The veteran may be the aged fellow who is still trying to shut out the images of the Tet Offensive of 1968, and still remembers how his former best friend in high school called him “baby killer” and “willing tool of the “war mongers.”
This was one of the events that made that generation shine, without a doubt. Oh, they had their faults; racial prejudice was a problem, and many people were hardened and bitter, having endured the Great Depression
While Dad was in Korea and my older sister suffered with polio, we lived luxuriously in wonderful clapboard wooden housing built years before, eating the best rice and beans the economy and the local stores had to offer
I am writing these books so that Vietnam Veteranss can set their grand children on their knees and open the pages to an era, not of shame or failure, but of heroism, goodness, and Military victories, during the Vietnam War.
He jabbed his finger into our mutual acquaintance’s chest and said loudly, “Why don’t you just shut up! At least he’s got the guts to do something about what he believes in! What’s your cause, Fats, besides ruining people’s evenings?”
Obama is fighting his political Battle of the Somme, and we have the political momentum. Stick together. We can always argue after we win in 2016.
Dear God, don’t let the world forget what we’ve done, and if we forget you, Lord, please don’t forget us. We really do like it when you thank us for our service, folks, so say “thanks” to a veteran on Veteran’s Day!
Because of our loss in Vietnam, the number of communist “wars of liberation” in Africa, Asia, and South America more than tripled in the 15 years after the fall of Saigon, and millions died as a result.
I heard a young man say Calvin Coolidge resegregated the federal government and liked the racist film “Birth of a Nation.” It was Woodrow Wilson, who also revitalized the KKK when they were at a low ebb.
Forrest, whose star of serendipity shone upon him brightly once more, went very big with the “Bubba Gump Shrimp” company. His boat turned into a fleet, and the fleet turned into more money than Forrest would know what to do with. Forrest gave Bubba’s portion to his momma in Bayou La Batre.