I served from 67 to 71 with some of the best men I have ever known. I remember what is was like to lose friends that I grew up with because I served, and what it was like when we were warned to be careful leaving base. Today, I have many friends who served in the wars from WWII up till now, who I call brothers and sisters. And I wear my cap stating that I am a Vietnam Vet with pride. May God bless all of you who have served our country, one country under God.
One country under god? Now that's just irresponsible. Here's what I think about that! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QI497iAKhY
If anyone knows of help in the Agent Orange area, any response would be helpful. How do you get people to acknowledge abuse until the abuse has killed you? I don't want to get a 'sorry' with a burial check. Why can this Government do anything but half way acknowledge there was abuse to the Veterans by the military higher ups. What happened to the Agent Orange settlement; paid out to attorney's and those who were already dead from the exposure.... Grateful for what little they did do, it did...
If anyone knows of help in the Agent Orange area, any response would be helpful. How do you get people to acknowledge abuse until the abuse has killed you? I don't want to get a 'sorry' with a burial check. Why can this Government do anything but half way acknowledge there was abuse to the Veterans by the military higher ups. What happened to the Agent Orange settlement; paid out to attorney's and those who were already dead from the exposure.... Grateful for what little they did do, it did help a few; but what about those 'living' with the remnants of this exposure.... just suffer through it? I wish there were a Civil Court for individual soldiers then the 'with out a doubt' would be out of the conversation.... Oh yes, about those V.A. doctors? Why do they have the right to tell a veteran and their family one commentary and then turn around and write down an opposite one in their file? I will take a lie detector on that one.... truly, they/he lied. How do you expose these things?
I can't pretend to know what your family has been through. I can only try and empathize like I empathize with the Vietnamese. An apology won't cut it. But it will open the gates to enquiries and debate and that will lead to information, awareness and accountability.
Napalm, gang rapes and destruction of Buddhist equivalent of churches that date back hundreds if not thousands of years. Burning of villages, chemical warfare that peeled the skin off Vietnamese, including children. Why is it that white lives are still considered more important than black or brown or yellow lives? It is still happening! One royal baby versus hundreds killed in drone strikes. And even at a personal level, "white power" is still an undercurrent. Why? I thought we have evolved beyond all this!
What about the massacres the North Vietnamese did on the South
I served my country during the Vietnam era (1966-1972) Where did Obama serve??? He isn't even a citizen of the United States how can he hold the office on President!!!!!!!!!!
Amen for that Terry!!! I agree 100% about obama not being a citzen of USA & should not be "OUR" President!!! He needs to go back to his country where he came from. After hearing him say how "HE HATES AMERICANS" in the video he made with him & his muslims friends, I am so afraid of what he's going to do while in "OUR WHITE HOUSE"........GO BACK TO KENYA obama!!!!!!
omg how can he serve office if not usa citizen
The people incharge of our government today are the same people who disrespected us, protested us, and spit on some of us. Very Sad time for America. We are being Ruled by Evil people who were voted into office by Illiterate Voters. God Help us all.
We lost alot of wonderful HEROS in this uncalled for war ! Show your support!! Thank you :)
I served in Vietnam and it was not a misunderstanding. Ho Chi Mihn and his NLF and VC were terrorists and murderers.
It is not only the President of the United States that owe these Heroes an apology They deserve so much more ,Their families go through this with them and at times it is not easy to see your once strong Person lose he ability to enjoy the little things they used to ,We the American people are seeing more and more things that this misunderstanding caused . TANK You to all those that served and are serving now. Thanks To Hanoi Jane we lost some of our brave soldiers What a work of Art .
My husband is a Viet Nam vet, totally disabled and they won't give him the 100% disability he deserves. All Viet Nam vets deserve better!! Marti Bees!!!
I WAS MARRIED TO A VIETNAM VET AND WATCHED HIM STRUGGLE WITH PTSD....ABOUT 7 YEARS AGO AFTER A MEMORIAL DAY PARADE HE AND ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE LOCAL VFW WENT INTO MCDONALDS....2 WOMEN CAME UP AND CALLED THE MEN BABY KILLERS.....THAT MENTALITY IS STILL AROUND AND OBAMA AND THAT OTHER PERSON JUST ENCOURAGE IT.....TO EVERY VET READING THIS....WELCOME HOME AND THANK YOU FOR SERVING