Vt. guardsmen heading home

Vt. guardsmen heading home

There are 13 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Nov 6, 2010, titled Vt. guardsmen heading home. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

According to a spokesman for the Vermont Army National Guard, the 1,500 members of Vermont's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be on American soil sometime between the middle of this month and the first week of January.

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jway

Florence, AL

#2 Nov 6, 2010
First my condolences to the five members and their families that were lost. Second a warm welcome home to the Patriot Americans and their families.Thanks again.
Not Broken

Sterling, VA

#3 Nov 6, 2010
Can we focus a bit more on the positive aspects of the experience instead of writing an article almost completely filled with "decompression", Post Traumatic Stress Disorder", "Yellow Ribbon Check-in"?

You focus on these negative aspects of the deployment because they're juicy and dramatic but you do a disservice to the men and women who did their jobs, saw some bad things and are ready to move on as they will be handled with kid gloves unnecessarily. Everyone processes events differently and we need to help the soldiers who are in need but don't handicap the people who are just fine by driving it in to their heads to the point where they actually wonder if something should be wrong with them!
jway

Florence, AL

#4 Nov 7, 2010
Not Broken, well said. One other point, you and I are the only two post showing gratitude to these Fine Service people. Compared to all the blogs supporting drugs and low life drug dealers and downing the Police. Something is wrong here. Vermont was never this way before.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#5 Nov 7, 2010
To our returning "Heros"

It is you that deserve our thanks for stepping up and serving. Our prayers and thoughts have been with you all the way. Welcome home! You are all the winds beneath this country's wings.
Northern Wind

Brattleboro, VT

#6 Nov 7, 2010
jway wrote:
Not Broken, well said. One other point, you and I are the only two post showing gratitude to these Fine Service people. Compared to all the blogs supporting drugs and low life drug dealers and downing the Police. Something is wrong here. Vermont was never this way before.
So, in a thread that is less than 24 hours old. Since you posted first, you are the only patriots?!

I, and most of the people I know here in Vermont support our troops passionately. We may not always agree with how they are being used, but that's not their fault - they deserve nothing more than support and respect.

Vermont still isn't "this way", Vermont hasn't changed. You have. You want everybody to be lockstep with YOUR beliefs. Rather than the interesting mix of beliefs and viewpoints that Vermont has always had.

Even if I don't agree with you, I respect your ideas, and your right to have them. Its a shame you do not return the honor to your fellow Vermonters.
jway

Florence, AL

#7 Nov 7, 2010
Thanks for the boot in the butt, some times I get a little carried away with my emotions.On the other hand I was just home visiting friends and relatives then discussing with other transplanted Viters on the net what Bratt. is today compared to when we grew up.It has changed. But like I have said before, I love Vermont and most of its people but still harbor resentments against some who came making changes, to some of us for the worse. Especially any one in the drug business. I remember the first coke some one was trying to sell in a Bratt bar 30 yrs ago we all shunned him from then on. Again I apologize for hurting the good Vitters. For the VT Guard I love them all as I was one yrs ago, and I PRAY NOTHING BUT THE BEST FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Everyone

Port-au-prince, Haiti

#8 Nov 7, 2010
Some things are obvious, others are not.
Not Broken

Sterling, VA

#9 Nov 10, 2010
I show gratitude to them every day. I'm a Platoon Sergeant....in Afghanistan. Soldiers are here to help the Afghans stand on their own and KILL those that threaten them or their coalition partners. In the process of doing so, some soldiers may need help adjusting to some of the things they've seen or done....but not all.
My point is...step back and let them refocus when they get home. If they need help they'll reach out for it or someone close to them will bring it up. You just can't spread a fix-all over a problem that may be there only a small fraction of the time.
silly girl 45

Bennington, VT

#10 Nov 10, 2010
Instead of arguing, is it really that tough to just give thanx that they are coming home, and out of danger's way. So many families of military would like nothing better than to have their loved ones back home, some can not. They are still fighting for america's freedom. Give thanx this holiday season, and next time you see a soldier, tell them thank you.
flat lander

United States

#11 Nov 11, 2010
this blog is all about what thy think or believe.Once you start stay away from the topix and attack every one that dosen't agree with you. after 3 volleys then every one is attacked and if you refer back to the topix you will lose them. Any questions well don't ask me, I don't know what this is about. "see"
not broken

Hinesville, GA

#12 Nov 11, 2010
If you truly ARE a Platoon SGT. Then you know better than to give that type of advice!

And indeed if you are a Platoon SGT, You should be stripped of your rank! Because that is NOT how the military deals with those type of issues!
jway

Florence, AL

#14 Nov 11, 2010
Not broken no 9 thanks. no 12 doesn't know their a-- from a hole in the ground. I just watched the Horse Whisperer, Mr. Roberts bringing in Vets to his ranch to help them deal with their post combat problems you should see their interaction with training horses, learning trust patience and anger management awesome. Not all vets need help. thanks for serving. john. And thanks to Mr. Roberts
Dr Feelgood

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 12, 2010
not broken wrote:
If you truly ARE a Platoon SGT. Then you know better than to give that type of advice!
And indeed if you are a Platoon SGT, You should be stripped of your rank! Because that is NOT how the military deals with those type of issues!
Well, how does the military deal with issues like this.

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