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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Ken Burns “Vietnam War”= Weekend to Remember, 25th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Ken Burns “Vietnam War”= Weekend to Remember, 25th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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The day before Ken Burns “Vietnam War” series. I want to share the first rough cut and preview of the movie. I posted this on November 30, 2007. Here is the YouTube video (rough cut and all without audio editing.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpzH4Li_1-E&t=1s Please share with all our fellow vet’s and their families today and every day. This is who we are as people. Because we experienced events and became part of the history. For better or worst, because we were willing to sacrifice. While others became part of that Ultimate Sacrifice who we NEVER FORGET, WE LOVED THEM AS WE WILL TILL WE ARE GONE. OUR CHILDREN WILL CARRY THIS LEGACY THAT IS OURS. Thank You,

If you want to know more about the author of this blog, search or click on Where Do I start” link from November 2nd, 2014. The day before Ken Burns “Vietnam War” series. I want to share the first rough cut and preview of the movie. I posted this on November 30, 2007. Here is the YouTube video (rough cut and all without audio editing.)

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Pointman Soldiers Heart Ministry , Face Book July 25 at 11:44am

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This ministry is facing negative comments from spokeman from  Pennsylvania, Veterans agency and Philadelphia City Council. Needs your support to raise concern about helping our fellow veterans!

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A fellow Vietnam veteran, who founded, Pointman Soldiers Heart Ministry in the Lansdowne/Greater Philadelphia area eight years ago. Continues to help fellow veterans, while Pennsylvania state agency and city government agencies push back against assistance.

Ari Merretazon and James Abram vs. Philadelphia City Council
Update:

As it stands now, our “Case Settlement conference” is RESCHEDULED for Thursday, August 7, 2017, at 3pm, in Court of Common Pleas, Room 691B.

Ari Merretazon and James Abram are decorated, honorably discharged Infantry Combat Veterans of the Vietnam War.

We filed a writ of mandamus law suit to compel the city council to comply with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 16 P. S. 8072—a statute that creates veterans’ rights.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on February 17, 2017 and paraphrasing comments by : Joseph Butera, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, said Philadelphia’s Veterans Advisory Commission qualifies as a state-mandated department of veterans affairs.

“The Pointmen group, most of them Vietnam vets, seethe and tear up when speaking about their struggles with the city. They complained in an interview that the Veterans Advisory Commission is not effective in helping them get benefits from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.”

I personally find that a spokesman for and from Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs comments are derogatory and disrespectful to Vietnam veterans seeking to help all veterans. Please share this with all veterans about how some Pennsylvania state spokesman view veterans trying to help others. I don’t know all the facts. Only what I have heard of and posted at Pointman Soldiers Heart Ministry Face Book page.

All of our veterans who need help should not be pushed away from assistance.

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4th of July comments

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