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This is a spiritual time of year in Mexico. And New Mexico, one of those "the border crossed us" places, has similar traditions. And so, this weekend, it's more than costumes and candy corn ...
by Land of Enchantment
Comment Count 59 comments on Sun Nov 01, 2009 at 06:26 PM PST with 146 Recommends
In mid-May 1971 I was a 19 year old just returned from Vietnam. Within 5 days of returning, I took the MBTA to Cambridge, MA where I found the New England Regional Office of Vietnam Veterans ...
by jackt51
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 09:40 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
WAR TAX NOW, and call it that Some of this I posted last night, under a different subject heading, I'm adding more to that with a change in the VVA press ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 04:52 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Add in vitter trying to block the VA budget in the Senate {below} and the tepubs are continuing their decades long obstruction of Veterans Issues while laying blame constantly on the VA and ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 03:32 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
This is just a quickie diary that if anyone has problems with relative to pushing more important diaries off the list I'll delete. The issue is what should those of us that served during the ...
by BigAlinWashSt
Comment Count 71 comments on Wed Aug 12, 2009 at 08:15 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
There are lots of heroic stories out there about veterans. Sometimes the simple stories of service and kindness are important, too. On November 22, 1969, John, a 21-year-old Army Sgt E-5, was on ...
by boomerangst
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Retired Master Sergeant LeRoy Foster is haunted by the job that launched his 20-year career in the US Air Force—spraying herbicides along perimeter fences and fuel pipelines at Andersen Air ...
by Jan Barry
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 08:04 PM PST with 16 Recommends
A trip in the way back machine, I posted the below the fold back on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 while this country had once again sent soldiers into wars, not one but two, leaving the main mission, ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 04:38 AM PST with 14 Recommends
The alleged assault took place in June of 1996 as gourp of Vietman vets & members of their familites waited for McCain to hand him a letter asking him to forego an amendment to the Missing Service ...
by karpaty lviv
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jun 25, 2008 at 10:47 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The Cleveland Plain Dealer staff , has published a six part series of reports in the Cleveland ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 05:13 AM PST with 12 Recommends
The NY Times has already posted an important long piece by Matt Bai which will appear ...
by ari
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed May 14, 2008 at 01:07 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Millions of Americans protested the war in Vietnam. Far fewer people took the brunt of government retaliation against war critics—including select conspiracy trials of people the feds said ...
by Jan Barry
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Sep 16, 2008 at 01:48 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Wisconsin Public Radio runs a piece today on Wisconsin Navy veteran, Keith Roberts (1968-71), who ran afoul of the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Attorney’s office by filing ...
by MAL Contends
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Sep 17, 2007 at 12:12 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Vietnam and New Jersey, despite the vast distance between them, share a deadly link. Both places, lushly beautiful this time of year, were poisoned by United States government actions ...
by Jan Barry
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 08:37 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
by Michael Leon Just off the phone with a veteran who told me U.S. soldiers and Marines often take ...
by MAL Contends
Comment Count 55 comments on Mon May 03, 2010 at 08:53 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Some four decades late, and the Country still in denial about, wants to Officially 'welcome us home', eight and nine years after cheering on two more extreme failed policy long running occupations, ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 05:43 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Mind Control by me First Rule Isolate the Victim. Second Rule Convince them that they like it. Oh No, Stockholm Syndrome ! Third Rule Recruit and Convince Accomplices. Fourth Rule Argue with the ...
by rebel ga
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
‘Meehan gets emotional over veterans treatment’ “[U.S. Rep. Patrick] Meehan became noticeably emotional when he discussed how veterans are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and, ...
by OnePingOnly
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 11:03 PM PST with 1 Recommend