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Posted on Mar 28, 2022
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SSG William Jones
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Great post. Much appreciated for your posting this.
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maybe he was a spec 4 ?
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SSG William Jones
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I was once a Spec 4, then a Spec 5. That was during my first of 2 DD-214's. The second DD-214 started 16 years later. I had to catch my breath in between times!!!
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CSM Thomas Ray
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CPT Stephen Feldman - I was with the 1st Cav working along the Cambodian border in the Parrot's Beck area in 1970.
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CPT Stephen Feldman
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You didn't indicate how far south you were, so I just made an assumption. I hope you can see what I was after. I don't have a problem with anyone that did what they said they did. It's when they didn't do or go where they said they were. Remember Time/CNN on sarin gas used during Tailwind? It was 1998, I was on the committee along with MG Singlaub, Gary Rose (MOH on the mission), Tom Marzullo, and myself. We challenged the show and article, Time/CNN retracted their accusation.
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I Always appreciate the stories (and lessons) passed on by fellow veterans.

Many are things Civilians would never understand.
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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Captain.? It's Amazing What Civilians THINK Our Military Is Like,
Vs The Truth.
I Still Believe Every American, Both Male As Well As Female, Should Be Require To Spend At LEAST 2 Years In Our Services.. It'll Mature Them, Educate Them & Prepare Them For What Life Will Be For Them In The Close Future....
I Signed Up On My 17 th Birthday, Best Damned Decision of My 78 Years Of Life..
Totally Made My Life A Success....
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CPT Stephen Feldman
CPT Stephen Feldman
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I am really impressed with the heroism of Cpl Demello. There does, however, appear to be a problem with the story. 1st, there was only one unit that worked the Ho Chi Minh Trail; 2nd, there were no corporals that ever ran the trail; and 3rd, all 6800 or so people that were in the unit including all 400-600 people who actually ran the trail are identified in Stephen Sherman’s Who’s Who in MACV-SOG. Even during Lam Son 719, there were no American units in Laos, at that time all cross-border operations had been halted and that was in Feb71, including SOG.
It is my experience, that there 2.6 million Americans that served in Vietnam, 500,000 were Marines. Most of the rest were in Special Forces, all you have to do is ask them. Is Demello’s story bullshit, you bet, as are his ribbons. There were no 11B’s that were corporals, 11B’s were Spec-4’s in case you didn’t know. I don’t know why people think no one reads this shit and no one calls it out. But it just keeps on going and everyone is a hero and no one was a REMF!
Cpt Stephen Feldman
5th Special Forces Group
CCC, MACV-SOG
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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CPT Stephen Feldman - .
Thanks For The CORRECT Info Captain,
And There's A Lot Of It....
I Had No Idea.....
One Of My Good Friends, Thomas Wesley Croff, Did Two Tours With The 101st Airborne.
Tom Got Nailed Twice = A Purple With a Cluster....
I'll Tell You What I REPEATEDLY Tell Tom:
"Thanks For Being In Vietnam For Us, You'll Always Have My Love & Respect"
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CPT Stephen Feldman
CPT Stephen Feldman
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He was supposed to duck!
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SGT Richard Endress
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Thank you for your service Corporal Demello. Well done!
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CPT Stephen Feldman
CPT Stephen Feldman
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I am really impressed with the heroism of Cpl Demello. There does, however, appear to be a problem with the story. 1st, there was only one unit that worked the Ho Chi Minh Trail; 2nd, there were no corporals that ever ran the trail; and 3rd, all 6800 or so people that were in the unit including all 400-600 people who actually ran the trail are identified in Stephen Sherman’s Who’s Who in MACV-SOG. Even during Lam Son 719, there were no American units in Laos, at that time all cross-border operations had been halted and that was in Feb71, including SOG.
It is my experience, that there 2.6 million Americans that served in Vietnam, 500,000 were Marines. Most of the rest were in Special Forces, all you have to do is ask them. Is Demello’s story bullshit, you bet, as are his ribbons. There were no 11B’s that were corporals, 11B’s were Spec-4’s in case you didn’t know. I don’t know why people think no one reads this shit and no one calls it out. But it just keeps on going and everyone is a hero and no one was a REMF!
Cpt Stephen Feldman
5th Special Forces Group
CCC, MACV-SOG
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