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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 01:22 PM
Response to Reply #34
45. i didn't see it in the theater.
i saw it at home. it was election night 1980. reagan was elected and i had just learned that my son was going to join the navy. it was a very weird feeling.

another one that really got to me was "The Killing Fields".
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  -It just struck me tonight how horribly Vietnam affected me. bamademo  Jun-25-08 08:30 PM   #0 
  - i remember vietnam well. i was never  sweets   Jun-25-08 08:32 PM   #1 
  - I've never been able to watch it  bamademo   Jun-25-08 08:39 PM   #5 
  - not crazy at all. i'm an  sweets   Jun-25-08 08:41 PM   #7 
  - Man who likes to hunt ...  RoyGBiv   Jun-25-08 09:40 PM   #22 
  - Deerhunter: the single most upsetting movie I've ever seen  Liberal Gramma   Jun-26-08 09:36 AM   #34 
     - i didn't see it in the theater.  sweets   Jun-26-08 01:22 PM   #45 
  - and the repercussions from the present wars...  G_j   Jun-25-08 08:35 PM   #2 
  - It's not any different, but it is being kept under wraps this time around.  babylonsister   Jun-25-08 08:36 PM   #3 
  - Check out this shit  saigon68   Jun-25-08 08:39 PM   #4 
  - I could never figure a pattern...  Bigmack   Jun-25-08 10:45 PM   #26 
  - I listened to that "real-time."  DemoTex   Jun-26-08 09:00 AM   #31 
  - We need to stop affecting our society with war vets. We need to stop war.  L0oniX   Jun-26-08 10:22 AM   #37 
     - So, I'm an "infection"?  TahitiNut   Jun-26-08 10:46 AM   #39 
        - sorry ...I didn't mean to offend ...edited to a more appropriate word.  L0oniX   Jun-26-08 10:55 AM   #41 
  - Pointless? Depends on your perspective, I'm afraid. Even knowing  Fredda Weinberg   Jun-25-08 08:40 PM   #6 
  - Wow! I'm so glad you were there for him.  bamademo   Jun-25-08 08:52 PM   #11 
     - I was hoping you'd also see the similarity. We do the best we can  Fredda Weinberg   Jun-25-08 10:15 PM   #24 
  - I wasn't there for it  Hydra   Jun-25-08 08:43 PM   #8 
  - Narrowly avoided the draft here, as I turned 19 in '70. In '69, I would have been #1.  faygokid   Jun-25-08 08:43 PM   #9 
  - Guess what.  TahitiNut   Jun-25-08 08:47 PM   #10 
  - It was worse than a movie  saigon68   Jun-25-08 08:59 PM   #12 
     - No comparison.  TahitiNut   Jun-25-08 09:11 PM   #15 
        - Comparatively I would suggest that the Vietnamese people had it worst of all  NNN0LHI   Jun-26-08 11:53 AM   #43 
           - Well, isn't that why the American public stepped forward to aid the boat people?  TahitiNut   Jun-26-08 12:20 PM   #44 
  - My best friend's two brothers were killed in Vietnam...  zanne   Jun-25-08 08:59 PM   #13 
  - Those images you remember were real film that had to be flown back here daily for the evening news  NNN0LHI   Jun-25-08 09:05 PM   #14 
  - They don't even care about it anymore  bamademo   Jun-25-08 09:19 PM   #17 
  - I was just a kid during that war...  parasim   Jun-25-08 09:17 PM   #16 
  - Thank You Lyndon B. Johnson. So much death and destruction  Thothmes   Jun-25-08 09:27 PM   #18 
  - I have to respect LBJ for having a concious...  bamademo   Jun-25-08 09:32 PM   #19 
  - When one reads the butchers bill  Thothmes   Jun-25-08 09:36 PM   #21 
     - What I think bamademo meant was--  eridani   Jun-25-08 10:57 PM   #27 
        - So for the appearences of not being soft to protect his  Thothmes   Jun-26-08 06:51 AM   #28 
           - At least he felt crappy about it n/t  eridani   Jun-26-08 08:31 AM   #29 
  - Exactly. A lot of younger people, including some DU'ers, think LBJ was great because  raccoon   Jun-26-08 08:55 AM   #30 
  - LBJ was hardly the only one... Nixon comes to mind!!!!!  Breeze54   Jun-26-08 09:07 AM   #33 
  - I think we American's are more afffected..  stillcool47   Jun-25-08 09:34 PM   #20 
  - The insanity never went away.  Redstone   Jun-25-08 09:41 PM   #23 
  - I was drafted in 1967. They found a medical problem and I was  Lint Head   Jun-25-08 10:37 PM   #25 
  - I've been feeling that way since before the US invaded Iraq... it all came back  Breeze54   Jun-26-08 09:05 AM   #32 
  - You wrote "It's not any different, is it?" There's ONE thing that's different.  KzooDem   Jun-26-08 09:49 AM   #35 
  - It'd be interesting to really know ...  TahitiNut   Jun-26-08 10:44 AM   #38 
  - Too late to edit my reply above, so making a clarification:  KzooDem   Jun-26-08 10:52 AM   #40 
  - I hope there are a few differences in how we see the soldiers.  old mark   Jun-26-08 10:05 AM   #36 
  - My F4 kept me out of Vietnam but my friends came back very changed and told me everything...  L0oniX   Jun-26-08 11:11 AM   #42 

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