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US Army 1959 thru July 1994, Viet Nam 1/67 - 2/70, 214 Combat Avaition Bat, Bear Cat: Retired Colonel, AUS
Getting old, but can't stand dishonesty. After many years I have come to really appreciate the meaning of the term Duty-Honor-Country, and I detest people like Clinton who don't began to know the meaning of these words.
Posted by:
Rule 303, on July 13, 2000 at 11:42 PM EST

SP5 Warren P. Lloyd,US ARMY, Jul 64 thru Jun 67
Ford Ord, Augsberg, Germany, Ft Lewis, Wash, Qhe Nhon, Viet Nam
"Our main job WAS NOT the consideration of the feelings of others. (Quote from female LtGen Claudia Kelly?)
Posted by:
Patt, on July 18, 2000 at 11:19 AM EST

I was in the ARMY as a helicopter crew chief from 79-84, got out and went in the ARMY GAURD in Alaska, 84-90. I was stationed with the 1st CAV in Texas then with the 120th Combat Support Co. in Alaska.
Posted by:
JHman, on September 10, 2000 at 10:04 AM EST

U.S. Marine Corps - '91 to '96. Served with MWSS 272, support group 27, (combat engineers), and at MarCorSysCom in Quantico. I injured my shoulder in '92, and spent 3 1/2 years at Quantico trying to rehab it back into shape. Two surgeries later, I was medically released with the rank of Lieutenant.
My Corp memories are rather bittersweet, since I didn't really get a chance to do what I wanted to. (At Quantico, I was in charge of corrosion prevention and control (CPAC). Yuck. Someone had to do it, and I was medically unfit to serve in the field.
Posted by:
Dakota Kid, on September 10, 2000 at 11:40AM EST

I was commissioned in May, 1968. TBS/Quantico 9/68-2/69; infantry training, staging battallion, etc 3/69-6/69; 1st Mar Div (mostly with 1/5, then HqBn 1st Div) 6/69-7/70; HqCo, HqBn, MCRD San Diego. Discharged 7/71.
Posted by:
rugby, on October 28, 2000 at 09:51 AM EST

Hi guys. Thinking of you all. Most of all those men of the 1st Air Cav and my unit 11th Air Cav. Viet Nam, 1965-1969. Good luck guys. SFC RONALD A MAYO
Posted by:
BULLDOG, on March 1, 2001 at 01:04 AM EST

This editorial was written by a former attack submarine Lieutenant:
In a few weeks a new President will be sworn in as the forty-third President of the United States, thus ending the most disgraceful and scandal-ridden Presidency of the past two hundred and twenty-four years of our nation. This gives cause for a celebration and a reflection upon things that I will never, ever again have to be witness to.
For those West Point, Naval Academy and Air Force friends of mine, I recognize the pain that you in particular have endured these past eight years with this loathsome Commander-In-Chief in the White House. To my honest, hard working friends and family members who value honesty and integrity among our elected officials, you have endured more than United States citizens should ever have to endure. But in the very near future the thoroughly disgusting and shameful occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. will be cast aside and hopefully forgotten by the nation that he has so terribly dishonored. In order to celebrate his upcoming departure I have drafted the following piece which I have appropriately entitled, NEVER AGAIN.

NEVER AGAIN will I have to watch Bill Clinton walk down the steps of Air Force One while a proud Marine in full dress uniform crisply salutes him. A Marine who fully comprehends duty, honor and country in a way that the man he is saluting never will.

NEVER AGAIN will I have to watch Bill Clinton on Veterans' Day place a wreath on the hallowed Tomb of the Unknown Soldier while he dramatically bites his lower lip in an effort to appear that he cares or even appreciates what this place is all about. A place where truly brave men and women who personally paid the ultimate price for freedom are forever remembered.

NEVER AGAIN will I have to watch Bill Clinton on national television wag his finger at each and every American and unconscionably lie to us.

NEVER AGAIN will I have to witness Bill Clinton sending young men and women of the military into frivolous but life-threatening action to deflect attention from the personal scandals that confront him at home.

NEVER AGAIN will I see Bill Clinton's name on a ballot.

NEVER AGAIN will I be embarrassed by Bill Clinton's disgusting and abhorrent behavior with a twenty-four year old woman in the Oval Office.

NEVER AGAIN will Bill Clinton have the power to conduct an eight year "social experiment" with the United States Armed Forces, driving the best out while systematically crippling the overall capability, effectiveness and morale of the remaining troops.

NEVER AGAIN will I have to be embarrassed to say Bill Clinton represents me, a proud citizen of the United States of America.

NEVER AGAIN will Bill Clinton be able to sell the historic Lincoln Bedroom to the highest bidder, the Chinese, felons, and other disreputable characters.

NEVER AGAIN will I have to watch Bill Clinton departing church with his equally pitiful wife, clutching an oversized Bible in his hand as if to make us believe that he has repented for any of his misdeeds.

NEVER AGAIN will I have to see a joint session of Congress rise to their feet in the Capital building when the deceitful and shameless Bill Clinton enters the chamber.

And finally, NEVER AGAIN will I have to refer to Bill Clinton as "President of the United States."
Posted by:
cpl_storm, on December 19, 2000 at 11:11 PM EST

My dad, two brothers and one son were all Navy; my daughter and another son, Air Force. In fact, we have documentation that a member of the family has fought in every war involving the U.S. since the Revolution, EXCEPT the Gulf War. My son still grumbles that the Navy kept him teaching navigation to ensigns that year. LOL! Mom wasn't upset about that. But really, the Veterans site is so wonderful. It makes me cry to look at it. My dad was drafted toward the end of WWII at age 35, had four kids at home. I think he was secretly overjoyed. So as soon as I could read, studying that war and later others had been an obsession almost. I am fiercely supportive of the military. You are all in my prayers every day.
God bless.
Posted by:
valleystorm, on April 29, 2001 at 8:19 PM EST

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