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Posted: 1/10/2002 6:35:04 AM EST
My Hero. [img]http://www.ar15.com/members/albums/EdAvilaSr%2FholdingNVRifle%2Ejpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 11:13:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2002 11:13:55 AM EST by EdAvilaSr]
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 2:51:00 AM EST
No sarcastic......You did what you had to....But you are still a hero. All Vietnam Vets are heroes.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 5:56:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 8:43:48 AM EST
All Vietnam Vets are heroes.
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All Vets (almost) are Heroes.
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AR_RIFLE and DoubleFeed, thanks for your kind thoughts and words. I received an interesting article today on the Vietnam generation, written by James Webb, a Vietnam veteran and former Secretary of the Navy. It's much too long to post in its entirety, but I found these two paragraphs interesting. Looks like we owe the Marines a special tribute: Dropped onto the enemy's terrain 12,000 miles away from home, America's citizen-soldiers performed with a tenacity and quality that may never be truly understood. Those who believe the war was fought incompetently on a tactical level should consider Hanoi's recent admission that 1.4 million of its soldiers died on the battlefield, compared to 58,000 total U.S. dead. Those who believe that it was a "dirty little war" where the bombs did all the work might contemplate that it was the most costly war the U.S. Marine Corps has ever fought - five times as many dead as World War I, three times as many dead as in Korea, and more total killed and wounded than in all of World War II.
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 3:40:21 AM EST
True, very true... All Vets, Vietnam Vets, all men and women in uniform are heroes.....Because without you....Liberty and Freedom will not be here today. Thank you. USNvet, you are absolutely correct. During the Tet Offensive in 68, the Marines fought hard and courageouly to liberate Hue from the VC. Right after the Tet, the VC ceased to exist.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 6:56:47 PM EST
SHIt is your name John Rivera. Were we Together 71-75 I don't have a scanner yet or all that fanicy stuff. Camp/Pendelton/Lejune/Got split from a lot of people into Langley.Woke up in Clarke AFB and life started Is that you Rivera
Link Posted: 3/31/2002 7:20:29 PM EST
it takes a brave man to turn on that infared light!
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 8:10:36 AM EST
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Link Posted: 4/18/2002 7:35:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2002 8:40:45 AM EST by WillysWagon]
I agree, you all [b]ARE[/b] hero's. I served in peace time and can only imagine what life as a combat soldier must have been like. "I'm not a Combat Vet, just a disabled one"
Link Posted: 4/22/2002 9:31:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 5:16:50 AM EST
to any brothers who fought and died in vietnam: How many American kids grew up without a father because of this "Wonderful??" woman. Subj: KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA HONORING A TRAITOR This is for all the kids born in the 70's that do not remember this, and didn't have to bear the burden, that our fathers, mothers, and older brothers and sisters had to bear.Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century." Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country but specific men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam. The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1978, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison-the "Hanoi Hilton." Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJs, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American "Peace Activist" the "lenient and humane treatment" he'd received. He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell forward upon the camp Commandant's feet, which sent that officer berserk. In '78, the AF Col. still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying days) from the Vietnamese Col.'s frenzied application of a wooden baton.From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4Es). He spent 6 -years in the "Hilton"- the first three of which he was "missing in action". His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His group, too, got the cleaned, fed, clothed routine in preparation for a "peace delegation" visit.. They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his SSN on it, in the palm of his hand. When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: "Aren't you sorry you bombed babies?" and "Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?" Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper. She took them all without missing a beat. At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him the little pile of papers. Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Col. Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know about her actions that day.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 5:19:44 AM EST
cont: I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held for over 5 years. I spent 27 months in solitary confinement, one year in a cage in Cambodia, and one year in a "black box" in Hanoi. My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time, I was weighing approximately 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.) We were Jane Fonda's "war criminals." When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with Jane Fonda. I said yes, for I would like to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received different from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by Jane Fonda, as "humane and lenient." Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees with outstretched arms with a large amount of steel placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane till my arms dipped. I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda for a couple of hours after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She did not answer me. This does not exemplify someone who should be honored as part of "100 Years of Great Women." Lest we forget..."100 years of great women" should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood of so many patriots. There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant treason, is one of them. Please take the time to forward to as many people as you possibly can. It will eventually end up on her computer and she needs to know that we will never forget.
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