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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:17 PM

I served stateside during Vietnam,But for my brother this was his life 70-71'

He served with the 1/506 of the 101st airborne and survived the Siege of FSB Ripcord.He said this:"This is so much MY Vietnam from the choppers to the scout dogs to the rain and the violence. RIP my brothers who never came home.

And then he posted this video


https://www.facebook.com/1401439582/videos/10215978218673921/?t=5

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Reply I served stateside during Vietnam,But for my brother this was his life 70-71' (Original post)
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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:00 PM

1. Thanks for posting, flotsam..

on Veterans Day, and many other times during the year, I remember two friends who didn't return - Curtis Onchi, 3/24/69, and Bill Liddycoat, 1/3/69.

I served in the Navy 65-71, but never came within 5,000 miles of Nam.

RIP to all who were lost.

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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:10 PM

2. I cannot tell you how moved I am.

Thank you for sharing this incredible tribute. I dated a front line medic after Nam and he was a remarkable but very troubled man.

We should all weep over the hideous waste of war.

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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:36 PM

3. Very touching. Made me cry.

One of my brothers was drafted and served in Vietnam. He has never to this day talked about it.

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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:38 PM

4. My husband also served in Vietnam

He was a medic in the delta region, he was awarded a bronze start for valor, he saved many of his unit by calling in helicopters and getting the wounded out in spite of being under fire, there were also many other citations, He was in an area that was full of rice paddies that were sprayed so that the viet cong could not hide in them. He later passed away from cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange, we had to fight for several years to get his disability.
I now look at what we have got in the White House, a man who has pillaged this country, whose greed if forever on display, who cannot hold a candle to my wonderful husband, every day I wonder what is was all for, why he gave his life for a country that put
a draft dodger in the White House.

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:40 AM

5. It's a thread that is treated with respect

I know because it has more Recs than replies. But I have to say thank you for each reply-because behind each I see the trauma of folk who loved those that entered combat. I was allowed a small window just to picture their pain and respect all of them but especially the ones who were never heard-and several of you mentioned guys who became quiet and never talked. Those are the real guys.

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:27 AM

6. My husband was in Okinawa during Viet Nam war

He was like the mash guy driving jeep all over doing errands running supplies, but just like Mash when the helicopters came to the hospital and they had the closest so the guys barely alive were sent there, all would drop everything and run to help.

To this day he can tell you exactly how many copters came. The bodies he saw have affected him all his life and he wasn’t even in battle.

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