T-H-A-N-K-S-G-I-V-I-N-G to all my Brothers, and Sister and friends.

H-A-P-P-Y  T-H-A-N-K-S-G-I-V-I-N-G to all my Brothers, and Sister and friends from Alaska to Florida and all point’s in between. Regardless where you served, we always made to most of this day.

Eating in a chow hall, in the field, or whatever the weather was like. The Brass could think of and tried to make the day a little more bearable.  Remembering our families, relatives, and friends. Your friendship’s over the years! Our shared experiences of Hope, Comfort, made all the difference in my Life! Thank You, so much with my LOVE TO ALL OF YOU! Mark Arguello!

H-A-P-P-Y   T-H-A-N-K-S-G-I-V-I-N-G

 

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First volume of documentary film on YouTube.

via Volume 1 of Weekend to Remember, 25th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Volume 1 of Weekend to Remember, 25th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Everyone!! Is posted and can be viewed on youtube, here’s the link: https://youtu.be/y3dC-lNvBD8 for a limited time.
I want to say “Thank You” to all the veterans I met 10 years ago in Washington D.C. Especially to all the members of the North Dakota VVA, Chapter 874, 39th Combat Engineers Battalion.
Father Billy who I met during the filming of the Opening Ceremony, Veterans Day parade at the National Mall. Roger Cheek introduction to Dustin Blanchard, NBC affiliate of Atlanta, GA. Who inspired me to continue that weekend, culminating with being part of the media who also recorded the speech by Colin Powell, Gen. (retired).
Trooper James Abram, Charlie Co, 1st/12th Air Cavalry, 1966-1967 who together we shared space on the media stand. He has guided me with his faith in God and the teachings of the Bible. When I wondered how the film project would become of fruition
Post Production I want to say “Thank You” to Donatello Bonato, Luis Villalon, for their cameraman and filming editing experience. Who without I would have been completely overwhelmed?
John Locker, of Sonic Factory Studios, as the Audio Engineer who transformed the audio tracks. From a tangled mess of noise to a work of Art! Thank You, Jon!
Dale “Doc” Shepherd, Medic,39th Combat Engineers Battalion, audio engineer for recording the Narration audio track.
Without the help of these people. I wouldn’t be writing this today. Last but not least to my friend Ray Benson, Air Force veteran, served in-country at Pang Rang airbase. For his tireless support of film sales in the upper Midwest. Thank You, Brother…
Along with all my fellow Vietnam veterans, brothers and sister’s I met at 101st Airborne Division, 4th Infantry Division, 39th Combat Engineer Battalion, and VSPA reunions.
I ask all who view to please share with all you know and let’s make this viral today! And every day!

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First two minute trailer for documentary.

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First two minute trailer for documentary.

Here’s the two minute trailer I made for the first version of the film website in February 2008. Just so you know there is no audio mix down, it is as it was recorded Nov. 9, 2007. First time to “The Wall.” Here’s the link from Youtube: 25th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial documentary My first impression: I was overwhelmed. Welcome Home Brothers and Sister’s!

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Vietnam War – Ken Burns – Commentary from Mark Arguello, Producer

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Vietnam War – Ken Burns – Commentary from Mark Arguello, Producer

Sept. 24, 2017 Facebook, Afnamvet Blog;

A week ago my life was tranquil at peace. And what I’m speaking my thoughts is not about me speaking for my fellow Vietnam vets. I do not have the right to say I do by any means.
We may share some of the same frustration, anger, and resentment. “Vietnam War” has brought this feeling to the surface again! And yet at least for me; 42 years after the fall of Saigon, April 30, 1975.
Society wanted to forget about this chapter of American history, I’m paraphrasing what was mention in the first episode last Sunday. Monday, my cable connection with Comcast was out for the entire evening. This meant no internet, or Wifi could be used to communicate.
I don’t know what the 2nd episode was about, only to view the 3rd episode and how the conflict escalated. It’s ramifications with President Lyden B.Johnson, and the American government.
To this day I carry this anger toward politicians for doing nothing, while our fellow Americans died on a daily basis until 1973.
This was one of many reasons for making the documentary and I’m posting small movie clips from November 9th Of the Iwo Jima Memorial. November 10th is of last minute details and organization for the Veterans Day Parade. Along with our vet’s gathering for the Opening Ceremony, and the parade that will fellow. You can view these movie clips at Facebook Weekend to Remember documentary page. Scroll to Women’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Over the past week, talking with brother vet’s that I’ve known since 1987, and the Vietnam Veterans Leadership program. We did fundraising with Seattle King County, Veterans office to establish a halfway house. To help those homeless vets with the opportunity to mainstream back into society.
My friend who doesn’t know I’m doing this, will not be named or other’s that I met during the filming and attending Army reunions. The conversation so far has been about the anger and resentment toward Congress at that time. While my anger and resentment is toward the Anti-war movement and it’s participants. Who went about with their lives and did little to help.
Over the next days I will include other movie clips and refer to Afnamvet.wordpress.com Blog.

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