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Vietnam war photos-63 pictures

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Aug 13, 2012.

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  1. Joe

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    great find. very stirring.
     
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    Went through the whole list... Thanks for posting!
     
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    I was in the 1970 draft. I was #152 and I believe they drew to #156. Anyhow, I had to go. Enlisted for 3 yrs and got garanteed no Nam duty. Spent 2 years in Europe with the wife.:peace:
     
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    Stunning, just stunning photography. As a Viet Nam war buff, this is a treaure trove of pics. Thanks so much Joe.
     
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    Great set. Thanks for posting. These were before the heavy concentration of US forces (many pre-1965 photos).
     
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    Just Wow

    I'm 53, born n raised in Canada , other than watching history documentaries about this war, I really had no personal experience with it , via family members serving ........ and I was so young when it was in full swing, I truly dont' remember much of those years, regarding this

    However, many of those pictures did move me to tears ...... from the faces of anquish upon the parents, to the grit and determination and frightfullness, from the soldiers themselves......The photographer certainly captured all the emotions felt at the time of the shoot .......

    Thanks for posting this :)
     
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    I remember my brother was relieved because his number was so high. I seem to remember the newspaper's listing the number of soldier's that died on the front page, probably in the Daily News. I'm not sure about that but I seem to think it happened.
     
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    The Vietnam war ended before I came of drafting age, but I still remember the evening news and it didn't matter which of the three networks you watched, the newscast always opened with the stats posted of how many died and how many injured. It was powerful to me night after night after night. It really hit-home when our neighbor's son was killed... I just remember our whole block of older people wanted to be patriotic, as they were the WWII generation, but so many were quietly saying, "Why the hell are we still over there!" Very turbulent time!!!

    So much so that pretty much the only people, at least from our area, to go into the military (post Vietnam) were people who had nothing else going for them. The military wasn't considered a viable option for anyone, not running from something. I'm still no "Hawk" and question our continued role as the world's "cop", but I'm very happy to see that the military is respected, appreciated and an honorable profession once again!
     
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    My draft number was something like ....#15.....
    but the draft just ended that year.
    Wow.....I was lucky.
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    I had seen some of the older guys come back ---
    they weren't the same "gung-ho" type, on return.
    And we all heard what had happenned to them.
    Some real rough stuff.
     
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    There were some very good movies (and some bad) made about the war, but I think The Deer Hunter is a classic.:thumbsup: Watch it if you haven't seen it.
     
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    Great movie !
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    I wrote + performed a song w/ my band ( in the 80's)
    that was based on that movie.
    Of course, the song tittle was "Russian Roullette"
    and had some screaming in it..."MAO ! MAO !!!"
    ( like the VC guy yells as he slaps DeNiro's face -
    to make him pull the trigger ).
    The video we did is somewhere on You Tube.
     
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    The utmost respect from me to those who volunteered to go and to those who were drafted and went to serve.

    It saddens me when I remember back then when soldiers returning home were not honored as heroes.

    A very sad, turbulent time.

    I was seventeen when the war ended.....
     
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