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« Reply #210 on: December 09, 2014, 08:47:42 PM »
Very touching story - thanks Chief.

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« Reply #211 on: December 09, 2014, 08:55:24 PM »
 That really is a GREAT Story. Thank you Chief JK and thank you "JOR176" for passing that on. And if you don't mind, I'd like to pass it on also. It sure makes you think.

  For our younger members who don't know this guy Tony Orlando or a song about yellow ribbons.

   And for Chief JK, "68jk09", Jack O'R., "JOR176", and all our other veterans on this site, who wanted to come home, this one is for you. With a Special Thank you for what you have done. We take you back to those days of one very famous song. Sung by a guy named Tony Orlando. Called: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon around the Old Oak Tree".

  THANK YOU our U.S. Military Veterans.

 
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« Reply #212 on: December 14, 2014, 02:13:25 PM »
A Soldiers Christmas


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« Reply #213 on: December 30, 2014, 05:40:37 AM »
SOMETHING THE BLEEDING HEARTS SHOULD THINK ABOUT.... QUOTE...
I got shot down over N Vietnam in 1967, a Sqdn. Commander.
 After I returned in 1973...I published 2 books that dealt a lot
 With "real torture" in Hanoi .  Our make-believe president is
 Branding our country as a bunch of torturers when he has
 No idea what torture is.
 
 As for me, I was put thru a mock execution because I would not respond..
 Pistol whipped on the head....same event..  Couple of days later...
 Hung by my feet all day. I escaped and a couple of weeks later, I got
Shot and recaptured.  Shot was OK...what happened afterwards was not.
 
 They marched me to Vinh...put me in the rope trick, trick...almost
 Pulled my arms out of the sockets. Beat me on the head with a
 Little wooden rod until my eyes were swelled shut, and my unshot,
 Unbroken hand a pulp.
 
 Next day hung me by the arms...rebroke my right wrist...wiped
 Out the nerves in my arms that control the hands....rolled my fingers
 Up into a ball.  Only left the slightest movement of my L forefinger. 
 So I started answering with some incredible lies.
 
 Sent me to Hanoi strapped to a barrel of gas in the back of a truck.
 
 Hanoi ..on my knees....rope trick again.  Beaten by a big fool. 
 
 Into leg irons on a bed in Heartbreak Hotel.
 
 Much kneeling--hands up at Zoo.
 
 Really bad beating for refusing to condemn Lyndon Johnson.
 
 Several more kneeling events.  I could see my knee bone thru
 Kneeling holes.
 
 There was an escape from the annex to the Zoo.  I was the Senior
 Officer of a large building... because of escape...they started a mass
 Torture of all commanders.
 
 I think it was July 7, 1969...they started beating me with a car fanbelt.
In the first 2 days I took over 300 strokes...then stopped counting
 Because I never thought I would live thru it.
 
 They continued day-night torture to get me to confess to a non-existent
 Part in the escape.  This went on for at least 3 days.  On my knees...
 Fan belting...cut open my scrotum with fan belt stroke.  Opened up
 Both knee holes again.  My fanny looked like hamburger...I could not
 Lie on my back.
 
 They tortured me into admitting that I was in on the escape...and
 That my 2 room-mates knew about it.
 
 The next day I denied the lie.
 
 They commenced torturing me again with 3- 6- or 9 strokes of
 The fan belt every day from about July 11 or 12th..to 14 October
 1969.  I continued to refuse to lie about my roommates again.
 
 Now, the point of this is that our make-believe
 President has declared to the world that we (U.S..) are a bunch of
 Torturers...Thus it will be OK to torture us next time when they
 Catch us...because that is what the U.S. Does.
 
 Our make-believe president is a know nothing fool who thinks
 That pouring a little water on some one's face, or hanging a pair of
 women's pants over an Arabs head is TORTURE..  He is a meathead.
 
 I just talked to MOH holder Leo Thorsness, who was also in my squadron,
In jail...as was John McCain...and we agree that McCain does
 Not speak for the POW group when he claims that Al Gharib was
 Torture...or that "water boarding" is torture.
 
 Our president and those fools around him who keep bad mouthing
 Our great country are a disgrace to the United States .  Please pass
 This info on to Sean Hannity.  He is free to use it to point out the
 Stupidity of the claims that water boarding...which has no after
 Effect...is torture.
If it got the Arab to cough up the story about how he planned the attack on the twin towers in NYC ...
Hurrah for the guy who poured the water.
____________________________________________________________________
 
 "Bud" Day, Medal Of Honor Recipient
 
 George Everett "Bud" Day (born February 24, 1925) is a retired
U.S. Air Force Colonel and Command Pilot who served during the
Vietnam War. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S.   
Service member since General Douglas MacArthur, having
Received some seventy decorations, a majority for actions
In combat. Day is a recipient of the Medal of Honor.....UNQUOTE...THANK YOU SIR.
 
 
 



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« Reply #214 on: December 30, 2014, 08:47:34 AM »
Major George Everett Day was flying a 2-seat F-100F "Fast FAC" on 26 August 1967 when the aircraft was hit by AAA fire. Both plots ejected, the co-pilot was rescued but Major Day was captured before he could be rescued. He suffered several injuries during ejection including a dis-located left knee, a blood clot in his eye, and his left arm was broken in 3 places. He escaped several times from his captors before being re-captured and sent to Hanoi was he suffered many severe torture sessions at the hands of Cuban interrogators. Major Day was released from Hanoi on March 14, 1973.
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« Reply #215 on: December 30, 2014, 09:24:35 AM »
SOMETHING THE BLEEDING HEARTS SHOULD THINK ABOUT.... QUOTE...
I got shot down over N Vietnam in 1967, a Sqdn. Commander.
 After I returned in 1973...I published 2 books that dealt a lot
 With "real torture" in Hanoi .  Our make-believe president is
 Branding our country as a bunch of torturers when he has
 No idea what torture is.
 
 As for me, I was put thru a mock execution because I would not respond..
 Pistol whipped on the head....same event..  Couple of days later...
 Hung by my feet all day. I escaped and a couple of weeks later, I got
Shot and recaptured.  Shot was OK...what happened afterwards was not.
 
 They marched me to Vinh...put me in the rope trick, trick...almost
 Pulled my arms out of the sockets. Beat me on the head with a
 Little wooden rod until my eyes were swelled shut, and my unshot,
 Unbroken hand a pulp.
 
 Next day hung me by the arms...rebroke my right wrist...wiped
 Out the nerves in my arms that control the hands....rolled my fingers
 Up into a ball.  Only left the slightest movement of my L forefinger. 
 So I started answering with some incredible lies.
 
 Sent me to Hanoi strapped to a barrel of gas in the back of a truck.
 
 Hanoi ..on my knees....rope trick again.  Beaten by a big fool. 
 
 Into leg irons on a bed in Heartbreak Hotel.
 
 Much kneeling--hands up at Zoo.
 
 Really bad beating for refusing to condemn Lyndon Johnson.
 
 Several more kneeling events.  I could see my knee bone thru
 Kneeling holes.
 
 There was an escape from the annex to the Zoo.  I was the Senior
 Officer of a large building... because of escape...they started a mass
 Torture of all commanders.
 
 I think it was July 7, 1969...they started beating me with a car fanbelt.
In the first 2 days I took over 300 strokes...then stopped counting
 Because I never thought I would live thru it.
 
 They continued day-night torture to get me to confess to a non-existent
 Part in the escape.  This went on for at least 3 days.  On my knees...
 Fan belting...cut open my scrotum with fan belt stroke.  Opened up
 Both knee holes again.  My fanny looked like hamburger...I could not
 Lie on my back.
 
 They tortured me into admitting that I was in on the escape...and
 That my 2 room-mates knew about it.
 
 The next day I denied the lie.
 
 They commenced torturing me again with 3- 6- or 9 strokes of
 The fan belt every day from about July 11 or 12th..to 14 October
 1969.  I continued to refuse to lie about my roommates again.
 
 Now, the point of this is that our make-believe
 President has declared to the world that we (U.S..) are a bunch of
 Torturers...Thus it will be OK to torture us next time when they
 Catch us...because that is what the U.S. Does.
 
 Our make-believe president is a know nothing fool who thinks
 That pouring a little water on some one's face, or hanging a pair of
 women's pants over an Arabs head is TORTURE..  He is a meathead.
 
 I just talked to MOH holder Leo Thorsness, who was also in my squadron,
In jail...as was John McCain...and we agree that McCain does
 Not speak for the POW group when he claims that Al Gharib was
 Torture...or that "water boarding" is torture.
 
 Our president and those fools around him who keep bad mouthing
 Our great country are a disgrace to the United States .  Please pass
 This info on to Sean Hannity.  He is free to use it to point out the
 Stupidity of the claims that water boarding...which has no after
 Effect...is torture.
If it got the Arab to cough up the story about how he planned the attack on the twin towers in NYC ...
Hurrah for the guy who poured the water.
____________________________________________________________________
 
 "Bud" Day, Medal Of Honor Recipient
 
 George Everett "Bud" Day (born February 24, 1925) is a retired
U.S. Air Force Colonel and Command Pilot who served during the
Vietnam War. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S.   
Service member since General Douglas MacArthur, having
Received some seventy decorations, a majority for actions
In combat. Day is a recipient of the Medal of Honor.....UNQUOTE...THANK YOU SIR.

  Just reading that story makes me sick. How could anybody do that to another human being ? I guess the REAL QUESTION is "How can anybody go through that with no hope of when it will end" ?

  This is the first time I ever heard that story. But it will stick with me for the rest of my life.

  To me, Major George Everett Day is NOT a HERO. He's A GOD.

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« Reply #216 on: January 04, 2015, 11:10:38 PM »

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« Reply #217 on: January 12, 2015, 12:22:37 AM »
52 YEARS AGO.....Operation Chopper - January 12, 1962

In the first use of the recently-arrived U.S. helicopters, Operation Chopper lifts about 1,000 South Vietnamese paratroopers to an assault on a suspected Viet Cong headquarters about 10 miles west of Saigon.

Operation Chopper marks America's first combat missions against the Vietcong.


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« Reply #218 on: January 16, 2015, 11:03:06 PM »
23 YEARS AGO....THE START OF OPERATION DESERT STORM - January 16, 1991.


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« Reply #219 on: January 17, 2015, 12:20:53 AM »
23 YEARS AGO....THE START OF OPERATION DESERT STORM - January 16, 1991.

  Hard to believe that was 23 years ago. We were able to watch this on our television sets as it was happening. I remember thinking that we were going to take a beating as the planks dropped into the water and our soldiers would attempt to fight as they ran for land.

   Instead we saw a high tech war using direct hit missiles fired from ships off sea. Our military was hitting all their major roads and bridges. We knocked out their communications systems and the enemy was surrendering by the hundreds within a few hours.

  It was referred to as "Shock and Awe". I'm glad I was on the winning side of that because I know I was "shocked and awed" by what I saw. As I remember, the late General Norman Swartzkoff was the man who ran that campaign. He was referred to as "Stormin' Norman". He had all the great qualities of what a real leader should be.   
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« Reply #220 on: January 31, 2015, 02:46:40 PM »
United States Coast Guard in Vietnam:


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« Reply #221 on: January 31, 2015, 05:52:22 PM »
General Schwartzkopf JR. was the son of Colonel Norman Schwartzkopf Sr. The colonel was also a West Point graduate, WW 1 veteran and the founder and first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police in 1921. He wore badge number 1

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« Reply #222 on: January 31, 2015, 10:41:43 PM »
General Schwartzkopf JR. was the son of Colonel Norman Schwartzkopf Sr. The colonel was also a West Point graduate, WW 1 veteran and the founder and first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police in 1921. He wore badge number 1

  Thank you "jmag228". I didn't know that but I always considered General Schwartzkopf Jr an excellent leader. I would watch him as he gave reports on TV and I thought to myself, "If I ever became a leader, I would try to follow him in the way he led the troops". He was respected by all, not just the military.

  I don't know if guys know this or not, but this months issue of "Readers Digest" (February, 2015) has an interesting article in it called: Our Troops Tell All". I've only read a few bits of it, but so far it seems pretty good.

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« Reply #223 on: February 01, 2015, 02:57:14 PM »
46 YEARS AGO THIS WEEKEND.....THE TET OFFENSIVE.....CONTINUED RIP TO THE AMERICAN TROOPS & OUR ALLIES..... NEVER FORGET !......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet_Offensive
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« Reply #224 on: February 01, 2015, 05:56:54 PM »
Welcome to the Nam, my first day in-country!
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