Posted on Jan 22, 2023
SGT Alan Martinez
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A Vietnam Combat Veteran has been in combat and has received the CAR or CAB. A Vietnam Veteran is an individual who performed active military, naval, or air service in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A Vietnam Era Veteran served during the Vietnam era but did not serve in Vietnam.
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SPC James Neidig
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Thank You Were Very Close He Was Like An Older Brother To Me,And My Best Man For My First Marriage, I Still Have Some Of His Medals And A Photo Of Him In Uniform,
Sorry To Hear Of Your Suffering From Agent Orange ,
I Served At New River Air-station From 80-83 And Our Housing Was On Camp Lejeune , I Have Had Stomach Issues Since, And In 2001 Was Diagnosed With Lymphoma And Have Had 2 Lymph Glands Removed
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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Sgt (Join to see) - Dad was SAC by that time, Nuclear Deterrence , I doubt they let those bombers close to Korea.
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SPC James Neidig - I am sorry to hear about your lymphoma.
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SPC James Neidig
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Thank You ! The Worst Part Is When My Glands Swell Up And It Is Painful To Move My Legs And Arms,
Thank God For Ibuprofen And Cyclobenzaprine They Are The Only Pain Medication I Will Take, I Will NOT Take Opioids Of Any Kind !
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SGT Philip Roncari
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I think you have received many excellent and well thought out responses on the differences of these various groups,I think some differences would be say,didn’t get a phony doctor’s script (heart condition,asthma) didn’t use family wealth or political influence for extended college deferment or cut and run to Canada later they were all welcomed home in an shameful amnesty program,well enough of this bitterness, I consider all who served during Vietnam my Brothers ,what ever their” differences “
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SGT Alan Martinez
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I had a Veteran talk with me yesterday and tell me about what people did to dodge the draft. You Vietnam Veterans are studs. Definitely changed the game for all of us after you. I hope we can live up to your dreams and aspirations for this country. Thanks for paying it forward.
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SGT Philip Roncari
SGT Philip Roncari
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Appreciate your understanding,although I left Vietnam back in 1967 (physically )it truly has made a lifelong impression, so I tend to get a little wacko,when the subject of Service is brought up,Thank you tor your Service Brother and be well.
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CWO4 Terrence Clark
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You experienced the roar of the big guns, you heard the roar of the big guns, you honed your pool skills at That Place Acoss the Street From the Sports Arena in San Diego.
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Are you talking about that place that was by tower records?
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CWO4 Terrence Clark
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CPT (Join to see) Don't recall. We escaped from CA at retirement. My recollection was that it was surrounded by a large, unpaved parking area. In those days, the Sports Arena was new, and in a largely undeveloped area. TPATSFTSA was a large, two story, "A" frame, eclectic atmosphere, bar/pool hall directly across the blvd.
It was heavily frequented by UC La Jolla and San Diego State girls. In between deployments, and while TAD to "A" and "J" schools, I tended bar there as a floater. It, and it's sister bar, Long Juan's, in IB were, as the saying goes, target rich environments. Of course, the girls in IB were more biker types. :-)) :-))
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CWO4 Terrence Clark - That may have been before my time. I grew up in the only house that was in that area. It was a relic. I lived a few blocks away from the sport area on Hancock st. I left for the Army when I was 18. I didn't get a chance to enjoy it much.
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CWO4 Terrence Clark
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CPT (Join to see) Out of curiosity I just MAP'd the area. Looks like both our memories are beneath a shopping center parking lot.
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