Posted on Jan 27, 2016
PVT Andrew Burd
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I had a fellow vet tell me tonight "my wife and kids deal with me enough as it is, I don't need to air my laundry to others"

I'm on the fence on this... It's 100% his/your/my right to keep things to ourselves, and that should always be respected, but if I dissect the statement...

"put up with me enough" ...doesn't this seem like someone who's carrying too much?

and why is it "laundry"?
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PO1 John Miller
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I learned my lesson about trying to share my experiences with civilians when I was told "I'm tired of hearing you talk about when you were in the Navy!!!" I wasn't bragging, I was simply talking about my experiences, the same my potato (I mean civilian) co-workers were doing. The only difference is my experiences were all Navy related.
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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That is the quickest way for me to slam the door in somebody's face. Literally and figuratively speaking.
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PVT Andrew Burd
PVT Andrew Burd
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4" - how do you mean? Like what PO1 Miller said?
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Sgt Joe LaBranche
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I have never spoken to a non-combat veteran about my experiences in Vietnam. I believe if they weren't there, they don't know and would not understand.
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SPC Roy Ramey
SPC Roy Ramey
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Agree with this 100%
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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Period! Sgt Joe LaBranche If they don't know,they don't need to know or cause you to remember!
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CSM Command Sergeant Major
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I don't. They just don't get it. Especially family.
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