© As surely as those who lost their lives on the battlefield need to be remembered, those who survived need to be understood! -Grif

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THOSE HEROIC FEW WHO DEFY THE GRAVE...
WHY OUR BANNER YET WAVES!

AMERICA IS THE LAND OF THE FREE ONLY BECAUSE IT IS THE HOME OF THE BRAVE!

 

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©SAY NO! TO THE LIBERAL CRY OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS! IT MEANS FREEDUMB AT ANY COST! THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH! PROFANE LIBERTIES ARE NOT CIVIL!

©KNOW PCSD TO CONTROL PCSD!
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FREEDUMBS ARE NOT FREE!
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND
FREEDUMB OF THE PRESS IS KILLING US!

A MAP OF OUR UNITED STATES

A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked Like.
Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby and said, "Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today."
After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly. "Oh," she said, "on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together." (Author Unknown)

©IF THE BRAVE ARE ABHORED BY THE PEOPLE AT HOME
THE LAND OF THE FREE WILL SURELY CEASE TO BE!

Before we proceed, lets pause in prayer and ask Almighty God to preserve the fighting airborne spirit in our brave and determined armed forces who are defeating the evil forces of global terrorism.
Ask that all our people support our warriors and their noble cause.

AND NEVER FORGET...

WITHOUT THE ALMIGHTY WE ARE BUT DUST IN THE WIND!

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL

A poem by Peter S. Griffin

Dear Saint Michael, protector of Heaven's Gate,
Guide your Paratroopers, to a victorious fate...
Please keep us safe, in peace or war,
To right the wrongs, that God abhors...

Grant us speed, the flight of your wings,
The element of surprise, to deliver our sting...
Give our weapons, the fighting edge of your sword,
Equip us well, your Airborne wards...

Protect our flesh, with your heavenly shield,
Your warrior heart, that we won't yield...
Grant us strength, to endure the hardships,
Fairness in dealing, with those who would harm us...

Bend your wings, to form our perimeters,
That no enemy assault could ever wither...
Grant us courage, in attack,
Protect our flanks and our backs...

Pray for us, on bended knee,
Lead us through hell, to victory...
To God's enemies, grant your vision to see,
That evil will fall, to those who are free...

Tell them, freedom is a gift from God,
"The Home of the Brave", His blessed sod...
"America, America, God sheds his grace on thee",
Saint Michael, Patron Saint of Paratroopers,
LEAD US TO VICTORY!



A BAND OF BROTHERS TO VIEW WITH PRIDE!

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ONE HUNDRED AND ONE VOLUNTEERS
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THOUSANDS FREE BY MORNING LIGHT!
GOD BLESS THIS AWESOME MIGHT!

If the cause be good enough,
To put our boots on the ground...

It be good enough, all true Americans,
Our flag, rally 'round!
~ Grif ~

AIRBORNE! ALL WAYS!

(Portrait by Joseph S. Duplessis)

"Where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not, in many places, do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?" - Benjamin Franklin (1784)


IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY BROTHER

REST IN PEACE, "RAKKASAN!"

GRIFFIN'S LAIR PRESENTS

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  1. GRIFFIN'S LAIR WELCOME PAGE MISSION STATEMENT - PCSD book introductions, spotlight on PCSD suicide prevention, proposal and support request for establishment of a PCSD Purple Heart Medal.

  2. BROTHERS THREE served in the 101st, 11th, 187th ARCT and 82nd Airborne during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. John, the eldest brother, also served in the Navy during WW II.

  3. "POST COMBAT STRESS DISORDER" - "PCSD" DEFINED Justice sought! Help establish the "PCSD PURPLE HEART!"

  4. THE AIRBORNE SPIRIT Featuring three excellent "MUST READS" from patriots who know the price of freedom!

  5. THOUGHTS about featuring poetry excerpts from "Grif's" book that graphically reveals the nightmare(s) of PCSD. Would you care to dance with The Grim Reaper?

  6. MEMORIES OF MY BROTHERS' MILITARY SERVICE and a lady's beautiful poem saluting all Korean War Veterans. Read the WW II (1944) Navy Diary of 3rd Class Gunners Mate John T. Griffin.

  7. TEARS FOR OUR MOMS This page is dedicated to my Mom, Leita Elizabeth Griffin with love and honor for all of America's Gold Star Mothers.

  8. THOUGHTS, MEMORIES AND TEARS WHEN YOU HEAR THE BUGLE CALL
    Read the Forwards to both of Grif's informative PCSD books here.

  9. THE LAIR COMMOHUT Tell us what you think about The Lair, it's books and PCSD. We want to hear YOUR THOUGHTS, MEMORIES AND TEARS!

  10. THE ODYSSEY BEGINS In honor of the 1st Brigade (Separate), 1965 - 68. The last all paratrooper unit of the 101st to go into battle. Read about General Leroy Eltinge, the man, and his wonderful family!

  11. THE ODYSSEY CONTINUES "Have Gun Will Travel!" Timothy's Travlin' Troubles! The Nomads of Vietnam!

  12. "ATTACK!" COMPANY COMPANY A, 2/502ND INFANTRY Come through this portal and meet some very brave and special soldiers. Brothers all... honor, strength, victory!

  13. THE WIDOWMAKERS I O'DEUCE poetry by Grif describing the honor, bravery, sacrifices and experiences of 502nd Infantry troopers.

  14. THE WIDOWMAKERS II STRIKE FORCE! poetry by veterans of the 502nd Infantry, their families, friends and loved ones. Submissions welcome, subject to review and/or editing.

  15. AN AFTERNOON IN VIETNAM written by Recondo combat medic, John D. Smith, of HQ Company, 2/502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam 1965 - 66.

  16. HONORING THE 327TH INFANTRY ABOVE THE REST! SECOND TO NONE! featuring poetry by Abu, 1/327 Paratrooper Nick Fondo, a decorated combat veteran of the vicious battles of Operation Hawthorne, Dak To, June, 1966.

  17. HONOR ROLL - COMPANY G, 187th ARCT KOREAN WAR Never forgotten! "Freedom is not free!"

  18. PARATROOPER HEAVEN a wonderful poem by an unknown author, if you love the AIRBORNE this page will make your spirit soar! Plus a salute to "The Ultimate Weapon", the INFANTRYMAN!

  19. DALE F. YEE - U.S. PARATROOPER LIBERATION AT DAWN! Come through this portal to meet this great AIRBORNE friend, hero, journalist and legend!

  20. COMMENTARY PAGE REMEMBER SEPTEMBER! A MUST READ! STRAIGHT SHOOTING! Together we can and will defeat terrorism!

  21. UNITED WE MUST STAND! SAY "NO!" TO PROTESTERS! Featuring patriotic poetry and articles that promote unity among our citizens and supports our leaders and military. Submissions welcome, subject to review and/or editing.

  22. JUMP SCHOOL - FORT BENNING, GEORGIA Grif returns for a most enjoyable visit. British Para veterans also present for wing pinning ceremonies and graduation! We salute our new paratroopers and our longtime friends, allies and brothers! HOOAH!

  23. THE DEGA HEART OUR FAITHFUL ALLIES! Help save the Montagnard people! Join us now!

  24. CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS pertaining to America's longest war and an article about Agent Orange.

  25. THANK YOU VETERANS & GIs featuring poetry honoring our nation's veterans and an article by Patricia Goodin, Staff Writer, "Novato Advance", Novato, CA. (If you would like to thank our U.S. veterans please submit your statement, we'll post it!) This page also honors our true friends and allies to our north. "Flanders Field" is a classic poem honoring all fallen heroes and was written by a Canadian soldier/author.

  26. HEROES BATTLE TERRORISTS Long and hard despite lack of support at home! 12-12-07

  27. NO FREEDUMBS! They are killing our unborn babies, our noble warriors, our decency, our will, our reputation, our future and worst of all... OUR IMMORTAL SOULS!

  28. THE GOLDEN GRIFFIN AWARDS Presented in honor of patriotic websites of excellence and Combat Veteran Authors who have written books to aid those who suffer from COMBAT PTSD. NEW CATAGORY!

  29. LAIR LINKS, WEBRINGS & VOTING PAGE Please visit these patriotic friends and allies. Your vote would be most appreciated.

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THOUGHTS, MEMORIES AND TEARS
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Passing on the Legacy of Combat Experiences


The last valiant actions of young G.I.'s before their deaths remain alive in the minds, hearts and souls of eyewitness survivors - America's combat veterans.
A profound chronicle of war-related experiences can be discovered in the poetic work titled, "Thoughts, Memories and Tears - An Anthology of War, Death and Remembrance," by Peter S. Griffin.
Griffin, a veteran of the Vietnam War, opens his heart and soul to the reader; yet his deeply personal accounts are representative of a generation of unsung warriors. He vividly translates the horrors of war, describes the ravages of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.), shares the value and support of his family, wrestles with the society that disowned its own servicemen, and honors America's soldiers from different generations.
His unique poetic style rises and falls with a rhythm all its own, first lifting you boldly through war's hellish gate, then lowering you gently to contemplate a delicate expression - all with amazing clarity and passion.
The legacy created by the consequences of war and combat, preserved in our nation's veterans, is like a precious jewel - having borne the weight of the world to obtain its invaluable form.
It is the hope of the publisher that Griffin's work can be used as a helpful key for opening doors of communication among soldiers and civilians, as well as between veteran parents and their grown children.

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WHEN YOU HEAR THE BUGLE CALL
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Unfortunately, the Vietnam Veteran has never received any measure of respect for his exertions in a bitter war fought under most difficult conditions. The image of a young infantryman walking point down some stinking jungle trail surrounded by danger and risking his life, limbs and manhood with each step taken persists.

Here is the story of a young paratrooper who served with dignity, loyalty, honor and dedication in the battalion which I was fortunate to command in 1965 – 1966. I am proud to have been associated with Pete Griffin and all of his paratroop companions who fought the good fight but who suffered the great pain and anguish of returning home to a totally thankless society. I commend this book to anyone wishing to gain an insight into why so many Vietnam Veterans have experienced difficulty in adjusting after such a soul searing experience. Fortunately, Pete has found his way and is now reaching out to help others do the same.

I am confident that the Vietnam Vets will receive their full payback in Heaven. Bless them all, bless them all – the sergeants and privates and all.


HENRY E. EMERSON
"GUNFIGHTER"
LT. GEN. U S ARMY (RET)

***Is not what Lt. Gen. Emerson describes, "The image of a young infantryman walking point down some stinking jungle trail surrounded by danger and risking his life, limbs and manhood with each step taken persist," not a very real threat employed directly by the enemy, to maim, kill and stress out the lucky survivors for whom the jaunt will continue? I tell you to our troops "humping" the jungle for twelve months, it sure the hell is!
I assure you that if Ms. Lainez had to walk that walk she would be more than stressed out. She would be a nervous wreck, unable to function at any capacity! Our warriors are under the constant stress of the unseen enemy and their hidden explosive devices, readily capable of producing injury or death! The threat of deadly physical force is a constant as our warriors "seek out and destroy" our nation's enemies on a "routine" basis!
Feel lucky? Care to come along? Believe me, you will find it a very stressful stroll! Especially when you hear the common exchange, "Pass it back, watch out for mines and booby traps!" Worse yet... when you hear the enemy's heavy machine guns open up, the blasts of grenades exploding and the "swoosh" of RPGs going by your head! I tell you, you'll "pucker up" for sure, then! Do you think this "basic load" of stress is secondary? It is only one day’s installment. It was just your first tiny, little firefight! Just think... you only have 364 more days... and nights, to go!
I know you can hardly wait for your first big battle. The excitement, the risk, your adrenalin flowing, the lack of nourishment, no sleep for seventy two hours, a drink of water here and there, a cold, greasy can of meat, once a day... but look at the bright side. Things got to get better. Now, every unit in the battalion is heavily engaged, and every outfit is calling for help; including your bloody, whittled down, ragged, exhausted platoon. Now they are calling in artillery and air strikes fifty feet from your hastily scrapped out earthen depression... no time to dig a real protective foxhole! Here it comes, blessed salvation! Incoming fire to push back the enemy! Zzzz... boom, BOOM! You hear some unlucky guys screaming in agony as the "friendly fire" keeps the enemy at bay... hopefully! Finally... the explosions let up.
Word comes, 100% alert, no one sleeps. At least you won't have to walk for a while. What's this? Damn bugs biting the hell out of you. What’s a little discomfort? Sure better than indiscriminate "Incoming!" Things are sure to get better. Help will come.
Damn, a sudden downpour and before long, you're soaked to the bone, there’s a chill in the air. The smell of cordite and gun smoke fill your nostrils but you can still smell the musky, stinking earth as you lie there. What’s that? You fire at sounds and shadows as bullets tear the ground up around you. Its going to be a long night straining to see enemy snipers crawling towards you and listening to the wounded groaning as they slowly bleed to death. Maybe if the enemy AK-47s and machine guns let up enough, you can crawl out to help your buddies. Plane dropping flares, lighting up ungodly sights. Strange, you notice, for a while the wounded seem to stop moaning and the obviously dead... well, their arms and legs... they keep moving, changing positions every time you re-scan the terrain. This creepy stuff is freaking you out! "C'mon daylight, please!"
You suddenly realize… stress, stress is your friend, it keeps you alert, keeps you alive to see the morning sun rise. And another day is 24 hours closer to home. Then you'll be able to leave all this behind you... life will be all steaks and gravy then! Just wait, you'll see. Too bad no one told you about PCSD!

I realize that for every positive vote on the Lair's PCSD concept and PHM proposal there will probably be a minimum of seven votes against it (Remfs & Neanderthals). If that situation becomes a reality our nation's reputable medical, political and military leaders must take action to ward off such a monumental disgrace and injustice! Why? Because this concept and proposal is fair and just! It is purposely directed for those whose mission it was to seek out and destroy the enemy! These distinctions are for those deserving few, those who fought the hardest and need help the most... those courageous warriors for whom combat is/was a constant, not just an occasional boom of thunder or a distant strike of lightning! This PCSD PHM concept is presented, as it should be enacted... for our bravest, psychologically wounded warriors! It is meant exclusively for "those who borne the battle..." To aid, comfort and help heal those "tip of the spear warriors", physically wounded or not, who distinguished themselves on the battlefields of freedom, those ordained few for whom it was their sworn duty and solemn honor to carry the fight and Old Glory to our nation's enemies! They have bravely faced and bled our enemies on unfriendly turf and have earned the distinction! And it is the Lair's intention to make sure they get it, along with the help and care they so truly deserve! Grif

"I was very gratified to learn that your gutsy, autobiographical crie-de-coeur about your successful struggle with Combat PTSD is being published."
Colonel (RET) Gerard Landry


AT CAMP LONG THANH
REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

A REAL "RAMBO"
THEN MAJOR U S ARMY

Colonel Landry was Grif's former Company Commander, (then Captain) A, 2/502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell 1964 - Vietnam 1965.

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