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“The myth, the legend, MW69”

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aka: milwaukee69

#22 Jun 14, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>...You do a discredit to Vietnam veterans ... look up some facts ... during the Vietnam war over two million served in Vietnam almost eight million served in branches but not in country ... Yes war is a terrible thing and to send 18 year old kids to battle is not a ideal way to grow up ... I served my country and received wounds in the line of duty ... spent two years in a hospital and went thru 32 surgeries as of now due to wounds received "in the line of" the percentage of those who came home and became what you are saying is small compared to the numbers ... when i was able to function again I attend collage and received a BA and went on to get my MSW and then worked as a consoler for the "Vietnam Outreach Center" now called "Veteran Outreach Centers" before you condemn all google famous Vietnam Vets they are in all walks of life and hold high positions in every field of employment Senators,Congressmen Doctors and Lawyers actors and authors we are no different then anyone else and the great majority have done and continue to do wonderful things for this country ... To group us into such a broad category a slap in the face ... To this very day I continue to do work with the "Wounded Warrior Project" helping returning vets who suffer from PTSD and TBI ... Many WW2 and Korean veterans are included some of which served over five years in combat and came home had families and were called "The Greatest Generation" we don't look for any favors we did what we did because we choose to ...Only the Army were drafted all others joined with the exception of the USMC who would recruit from the draftees in times of need only ... Many people suffer from mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction but there is help for them just as there is help for veterans ... Have you reached out to your mother or just blame her next time you speak of veterans try speaking of the good they did and still do like the man said "war is hell" there are many vet centers go tell them of your experience and get involved. The media started all this "crazy vet" there was a time all you seen was Vietnam vets being portrayed as the bad guys from tv to movies it's just not so ... Next time you meet a vet tell him thank you it's because of them you are able to post freely on topix uncensored we protected your rights ...
<<Great post>>

<<Many people overlook the fack that veterans fought in more conflicts than just Vietnam>>

<<Although I was a Marine flyboy towards the end of Vietnam>>

<<Thank you for your service - this here Marine does appreciate it>>

<<#ooh/rah #do/or/die #semper/fi>>

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#23 Jun 14, 2013
Speedo54 wrote:
<quoted text>
<<Great post>>
<<Many people overlook the fack that veterans fought in more conflicts than just Vietnam>>
<<Although I was a Marine flyboy towards the end of Vietnam>>
<<Thank you for your service - this here Marine does appreciate it>>
<<#ooh/rah #do/or/die #semper/fi>>
... I see your new here ... there are many veterans who post here i told this story awhile back ... a very good friend of mine won the MOH and we had a big base of veterans in Buffalo ... we use to wear or highest ribbon awarded in our suit and sport coat lapels then one day the MOH winner showed up with just his National Defense ribbon ... what gives we all asked ??? he said that it's only given to those who raised their hand in time of war and that was enough ... we use to have a separation between those who served in country and those who didn't well he told us how far do we think we would have got without the support of the entire military from cook to supply clerk next meeting we all wore or National Defence ribbons ... thanks for your service ...

“....VETS”

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#24 Jun 14, 2013
T Turner wrote:
How can any soldier who's seen combat come back the same?
The mind is a very fragile thing.
no easy indeed ..I managed , not with out help ....

“....VETS”

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#25 Jun 14, 2013
Speedo54 wrote:
<quoted text>
<<roll call>>
<<Speedo54 - USMC>>
what is your MOS and service time
Vick Torre

Paterson, NJ

#26 Jun 14, 2013
Melody_E wrote:
"free roaming raptors" Your sense of humor will serve you well, Vic. The universe is obviously in the process of giving you a life lesson.
These are often painful when we resist them. Once the ego is allowed to retreat then things will fall into place for you.
Eventually you will sit back and look in awe at what you have learned. Then wonder why you fought against it so long.
Why do I say this? Experience. Been there, done that. Best wishes to you.
Thanks for lu k wish. But noy sure what your point is. What is the universe saying? I haf plenty life lessons since age 2. Been through a lot the past 58 yrs. I fight only to live. Never did a crime, went to work right out of high school. Helped people most my life. Those I mentioned above got a lousy return on their investments to family- friends and on meds because of it. Humor has been helpful to me. So I joke at every chance. Life offers no guarentees. I guarentee that.
Vick Torre

Paterson, NJ

#27 Jun 14, 2013
Melody_E wrote:
"free roaming raptors" Your sense of humor will serve you well, Vic. The universe is obviously in the process of giving you a life lesson.
These are often painful when we resist them. Once the ego is allowed to retreat then things will fall into place for you.
Eventually you will sit back and look in awe at what you have learned. Then wonder why you fought against it so long.
Why do I say this? Experience. Been there, done that. Best wishes to you.
What life lesson? After 58 yrs I got a lot of lessons. What is you deem I resist? I'm a laid back type personality and don't like trouble. Helped people most my life. Made efforts since age 17 to have my life fall into place. But life has no guarentees. I guarentee that!
Vick Torre

Paterson, NJ

#28 Jun 14, 2013
Sorry for the re-post. It was'nt there after hitting "post comment". So I redid it

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#29 Jun 14, 2013
Vietnam as Statistics

“Some 8,744,000 Americans served in the four branches of the US military-Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force-during the main period of hostilities (August 1964-January 1973), which make the Vietnam War second only to WWII in number of personnel involved. But because of the constant rotation of US servicemen in Vietnam-primarily one-year terms-a greater percentage of personnel saw duty in Vietnam. The average age of US combat personnel in Vietnam was only 19-compared to 26 in WWII. Black Americans constituted about 13 percent of the total troop force in Vietnam, about the same as their proportion of the total US population, but 28 percent had combat assignments, and only 2 percent of the officers were black. Meanwhile, about 15,000,000 eligible American youth avoided the draft by gaining student or occupational deferments; an estimated 250,000 simply didn’t register for the draft; an estimated 1,000,000 committed draft offenses; some 25,000 were indicted for draft-related charges, but only some 3250 spent any time in prison.
The US military lost 47,253 in combat and another 10,449 died in Vietnam; there were 313,616 wounded, of whom 153,300 were classified as seriously wounded. Only a small percentage of the US military personnel actually fought against large Vietcong or North Vietnamese units, although 76 percent were the target of enemy mortars or rockets, and 56 percent witnessed their comrades being killed or wounded. Due to the use of helicopters for evacuation, and the advanced medical facilities available, 82 percent of Americans seriously wounded were saved (compared to 71 percent in WWII and 74 percent in Korea)-the highest survival rate of any modern war. Only 2.6 percent of those who reached hospitals died. However, because of the enemy’s use of booby traps, mines, ambushes, and other guerrilla tactics some 10,000 Americans lost at least one limb (more than all those in WWII and Korea combined). Another 81 US servicemen were killed in Laos and Cambodia. Some 1340 Americans were listed as Missing in Action when the war ended. Some of these would be identified and their bodies returned to the US in the years that followed, but most would remain listed as MIAs.
South Vietnam reported 185,528 of its military personnel killed in the war, with 499,026 wounded. North Vietnam and the Vietcong reportedly lost 924,048 dead in combat. Vietnam is estimated to have lost 415,000 civilians in the war, with at least 935,000 wounded.
South Korea lost 4407 troops fighting in Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand lost 475, and 2348 wounded; and 350 Thais were killed fighting in Vietnam.
It is roughly, but reasonably estimated that the war cost the US $150.00 billion in direct expenses. Indirect expenses would probably total at least that, while still other costs-such as payments to veterans, interest on debt incurred etc-are all but unending. On an average day, US artillery expended 10,000 or so rounds; at about $100.00 per shell, this item alone cost $1 million per day. One sortie by a B-52 cost $30,000.00 in bombs alone. Some 4865 US helicopters were lost in the war, each costing about $250,000.00 and 3720 other aircraft were destroyed. The total tonnage of bombs dropped over North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos came to about 8 million (about four times the tonnage used in all of WWII); 2,236,000 tons of bombs were dropped on the infiltration routes in Laos alone between 1965-71. Although the bombing inflicted an estimated $600 million worth of damage on North Vietnam, it is calculated that the Us spent about 10 times on these raids, in which thousands of US fliers were killed, wounded, captured, or missing. The Soviet Union and Communist China are estimated to have provided about $3 billion worth of aid to North Vietnam and the Vietcong.
Vick Torre

Paterson, NJ

#30 Jun 14, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>... I see your new here ... there are many veterans who post here i told this story awhile back ... a very good friend of mine won the MOH and we had a big base of veterans in Buffalo ... we use to wear or highest ribbon awarded in our suit and sport coat lapels then one day the MOH winner showed up with just his National Defense ribbon ... what gives we all asked ??? he said that it's only given to those who raised their hand in time of war and that was enough ... we use to have a separation between those who served in country and those who didn't well he told us how far do we think we would have got without the support of the entire military from cook to supply clerk next meeting we all wore or National Defence ribbons ... thanks for your service ...
I'm grateful for veterens! My father- brother are veterens. I salute you.

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Since: Oct 08

Victor, NY

#32 Jun 14, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>... Have you reached out to your mother or just blame her next time you speak of veterans try speaking of the good they did and still do like the man said "war is hell" there are many vet centers go tell them of your experience and get involved....
You've no idea what the first 16 years of my life were like or how they affected me in the long run.
If I ever came across my mother, I'd just as soon shoot her in the face as say hello.
I do not believe in war, but I respect our veterans and troops.

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#33 Jun 14, 2013
Oliver Stoned wrote:
And let's not forget our fake 'Nam vets who now keep us entertained on Topix. Semper falsidicus
... unless you have the stones to post with your real name who are you to call anyone fake ... see its people like you the cowards who belong to that famous group called "paper tigers" go play or name call on another post Olie ...

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#34 Jun 14, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>... unless you have the stones to post with your real name who are you to call anyone fake ... see its people like you the cowards who belong to that famous group called "paper tigers" go play or name call on another post Olie ...
aye aye chief

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#35 Jun 14, 2013
T Turner wrote:
<quoted text>
You've no idea what the first 16 years of my life were like or how they affected me in the long run.
If I ever came across my mother, I'd just as soon shoot her in the face as say hello.
I do not believe in war, but I respect our veterans and troops.
... "forgiveness is something you do for you, not something your doing for the person your upset with "

I hope you can get the help you need seems like you'll enjoy the rest of your life more. Anger can kill you as sure as cancer can . If i can help please pm me ...

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#37 Jun 14, 2013
actually he was planned ,,, not a leaking condom

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#39 Jun 14, 2013
Sam Iam wrote:
<quoted text>Mother Mike????
... and my middle intial is F.... now isn't that a coincidence ... really all you had was to pick out name when everyone knew i ment grey box or unregestered ... stupidity makes me smile and you have me holding my sides from laughter ... what a putz ... ;o}
wankwatch

Auckland, New Zealand

#40 Jun 14, 2013
Sam Iam wrote:
<quoted text>Mother Mike????
We're watching you!

“....VETS”

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#41 Jun 14, 2013
and listening

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Since: Oct 08

Victor, NY

#43 Jun 15, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>... "forgiveness is something you do for you, not something your doing for the person your upset with "
I hope you can get the help you need seems like you'll enjoy the rest of your life more. Anger can kill you as sure as cancer can . If i can help please pm me ...
Appreciate your interest and I'm sure you're sincere, but it's been too long. I think the anger is the only thing that keeps me alive.

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