About Whats some good Vietnam quotes ??
|October 17th, 2003||#2|
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Good Vietnam Quote info
"Ultimately, it became necessary to destroy the village to save it..." Unknown Company Commander (I'd remember who it was if I wasn't TDY and away from my history books).
|October 17th, 2003||#5|
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Just read it from Colonel Dave Hackworth's 'Steel My Soldiers' Hearts.'
\'Sua sponte (Of their own accord).\' -75th Ranger Regiment, United States Army
Cadet Sgt, USMCJROTC: University High School, 2004 Florida State Champs HOORAH!
Change of plans, now doing college @ UF.
|January 14th, 2004||#6|
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I did a little research about this and found that many quotes about Viet Nam are anti-American anti-war sayings which were written by those who have never served and are false and unnaccurate, such as this one:
I did, however, find a few quotes I rather liked.
Here's the site I found all those. http://www.worldofquotes.com/topic/Vietnam/1/index.html
|January 14th, 2004||#7|
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One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society ... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Just for point of reference, what Dr King as referring to was President Johnson's package of social welfare reforms and programs that was called "Great Society" (not sure if this is the same thing as the "War on Poverty", but I think it was). Because Lyndon Johnson tried to run a war on the cheap (no state of emergency or large scale mobilization of the Reserve Components) and enormously expand social welfare programs at the same time, the country kind of hit a finanacial crisis, but it's unclear how much money you have to have to make everyone happy, healthy and free from poverty. Actually, no it's not, as no one has that much money. People need jobs and a hand up, but certainly not hand outs (especially for life)
I'd rather be a Soldier with a mule and mountain gun, than Knight of old, with spurs of gold, or Roman, Greek or Hun. For when there's trouble brewing, they always send for me!
Mortui Non Mordent - Celeritas Et Accuratio
|January 15th, 2004||#9|
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No apology required :!: One of the benefits (curses?) of having been around for a bit (as my son would say "Daddy, you're OLD!") is that you tend to have more historical perspective than most people (as in, I can remember when Lyndon Johnson was the President, we were fighting the Viet Nam War and when Dr. King was leading the Civil Rights Movement).
A lot of people haven't been around very long and our schools do not always do a very good job teaching modern history. A good book to gain some perspective on the times (and a great military work) is We Were Soldiers once and Young by Hal Moore. He discusses what happened to the US Army when Lyndon Johnson made the mistake of not declaring a state of emergency and mobilizing the Reserve Components.
|February 10th, 2004||#10|
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kill 'em all and let god sort em out
marines dont die, they go to hell and regroup
i want to light this town like a christmas tree
F*ckin A Sir!
May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won\'t.
-George S Patton