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Posted: 4/29/2011 11:58:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 12:01:37 AM EDT by FAIL-SAFE]
Now its not an official video, its a slideshow some guy put together.  Its a 26 year old song, that still relevant today.

























BTW, the lead picture, with the troops dismounting the Huey, that is the "Blue Platoon" of Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division assaulting Bong Son in 1966.  That Huey is a UH-1D which is why there is only one door gunner, and its from The Headhunters, which was was the slick platoon


 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 12:46:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 12:48:35 AM EDT by Tim_the_enchanter]
Not too many hippies went to Vietnam. Most of them either went to Canada or stayed in college and got deferments. I've known scores of Vietnam vets. I served with many and I work with several. I wouldn't describe any of them as old hippies. When I was growing up, a hippie was not something good people wanted to be.

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BTW, 35 isn't old.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 12:48:23 AM EDT
My dad was a Vietnam vet and he sure as fuck wasn't a hippy. I've never met an old hippy that was a vet, in fact.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 1:52:09 AM EDT
I know quite a few Nam vets that embraced the hippy lifestyle after returning. Most returned to a regular life after the hippy thing died out.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 1:59:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:01:48 AM EDT
Every senior NCO and officer over O-6 when I was in the Army was a Vietnam Veteran.  None were hippies.  
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:08:50 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Keith_J:


Every senior NCO and officer over O-6 when I was in the Army was a Vietnam Veteran.  None were hippies.  
I take it then, that the majority of Veteran hippies would probably have left the services ASAP after their draft was up?





 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:39:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By osprey21:

Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
I know quite a few Nam vets that embraced the hippy lifestyle after returning. Most returned to a regular life after the hippy thing died out.


 


short hair and army ribbons did NOT get one laid in the post Viet Nam era... sad, but true..

long hair, torn jeans and a head band with a peace sign on your ass, THAT got one laid in the day....also sad but true.so!

hell yeah, many vets, including yours truly, took to the look of the long haired FM listenin rock and rollin good time charlie hippie type pinko fag look of the enemy to infiltrate the enemy pie...
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 1:02:37 PM EDT

Its not saying he took the hippy persona, just some of the things he liked were considered "hippy".   So others see him as one, and he doesnt disavow.






"He grows a little garden in the backyard by the fence.  He's consuming what he's growing, now-a-days in self defense"
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 1:04:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 1:24:48 PM EDT by FAIL-SAFE]
This is the sequel to the original song, 10 years later.




"He's seen yuppies in the White House, but he thinks they're gonna fail.  He just doesnt trust a president that 'never has inhaled'.  And he prays to God to stop this crime, but it seems to no avail"
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 1:09:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 1:09:49 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]







Originally Posted By Cromlech:





Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Every senior NCO and officer over O-6 when I was in the Army was a Vietnam Veteran.  None were hippies.  
I take it then, that the majority of Veteran hippies would probably have left the services ASAP after their draft was up?



 

my old man (E-9) and neighbor ( CWO cobra driver ) both Vietnam era





hate 60s  hippies and their current resurgents with the heat of 1000 suns

 
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