HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » For some of us, there's n...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:45 PM

For some of us, there's no escape from the Vietnam War [View all]

(X-post from Veterans Group)

The latest trigger for the war and its trauma is the news that chickenhawk Ted Nugent has accepted an invitation from an idiot RWNJ congressman to attend President Obama's State of the Union address.

I recently discovered that Ted and I reported for our draft physical the same year--1967. Ted's experience was more memorable than mine (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/nugent.asp).

The Army didn't start out so bad. After Basic, Leadership School, Advanced Infantry Training, and training troops they sent me to Infantry Officer Candidate School for 6 months and I came out a 2nd Lieutenant at 19. At 20, as a 1st Lt., I was leading an Infantry rifle platoon of the 101st Airborne Division in the jungles of Vietnam. I'm only half-joking when I say that the instant hot chocolate my Mom sent me from home helped me face those challenges.

My war ended when I caught AK fire that blew away half my teeth and jaw and put a baseball-sized hole in my shoulder. The Army promoted me to Captain, and after 18 months in the hospital they retired me for partial disability.

Many years after the war I returned to Vietnam three times. I laughed--and cried--with former allies and enemies--ARVNs, VC and NVA. I have more in common with them than I ever will with chickenhawk wannabe-Rambos like Ted Nugent.

For my brothers--and sisters--who served, who may also be triggered by the latest news, just remember one thing and it wil be okay: FUCK Ted Nugent!



110 replies, 7937 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 110 replies Author Time Post
Reply For some of us, there's no escape from the Vietnam War [View all]
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 OP
catnhatnh Feb 2013 #1
Wait Wut Feb 2013 #2
whathehell Feb 2013 #13
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #3
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #4
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #7
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #11
yardwork Feb 2013 #18
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #21
yardwork Feb 2013 #22
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #23
Light House Feb 2013 #29
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #35
Light House Feb 2013 #41
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #44
Light House Feb 2013 #46
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #50
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #77
unapatriciated Feb 2013 #39
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #42
daybranch Feb 2013 #64
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #67
Light House Feb 2013 #25
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #26
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #81
indepat Feb 2013 #31
Art_from_Ark Feb 2013 #90
Light House Feb 2013 #5
whathehell Feb 2013 #12
Light House Feb 2013 #17
whathehell Feb 2013 #62
gasser85 Feb 2013 #65
whathehell Feb 2013 #72
Light House Feb 2013 #101
whathehell Feb 2013 #104
Chorophyll Feb 2013 #6
Zorra Feb 2013 #8
stevenleser Feb 2013 #9
Downwinder Feb 2013 #10
Denninmi Feb 2013 #14
Light House Feb 2013 #19
Denninmi Feb 2013 #27
Light House Feb 2013 #34
The Wizard Feb 2013 #94
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #36
Cheviteau Feb 2013 #61
yardwork Feb 2013 #15
ReRe Feb 2013 #16
Wait Wut Feb 2013 #20
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #24
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #28
HereSince1628 Feb 2013 #30
Victor_c3 Feb 2013 #86
renate Feb 2013 #105
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #32
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #33
JustAnotherGen Feb 2013 #37
Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2013 #38
logosoco Feb 2013 #40
timdog44 Feb 2013 #43
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #45
4bucksagallon Feb 2013 #68
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #47
The Wizard Feb 2013 #95
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #100
grantcart Feb 2013 #48
markmac Feb 2013 #49
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #51
Hulk Feb 2013 #52
jaysunb Feb 2013 #53
Tree-Hugger Feb 2013 #54
OldRedneck Feb 2013 #55
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #57
duhneece Feb 2013 #92
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #110
kurtzapril4 Feb 2013 #56
pasto76 Feb 2013 #58
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #59
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #60
beemer27 Feb 2013 #63
madokie Feb 2013 #66
retrogal Feb 2013 #84
The Wizard Feb 2013 #96
SCVDem Feb 2013 #69
Medical Speaking Feb 2013 #91
trof Feb 2013 #70
Dem_in_Nebr. Feb 2013 #71
dicksmc3 Feb 2013 #73
The Wizard Feb 2013 #98
ZRT2209 Feb 2013 #74
heaven05 Feb 2013 #75
panader0 Feb 2013 #76
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #78
SaveAmerica Feb 2013 #79
AverageJoe90 Feb 2013 #80
cliffordu Feb 2013 #82
Light House Feb 2013 #106
cliffordu Feb 2013 #108
Cha Feb 2013 #83
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #85
The Wizard Feb 2013 #97
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #87
MADem Feb 2013 #88
deutsey Feb 2013 #89
The Wizard Feb 2013 #93
Squaredeal Feb 2013 #99
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #102
malthaussen Feb 2013 #103
Taverner Feb 2013 #107
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #109