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    Vietnam

    has anyone here fought in Vietnam and have stories? Just intrested
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    if albob shows up I'm sure he can fill you in on Vietnam as well as several other historic wars he's experienced: Civil War, Revolutionary War, Prehistoric War...

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    lol, poor Albob. seriously tho, i find most people who were actually involved in combat in vietnam don't talk about it much. i only know one person who has told me stuff about being there. he was telling me his unit was walking down a grassy bank and a tree branch came down and hit him in the head. he didn't know what happened he just heard a loud noise and thought he'd been shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primus_122
    has anyone here fought in Vietnam and have stories? Just intrested
    I would guess that the majority of members here are too young except for a few old farts like Albob.

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    I had just gotten back from the jungle and was resting in my hotel room in Saigon when I got yanked from my room at gunpoint. It seems Colonel Walter E. Kurtz had gone mad and was murdering Vietnamese intelligence agents. Men he believed were double agents. So he'd taken matters into his own hands. My job was to go up the Nung River into Cambodia and kill him with extreme predjudice......
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    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

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    "I was going to the worst place in the world, and I didn't even know
    it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked
    through the war like a main circuit cable and plugged straight into
    Kurtz. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Colonel
    Walter E. Kurtz's memory, any more than being back in Saigon
    was an accident. There is no way to tell his story without telling
    my own. And if his story is really a confession, then so is mine."




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    "Well, you see Willard... In this war, things get confused
    out there, power, ideals, the old morality, and practical
    military necessity. Out there with these natives it must be
    a temptation to be god. Because there's a conflict in
    every human heart between the rational and the irrational,
    between good and evil. The good does not always triumph.
    Sometimes the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called
    the better angels of our nature. Every man has got a
    breaking point. You and I have. Walter Kurtz has reached his.
    And very obviously, he has gone insane."

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    Rainy Days

    by Amando Alvarez



    I stare out the window,

    And see a wake,

    Never foreward past the bow.



    Dog asleep by the fire, carefree.

    Tired, oblivious to me.



    And I sit and listen,

    Worn and tired,

    To the same old songs

    Of long ago, by the fire.



    I see the beach in Vietnam,

    Shells that pierced the day.

    War days filled with fright,

    Fires flaming in the night.



    And endless dusty rows

    Of farms in Idaho…



    Wonder where I’ve been,

    Where I’ve gone.

    What I’ve seen.



    Was it worth the sacrifice?

    What accomplished,

    At what price?



    Back I limp again;

    I raise my book,

    To where I’d been.



    But my mind struggles;

    From pages to the window,

    To the pouring rain

    And misty fog again.



    And cold days of the present

    Confuse my past now spent.



    And I keep thinking,

    Wondering where it’s gone.

    Where my friends from Vietnam?

    Thinking, forever thinking.



    Dog fidgety and still sleeping.

    And the noise of nature

    On the roof, splitter splattering.



    Cold, ever so cold,

    No one here,

    No one there.



    Back to the couch again;

    I raise my book once more.



    Once more I try;

    Try as try I can;

    But the never-ending why’s

    Put me in a trance

    With fading, fading sighs.



    And sleep takes hold;

    I close my eyes.



    Back to nature,

    To the wake,

    To good times past

    Of better days,

    Gone so fast.



    Cold, cold, as night takes hold….



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    "A soldier, you see, does not fight for duty, honor, or country. He fights for his life, and those of his friends. As a twenty-one year old aircraft commander in the company, I had learned that in spades. Today's mission was to fly to various infantry fire bases, collect American infantry troops, convey them to remote landing zones selected by their commanders, have them do battle with the enemy if they could find him, and return them, at length, to the relative safety of their home fire bases. Eagle flights, they called them. Many, many of these missions consisted of twelve hours of tedium since most of the time we didn't know where Charlie was. Sometimes we stumbled on him, and there was hell to pay on one side or the other, or both, but not often enough to win any war. I've chosen, though, to tell you about a slow day in the business of war making, but perhaps a day of significance."

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion
    Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
    The Col. Kurtz character was based on a real human being, although the story was embellished in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness."

    I live in Saigon.

    I talk with veterans. I have learned a lot about Vietnam since living here. One thing people need to realise, is how little we know about this culture, history, and motivations for conflicts from 1954 to 1975.

    The American "experts" misinterpreted many things in this conflict.

    I am happy living in Vietnam as an American. I have been here almost 3 years.
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappo5150
    Do they love you long time?
    It is a part of the culture.
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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