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I brought home a little bit of Vietnam with me. PI
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Willy-N    Posted 11-11-2004 at 08:33:59       [Reply]  [No Email]

These were my Dog Tags and when I came home I made sure they had some Veitnam Red Gumbo Clay Mud on them that I spent a lot of time in during the Monsoons. It still is stuck to them after 33 years! I can remember haveing mud caked boots and wet socks for months on end. It is a wonder my feet did not rot off! Mark H.


Les    Posted 11-11-2004 at 11:39:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have two sets here. One from each branch I was in. Of course I was a REMF. There's some that thinks I should be ashamed. I did what I was told. Nothing to be ashamed of there.


Burrhead    Posted 11-11-2004 at 14:42:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
BrudderLes you had a choice and made it. Now live with it and quit making excuses for it. I don't feel one bit sorry for you or see how yer great sacrifice to keep us all free did anything except keep you home.

Some younger folks might not know that draft dodgers used the reserve system to stay home from a war in the 60's and 70's and you stay at home boys can't be put in the same catagory as these fine young Americans of today who make up our defense.

I have more respect for the boys who went to Canada in the 60's, at least they could be gone from home over night.


bob ny    Posted 11-11-2004 at 11:18:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
i still have my tags also scars under my arms from jungle rot from wearing the same shirt for 21 days also aschrapnel scar on the part i sit on
i also have a lot of memories that used to keep me from sleeping but have learned to cope thanks to an understanding wife amd a very strict father
god bless the boys from ww1 to whatever is next


Willy-N    Posted 11-11-2004 at 11:23:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife has also made my return a lot better. Time heals but you never forget. Welcome home! Mark H.


Hawk    Posted 11-11-2004 at 09:02:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
when i cleared post at ft. riley in 1977 my dog tags were turned in along with weapons and feild gear. the only thing i have still is 30 year old feild jacket that still looks new.


steve19438    Posted 11-11-2004 at 08:37:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i keep one of mine on my key chain. ya never know.


Cindi    Posted 11-11-2004 at 08:51:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh cool! Someday I would like to talk to you about your experinces over there if you've a mind to.


Kens640    Posted 11-11-2004 at 18:07:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks Guys .


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