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SGT Philip Roncari
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Two different sets of young people at that time,one given the almost impossible task of assaulting a worthless piece of real estate with heavy casualties maybe even their own and then the other group of young people safe,coddled with the World as their oyster,and yet I'm still glad I was part of the former and honored to have served in their generation.
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SGT Michael Thorin
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Thank you for sharing this SFC (Join to see). Wars are always harder when those who fight go back to a thankless Nation. Fighting for something you love is much different when it loves you back.
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SPC Todd Rhoades
SPC Todd Rhoades
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One of the men that was in Southeast Asia got a welcome home today. My uncle was a heavy equipment mechanic over there. He has never spoken about it much, other than he won't eat rice, not too much fish, although I have seen him go to town on some fried bluegill, and would die of thirst before he drank a glass of tea. Out of respect, I let it go at that. I saw him working in the yard today, I could not let it go any longer, as he is now 74, and none of us live forever, so before time deprived me of the opportunity I had to. We exchange the usual greetings. "Hey uncle Jack" "Hi Toddy" he still calls me that after 50 years, I love it! I asked him to put down the screwdriver in his right hand, he did with a puzzled look. I extended my hand and as he grasp it, I pulled him in to a hug as a scratchy voice and tear filled eyes stated "Welcome home brother, you are not forgotten". I never remember seeing him shed a tear in my entire life, he did today. We talked for a short while about the wonderful brothers that I have met here, from all generations. Before parting, I informed him that even though his country had forgotten him, his brothers hadn't, and that as long as I draw breath nobody would ever be forgotten again. As I walked back to my truck, I glanced back at him and in perfect timing he looked up from the work he had went back to with a slight grin on his face. What a wonderful day.
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SSgt Terry P.
SSgt Terry P.
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SPC Todd Rhoades - Wow,just wow,caused me to tear up reading this.This type of support would have gone a long way in mending many of those who came home from VN.
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Capt Marty Hogan
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Such a waste- intense combat for zero tactical results.
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