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I Share Vietnam War Memories

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    Saigon Vietnam

    I was with my regiment in Saigon what a firefight broke out when I looked over I saw my body gets shot in the head I return fire and killed The guck that killed my buddy this is my story about Vietnam
    fireman03 fireman03 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    Memorial Day

    How many vets out there are going to visit The Wall next month, I will be there to honor all our brothers that never came home. I promised myself in 1988 that I would never go back but I feel I just need to return to honor the true heros of Nam (along with the Docs).
    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto 66-70, M Apr 15, 2013

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    Death On The Flight Deck

    My first time off the coast of Nam was December 1965 during the monsoon season and it rained everyday we were on the line. We were off the coast of South Vietnam on Dixie Station and I was about to experience sometime that I can describe to you in detail today. It was night and...
    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    A Soldiers Cry ©

    It's memorial day the 30th of May. A day for a soldiers honor. A day to place pretty May flowers. Most often it's a cold May day it almost always rain's. A war vet soon feels the pain. A soldier will start to cry. A little girl will ask why. Only to be told his friend died. A...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Beginning To Beginning: Return Of Investment

    Return of Investment Wall StreetHad finished lunchReturning her banker to ticker tapeWhen we met.I knew a friend of hers."Thank you for coming” “Yes. He mentioned you. He’s"DeadYou know” “I know. I wrote his"parents. I have some"Letters.” Her letters, plastic...
    Ramrodd Ramrodd 61-65, M Dec 29, 2012

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    My Wish

    I truly wish I could find nurses that served in Vietnam. NURSE! NURSE! PLEASE NURSE. This old soldier needs you. I know you ladies are out there. Please answer the call. You gave comfort to so many of us. Please join this group. Please tell your stories. So many would like to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    10'000 Miles From Home ©

    I've just been through two days of hell. Lord I'm tired it was a hell of a firefight. The jolly greens on the way to remove us from this place. Lord I've got six dead and two wounded. I'm cold and tired and in such pain. Oh Lord I am down I can't feel my legs I can't get to the...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Old Man In Green ©

    Say old man why in the old green's. Standing before that black wall. What did you do for those medals on your chest? Won't you tell me what those pain filled eyes have seen. Your face shows a age you haven't reached and a look so cold. Why are you here old man? Is this where your...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Battle Of 2 Cousins Pt1 ©

    Well Billy Joe It's been 43 YEARS TODAY. When you and your dad came by our house. A chilly sunny January day much like today. Home from Nam and I'm in a wheelchair. Still in my OD field jacket. You couldn't get to me fast enough to get in my face. With your dirty longhair and...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    The Wall Unwritten Rule ©

    A place to heal. A time to remember and shed some tears. A place to face your past so your peace can last. Let your soul pour out the Vietnam beast that remains. Then walk away with head held high. For time has come to share the fond memories of Vietnam. With the brothers we...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M May 5, 2013

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    Pissed At Going Home

    I was there for only a short time. I stepped of the chopper after my 5th mission when a Chaplain and a Captain confronted me. They said, "Sgt. Come with us!" They lead the way and I followed. They later told me I was going home and said I'd get all the explanations at my...
    RRguy RRguy 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    No Time To Learn ©

    Sorry cherry no time to learn. Today is your pointman turn. Watch your step or your burn. Cherry welcome to ******* Vietnam. Time for you to become a man. Learn to live in this land. Today you're leader for this band. Where the **** is the cherry pointman? He's already lost in...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Feb 3, 2013

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    My Dads Curse

    One day my dad was sent on R&R. I guess thats what you call it. i was only a military brat for a short time , so please bare with me. In his place on the Dust Off medic chopper was Jerry. My dads good friend. I guess it was just a normal day, if there is such a thing over in such...
    whatistheprob whatistheprob 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    A Sargents Letter ©

    Your son was proud and brave. For His country his best he gave. There will be no medals for life he gave. And for that I'm very sorry to say. Now I give all respect to you for pay as you place him in his grave. And I'm very sorry to say that it was friendly fire that took your...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Jan 6, 2013

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    Song Li

    It was good when Joe met Song Li Even when they became more than friends. Song Li saw he he felt all alone. Song Li never asked his name Said it's better if I never know. To me it will always be Joe for the day will come I must go until then let the river flow. But promise Song...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    Nam Sergents Prayer

    Oh Lord this firefight has gone bad. Another Cherry Pointman is down. The Dam V. C . was All around. Oh Lord give me strength now. So much blood on the ground. I hold him in my arms so tight. He is gone from the waist down. Oh Lord once more I must LIE. I know this man will die...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    The Dove ©

    I still look for the dove. Hope someday it brings love. I have a sprit that has lust. Just to have a little warmth for a cold heart. To bring me just a little peace. Got a heart that's grown cold. I still look for the dove. That can end the war's cold and hate. 43 years have now...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Feb 2, 2013

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    Some Wounds Never Heal ©

    Vietnam is over you're a disgrace. The big PX wasn't the same some wounds never heal. No homecoming what's the deal. You can't understand how I ******* feel. I saw young men killed to tell their mom was no ******* thrill. Longhair chicken ***** spat on me. The legion asked me to...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    The Vietnam Beast ©

    Vietnam was the devil's beast. Had sharp claws and teeth. His heart was the V.C. HE came from all age's. From kids to pretty girls in lace. His game was hell and horror. If your soul he couldn't feast. Then your memories he would keep. Uncle Sam was part of the beast. Provided...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Jan 31, 2013

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    Mom I Changed

    Mom I was your sweet boy. But in Vietnam I was a toy. Sorry Mom in war I changed. I hope someday your understand. Mom you taught me not to hate. But for me that's to late. For this Uncle Sam is to blame. Sorry mom I changed. Vietnam three cousins it would take. Mom when uncle Sam...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 6, 2012

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    The Firefight In Saigon

    I remember this as if it was yesterday fireflight broke out between us and the VC is the bloodiest battle I seen so fara lot of my buddies got hit this battles will stand my mind foreverI remember the day I lost both my legs it was December 30th 1969 that day will haunt me for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    Horror Filled Night

    I heard that snap. One we never wanted. The quick clang of a wire. Knowing the perimeter wire had been cut. Soon the area is lit up by flares and frags going off. The screaming of V.C. caught in the trip nape of flames. Men scrambling and returning fire. ******* we got gooks in...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Apr 9, 2013

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    That Smell

    That smell can freeze you in time. The mind hits lock n load. As memories begin to rock n roll. Ears lock on a chopper in flight. Stopping all movement in present life. Eyes search for Things in the past. But you're thankful it dose'nt last. For only a moment you Feel the pain...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Surprised At The Vietnam Wall ©

    The Vietnam traveling wall was in town. It was a little Erie. It came on the anniversary of the fall of Saigon. We had a wonderful turn out. One of the best we ever had here. Guess it was the date. Many of us in old uniforms. Many tears flowed and many stories told. But my...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    Schmell

    I was a linguist and codebreaker in Vietnam, and one of the guys in my language class went home to South Philly before shipping out and got shot in the shoulder. His name was Rod Schmell, and was a real clown.  In his first week we had guard duty the same night.  They issued...
    PinksWoman PinksWoman 61-65, T 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    The Wall Talking Back

    I see you Brother searching for me GO Ahead touch my name line Can you see me? I'm looking back! Can you hear me? I'm talking back! Brother don't cry for me For I've reached my peace Sorry I left you behind For you to carry on the task I wish I could give a hand to lend For what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    Vietnam And Broken Dreams ©

    Four cousins with a dream. All fine young men. All had the love for auto racing. With hope's of opening their own racing and machine shop. All wanting an equal part and one planning college to learn engineering and engine's inside and out. Then came along Vietnam. Leading all to...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Scattered Pieces ©

    The Vietnam war came to an end. Many were pleased when it did. While some felt that the job was left unfinished. The government turned chicken **** and looked the other way. All of it's veterans left with the scattered pieces of their life. Some picked up the pieces and returned...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    A Bar In Saigon

    there was this Bar in Saigon that had the worst beer you ever tasted but man did we have a lot of fun there when we where on r-r the rice wine was awesome
    fireman03 fireman03 66-70, M 7 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    The Hut ©

    I came across a child her eyes so round and bright. With a smile that could melt a heart. Twelve years old she was so dear. And the war always near. In her eyes I was a friend and yet I would cause it to end. Three days of heavy firefights we came across the hut by night. It was...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Jan 30, 2013

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    The Money

    Ik Ik I'm too young to be sharing memories but there my grand paws he was in the 25 infatree in 69. I'm trying to help him get conected with his old pals. One I of his stories is him and his troops were out in the jungle and they opened fire because they herd movement then all of...
    Bicarter Bicarter 16-17, M 1 Response May 9, 2013

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    I Remember Never Vietnam As If It Was Yesterday

    I seen a lot of battles in my days as a Marine in Vietnam I seen a lot of people die a lot of kids die and their parents die I see is my freaking nightmares every night the bloody battles and the wounded crying I'll never forget this this is true story from Vietnam veteran who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    The Unsavory Truth About Oliver Stone'S Version Of Vietnam

    Review of Stone’s Untold History of The United States http://unsavorytruths.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/review-of-stones-untold-history-of-the-united-states/#comments I’m not the biggest fan of documentaries. They have a way of taking compelling subjects and turning them...
    Ramrodd Ramrodd 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    Taught Well ©

    Uncle Sam taught me to kill. Women or kids it was the same. For war it's part of the game. The V.C. plan was very plain. All of Vietnam they wanted to claim. For Uncle Sam it wasn't the same. War so his rich men could gain. A rich mans war for I killed. Even today it makes me ill...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Feb 2, 2013

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    War Wounds

    It was the very last morning of the war and everyone knew the enemy would shell Saigon and they did. I lived on the third floor and on my way down the steps to run for cover, I slipped and took a hunk out of my left foot, right behind the achilles tendon. It was bleeding quite...
    PinksWoman PinksWoman 61-65, T 6 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    Another One Down ©

    The first ten years home you wouldn't even let me in the ******* door. Then along comes Regan. A president order handed down to make you open your doors. Then you looked around realizing you were dieing out. For thirty two year's you came on hands and knees. Begging me to join...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Mar 7, 2013

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    From A Land Far Far Away

    Sometimes I wish I had never heard of Vietnam, I came home in 67 and 46 years later so many of us are still there. The men that actually were in-country had it worse than the wild blue yonder AF or us anchors away sailors but in some ways we all brought home memories we cannot...
    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto 66-70, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    A Sergants Letter Part II ©

    Your son was proud and brave. Uncle Sam called and he came. Called to honor our great land. So he was off to Vietnam. He was quick to answer danger. That's what made him a RANGER. Today your boy became a man. Lost his life in this ******* land. A God forshaken land called Vietnam...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M Feb 3, 2013

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    Before The Revolution.

    The Mamas & The Papas Monday Monday 1966http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WMgzDghG-wWanted to pay a tribute to the mamas & the Paps group of the 60"s remember hearing them on the radio in grade school they had such a unique sound this is my...
    Ramrodd Ramrodd 61-65, M Mar 6, 2013

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    Short Timers

    A short timer knows as the Reaper wind blows. He knows he's going home. His heart has been told. His sprit knows. There is little time left on the clock. One Last firefight he knows he home. Unfortunately it's in a box.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2012

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    The Flower Girl ©

    Some love the flower girl For today there so dear No more are they to fear But the memory is so clear Sometimes I still wipe a tear.169© snowlover13 sjs Written by snowlover13 sjs copyright claimed.
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    Vietnam'S Darkest Day ©

    Today turned out to be the darkest day of the entire war. The day Uncle Sam showed his true color. The chicken **** yellow he was. 25 April 75 the day Congress showed it's yellow streak down it's back. The day they disgraced every man that served. Slapping the faces of the...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    No Home Sweet Home

    We stepped of the plane. Hoping for a cold beer. But instead we hear You killed babies and Young girls you gang raped. Vietnam changes the home folks. All the lies they must have heard. Hanoi Jane sure changed home. They don't realize what their causing Vietnam Vets are still...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Pissed

    It started as my grand paw said him and 4 outhere guys were on lookout and they see a guy ducking around and it was a vitanese and one of them said hey well he herd it and started to walk towards them and they opened up on him my grand paw said I went to town with the m79 with a...
    Bicarter Bicarter 16-17, M 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    It Was Christmas

    it was December 25th as everyone else is celebrating Christmas my regiment was in a fireflight I could remember thinking after a firefighter if my family was having a good Christmas
    fireman03 fireman03 66-70, M Mar 26, 2013

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    Beginning To Beginning: Pep Rally

    Pep Rally War ia the ultimate sport. Sport weakly imitates war, For sport can only compress The hour before the shower.   War reduces all the choices Of the best of men to none, For what choice can there be When the neck hair cries “Hunted”   When you send children to war...
    Ramrodd Ramrodd 61-65, M Dec 29, 2012

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    Welcome Home

    I have started this group. I hope fellow Brothers will use it to rant, share good or bad memories., or a place a flashback or a cold sweat nightmare. Or leave a tribute to a fallen brother. Also open to Familys who lost loved ones in that ******* war. I did not set this up for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    More Than A Memorial ©

    The Vietnam Wall is more than just a memorial. It's the first to bury the hate of men towards each other. Unlike WWII and Korea. Where we still are giving men their just honor for their combat service. Where color or religion means nothing. I'm not saying we didn't have problems...
    snowlover13 snowlover13 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I wrote 50 random facts about myself last night. and i'm bored so i'm going to write another 50. so um yea... here we go. 51- I have met a lot of bands. 52- 90% of my wardrobe...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I remember I was 7 or 8 or even younger. I was playing show and tell. My nephews was in the audience. I was standing on this bench/table. I forgot what I was showing off. I...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    1. I'm Italian. 2, I'm retired. 3. I'm single. 4. I have been on my own since I was 18. 5. I am a Jack of all Trades. 6. I believe in God...Absolutely! 7. I have one older married...
    Davido57 Davido57 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Warped Tour '14 was amazing! I got to see one of my favorite bands, Falling In Reverse and We The Kings! I also got to see DJ Scout and Crizzly! I almost got to meet Watsky but I...
    PrincessAphrodite PrincessAphrodite 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    *** u Jews for all the fuked up **** u have done controlling us by the media and hurting the minds of the little ones like bacteria u infest infest infest until there's no more to...
    Fire143 Fire143 22-25, F 1 hr ago