    Medic here as well, Walter Reed 2000-2003. THANK YOU Vietnam vets, I've always thought it was a shame the way you guys were treated by your fellow Americans. Many of us have nothing but the greatest respect for you guys.
     
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    +1, thanks. We didn’t serve to receive special treatment, but some positive acknowledgement that we served our country would have been helpful during such an unpopular war. I’m pleased to see that we don’t treat our current service personnel in this manner. It’s my belief that community or military service should be mandatory for all citizens of this country. God bless all who have and are serving our country. Sure would like to get Veterans Day off once during my lifetime. I may have to wait until retirement. ;)
     
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    heart felt thanks

    The gratitude and recognition is welcome, but please extend it one little bit further.

    Put some boots on it and get out and vote in the coming elections!
    That adds a sincerity and heart warming thanks to all the veterans of all the preceding wars fought by our young men.

    I too felt robbed, Sheepdog.
    Or rather "slighted" that the civilian directors of the military personnel would not think enough of their sacrifice and welfare; as to provide such equipment.

    I loved the M-14 battle rifle!
     
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    Thanks guys! That was a mess over there.

    My father was there. He told me the first time he used his M16 in combat the trigger system broke on him. Also said that they would spend lots of time trying to keep the ammo perfectly clean. Guys would take apart mags and unload them, then clean all the rounds and put them back together if they had some down time. Cleaning everything in hopes that they would not jam. A little different from the AKs and the dig it out of the mud idea.

    He is not a big AR15 fan. Has a ruger Mini 14 instead. Good to know they got that fixed.
     
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    To those that have served and/or are now serving, A most sincere "Thank You!" and a sweeping tip of the hat.

    To those that have gone on to the next world, or did not return, a moment of silence, and then the multi-gun Salute.
     
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    yes a big THANKS to the medic,s and the med evac chopper jocks who were willing to spill their blood to save mine. tho the plexi glass was shot out and half of the insterments were gone and hyd fluid was leaking and the shafts of light showed where the bullets had gone, you never wavered and thought only of my life and not yours. god bless you all, then and now eastbank.
     
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    My salute also. The USAF decided to send me to SW Asia (Turkey) vs SE Asia in 1972, so never saw Vietnam duty.
     
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    As I look back, I find it was an honor to serve. Coming Home in 69 was not good with some family and friends turning on me. Went back to MTSU in January 70 and found a un-welcoming student body. The faculty went out of their way to help us though.I am a Blessed man for my wife of 39 years hung in there with me in some tough times. I was with D Co.,3/8th Inf,4th Inf Div 68-69 as an 11-B and served with the finest men I have ever known.We started finding each other in the late 90's and that meant everything. Byron
     
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    Thank you!
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    I just don't understand, when I left Viet Nam, we were winning.

    We were always winning.
    Congress lost it not us.


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    I had 3 uncles over there, we were very blessed they all came home with no physical damage. Bless all who served and lets not forget the families who went through hell while they were gone. USMC 84-88
     
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