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Man with no honor in charge of our military. God Bless all my military brothers and sisters. Thinking of their sacrifices as I read these posts straightens my spine. From a hardcore female Vet (Army/AF 75-97)
Posted by:
dustidob, on December 28, 1999 at 02:43 PM EST

4th Battalion, 47th Infantry, Dong Tam, Viet Nam, Jan-June, 1967 188th Assult Helicopter Company, Cu Chi, Viet Nam, July, 1967-Jan., 1968. 2 Purple Hearts, Bronze Star for Valor, Army Commendation Medal w/ "V" device for valor. Clinton is a disgrace to our brothers and the blood we left on that God-forsaken soil.
I salute my Dad, TSgt Bernard Flack, USAAC. He was a tail gunner on a B-17. My brother Larry, who served in Korea while I was in Nam. My brother Steve, who served aboard the USS Oriskiny, and my brother Brad who served with the Air Force in Alaska.
My son, Ronnie just got back from his second tour in Korea UASF.
My best friend, Danny, who died two two weeks ago was the most active non-vet you ever saw, in keeping alive respect for his friends who were able to serve. Danny couldn't serve, but he never let people forget those who did.
I salute all you Ldot vets, and vets everywhere who will never be forgotten by this old soldier.
Posted by:
Eagle1, on December 28, 1999 at 03:33 PM EST

USS Enterprise CVA 65, Tonkin Gulf, and USS Brumby DE 1044, NATO and Med cruises.
I salute:
My father USN SeaBee WW2
My uncle USN PBY Pilot WW2
My brother USMC Viet Nam
And all those who proudly served their country.
Posted by:
Feral 51 , on February 06, 2000 1:31PM

"No greater love hath a man..." 1st Infantry Div - Dian, Lai Khe,& Quan Loi RVN 1/68 - 2/69 SSG E-6 at discharge
Posted by:
Indie, on December 28, 1999 at 11:12 PM EST

I am PROUD to be able to say, I LOVE MY COUNTRY, but right now I am not proud of the Leaders or the place we seem to be heading for. USAR 233rd Signal Co FS&M
Posted by:
Indy Joe, on December 29, 1999 at 03:28 PM EST

Phone Man, Dink, Alpha . ACo, 1st Bn, 3rdMarDiv. '69.0331.
Posted by:
Cowboy, on December 24, 1999 at 12:45 AM EST

I am an Army wife and mother. My husband, Col. Robert R. Donoho is still active duty. We are stationed In Heidelberg, Germany where he works for the V Corps. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point in 1974. (still not ready to retire) Our son, 1LT Riley Drew Donoho graduated from West Point in 1998. He is stationed at Fort Polk, LA with the 2nd ACR. ( he is an engineer). My brothers are both in the National Guard. My brother, MSG Bobby E. Fletcher is active duty with the 142nd Field Artillery, Arkansas National Guard. My brother, SFC Guy M. Fletcher is also in the 142nd Field Artillery, Arkansas National Guard. They were both deployed to the Gulf War. My brother-in-law, Robert Barnes served in the Marine Corps, 1976-80. My late Uncle, SGT Max E. Fletcher was in the Army Air Corps, Pacific theater during WWII. My late father-in-law, Captain (ret) C.C. Donoho, USNR served during WWII and the Korean conflict. My uncle Sgt. Ed Engdahl served in the Fourteenth Armoured Division, regular Army during WWII. (Liberators) Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes-Alsace. My husband’s grandfather, SGT Riley N. Donoho served in the horse Cavalry in WWI.
My great great grandfather, Thomas Weir Ford, Brooks Regiment, 34th Arkansas Infantry of the Confederate Army in the War between the states. In a eulogy to Thomas by his friend, F. Carnahan, he stated that, "He was a brave soldier in the camps, on the march and on the field of battle and of death."
Posted by:
lauratealeaf, on February 06, 2000 AM EST

What do I think of Clinton? Clinton’s an emotional four year old who will say anything, do anything ,promise anything if he can just have his way NOW. He is the kid in the basket in line at the grocery store yelling at his mother "I WANT IT NOW"! He is all grown up now but his sex practices show where his developement stuck-where his growth toward manhood ended. People think he is Left of the Center but they are wrong. To get his way, he would personally escort old Jessie to the back of the bus. 10th Recon Co 10th Inf Div Germany 1955-1957.
Posted by:
JConner , on December 28, 1999 at 10:09 AM EST

11th Airborne, Augsburg, Germany, 1957 21st Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, Munich, Germany, 1958 - 1959 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany, 1961 3rd Infantry Division, LRRP Detachment, 1961 - 1964 75th Ranger Association, LRRPs, 1964 - 1965 Civilian, 1965 on
(Not exactly true - he's a current member of the 75th Ranger Association - OLD PHONE MAN'S WIFE)
Posted by:
OLD PHONE MAN , on December 23, 1999 at 9:16 PM EST

USN, 4/66-1/70 E-4 once E-3 twice, G.I. Bill 1/70-5/75. The stenchpigs must go.
Posted by:
BUMP, on December 27, 1999 at 09:15 AM EST

1965-1966 Headquarters/Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Custer's), 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), BATTLE OF THE IA DRANG VALLEY -1965 as brilliantly written about in my Commanding Officer's (whose Radioman, Driver, Orderly I was in-country)...New York Times Bestseller...'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE....AND YOUNG', BY LT. GEN. HAROLD G. MOORE (Ret.) as seen in our 7th Cav website . Battalion S-1 Clerk who prepared all Lt. Col. Moore's letters to the families of the hundreds of dead and wounded of the Battle of IA DRANG whose bodies I had helped carry from helicopter to helicopter at LZ Falcon at the Battle of IA DRANG-1965....the 1st Major Battle of the Vietnam War. Battalion S-2/ 3 Clerk who prepared the 1/7 Cav's After Action Reports after our coming back from our Search and Destroy Missions.
Posted by:
ALOHA RONNIE , on January 08, 2000 at 12:46 PM EST

Enlisted USAF 9/51. Flew B-36's as an Aircraft Performance Engineer, stationed at Rapid City, Ellsworth AFB, 28th Bomb Wing.
Posted by:
hammer, on December 27, 1999 at 12:53 PM EST

For the record: CHARLES F.NAGER 1587407/2771 USMC/SGT SEMPER FI
Posted by:
Charles F. Nager, on December 27, 1999 at 03:48 PM EST

Would anyone like to return to Vietnam ? USAF Natrang VN 1966-1967
Posted by:
cyberpig , on December 28, 1999 at 10:59 AM EST

CWO 2 (Gunship pilot) 7th/17th Air Cav US Army Viet Nam 68-69
Posted by:
Sammy, on December 28, 1999 at 12:00 PM EST

Clinton is in big, big trouble and doesn't even know it. USAF - 1st Combat Comm Gp. Weisbaden W. Germany 79 - 83
Posted by:
HillBilly, on December 28, 1999 at 12:19 PM EST

May Clinton be held accountable for the rape of our military. Leonidas -- 20 years Marine Corps VMFA-333 VMFA-251 VMFA-321 Marine Barracks 8th & I, Washington DC White House, Bush administration Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon Battalion Officer in Charge, Navy OCS.... to name a few.
Posted by:
Leonidas, on December 28, 1999 at 11:18 PM EST

The Ipotus has brought our military to the brink of destruction because his only military background is loathing it. He has no concept of duty, honor, country. Douglas Collins AF18650725 A1c, 10th FMS, 10th TacRecon Wing, RAF Alconbury, England 1962-66
Posted by:
DougCollins, on December 29, 1999 at 12:37 AM EST

Oct. 1974...U.S.C.G.
Posted by:
Jeff Friedman, on December 29, 1999 at 12:48 AM EST

HDQ.32nd ADCOM. 7/72-7/74 Maintz, Germany
Posted by:
RobertK, on December 29, 1999 at 12:24 AM EST

Defending Clinton as a military commander! That's pure s**t and everybody knows it. USN 66 - 70 CVS 10 Westpac 68 VS 23
Posted by:
beyond, on December 29, 1999 at 02:07 AM EST

Army 69-71 VietNam 70-71, 504th Signal Det., 525th Military Intelligence Group; An Khe, Phouc Vinh, Bien Hoa.
Posted by:
rtwngprof, on December 29, 1999 at 02:38 AM EST

I spent 20 plus years in the Army
Posted by:
leaddog, on December 29, 1999 at 05:55 AM EST

My one-finger salute to the commander-in-chief! There is too much honor and sense of commitment to the Constitution and Country in our Military, than to blend into the Clinton Mafia. Peter Marx, Captain, USAF, C-130/AC-130, AC 777 TAS, Pope AFB, '69-'72 16 SOS, Ubon RTAFB, '72-'73
Posted by:
pmxpilot, on December 29, 1999 at 06:29 AM EST

SFC, USA, (Ret) Robert G. Scott RVN – Aug ’66 – Apr ’68 USA – Oct ’65 – Jul ’86 I can not think of one single good thing that Clinton has done for the US Military or for our National Security. It seems that he has, with the consent of congress done more harm than any force yet to date.
Posted by:
R. Scott, on December 29, 1999 at 07:11 AM EST

Never is Clinton more transparently phoney than when acting as Commander-in-Chief Dave M. US Army 2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment Nuremberg, Germany/Irak 1990-92
Posted by:
ishmac, on December 29, 1999 at 07:36 AM EST

548th Reconn Tech Group Hickam, AFB HI '65-'69 the lack of personal discipline, such as that acquired in the military, is glaringly evident in clinton and virtually every member of his administration.
Posted by:
BillW, on December 29, 1999 at 07:48 AM EST

US Army 1st Lt Inf 1951-1953 47th Div
Posted by:
aculeus, on December 29, 1999 at 10:39 AM EST

The thought of Bill Clinton as Commander in Chief sickens me. E-5, Army of the United States, 1968-1970.
On behalf of my:
Great-great-great-great grandfather (Revolutionary War)
Great-great-great grandfather (War of 1812)
Great-great grandfather (Mexican War)
Great grandgather (Civil War)
Grandfather (World War I)
Father and three uncles (World War II)
Brother and myself (Vietnam)
all of whom came back, I would like to salute those comrades of all of us who did not come back. We were neither better soldiers nor better men than you, we were just a whole lot luckier.
At three this afternoon, on Memorial Day, while driving on the interstate, I pulled over onto the shoulder to think. It only took a few minutes to say "Hi" to my friends. I did notice, though, that my car was the only one to stop. Freedom, I guess, is worth to you what you have paid for it. To all those who have paid a price, may you cherish the bittersweet taste of freedom.
Posted by:
BigMac, on December 29, 1999 at 11:02 AM EST

Lt(jg) USN MC 1952 Lt USN MC 1953-1955 Korean War 1951-1953
Posted by:
slimjim, on December 29, 1999 at 02:42 PM EST

Active duty dates 1981-1985, LT, USNR. No wars (Grenada happened then but the Atlantic coast guys handled that), just humdrum honorable service.
Posted by:
Hal, on December 29, 1999 at 03:07 PM EST

1963 - Co A, 1st Special Forces Group (Abn) TDY on A-133 to Ashau, Republic of Vietnam. Trudged the high ground in Laos & Vietnam seeking out the supply train to the south. Numerous anxious moments. 1966 - 1967 118th Assault Helicopter Company, Bien Hoa, Republic of Vietnam. Humped gunships in support of 25th Infantry, Big Red One, ARVN, & numerous others. Present at LZ Gold on Palm Sunday '67. Rest in peace brothers. 1969 - Co A, 228th Aviation Bn, 1st Calvary Division, Bear Cat, Republic of Vietnam. Supported III Corps in Chinook's for Cav forward fire bases. Class V, Red Cross Packets (Hum Good), Doughnut Dollies, portable showers, H20 potable, hot rats, letters from mom's & the ocassional liberal media bullshi!!er!! Love those grunts. Butt kicking 19 year olds who had the 40 yard stare. Love you boys!! Member Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's Association. 4 Bronze Star's, two for valor. Purple Heart. 63 Air Medals. The good life!!
Posted by:
Devilshark, on December 29, 1999 at 03:33 PM EST

USNR Active 10/71-3/74 E3 Electricians Mate USS Denver LPD-9 6/72-3/74 1 1/2 WestPac cruises. Just orbited in Haiphong, was fortunate not to have seen any stuff.
Posted by:
WierdArt, on December 29, 1999 at 04:10 PM EST

2/76 - 5/80, U.S. Army, Co. C, 11th Air Defense Signal Battalion, Darmstadt Germany. Sgt E5. 8/80 - 8/84, Air Force National Guard, 130th EIS Salt Lake City, Utah. SSgt. A cold war soldier! We were ready to go, but we never had to, and the commies were lucky we didn't!
Posted by:
gremlin, on December 29, 1999 at 04:22 PM EST

U.S.N.R. (active) '58-'60, Ltjg Served aboard the U.S.S.Independence CVA-62. A talk show host in my area, said the person of the century should be the American service men. I totally agree.
Posted by:
Scal, on December 29, 1999 at 05:05 PM EST

My choice was the draft or volunteer! I volunteered. "A" battery "377" artillery, RVN, Camp Eagle 1969, callsign "GUNNER 80"
Posted by:
USAONE, on December 29, 1999 at 06:20 PM EST

Had Christmas dinner with our extended family and I did a head count Dad WWII 101st ABN Normandy,Arnheim,Bastogne. Brother in law Terry 101st ABN Vietnam 67-68.Brother Bill, USN, USS Eisenhower 68-71. Brother Neal,Pathfinder Abn. 1st Cavalry Vietnam 71-72.Brother Jim, USAF Desert storm and still in. Nephew Joe, 101st Present, and Me 1/505 82nd ABN 70-73. Not too shabby and not one of us drafted. To bad Clinton never served, it would have made a completly different Presidency.
Posted by:
llostacres, on December 29, 1999 at 06:27 PM EST

I have one good fight left in me, and I'm saving it for the defense of the Constitution and Second Amendment. I still get a tear when Old Glory passes by in a parade. General quarters! This is no drill! USN, 1951 - 1955 U.S.S. Lake Champlain CVA-39 Korea
Posted by:
svensk, on December 30, 1999 at 01:15 AM EST

I was in the 82nd Airborne from 1975-78, when Carter was in office. I can just imagine how the armed services view Bill Clinton now. Here's hoping we next get a president who does for the country what Reagan did for the US after Carter left.
Posted by:
GaveUpOnTV, on December 30, 1999 at 10:54 AM EST

From the first time I saw Marines forced to salute that slimeball with his smirky and sloppy return salute almost mocking those who gave the ultimate, I have been sickened by his (Clinton) presence. Sometimes I close my eyes and see our flag waving in the breeze. I wander into memories of a full dress parade and focus on the moment when the command is given to, "Pass in Review!" At that point the band breaks the silence with the driving march music and chills of pride run down my back. That moment is for all of you, all of us and all who have gone before. May we soon forget this embarrassment from Arkansas and always remember what counts; Duty, Honor, Country. U.S. Army 3rd Armor Division 1966-1968
Posted by:
Baynative, on December 30, 1999 at 11:26 AM EST

Between my father, myself, and my brothers, we have over 50 years of military service combined. Clinton thinks we are morons and simpletons for serving, but we are proud of our service. I firmly believe that Clinton gave aid and comfort to the enemy by protesting the soldiers who fought against Communism in Vietnam. He and Jane Fonda are one in the same. Thier devotion to Collectivism is much stronger than any patriotism for America. God Bless a Clintonless America!
Posted by:
Kevin in St. Louis, on December 30, 1999 at 11:27 AM EST

US Navy active 1966-70 (combat action ribbon, North Vietnamese coastal waters 1967) Navy reserve participant 1970-1990 Recalled to active duty 1990, twenty years to the day after original Navy discharge Gulf War 1990-91 in Saudi Arabia (received meritorious service medal) Returned to reserves 1991-1992. Resigned in 1992 with scathing letter to authorities about my total unwillingness to serve under a coward as commander in chief. Made sure my discharge "certificate of appreciation" was signed by George Bush and not by the Bent Draft Dodger. I don't think my Nam and Gulf War service approaches what my father had to do as a bombardier over Italy in WWII, but feel I've paid that portion of my citizenship dues.
Posted by:
rakooncoat, on December 30, 1999 at 11:55 AM EST

U.S. Army 1972-1978 Ft. Dix Ft. Ben Harrison Ft. Benning Camp Page, Korea (4th U.S. Army Missile Command) Ft. Huachuca (U.S. Army Communications COmmand)
Posted by:
Tenner, on December 30, 1999 at 12:23 PM EST

US Navy 1961-1965 Active reserves 1966-1972 US Navy 1977-1993 Unfortunatly, a society gets what it reflects. Sad to say that the America of my youth has given way to one where money (read greed, envy and lust for possessions) seems to surplant Duty and Honor. I am ashamed to have my 'Letter from a Greatful Nation' signed by the current resident, so much so that it has never been framed or hung. Carter gave away the canal, Clinton is giving away Vieques Island. Live fire training saves lives as has been proven over and over. There is nothing he wouldn't do to appease potential voters for his wife, even jeopardize the lives of future servicemen.
Posted by:
Saderman, on December 30, 1999 at 12:40 PM EST

I was named after my fathers best friend who died in Vietnam, while my father was off the coast on a carrier. One day, I am going to go down to that wall and pay my respect to my name sake. Im gonna touch his name that is etched into that wall, shed a tear and tell him we thank you and every other name on that wall. TC="GUNNER! SABOT! LIBRALCRATS!" LOADER="UUUP!!!!" GUNNER="IDENTIFIED! LAZING!" TC="FIRE!" GUNNER="ON THE WAAAA>>BOOM!" TC="TARGET! CEASE FIRE!" If only we could. USAR 1986-92 D TROOP 5th CAV FT. DEVENS, MA.
Posted by:
mikkins, on December 30, 1999 at 01:01 PM EST

My father (2 Lt. Stephen H. Greene, US Army, Okinawa, 1945) died in 1998. He was afforded full honors at Arlington. I thanked the young man (I'm sorry I have no idea of rank) who was in charge of the Honor Guard. I told him my father was always just "daddy", never spoke of his time in service, it was amazing to us he was given the caisson pulled by six horses, a military band, the honor guard, the rifle squad, and of course the bugler. The young man said to me "It's an honor for us to do as much as we can to honor the memory of the brave people who gave so much for our country." Then, several weeks later, we recieved a certificate from somewhere, Thanks from a grateful nation for the service of . . .". It was signed "William Jefferson Clinton". We have framed the certificate, but blocked the signature. Daddy would roll over in his grave if he ever saw it.
Posted by:
buff, on December 30, 1999 at 01:14 PM EST

Casting out a life line to rescue what's left of godly America from the "CRINTON" (ChiCom pronunciation for their favorite FIFTH COLUMNIST) cesspool: U.S. Coast Guard SARCOORDCEN Search & Rescue CG Cutter Citrus Kodiak Alaska Hospital Corpman 1969-1974
Posted by:
NewKid, on December 30, 1999 at 01:18 PM EST

LCDR MC USNR (active) (1973-1985) NavSubMedCtr--Groton NRMC (hospitla) Pensacola, Fl NAMI (naval aviation medical institute),PNCLA NRMC Oakland, Ca. NRMC Subic Bay, RP NRMC NAS Millington, TN Put a four square salute to my late father, and the real hero in my life: Chief Master Sgt, Charles G. Rogers, USAF who as an 18 y/o arrived in France on December 18, 1944 (just in time for the BoB where he got a Bronze Star and Purple Heart) At first I thought Dad would be rolling over in his grave at the thought of President Clinton. Now I realize it is more likely that he is sitting up, offering his ususal advice to "rise above it," and finishing with the comment: "no one said it was going to be easy."
Posted by:
WRogers, on December 30, 1999 at 01:54 PM EST

Naval Academy - '47 USAF 13th Air Force Philipines '48 5th Air Force - Japan '49 361 Strat Recon Wing (Stateside)- '50-53 My sons, a daughter-in-law and grandsons have continued the tradition of serving our great country. All have quit since Clinton took office - the officer ranks had become too political. My number six son was in Delta Force, but resigned one month after Clinton took office, giving up his plans to stay in until retirement. The damage that this certified traitor has done to our military can not be underestimated.
Posted by:
LODIE, on December 30, 1999 at 02:00 PM EST

USAF 66 - 69, USA 70 - 73, near all in Asia. I only wonder how today's grunts are going to feel after 'peacekeeping' Serbia to death, protecting Haiti Etc.
Posted by:
fred bisbey, on December 30, 1999 at 02:04 PM EST

My uncle, Master Chief Joseph E. Fos, Jr. USN, who now rests in Arlington. Passed away July 19, 1998. He was in the Navy for 27 years, walked out of his senior class in high school on December 8, 1941 to join up. He served in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. He passed away very shortly after they dug up that Lawrence character from Arlington. When my aunt called her congressman about having Uncle Joe buried there, the aide on the phone asked if he had enough decorations to qualify. My aunt had to tell the guy that Uncle Joe did the kind of work that he wasn't going to get too much recognition for, spook stuff and all. Well, that congressman was FLOODED with letters from admirals, chiefs, former members of congress ... you get the picture. He had plenty of honors anyway, but they were not going to stand by to let my Uncle Joe not get to that most hallowed place. He was interred in early August, and my aunt says he is very near one of my other heroes, Audie Murphy. Will make the trip out to pay my respects one of these days.
Posted by:
Mopes, on January 5, 2000 at 06:58 PM EST

I visited the Vietnam Memorial in 1993; veterans were wearing signs expressing their contempt for Clinton and Hanoi Jane Fonda. Clinton will be long remembered for the evil he has done and for gutting the Armed Forces. I was LTJG, USNR on active duty from 1952 to 1956. USS Sandoval, APA 194, and on staff Transport Division 32. Spent most of the time in the Far East.
Posted by:
Billy, on December 30, 1999 at 04:07 PM EST

1st Lt, USAR (1975-79) US Army Chemical Corps US Army Technical Escort Unit, Aberdeen Proving Ground Md Provided escort of chemical munitions and research materials worldwide. Assisted EPA, state and local govt in hazardous chemical response.
Posted by:
Lazarus Long, on December 30, 1999 at 04:10 PM EST

USAF, Retired 1961-1988, three tours S.E.A 26 year 3 months, 18 1/2 overseas. Wife, also USAF, Retired 20 years DAMN PROUD TO HAVE SERVED
Posted by:
IMCONCERNED, on December 30, 1999 at 04:15 PM EST

PATRIOT and veteran, here... US Army 1975 - 1978 35Kilo/71Lima 54th Med Det (Hel Amb) Ft. Lewis, WA and 11th Avn Gp (CBT) Schwaebisch Hall, FRG The Vietnam Memorial has also become--by a blast of jolting comparison--a symbol of the absolute VILANY(!) of the vicious, monsterous woods colt, billyblythe. When the b*stard positions his weak fanny next to simply the NAMES(!) of the SCORES of BRAVE AMERICAN HEROs--men of his same generation--his vile-ness GLAAAARES. And the supremacy of those named on the wall peacefully glows.
Posted by:
omabev, on December 30, 1999 at 04:40 PM EST

U.S.Navy 1958-1986 Retired CPO Served aboard following carriers: USS Forrestal CV-59 1959-60. 1975 USSFranklin D. Roosevelt CV-42 1960-62 USS Enterprise CVN-65 1966-67 USS Independence CV-62 1968-69 USS Constellation CV-64 1969 USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 1973-74 USS Nimitz CVN-68 1980-83 Shipboard service was with various squadrons,VAH-5, VAH-11, RVAH-7, VA-86 It makes me ill when I see what this administration and its' minions have done to my Navy and the other branches of the military. I hope there's time to restore our military before it's too late.
Posted by:
shipmate, on December 30, 1999 at 04:43 PM EST

US Army Aviation, 185th Bn (Pteradactyl) Ban Me Thout, Ghia Nghia, Bao Loc 1967-68. In memory of Conrado Bilducia, killed in Tet offensive. Frankie,you were a good friend. I still miss you Buddy.
Posted by:
Flapsup , on February 04, 2000 10:42 AM

I am the widow of Msgt Preston Rogers, USA Ret. who passed away in April 1995. He served in Korea with the Indian Head Division, two tours in Vietnam, and a total of 22 years at which time he retired. Thanks for doing this.
Posted by:
red8712 , on February 05, 2000 3:17 PM

I was a voluteer U.S. Marine at the age of just 18 and signed up after graduating high school. This was in March of 1943 and trained at Parris Island boot camp. Then various special training on radio, enemy aircraft and ships, etc. as a forward observer. Was in on two invasions like Saipan in June of 1944 for some 45 days or so. Then, was part of the troops that took some 500 Japanese prisoners back to Pearl Harbor. Later was assigned to McArthur for the invasion of Zamboango on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Got discharged on Nov. 2, 1945 and turned 21 on the 14th of that month. Now 75 and my (military)duty is one of the things I'm most proud of in my life. I did have a heart transplant 10 1/2 years ago and am still running my small business with vigor. I have a staff of 6 people. Now a resident of Willowbrook, Illinois for the past 45 years, but from Boston when I enlisted and returned there. I can tell you that I am a big fan of Lucianne and feel she has taken a courageous stand in going against the present administration.
Posted by:
Stango , on February 05, 2000 2:47 PM

I am retired from the USAF serving between 1953 and 1973. Never served in SE Asia, closest I came was way out on the tip of the Aleutian Islands. All of my other overseas time was in Germany. I am a member of the VFW, DAV, AL, AMVETS, and TREA. I just turned 65 in November so I lost my Champus (Tricare), but I get my health care needs taken care of by the VA so I don't know what effect this will have on me. Our current political leadership alarms me, and our current crop of candidates disgusts me. I plan on attending as many party conventions as I can con my way into, going "uncommitted" and stirring up as much dust as possible. Who knows, maybe there will be others at the conventions that feel the same way I do.
Posted by:
TigerBalm on February 05, 2000 10:40 AM

Retired Army Officer. Mustang. '59 - '79. VN '70 - '71 as Advisor. Father was Retired Army Officer Mustang. WWII Italy '45. Father-in-Law was Retired Army Officer Mustang. WWII Central Pacific '42 - '45; VN '58 - '59. Wife is a 'brat' as I was. We're not going to stand for disrespect of those who have served their country, while others who have done nothing for their country reap all the benefits. All on our Web Site: The Military Health Care Reclamation Group "Active, Retired, Veteran ...Fighting for What We've Earned!”
Posted by:
Pippin, on February 05, 2000 at 09:00 AM EST

Joined the army In 1948 served In the First division In Germany. I went to Japan In 1950 then to Korea from there. I'm a Korean Vet ‘50 to ‘51.
The V.F.W. honored Clinton at their last convention that made me sick. I’ve been a member for fifty years. We must vote these traitors out. We better beat these Clinton Gores or all we fought for is for nothing. Hillary is a disgusting bitch who must also be defeated. I have two relatives on that Wall.
Yours in comradeship.
Posted by:
benny, on February 06, 2000 at 09:06 AM EST

US Navy 1973-1983, NAVCAMSLANT Norfolk, Va., USS Detroit AOE-4 Norfolk, Va., USS Affray MSO-511 Newport, RI, Electronics Technician 2nd Class.
I was just a year or two too young to make the Nam, but I admire all of you guys who did the right thing and served your country. DAV (50%)

I salute my father:
USS Guadacanal [1944-1945, North Atlantic]
My favorite uncle:
US Army [24 year Vet, Korean War Vet]
My cousin:
USMC [1967-1968, Vietnam]
My brother:
US Army [1971-1980, 13th Armor, tank commander; 10th Mtn, sniper]
My GG grandfather:
1861-1865, Private, 13th Mississippi Infantry
6th G grandfather:
South Carolina Militia, Brown's Company. Veteran of the American Revolution.
My umpteenth G grandfather:
Killed at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 in Shropshire, England.
My double-umpteenth G grandfather:
Veteran (Norman side) of the Battle of Hastings, 1066.
God bless them all.
Posted by:
DawgSquat, on February 06, 2000 at 09:06 AM EST

Currently an E-7 in USAF (1982-2000). Stationed right now at the Pentagon. Just returned from 4-month vacation in Kuwait. Posted by:
Dakine, on February 04, 2000 at 11:56 AM EST

My father put in his twenty years from the mid-50's to mid-70's, mostly in the MP's and CID, and even now is a civilian employee at Ft. Hood, in Customs. By the time things escalated in SE Asia he had a wife and the first five of seven children to care for. He had Cold War tours in Germany, France, Korea and Japan.
Posted by:
Ton-O-Bricks, on February 08, 2000 at 12:20 PM EST

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