Quite Obvious ? - Page 6




 
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Boots
 
October 2nd, 2014  
tetvet
 
Stuff it Sarge .
October 2nd, 2014  
tetvet
 
Zeeee still don't know what you're trying too say , something about you're full of shit .
October 2nd, 2014  
Big_Z
 
 
I apoligize, I shoudnt had said that.
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Boots
October 2nd, 2014  
crazytanker
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetvet
Stuff it Sarge .
Don't worry, grunt, you're doing enough of that for all of us. At least you're starting to show some respect. Everybody knows that "Sarge" is a term of respect/admiration.
October 2nd, 2014  
brinktk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazytanker
Wow...you still don't get it, do you? Yes I mentioned medals first - simply for the sake that experience beats horse shit everyday. Try carrying your best friend six miles out of a hot zone with a bullet in your leg. Try rolling into a city where OUR GIs are lying dead in the streets, having to shell the hell out if some bastards first so that you can care for the dead. Try sleeping under neath the tank, in a puddle of mud listening to the sound of rounds pinging against the armor of the tank, praying that they didn't get too close because you don't have the first round of ammo to your name. Try putting 125% into training recruits and trying your hardest to teach them the right things so that they don't get killed, only to carry their casket to the grave. THEN you can talk to me. Until then get lost.
Don't bother, he doesn't care. In his mind there is nothing we have done or will ever do that will compare to his time in the service and his time in the "suck". it's not worth it at this point...
October 2nd, 2014  
tetvet
 
We have finally reached the point that there is no point , I am clueless about Iraq and Afghan , just as it was with Vietnam to most , a lot of student activist that pretty much ended with Kent State , I got home in '68 and had a little fun joining student protests , nobody had a clue I was a Vet .
October 3rd, 2014  
brinktk
 
 
People aren't as clueless about Vietnam anymore...well, I'm not at least. I've been studying that war since I was about 12-13 years old. I've probably read no less than 500 books on the subject and personally interviewed between 20-25 veterans of the conflict specifically for research papers or critical analysis...

With that being said, my understanding is academic when it comes to familiar places and units I've come across in my readings. Places like Dak To, Pleiku, Da Lat, Vung Tao, the Rockpile, Dai Do, Gio Lihn, Cu Chi, etc At the same time the accounts of combat seem alarmingly familiar. The frustrations, uncertainty, anger, rear echelon BS from REMFs, etc is still pretty much the same. You guys operated mostly in the jungle, we operated mostly in the cities(in iraq) and in valleys and mountains in Astan.

I'm sure if you took the time to listen, you'd realize there are quite a lot of similarities. Just because you know nothing now is no excuse. You have resources in libraries, book stores, and primary sources here. But, if you really don't care to listen or learn about what those wars were like than say so. It'll speak volumes more about you and your motives than anyone else's....
 


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