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5 years 21 weeks ago, 4:26 AM

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July 23, 1968.
The Mekong River Delta. 270 American soldiers and Marines died this day. who remember ka who cares ka to what purpose are these good and brave and Godly men dead ka 1362 wounded. 4 missing and never accounted for. upon this day 41 sai ago. how many of you actually know personally a Viet Nam veteran ka ryo know several of them. they are not like regular men. they are different. they are unique. they can be and act in very strange ways.
they fought as brave men and women in the strangest of all wars. a war for nothing. there was no purpose, no reason and with nothing to gain or looze. who remembers ka who cares today ka. these men and women fought and sacrificed and died and those who were lucky enough to survive and to come home to our America were spat upon and cursed and damned by 88 percent of the people here. who remebers ka who was there ka who cares today ka. Mi Lai, the Mekong Delta, Da Nang, Khe Sahn, Hue, Tet, who remembers ka who was there ka who cares today ka. 55,000 dead, 138,000 wounded who remembers the MeKong Delta today ka

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 4:43 AM

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I remember and do care

God bless all my brothers in arms from that time and I try to thank them when I can. Two of my best friends are Nam vets and I have a old pastor that is a Nam vet that served 2 tour of duty there.
When I finished boot camp from the Corp I bought him a new set of Marine Corp Dress Blues before I left MCRD San Diego, CA. Felt bad that this man had to sell his blues just to have money for his kids to eat. This is not right and I wanted to make a wrong right again. God bless them all.

"WAR IS A RACKET, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the Bankers." Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler USMC Ret. 2 time Medal of Honor winner.
5 years 21 weeks ago, 5:00 AM

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you know. you remember. walter cronkite brought the war in Viet Nam into our homes. the first war ever to be reported on the daily news. in 1968 he personally went to Viet Nam and reported the truth as shown by his producers on camera that we were locked into what he called a stalemate, in a war with no reason and no purpose, with nothing to win and nothing to lose. those who are of age will never forget walter cronkite reporting live from Hue in Viet Nam. we were indeed locked in a stalemate that could not either be won or lost. and for what ka ryo must ask and yet already know there is no realistic answer to this question. for what ka so many dead. so many wounded. so many missing and never to this day accounted for. for what ka what did we gain from any of this terror ka July 23rd, 1968.

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 12:38 PM

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Walter Cronkite

was an asshole

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 21 weeks ago, 12:43 PM

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Thanks!! :<)

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 6:34 AM

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of a church group that helps disabled vets..twice a summer we take a van load of vets to atlanta for a ballgame..the atlanta braves gives us free seats and a lunch and its a great way to get the men out for a day..just seems to not be enough..

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 12:42 PM

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ryo-san, you said:

"...we were indeed locked in a stalemate that could not either be won or lost. and for what ka ryo must ask and yet already know there is no realistic answer to this question. for what ka so many dead..."

Walter Cronkite played a very large roll in the outcome of the Vietnam war. He and his fellow "reporters" engaged in what was called bodybag reporting showing as much blood and gore during dinnertime at home as they could find even if they had to re-run film and claim it was new.
Son, we were not locked in a stalemate we could not win, that's liberal horse shit. The NVA were suffering unsustainable losses, they were losing and knew it. Thanks to the anti-America Americans the United States turned the war over to the RSVN with predictable outcome, they lost.

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 12:59 PM

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ryo have been call many thing, some of them even true! but a liberal ka no, you have the wrong ryo if think am a liberal. ryo study history. it like colin powell say: "all wars are political." winning in the field does not mean you win the war. ryo not believe at all that we lost in Viet Nam either. we just left. we just pulled up our tent stakes and left. there was nothing for us to win. and history have completely disproven the so call domino effect, which was the stated reason we were in Viet Nam in the first place. in fact the domino effect wound up working backwards when first the Warsaw Pact group fell apart and then the whole of the former soviet union fall apart and communism is dying a natural death. domino effect ka for Viet Nam ka not hardly. it not ever enough as general powell have state many time, to win in the field. you have to win in the politic arena as well or you lose even if you win in the field. it very true what the general say. "all wars are political."

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

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So you are political because you know your not a liberal. How old are you? I'm curious where are you and your family from?

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”-Albert Einstein
5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

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am native texan. was born and raise in dallas, texas. am 3/4 Nihongi (Japanese) by heritage. pops is half and half and mom was full nihongi. both side of ryo family first came to America, as legal immigrants, just after the end of the Civil War. but ryo is one hundred percent red blood American and very proud of this too. ryo have funny way of expressing self because am handicap person with Cerebral Palsy. ryo can read just fine but am bi lingual and speak both Nihongo and English, but because of handicap often mix word or apply Kanji grammar to English and sometime other way around. it just problem that ryo have to live with. not like to talk about it much on the forum, but you ask politely and ryo is willing to explain. btw often have problem with personal pronoun so generally use nihongi custom of just refering to self by own name.

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 12:50 PM

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mods please try to get the pm alert banners back. ryo does not like to waste a public post just to tell a friend they have PM mail.

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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Little Dragon,

I did not mean you in my comment about liberals, I was talking about what communists and their liberal butt-buddies were saying. The lies that they spread about the war and it's outcome piss me off no end. We did not throw down our guns and run but we should have thrown LBJ,McNamara and Cronkite someplace!
American military fought and behaved extraodinarily considering they were opposed by not only the NVA but our own government as well. I'm very proud of our VN vets!

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:21 PM

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They learned

quite a bit about what not to do,there are no more heads on pikes being shown on news while the family is eating supper.No KIA/WIA tally nightly,and they hung Westmoreland out to dangle totally unsupported.
I guess today i am learning what the younger people have been told.

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 1:21 PM

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ryo appreciate your words and your point of view as well. ryo's feelings are not hurt.

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