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SMSgt Kristen Stanley
SMSgt Kristen Stanley
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Wow! Happier Holidays!!
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After leaving Vietnam, I went to Okinawa for four days to pick up the items that I had left there and prepare to go to the states. While there, a Marine that had just arrived from Vietnam, informed me that my best friend had been killed the day after I left Vietnam. I was sad, angry and shocked. Stateside, myself and other Marines, made the trip by bus from Marine Corps Air Station El Toro to LAX. At LAX we were greeted by maggots that tried to block our way, and called us every name they could think of. One woman asked me how many babies had I killed while another told me to repent for my sins. I was in uniform so that I could fly at the military standby rate. I was not in a good mood but I kept my discipline and did not respond to these maggots as I wanted to.
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SGT Ted Reed - Thank you Ted. Semper Fi.
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CAPT Edward Schmitt
CAPT Edward Schmitt
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I am sorry for your loss abd pray you and your buddies family were given peace by God. I thank you for your courage
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CAPT Edward Schmitt - Thank you Captain!
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SGT John Schmelzkopf
SGT John Schmelzkopf
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Having 3 Tours, I saw 3 levels of Homecoming from Nam65-66, 173rd ABN, Came home Hero. 70-71, 135 AHC The EMU's, Door Gunner, they were starting to spit on us. Aug 72-Apr 4 73, MACV & JMC (POW Negotiations), Totally sold out by Kissinger and Our Govt. Even made sure no Two from same hometown went on same route, so we didn't hurt the hippies too bad along the way!
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PO2 Russell "Russ" Lincoln
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For me it was certainly a mixed bag. Nervous about taking up the mantel of husband and father. Excited to see my family again and concerned that my absence made my young daughter feel like I deserted her.
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SP5 Lonyae Ransome
SP5 Lonyae Ransome
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thats amazing I cant imagine leaving my son it had to be tough on you. Glad you were able to make it through.
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PO2 Russell "Russ" Lincoln
PO2 Russell "Russ" Lincoln
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SP5 Lonyae Ransome - if it was easy everyone would be doing it. Thank you for your kind words.
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PO3 Larry Frame
PO3 Larry Frame
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Every time we came back to the US, I always got a lump in my throat.
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