Whats some good Vietnam quotes ??




 
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October 12th, 2003  
Anonymous
 

Topic: Whats some good Vietnam quotes ??


Hey whats some good vietnam quotes ?
Thanks
October 17th, 2003  
Gunner13
 
 

Topic: Good Vietnam Quote


"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  
Redleg
 
 
try to search for "vietnam" on the site:
http://www.military-quotes.com/search.htm

You should find some there.
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October 17th, 2003  
GuyontheRight
 
"Id rather go down the river with seven studs then seven ********s"
-Charegin Charlie Beckwith
October 17th, 2003  
Acerbus
 
Just read it from Colonel Dave Hackworth's 'Steel My Soldiers' Hearts.'

Quote:
"War is hell, but actual combat is a mother****er."
-In response to a reporter's attempt to interview him about a battle
January 14th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
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:
Quote:
The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people.
White, Black, and Yellow Americans fought together and died together.

Quote:
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.
So Great Society is "shot down" because we bent over backwards to help the Cambodians and South Viet Namese and stop the spread of Communism? If that isn't Great Society I don't know what is.

Quote:
What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
Its ignoble to help other people? We could have sat and watched as the Communists murdered everyone with ease. 2 million Cambodians were murdered because we pulled out of Viet Nam.

I did, however, find a few quotes I rather liked.

Quote:
If, when the chips are down, the worlds most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful, helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and free institutions throughout the world.

Ricard Nixon
I couldn't have said it better myself Mr. Nixon.

Quote:
I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
William Westmoreland
You can't say enough about that.

Here's the site I found all those. http://www.worldofquotes.com/topic/Vietnam/1/index.html
January 14th, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
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)
January 15th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
I see, Gunner. Next time I won't talk about things I don't know about
January 15th, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
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  
BornToKill
 
 
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!