I started thinking about Country Joe and the Fish today.. first time in 30/40 years.. anyone in SE Asia durring that time would always sing along, laugh at, or kid each other with this one, and no matter how rough they had it (and most had it a LOT rougher than me) this was a hoot;
"and its a one two three what are we fighting for, and its five six seven open up the pearly gates, hey i don't give a damn, get outa that vietnam".
I started this post, and got about here and broke down.. what was a trivia question became a tear jerker for me.. I don't think they'd want that.. but i sure wish i could tell 58,000 plus great guys and a few gals what they died for..
All of those who served know what im talking about.. Most everyone has a reason, but was it worth it, guess will never know, but i know none of us who came home will ever forget those who didn't.. and please God know i wasn't in the danger most were.. This isn't about being a Nam vet, its about those who gave all..
So for all of them in heaven (and guys they are) who ask that question.. Guys this ones for you; .. Yell this fucker out... AND ITS A ONE TWO THREE WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR!! and its FIVE SIX SEVEN OPEN UP THE PEARLY GATES.. I guess i don't give a damn.. GET OUTA THAT VIETNAM!!
Lucky (and in edit; any other vet) don't know how your doing but ive got tears and snot going on here buddy..
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
5 years 36 weeks ago, 3:47 PM