You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #22: Let me remind you of something ... 5/69 ... Hamburger Hill and Teddy K. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:41 PM
Response to Original message
22. Let me remind you of something ... 5/69 ... Hamburger Hill and Teddy K.
AKA the battles of Ap Bia Mountain or Hill 937. This was a brutal two-week battle, and futile. It ended up with a moonscape and our abandonment of that oh-so-important hill in Vietnam's valley of the shadow of death (A Shau). Anyway, it spurred Ted Kennedy to go on the floor of the US Senate almost 36 years ago and give a denunciation of the Vietnam War that is credited, by some, with really igniting the anti-war movement. Like MLK and JFK and Clinton, Teddy had his peccadillo's. However, his Hamburger Hill speech raised the consciousness that put an end to that god-damed war. Maybe passion in the heart is always connected to the loins. Anywhere else it matters not.

Passionate egotism, "W" style.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC