05-29-2017, 12:38 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Welcome Home Vietnam Vets!!!
Thank you for posting this Marshall.
Ever since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, I have been compelled to greet Vietnam vets and welcome them home!!
I only ever had one argument with my father-in-law, a WWII Naval Aviator. He called Vietnam vets "Cry Babies". I challenged him with his own often spoken words......"I never flew over a piece of Japanese held territory that I didn't bomb, shoot up or piss on!!" He fought an all out war to destroy the Japanese Empire and they won it!!
Vietnam vets were not allowed to win their war. They had one hand tied behind their backs and political correctness governing how their war was conducted. THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO WIN!!
My father-in-law, at the end of WWII, was greeted with parades, speeches, the GI Bill and accolades as the "Greatest Generation"! Vietnam vets got no parades, no speeches, but were greeted with chants of "Baby Killer", had blood thrown on their uniforms and were spit on.
So, as I said at the beginning, every Vietnam vet that I encounter, I am compelled to give them the one thing that they were never given by the country when they returned home ......... a profound and heart felt "WELCOME HOME!!"
To ALL KT members who served in Vietnam, I bid you a special ......
THANK YOU, WELL DONE AND WELCOME HOME
The Lineman-Proud Army Dad!!
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Last edited by Lineman; 05-30-2017 at 04:43 PM.