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« Reply #570 on: March 29, 2019, 04:07:57 PM »

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« Reply #571 on: March 29, 2019, 04:34:07 PM »
Continued Rest In Peace To All .... especially my Radio Operator USMC CPL Manuel C. Nieves KIA 12-6-67 www.virtualwall.org/dn/NevesMC01a.htm at Con Thien ......  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con_Thien Also Remember those who may still suffer effects to this day.

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« Reply #572 on: March 29, 2019, 05:02:03 PM »
Continued Rest In Peace To All .... especially my Radio Operator USMC CPL Manuel C. Nieves KIA 12-6-67 www.virtualwall.org/dn/NevesMC01a.htm at Con Thien ......  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con_Thien Also Remember those who may still suffer effects to this day.

RIP CPL Nieves

     

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« Reply #573 on: March 29, 2019, 08:49:06 PM »
Thank You mack for posting Mannys picture.

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« Reply #574 on: March 29, 2019, 08:55:52 PM »
I know we remember the sadness & the loss of so many of Our Troops as well as Our Wounded  & Still Missing but i do also remember the music of the era...not necessarily because it was all to my liking (not many Doo Wops) but because i do remember both good & bad times associated with the music & those there then ..some here today ... some not ....NEVER FORGET ! ....    https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=G7yeXPiRFqGe_Qbq_oHYCw&q=songs+from+the+vietnam+war+with+lyrics&oq=SONGS+OF+THE+VIET+NAM+WAR.&gs_l=psy-ab.1.6.0i13i30l3j0i22i30l7.2239.22263..51174...0.0..0.114.1971.23j3......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0j0i131j0i10j0i22i10i30j0i13j0i13i5i30._ctctqqE3Pw   ......"IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO" (by the Late Scott Mackenzie)  was a big one     ....years later when i played it often on the Jukebox people would ask if i was a hippie back then....i explained that to those of us in Vietnam it had a different meaning which has to do with the fact that in the USMC if you left Da Nang Airstrip after your tour (on Tiger Airlines who flew Troops out to go home ) first you stopped in Okinawa for processing for a few days then to San Francisco for a Commercial flight HOME ....  so San Francisco was our Safe Haven....the thing about my first flight out of Vietnam was  (i had flown all over the World in all kinds of weather on all different kinds & models of ...Fixed Wing Prop Planes ...Jets... Helicopters & also had more takeoffs then landings due to Parachuting.
however the Tiger takeoff from Da Nang on a short runway then going almost straight up to avoid flying over the jungle & taking fire was unique if not expected on a Commercial.
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« Reply #576 on: April 08, 2019, 07:24:44 PM »
In 1968 I flew from Saigon to DaNang to work with the Forward Air Controllers. My mode of transport was the rear of a C-130 with 4 water buffaloes, some chickens, an ARVN Spec Ops team, and some civilians.
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« Reply #577 on: April 08, 2019, 08:11:52 PM »
In the USMC we were on a training excercise having flown there in a C 130 ..part of the exercise involved CS Gas (a white powder which replaced tear gas) .....returning afterwards the contaminated clothing were in Willy Peter Bags (waterproof bags)....there was a whole pile of them ....during the flight a Marine gets up from the sling bench & says "im taking a nap" & dives onto the bags & two ripped open of course powder came out & started circulating ....luckily it was not a heavy concentration but it was still irritating.

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« Reply #578 on: April 09, 2019, 02:45:16 PM »
LtCol Richard "Dick" Cole, the last living survivor of the "Doolittle Raid" has passed away at his home in Texas. He was the co-pilot on Jimmy Doolittle's aircraft. A slow hand salute.
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« Reply #579 on: April 13, 2019, 01:31:36 AM »