TO ALL VIETNAM VETERANS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE WE WERE SOLDIERS

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  1. APACHERAT

    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I came across this today that was just posted on YouTube, a favorite of the Obama administration and Susan Rice and Secretary Crooked Hillary back on 9-11-12.

    The Holly Wood left may have used many songs in their Vietnam war movies that we who served in-country never listened too, like the "The Bird is the Word." ->

    It was American soldiers stationed in Germany who got off of the "Birdf"... not in Vietnam.

    "In-country" Armed Forces Radio was heavily censored on what they could broadcast. The Hollywood Left might got it right with "Good Morning Vietnam."

    But we who were in Vietnam got around the censorship with the Muntz "Blue Light" four track casttes player that we hooked up to 12 V. batteries and listened to the tapes that are sisters, brothers, and friends sent to us.

    The Rolling Stones, Doors, Beach Boys, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Jimmie Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc. etc.

    Still remember a Marine M-48 tank hooked up to a Mjuntz Blue Light and loud speakers in the DaNang rocket belt area blasting away towards Charlie playing Led Zeppelins."
    A Whole Lot of Love."

    I seem to remember Simon & Garfunkel being played in hootches when not out in the bush.



    Anyone else who can add
    to the ongs we actuality listed to in Vietnam, Germany, Korea and at sea ?
     
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    Vietnam vets finally get long overdue recognition...
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    Vietnam Vets Finally Honored With 'The Welcome They Never Received'
    30 Mar 2018 - These veterans say they weren't greeted by protestors when they returned from Vietnam, but they're glad for the recognition
     
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    Aussie vietnam vets were greeted with abuse when they returned from service.
    I joined the RAAF in 1973 (17yo) and had drill corporals (airfield defence guards).
    They wete and still are mixed up individuals.
    Thankyou for your service
     
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    Didnt know that about Aussie vets. Shame.
     
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    I remember the trashmen's Surfin Bird. That was back in 1963 while I was still in High school. I liked it.
     
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    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I remember the "Surfin Bird."

    But I don't remember it being played on Armed Service Radio in Vietnam back in 69 or 70.

    Flashback time...
     
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    I don't either, but in 69/70 I was stationed in Laos, not Vietnam. No AFVN or radio or television for that fact. I didn't reach Vietnam until May of 1971 and left in March 1973.
     
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    The best comprehensive book about the Viet Nam Wars(s) is by the U.S. Navy League:

    "Rolling Thunder In A Gentle Land".

    It traces the war back to its roots in the 1850's between the Catholic Church and the Vietnamese Buddhist monks.

    Ergo it was really a religious war between Christianity (Catholic flavor) and Buddhism.
     
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    The biggest fok-up of the Viet Nam war was LBJ's selection of Westmoreland.

    He could have chosen anybody else.

    For Westy's reward as the most butt-kissing general in U.S. history, he is now viewed as the most incompetent general of all time.
     
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    LET IT BE OUR LAST

    They came home to jeers
    Along a Townsville street
    Eggs, insults and abuse
    Is all they got to greet

    They endured the Asian jungles
    Where every step you take
    Be wary of that trap
    Or your chest will wear a stake

    In combat with their mates
    With honour they'd bestow
    Baby in a cradle, mother sad
    Is she friend or is she foe?

    With shrapnel in their backs
    And orange poison in the air
    Their fight went on for years
    No one showed they cared

    As those Townsville streets cursed
    When our heroes paced the town
    Soldiers honour placed on hold
    Their dignity a frown

    And wait they'd have to do
    Like a falling shell
    They fought for this land Australia
    In the battlefield of hell

    We should always remember
    We should never relive the past
    That day diggers soldiers were jeered
    Let it be our last

    When we see our wartime heroes
    And remember those that fell
    Let us honour the brave
    From the battlefield of hell....

    Wombat
     
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    :rock_slayer::rock_slayer::rock_slayer::rock_slayer:

    I want to respond, but not tonight.
    The Aussies who served in the Nan had their **** together.

    So did the ROK Blue Dragons and the ROK Tiger Division.
     
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