April 30, 1975, Forty Three years later.

All my fellow Nam vets, the 2 million or so that served in country.
I feel we’ve reached a milestone of sorts. Whatever the number of us who are still around.

We’re here… from that day to the present! Our lives. without our consent. Became and was stereotyped by the Media, as all American presidential administrations. Gave us lip service. Along with our buddies at the Veterans Administration who decided who would be entitled to PTSD compensation or drug therapy. I say that feciosuly. Because they at the direction of political deals with the DOD. Or whoever they chose.

That may explain why 40,000 plus of our brothers and sisters committed suicide. Because of the pain and sorrow. We endured during those first years after the war was over.

Times have changed, we have changed… some of us have healed, yet those memories of that time “in country.” Remain forever more. …

So today before we go to bed, let us remember what Major Michael O’Donnell said “take one moment to embrace these gentle heros you left behind.”

I don’t know if anyone out cyberland, wants view Volume I of Weekend To Remember, 25th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On YouTube.

About pleiku1970

My service at Pleiku, 1970 is significient because of the Cambodian Incursion. Close proximity to exit routes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the "Tri-Border area of Laos,Cambodia and Vietnam. This Air Force assignment was different than most, because of the isolation.
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