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Old 08-07-2017, 05:13 PM
 
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I ain't worried about that crap... You watch whatever you want. I will watch the documentary if at all possible.

That's nice.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I'd actually like to go back and visit. I know some oldster friends who have actually retired in Vietnam. My last time there was 1969 flying out of Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon. Almost 50 years ago.
I've asked my father (two tours in Vietnam) if he wanted to go on a guided tour of Vietnam today. He felt it was a miserable place and there's no reason to return - and never has. He has no fond memories of the place to want to return.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:49 AM
 
Location: L.A./Pismo Beach
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I was drafted and spent a year as a participant in the Southeast Asian War Games. I don't like the fact that I came out of there with a silver medal and not gold.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I enlisted and did two tours in 'Nam. Have absolutely no desire to ever return to that God-forsaken country.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I enlisted and did two tours in 'Nam. Have absolutely no desire to ever return to that God-forsaken country.
thanks for your service - two years, volunteering....you're tops in my book
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Folsom, CA
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The Vietnam War | A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick | PBS

Looking forward to the series especially since my father contributed through an interview. Burns does good work for PBS.

Today's millennials and younger probably don't have a clue like many of us didn't care to learn about our previous generation's history.
Thanx, Iíll mark my calendar and set my DVR for this series.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:42 AM
 
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Some from my group planned to come back and visit the country after we won the war.

We all know how that went.....
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:49 PM
 
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I was drafted and spent a year as a participant in the Southeast Asian War Games. I don't like the fact that I came out of there with a silver medal and not gold.



I only got the Bronze...........
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I only got the Bronze...........
thought they only gave out participation trophies for that war - didn't know we came out w/ anything more - sad situation and I'm not sure we learned from it (Afghanistan, Iraq, N. Korea).....
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Lets hope there is no Bias...........
Not too sure what you mean by that. I hope for a more inclusive coverage of the war than the Civil War was. That series should have been named the Army of the Potomac vs the Army of Northern Virginia.
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