Apr 30

From the Blogosphere: The Armorer Reminds Us…

Friday, April 30, 2010 12:33 PM


… that the Vietnam War ended 35 years ago today.

Thirty-five years ago today, I was an about-to-graduate high school senior. State wrestling champ, All-state football player, with a scholarship offer from the University of Missouri. Ready to move on to the next phase.

I walked down the stairs to where my bedroom was, turned left, and the Auld Soldier was sitting on the couch, watching TV. He was four months away from retiring after 27 years, two wars, a Silver Star, BSM w/v, and seven Purple Hearts.

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In honor of those who went and came back. And those who did not.

  • Pissed Working White Male

    Thank you John. I watched it from the hospital, recovering from my time in the gate of hell….we did our best, we gave our best.
    Sorry it wasn’t enough. Hardest was being Home and being told not to wear our uniforms in public. NEVER AGAIN. Our people now can wear them proud.