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Old 03-30-2016, 08:03 PM
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This letter was posted on facebbook by a Shake N Bake who served with Mechanized Infantry, 4th Infantry Division 1970.
He’s had it in his photo album for 46 years, thought today would be as good a day as any to share it. It will sure bring back memories both good and bad. He doesn’t know who the author was but in his unit it was passed around and some of them did send them home before they Derosed…So with that he says Welcome Home and Never Forget!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:35 AM
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Thank you for sharing! I joined the military shortly after the war ended. The job I held within a year of joining put me in daily contact with a lot of Veterans of that conflict. Reading what you shared with us again placed many of their individual faces in my mind. Fine men who mentored me and taught me how to be a proper member of our Armed Forces.
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote
a blank check made payable to The United States of
for an amount of up to and including my life.
That is honor, and there are way too many people in this
country who no longer understand it.

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I got to know several the were over there and knew a couple (older brothers of friends) that didn't make it home and a cousin who is still "lost" somewhere. Good men, all of 'em.

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Old 04-01-2016, 01:04 PM
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I still have mine from 1968. 1/27 Inf 25th ID.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:41 PM
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I'll never forget when I got home and flipped a cigarette but on the floor, before realizing it! All in all, it took me about six months to "re-adjust", or so I thought!
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I think it took 6 months of showers before the water stopped flowing red off my body.

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Old 04-30-2016, 07:29 AM
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I was about 2 clicks from highway 1. Often we would wake up in the morning and smell elephants (used by the north to carry supplies). That smell meant that someone was going to die that day. About 20 years later I took my 4 year old grandson to the zoo. I we enjoyed the day but I avoided the elephant house. My grandson really wanted to go in, so we did. We saw a mom and her baby. The baby had his trunk through the bars waving around. My grandson stated in a questioning way,"That's not his pee pee, Pa." That day ended my elephant phobia.
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:49 PM
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The smells never leave you.

Vietnam 1968
1st Inf Div.
1/16 Iron Rangers
Recon Platoon
Semper Paratus

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Old 08-17-2016, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish View Post
The smells never leave you.

Vietnam 1968
1st Inf Div.
1/16 Iron Rangers
Recon Platoon
A later conflict, but still, that is a fact.
My opinion is not a personal attack.
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