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I am a Viet Nam era vet. Thankfully, I never went to Viet Nam though I did, in fact, actually volunteer for that duty at one point. But, in reality I am a veteran of two wars. . .the Viet Nam war ...
by matador
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 07:07 AM PST with 1 Recommend
"Operation Ranch Hand" began on this date 50 years ago. Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign has the story. On ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 78 comments on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 06:14 AM PDT with 122 Recommends
I still stand when it is sung. From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.....am I nuts or what? Today Tripoli has a new and better meaning. A day to remember in place of anniversaries ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 08:20 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Welcome to the Team DFH Freaky Friday Music party. We're mixing it up a bit tonight. One of my favorite music buddies and DFH frandor55 ...
by frandor55
Comment Count 111 comments on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 06:02 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
In 1969 I was in the kitchen with my mom, helping with the ironing, with the radio on. Ray Adell was just finishing up his fishing report: "Throw the small ones back, save a few for me!" The ...
by bekosiluvu
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 04:07 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Many of us at the time of Kent State wondered just how the White House saw the shootings. Given the Nixon/Agnew position that anti-war protesters were "bums," the common supposition then was that ...
by tarheelian51
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed May 04, 2011 at 04:49 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
41 years ago today, on my 22nd birthday, member of the Ohio National guard opened fire on student at Kent State. Another date that will live in infamy. Look ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 136 comments on Wed May 04, 2011 at 05:12 AM PDT with 181 Recommends
I'll be very dogmatic about this: NEVER! . I don't ask that you agree nor do I condemn you if you want to be violent. I don't have to be that petty. If you chose violence ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 04:39 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Birthdays are funny milestones. The fact is that I feel no different. Well, I have to admit that each year I am a little less sure I'll see the next birthday, but that seems natural. Looking back,
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 46 comments on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 09:00 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
I awoke this morning thinking of Sandy Stroud, my high school sweetie, dead more than forty years in the jungles of Viet Nam. My thoughts turned to my Daddy, a veteran of World War II, dead now.
by KelleyRN2
Comment Count 145 comments on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 01:39 PM PST with 94 Recommends
Where do I begin. For the past week I never knew I could feel so many different emotions all at one time. Fear, love, hope, anxiety, you name it I experienced it....and all in one day; Monday Sept. ...
by Sotally Tober
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 09:32 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
The thing about unwinnable wars is that they can't be won. It doesn't matter if the war is being run ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 103 comments on Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 02:18 PM PST with 40 Recommends
This might be better in an open thread but I wanted to give a good picture of my new acquaintance and it’s too big for a comment. Like many others here, I try to help anyone I can. I have ...
by third Party please
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Jan 02, 2010 at 05:46 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Some of the most peaceful people on the planet are being violently harassed and bullied and denied freedom of religion in Viet Nam. Monks and nuns practicing Buddhism in the tradition of Thich ...
by llee
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 02:09 PM PST with 22 Recommends
The President, when announcing our planned troop buildup in Afghanistan, made a strong attempt to portray that effort as significantly different from our misguided venture into Viet Nam. Was he ...
by myles spicer
Comment Count 59 comments on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 08:41 AM PST with 4 Recommends
As early as 1965, then Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara had doubts about the ability of the US to "win" the war in Viet Nam. A summary of his evaluation as reported in a memo to President ...
by truong son traveler
Comment Count 64 comments on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 08:25 PM PST with 40 Recommends
Yesterday the insanity of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars boiled over and engulfed Ft. Hood with the kind of mindless mayhem that is common place today throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. No other way to ...
by clearandpresent
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 11:49 AM PST with 7 Recommends
A few days ago I happened on to a somewhat obscure, 8 minute video from BBC .
by truong son traveler
Comment Count 110 comments on Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 09:30 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
When I was young, "Don't speak ill of the dead" was right up there with "Get your hands out of your pockets" and "Stop wiping your nose on the napkin." There were lists of things one just didn't do ...
by boguseconomist
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 03:51 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Born: 6/12/1944. Died: 12/10/1966. Viet Nam. Killed from friendly fire, along with a number of other Marines in his platoon. Panel 13 east, line 26. He was three weeks older than me.
by quityurkidding
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Jul 04, 2009 at 04:41 PM PDT with 4 Recommends