Oh Wow! Are there men like this really around? Great clip, thanks for sharing this. Welcome home soldier, thanks for your service, enjoy your wonderful family.
RS....I'm directing you and all the readers to this website, it's wonderful....
....and especially, the "best of"...
Keep your kleenex handy.♥
BTW, it should be mandatory that Obama watch these clips every.single.day....without fail.
These stories always get to me. I was the 11 yr old kid waiting a year for Daddy to come home from Vietnam. There were no home leaves, no 24/7 news, no phone calls, no email--just snail mail and whatever the 3 networks wanted to tell us, when they wanted to tell us. Thanks to Roger Staubach (he was in the Navy at the time and was the one who set up the flight to get Dad home) he got out of there early and made it home for Christmas Eve, which was also my 12th birthday!! I can't watch any of the homecoming videos without sobbing.
I came on to find an OT to post the "Verse of the Day" from BibleGateway.com
and I found this thread instead....
Now I can hardly see through the tears to type. Praise God for our brave men and women in the military and their families!
Oh! What's the "Verse of the Day"?
New International Version (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I loved it because I have been so anxious about the condition of our country and the coming presidential election. The whole chapter of Philippians 4 is one of my favorite lessons from scripture.
They look like a great family. God bless them all for the sacrifices they're making...People like this make me hopeful for our future.
I am thoroughly convinced our Military would never allow the subjugation of their fellow Americans by government. Videos like this confirm these convictions, always. Very moving, beautiful, and a clear example of why I joined the Army... Great Americans like these...
I'm so verklempt! Oy I love these. Thank you Scoop!
squeaky voice "yes". Lord, I know that squeaky voice. I love these!
You know - it's admirable that he is back from the war but, really - give it a break.
"Soldier returns from Iraq after leaving kitten behind", "Soldier surprises hooker he
has not seen for months", "Soldier returns to dumped girlfriend", get a grip on reality please.
There are 58,867 that didn't make it back from Vietnam and when I landed I was spit upon as a "baby killer", Now - there's a story for you to post. God Bless all our military
but, if you really want to know what it's like - ENLIST - then find your story to post.
CW2 Helicopter - Tay Nihn 1968
That bitterness will eat ya' up inside. That's what dealt you, it may not seem fair, but it is what it is. Just be proud of your service.
I'm surprised not one of you readers criticized poor whining Gary. I sure will, Get over it dude!
I'm Gary's age. My number wasn't pulled but I have plenty of friends and family that served. Some came back, some didn't.
One thing for sure no Nam vet I know from LERPs to Grunts begrudges the praise and love America has for our fighting men and women. Gary's either had a bad day and maybe a shot or two too many or else he's a total poser.
Anyone can type out CW2 Helicopter - Tay Nihn '68.
There is absolutely no excuse for anyone treating a returning vet with anything but honor and gratitude.
Although there is no excuse, perhaps there is something of an explanation. In those days, the MSM had such a lock on the "news" and how it was filtered that I don't think most people had any sense of what the real truth was. The three liberal television news outlets had a lock on what people heard. Today, thanks to alternative media, such as the Right Scoop, it's much harder to fool people. Well, at least not conservatives.
Again, this is absolutely no excuse. I was just a kid when the Viet Nam war ended, so I really wasn't conscious of what was happening. I assure you that I honor your service and thank you sincerely. I have two young daughters and I am teaching them to honor our veterans, and I assure you that they do. My youngest daughter's favorite song is Riding With Private Malone and I assure you that she fully understands what it's about. Every time we are in D.C. we visit Arlington and personally than the men who served with you and didn't make it home.
Gary, I wish I could say anything that could change what happened back then. The most I remember myself of Vietnam was seeing the boat people escaping. I was 10 when it ended, and being a kid in Canada, I didn't have a clue. When I grew up and moved to the States, when the States entered Desert Storm, my parents didn't want me to come. I came anyway. Partly because I was learning to love the Country and was wanting a new life. When I found out what was thrown at you boys coming back, I was shocked and wondered why. I had the honor later to be able to work with a few Vietnam vets and became good friends with them. It about broke my heart each time any of them would have a flash back or memory. And it still broke my heart that they came home to garbage that was completely undeserved. I made an effort to teach my son to thank a vet- and he doesn't even wait for me anymore whenever we go out. He is as proud to meet any vet from any war and learn a little about them.
We may not be able to escape or paint over the past, and even some of that thanklessness still that goes on now, but more and more folks are trying hard to make sure that our boys and girls never have to come home to that kind of crap ever again.
I don't know if you'll come back to Scoop. I hope you do. You'll find no spitters or name callers here. We support and love our troops here.
God Bless you Gary, and thank you SO very much for your service and sacrifice.
people forget that there was a draft to contend with back then...my number was 52..i remember the moment i heard it.. i was in my car driving back to my moms house (i was still in school 12th grade) and i heard month...day....and then Number 52...they were taking up to 150 that year...that great day turned into ..now what do i do...so i went to the army recruiting office and joined up on the delayed enlistment program...i figured a poor kid from the country....guess were I'm going...Nam was all over the news...daily kill count..them and us...protesting in the street...Kent State...death and mayhem all over the TV...troops abused by the media..the leftist collage punks being taught by leftist professors...Hanoi Jane...and then 8 weeks of basic training...Fort Dix...17 weeks of AIT at Aberdeen MD (Wheel and Track Mach 63h20)and then it was time to find out where i was going to be stationed....walk up to the desk to get my orders and the Sergeant at the desk said to me "Were in Germany do you want to go?"
After all the time i spent preparing for Nam and maybe a shortened life or worse i was faced with Germany...122nd MT.BAT.3rd Armored Division West Germany...
but while there i met many men who went to Nam because Germany was kind of a cool down area they sent lifers or those who re-uped to get back to "NORMAL" before sending them home or to a another duty station...Most wouldn't talk about it...some never really came home..and some learned how to cope with what they went through...but to deal with the hate being spewed at us from our own people at home (whether you were in Nam or not they didn't care) was a crippling blow that many hid in the back of their minds... still the pain is there... you try to heal..
Remember...a nation turned its back on its own...never in history has that been done...NEVER!!..so be patient...time is all most have left...memories drift in and out
and the pain...in time will heal.......for most
hmmm, i would think that you would appreciate this clip all the more now that past mistakes are not being repeated. americans are not allowed to celebrate a soldiers return? let me answer that...yes, of course we can.
Gary, You were appreciated from a multitude of people who were intimidated from giving you the reconition you so richly deserved because of our own intimidation of making waves in a time of violence against the war in Viet Nam. I, personally, am soo sorry that I did not stand up for the returning vets, that gave so much and deserved much better than we gave. I appreciate what you did!
I have visited that country and have come to an understanding of what you did that I admire greatly. Please forgive me if you can.
To feenca - Thank You for your reply as I hesitate to prolong a sorry history of our involvement in Vietnam however, I look at my "brothers in arms" - those less fortunate than I too have survived the tragedy. I do not look for the recognition for I am no more deserving that those who sacrificed their lives (some without choice) but, try to put in perspective that it is not "one veteran" returning home - it is all
veterans who have put their life on the line for country. Not for their beliefs, but for all of "us" - they still defended our heritage and traditions. It is a duty and with it comes a sense of pride - regardless of thought. (I for one can tell you that my father-in-law would not have embraced me that way - he had other ideas Ha')
What I'm trying to say is that, I was remiss in the past, by not speaking up and speaking out for the very people that insure our freedom everyday. No more, as for me, of not speaking out for what I believe in. I am just sorry that I have not done so earlier! No more and never to be forgotten in the future.
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Thanks Scoop -
Smiling after all the crazy Obama and Co. junk!