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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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That photo made most of the news at the time but the act had little impact on US involvement.
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PVT Mark Zehner
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Thank you for the information!
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Cpl Archie H.
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Edited 12 mo ago
The US never learned from the Vietnam disaster. Our policies both Republican and Democrat look like the policies of a failed nation. When I read recently about a US Army major trekking up in the mountains of Afghanistan with a suitcase full of dollars; dollars to get the influence of a tribal chief; surprised his gift of US tax money fell on the chiefs deaf ears because the tribal chief did not need the money, he already had all he needed, he did not need more money. Or a friend in the past who was a paymaster in Vietnam paying local rewards for heads of so called communist party leaders in Vietnam. Kinda like collecting money for scalps of Indians.
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1LT Voyle Smith
1LT Voyle Smith
12 mo
Cpl Archie H. - Thanks but no biggie. Just did what I thought was right. Very grateful to have survived more or less intact.
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Cpl Archie H.
Cpl Archie H.
12 mo
1LT Voyle Smith - Today service to an ideal larger than ourselves because trivial it seems to me by most Americans. Living in Europe I had dinner with a man who was retiring as a US Army Colonel. A humble soft spoken gentle man who could not hear what I was saying. I sensed he had a hearing problem so I clapped and said you must have been in artillery. To my not so surprise he was an Artillery officer. His loss of hearing was a big deal. HE WAS TOO PROUD TO WEAR A HEARING AID
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1LT Voyle Smith
1LT Voyle Smith
5 mo
Been there Cpl Archie H. I’m deaf as a post in my right ear. The missus keeps raggin’ on me to get a hearing aid, but I ignore her yelping. I just turn my right ear to it and can’t hear what she’s sayin’. The VA says they’ll give me one if I ask for it but I haven’t bothered.
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1LT Voyle Smith
1LT Voyle Smith
5 mo
You’re very kind, Brother Cpl Archie H. Service was a privilege and I have no regrets. Would do it all over again if asked. But now that I’m 80 years old, it’s doubtful that anyone will ask.
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