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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:12 PM

11. I will watch, you know, growing up Mom would share her stories of Presidents

loved FDR - JFK - not so much talk about Truman - she would bring out all her newspaper clippings WW2 - cards from Dad and pictures of Dad in front of the Quonset Huts, in the snow - he was based in Greenland (communications) - so much of what she shared was romantisized..she was our buffer -

And then VN - two brothers, one enlisted Air Force, one drafted...we did not talk about LBJ or Nixon,, then VN war..I was old enough (class 64) to see why - late 60s early 70s...we hung on for dear life..

My brothers are fine, the younger brother came home in 72..lived with my family - three kiddos..he would not talk about the war, as war - he would share with me, bits and pieces...he drove transport truck through the countryside (VN) - my class of 64, as well as many other classes gave a lot, some ultimate sacrifice, many unable to pick up their lives, when they got home - be it PTSD, as we know it today, and/or maimed..

When these fine men, of my generation, did come home, Americans blamed them, in many cases..which was so NOT right....imagine having to need legislation to hire Viet Nam vets?????? So NOT right..

My son joined the Navy right out of HS..87 - he is Ret. Navy Chief - served on ships, Kuwait and Iraq..Pacific fleet - 21 years...I was totally against him joining - today, on his GI, earned degree, grad suma....ASU...is 5th grade teacher - so much to offer, my worldly traveler...

I could go on and on...war should NEVER be glamorized...Kuwait, Iraq - class of 70s and 80s...now, those families held on for dear life, and now face the depth of wars....again..only this time embeds and msm in your face..did we become normalized to war...I hope not...

This much I have learned and experienced, teach your children well, when it comes to looking for the BEST people to represent you in Government....it was because of Nixon - Ford pardon of Nixon,

If I were a parent of young children today - teens, of course - I would want them to hear stories such as Rachels..many I'm sure, Vets from VN and Kuwait and Iraq, can certainly choose what stories f war they want to teach..BUT, it all goes back to our Federal Govt...and people who are willing to sacrifice someone elses children for their ambition of power and greed..before country and countrymen and women....

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