Vietnam Vets?




 
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June 7th, 2004  
Devil_Dog17
 

Topic: Vietnam Vets?


Are there any Vietnam vets in here. I have a real interest in the vietnam war and that time period. Not to mention a lot of respect for anyone who served in that war.
June 8th, 2004  
Koldun
 
 
Not me...it was a generation before my time. Many of my positive male role-models while I was growing up had served in Viet Nam, however: my father, my Scoutmaster, my faculty advisor in high school, my Boot Camp drill instructor...
June 8th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
I was in country '70 - '71 as an Army Infantry Scout.
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June 8th, 2004  
USMC Johnny
 
Not me.. Too Young for that


But my father was in the Marines from 1960-1984 and he retired at E-8(Master Sergeant)

He was wounded 2 times in Vietnam, and he also was awarded the Silver Star, and Bronze Star.

I'm proud of him and all Vietnam vets.. You guys did a great job.. And I'm proud to shake the hand of any Vietnam vet.
June 8th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
USMC Johnny, maybe your Dad and I crossed paths at some point? Who knows? I got nicked up a few times myself over there.
June 8th, 2004  
USMC Johnny
 
You got nicked a few times as well??

Wow, my dad told me everyone got hit over there..


You were in from 1970-1971 correct?? What unit were you in??
June 8th, 2004  
USMC Johnny
 
My dad was in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines

When he went into Vietnam in 1965 he was a Sergeant.
June 8th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Just a little before my tour but I may have been in some of the same areas as he was.
June 9th, 2004  
Devil_Dog17
 
Were you ever spit on, or called a fascist when you returned?
June 9th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
What a question to ask Devil_Dog. Do you think things like that really happened? I wish I could say that they didn't happen. I'd like to say that Americans never treaed fellow Americans like that but I can't. I can honestly say I was never called a fascist. I was, however called many other names including baby killer and yes I was spit upon.