35 Years Ago Today.....

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    35 Years Ago Today.....

    Today is the anniversary of the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forces (April 30, 1975), and the unification of the country under Communist rule.

    To all the Vietnam Veterans on this site, I say "Welcome Home Brother", and to those we left behind (POW/MIA), We Will NEVER Forget"...
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    AMEN!

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    Call me crazy, but my math says it was 35 years ago.

    Either way, welcome home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Call me crazy, but my math says it was 35 years ago.

    Either way, welcome home.
    Wellllllll.....I reckon YOU are right...I got to thinking about it during the day and realized my Hillbilly math was a bit off..but couldn't get back here before you caught it...so alll I've got to say is:

    BUSTED !!!!!!
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    There are no words that can be said to make up for the way some our troops were treated when they returned.

    All I have is a heart felt Thank You
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    Kudos to ALL who served..and ARE serving....in our Armed Forces!!
    Our high school class lost 3 in that "conflict" (Remember when "no one DARED....call it a "WAR"??!).....NOT really the "best of times..."
    Because of physical limitations I was not able to enlist for combat -- but I WAS able to use my experience with electronics and "Ham" radio to become a Communications liason for the Navy/Marine Corps MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Service) Traffic Network, handling messages from troops in Southeast Asia to the mainland U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by das38spl View Post
    Kudos to ALL who served..and ARE serving....in our Armed Forces!!
    Our high school class lost 3 in that "conflict" (Remember when "no one DARED....call it a "WAR"??!).....NOT really the "best of times..."
    Because of physical limitations I was not able to enlist for combat -- but I WAS able to use my experience with electronics and "Ham" radio to become a Communications liason for the Navy/Marine Corps MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Service) Traffic Network, handling messages from troops in Southeast Asia to the mainland U.S.
    Your liason expertise meant more than you can ever know. THANK YOU!
    Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem174 View Post
    There are no words that can be said to make up for the way some our troops were treated when they returned.

    All I have is a heart felt Thank You
    This is the one thing that hurt me the most. We went over by ourselves and came home by ourselves. No welcome home as done today. No thank you, etc.
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    When I got back from Iraq after Desert Storm I was greeted by a contingent of Vietnam Veterans who said they wanted to make sure none of us were alone upon our return. These men who were so wrongly vilified by most of their countrymen(at least the vocal ones) had the heart and soul to make sure that I was not alone! That was quite possibly the most poignant moment in my life.

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    Thanks to all the 'Nam vets out there (my dad is one). It was shameful the way many of you were treated upon your return. If there is any bright side to it, it most definitely altered the way most Americans thought of our servicemen. The returning Vets from DS I, OEF, and OIF have been treated wonderfully, thanks to you and those who cared about you. Your sacrifice was not in vain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    When I got back from Iraq after Desert Storm I was greeted by a contingent of Vietnam Veterans who said they wanted to make sure none of us were alone upon our return. These men who were so wrongly vilified by most of their countrymen(at least the vocal ones) had the heart and soul to make sure that I was not alone! That was quite possibly the most poignant moment in my life.

    Thanks again to all who have served.

    We have been there, felt the pain and are doing our best to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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