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Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Thank a vet for their service. We have 3 generations in our family:

Daddy:WW2 front row artillary gunner. Also served on the Draft Board during the VM war.

Hubbs: VN era vet. He enlisted and then was drafted. His Commander cleared things up!

Sonny Boy: Air Force SAC Silo Missiles in North Dakota.

And there was no one left to speak out for me....
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Ah yes. The war whose veterans were "welcomed" home with distaste and bore the burden for many years as if they started the conflict. I know of what I speak cuz DH was one of them.

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Remembering those days can still make me teary, waiting for the draft announcements, the fear that friends and relatives could be going off to war in a far away land and wondering if we would ever see them again...Heart

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U.S. Navy veteran here. 1966-1969. Was a Corpsman stationed stateside. Terrible war but all wars are terrible.

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@kathy213    I too am a USAF Vietnam era veteran.  No women except nurses were allowed in Vietnam during the war but I, too, served stateside as a personnel officer. 

 

Anyone else? 

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Re: Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Thank you for your service

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You too, @kathy213

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Served in the Air Force 1964-1968 and stationed at the Pentagon my last tour of duty. I am so very proud to be an American and a veteran of the Armed Forces on this day and every day.

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I, also am a Vietnam War Era Veteran. US Army 72-75 serving all my time in Germany.  I remember the first time someone (in the airport) said to me "thank you for your service", I nearly broke down and cried.  Just for all the vets that never had that said to them.