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Forum topic by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 07-14-2014 06:33 PM 1201 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2014 06:33 PM

No wind for last three days to show it flying.

This is special to me.

It is NOT about me…...........I gave a little

It is about those kids who had their lives taken from them….......They Gave ALL

Rick Dennington and I “found” each other on LumberJocks. We stay in touch. Same unit, over-lapping tours. Rick carried the MG, I was the Medic, and a damn good one, thank you very much.

Wet eyes as a write this


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#1 posted 07-14-2014 07:12 PM

Bruce, I am glad you made it and that we can call each other friends

-- Bert

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#2 posted 07-14-2014 07:31 PM

Hi Bruce,

That’s a great-looking flag of our old unit in Nam…..Makes me proud just to see it again…..I’m also glad the we “found” each other on LJs…..We were soldiers…...and young…..Thanks, pal…..Keep safe, and stay well…..

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#3 posted 07-14-2014 08:29 PM

I too am glad you made it brother.The Nam war like all wars was madness when you consider so many people sent to a country against their will, Well most of them ) that they had never heard of or new existed.Defending your nation is what armamments and soldiers should be about (until the day comes hopefully when they are not needed) but large numbers of innocent people going to kill other people, all for a very few powerful peaople who never sent their own kids.This IMHO is just something we need to tell governments in future to go F—- themselves when they tell our kids to go and die for their corporate greedy investments. Sorry I hate wars they are usually all about money,that is usually owned by a very few super rich.What did Vietnam bring Americans and Australians etc but death and misery.All naturally MY 2 cents sorry Bruce .I know you were ,and are a very brave man. I personally would have headed to Canada pretty damned quick especially as Americans on American soil were perfectly safe and never in danger.Keep soldiers for defending our countries.And keep out of other peoples political differences that are none of our business. as said My 2 cents only. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 11:00 PM

Proud to see your flag. Wasn’t my flag but, the words say it all…. I had a chance about 5 years ago to meet up with some of the guys from my outfit. We met in W. Memphis. Two wonderful days. Saying goodbye again was a killer. That place left a hole in me big enough for a truck to pass thru.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 11:15 PM

THANK YOU for your service!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 07-15-2014 02:43 AM

awesome ,thanks for your service too ,sons a medic too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 07-15-2014 02:46 AM

Hear hear

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 07-15-2014 07:31 PM

Thanks for all the supportive comments, guys.

I have also received several PM’s on this topic, for which I am most grateful. Too many to answer altho I am going to try.

Eddie, take some comfort in the fact that in most units and with most guys they make damn sure the medic stays healthy, happy and well. If THEY get hit, they wanna see no one except “doc” bending over them. I hope your son carries a shotgun (my weapon of choice, or whatever weapon he prefers) and ammo as he does med supplies. That also helps one heck of a lot. As anyone who has been in the fray can attest, no such thing as too much firepower.

May good bless our leaders with wisdom and very frugal use of young lives.

May God bless those making tactical decisions with a sense of frugal use of young lives.

May all leaders of our troops, military or legislative, feel the pain of each death and each drop of blood as they commit young lives to deathly endeavors.

May our leaders allow our troops to prevail QUICKLY if young lives are committed.

May no blood or lives be wasted.

May God foil the plans of our enemies and may we reign supreme on the battlefield.

May God bless and protect our troops. Rough men and women who ensure that we all can sleep soundly at night.

God bless America.

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#9 posted 07-15-2014 07:39 PM


Thank you for your service!

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#10 posted 08-20-2014 05:33 AM

I have the US Flag that was flying when our FOB was attacked one morning in Iraq. It is full of bullet holes and such but when the smoke cleared it still was flying. Some died, including a lifelong friend, defending that piece of desert. But I promise you Habib and his buddies ALL died.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 08-20-2014 12:24 PM

Awesome flag. Thank you.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#12 posted 08-20-2014 01:50 PM

God Bless America and all it’s lovely people amen. Alistair

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#13 posted 08-22-2014 02:16 AM

Thanks you for this post and for your service!! God Bless American and may Her flag always fly high over this country!!
I lost my good friend Fred Heriaud over there. He Gave All.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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