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 By: SA ROBERT EARL HUTCHINSON, USACIDC RETIRED

 

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“Sweet Jesus, my sweet Jesus, I pray for we Nam Vets.

Lord, Grant us the Grace to forgive our fellow Americans, ever if we shall never forget. Please, never again Lord Jesus, never again”.

THE LOST GENERATION – THE VIETNAM VETERAN

How did we find ourselves, the “Black Sheep”, not to be spoken about and forgotten.  Let’s open our history books.

The classified date of the Combat Mission in Viet Nam is unknown. When it actually started has never been officially released. The first casualty acknowledged by the DOD was a KIA on June 8, 1956; T-Sgt. Richard B. Fitzgibbon Jr., Military Assistance Group. MACV had started. Special Ops Troups Advisers, in a “Private War”. Let’s see, who was the President in 1956? Gen, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who assisted in the development of the Para-Military version of today's  CIA.  I guess he  just could not leave that covert war alone.

A high tech boat manned by Army Security Agency folks, working in the Gulf and got their butts caught; with the bad press, a Resolution, and the Official Conflict started August 5, 1964. Approximately 11 years later, on May 7, l975, the Conflict was declared over by President Richard M. Nixon.

The lies and myths spread by the MSM about the conflict, that got the people in the streets, were transferred to the Vets. The total number in the US Military assigned to Active Duty at the time was  9,087,000. Assigned to The Nam were 2,709,918, including approximately 75,000 partially disabled,

23,241 100% disabled (With the number growing every day) and 58,260 came home in "Body Bags",  some of the bodies packed with narcotics.  We left over 1,800 Americans behind and billions in weapons and war related gear.  The real Khaki Mafia is a topic for another day.

“When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

A warmer welcome, than was received at the Airports, will not be received in Hell. I had the pleasure of going “hand-to-hand” in the San Francisco Airport. No official “Welcome Home” by the U. S. Government, to this day! NASCAR and the NC State Officials at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on March 31, 2012, gave the only major event held in “The land of the free, home of the brave” dedicated to the Military from North Carolina.

The disabled were not met by any organizations to assist them. The VA was less than effective and have gotten worse in the last 4 years. Average 18 to 24 months to process a Nam Vet Agent Orange claim! Why does the U. S. Government want to forget us? We were there when the population refused to personally defend their Country. USA – Were we the “hired help?” ; you used us and then kicked us out of the house!

I am glad the troops of today are receiving a completely different welcome than we did by the public and the MSM. We should be grateful, that during approximately the same time of engagement, the stats were not even close.

If the Service Medical Rehab units and the VA were doing their jobs, we would not need the good people, at Wounded War groups. Think about it. The Vets having to beg for the money for treatment? What happens when, not if, all hell breaks wide open in the Middle East and Africa? Where will the troops come from and how will they be treated when they come home?

REH  “Black Sheep”

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  • Christine i do like your spirit. I as one of those soldiers in vietnam was a person  who loved freedom. my freedom? was in intelligence  moving airAmerica from one are- Cambodia to another- Saigon with an important cargo put there by our CIA.

    the Un wasnt an issue, the military wasnt an issue. but the people in the Executive branch were starting to set up what we are experiencing today. the Corporate takeover of America. the Banks now in control of our money and we the people left holding a debt they made and placed upon our heads. Fast and furious shows a government out of control. and sadly today i read whereby individuals are trying to create in obama a possible 2nd coming of Christ.

    It will come out in the news more and more. The TPP should learn that the Neo-cons are speedily retaking the republican party to extinction. And so Obama becomes King and the 2nd coming of who? No!   there are still too many in this nation who believe in God and his salvation not some ill concieved terrorist with the name Bar'ak Hussein Obama.

  • Those who fought in Nam did win the battle if not the freedom for the Vietnamese people. While many believe Communist China won we now know today they lost in the end. Vietnam is now a Communist/Socialist country like most of the World. All Communist countries now acknowledge they cannot survive without the Capitalist money. North Korea is the only true Communist State left in Asia and China is trying to control her kicking and screaming to enter the atomic age. The men and women who fought in Nam delayed the advancement of Communism for decades. Communism is using a different face today and it's called "The Progressive Movement", it's still the control of the State over the people with taxpayer money.

    Their tactics may have changed since Nam but their objectives are the same but now, they call it the New World Order. First they form the unions of countries as in the EU, African, Asian, North and South American and Middle East Unions then, they control them under NATO, UN, IMF, World Banking System and INTERPOL, so-call "Countries without Borders." Russia doesn't quite understand the impact this "One World Order" will have on her but will try and regain control over some of the former Soviet States to consolidate her power and, maybe even call herself by her prior name, The Soiviet Union. That would be a jaw-dropper. Right now she is poised for another attack on Georgia when the chance arises.  Like all Communist/Socialist States Germany is now realizing she is carrying the burdens of those countries that are going broke and now she wants her gold back. Where the EU has been for the past 40 years we are now heading.

    We have much to thank our Military for since Nam, they held the line for us and many of us now serve as patriots in the Tea Party. We have taught our children to honor those who fought and died in Vietnam because we owe our freedom to them all. I have always felt the Vietnam Vets were the vanguard for Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. While our politicians may have had different motives to fight these wars the "Silent Majority" understood fully the changing World of idiology. Thanks to Nam Vets we now have the chance to save the Republic and her Constitution, no small feat. They have given us time to teach our grandchildren about their Rights as American citizens. They have given each of us a lesson in valor and humility and so much more. Each man and woman who fought in Nam has always and will always hold a special place in my heart and thoughts. I don't feel we can honor the Vietnam Vets enough to repay them for all the oppotunities they have given us over the decades and, a simple "Thank You" would seem miniscule in comparison. So, I will say instead, may God keep you all safe in the comfort of His arms.   

  • once again Soros sponsored 'occupy  groups' to get municipalities to make illegal bans on protesting  for what they knew was the people marches upon the cities capitals.. you see with illegal bans in place now they can name the Martial law when they want too.

  • I know we no longer have the draft but I get so angry when I saw pics of the Occupiers crapping on police cars, and all the other dirty things they do.. It made me think about our Hero's having to serve several tours to protect trash like the Occupiers. I really think we should return to the draft with no exceptions to serve unless there is a disabiltiy. Even those that do not believe in killing could serve in some capacity behind the lines. or as a Medic. It's a Shame in America to have so much worthless detritus doing nothing but fighting AGAINST America....inside America... instead of getting their  lazy butts into the service and fighting FOR  America. It might help them grow up and undo some of the Socialist public school and University training they endured.

  • read the second post before this one

     

    Well i grabbed my stuff the Marine and we hailed another cab and we traveled  to the VA Hospital, as that was our destination in the first  place.    Iwas there for 4 hours,      never saw the marine again (BTW his name was (GeneAutry) not the movie star though.  then took a buss to Sacramento then flew home i never went back to San Fran till   1994  and ran into a man i had seen before but couldnt remember.  we talked He was a retired officer from the Sanfrancisco Police department and when i mentioned that day. He looked at me with eyes as big as plates and said you are the asshole who cuffed me to the cab.

    When the other officers  came to help them and saw they were  all  handcuffed  all the officers there were quite embarrassed      they  figured as the guy had left with out finiishing his account against us  (thats another story)

    that they would leave it well alone. He told me you know when i thought about it  you actually did what would be expected of you. We are forced to make decisions against the people because we are the enforcers. but you showed me that day  what a man with a purpose   and   good intentions for helping a fellow   soldier can do  when his mind is made up. and for you to come back and give me the keys and then appologise to me was more than i could bare you see  my  Son had enlisted into the army and was headed for Vietnam. I could not judge you for your actions to protect.

    He showed me a picture of his son who was badly wounded in  combat yet who came back and  beacame  a lawyer living in San Francisco

  • hey when i hit sanfrancisco in July 4 1965  i had just rrecieved my orders to go to germany.   i had my best suit on ( we were given one i bought another for my stripes and badges and such . i wondered around few noticed me  but as i  was young the lack of greeting did bot bother me as i had already decided that San fran was  alien to my country Idaho. I got my bag and had a trunk which was full of goodies never checked by anyone there,  went out to get a cab and saw these long haired aboriginies. I wondered at the time where theywere from?  they spoke funny language and made rude guestures as i passed.One even tried  to bar my way and was going on like a monkey in a cage. I was more concerned than angry so i picked him up shook him a little  and set him down out of my way. It would seem his eyes were glued to my nose as he made this whimpering sound. By then i was totally shocked at this things stiff response.

    I appologised to  him  picked up my trunk and bag and proceded on . At reaching the Cab i was intercepted by a police officer who  told me i had molested one of the people there. I asked who is this person>? he Said that the gentleman was making out a complaint on me. I told the policeman i had no one that i had accousted and if he would introduce me to this fellah----- Well     several things happened. a fight broke out between a jar head and another police officer.  so the police man brandished his cuffs i thought he needed to be cuffed as he was really agitated at this time. so i brought him to the full Nelson position told him i respected his badge to not be so angry took his gun  ( a 38) removed the shells and put it in his back pocket. secured the handcuffs to the cabs door handle then went to see what was happening to the marine.

    Well there were 3 cops and one marine . i went into the Group asked the marine what was happening, course the cops werent too happy as i guess i was supposed to take their side and another gun appeared  i hope the mans finger got well as i took his gun, he didnt give me much in a different  course to follow,  The marine in a totally angry state  possibly   not in his right mind as he   had the other 2 cops down, so i gave himcuffs i had liberated and he cuffed them together on the ground

     He then pointed at the individual who had acousted me  coming out of the terminal and said the individual had accused him of hitting him as he had blocked the marines way out of the terminal.   People by  this time  were     milling around and i raised my voice and i said a little too loud shut the---- up. it went quiet . of course i appologised to every one as i didnt mean to harm any feelings i then took the marine in hand   went to the original cab gave the police officer the keys and told him i appologised but that the man who had said we had acousted him well he had acousted us instead and that i was appologetic   for the   extreme action on outr part but that we the marine and I  had to go to a base ball game and id be there IF they needed more information

     

     

  • Anna, I am sorry to hear about  your problems & ex-husband.  I regret to say we had a few "low life"  folks in the military. . Were you able to get civil court to rule on any type of support for you or the Kids?  I  truly hope so.

    My Brother-in-law and friend, passed the week before Christmas.  He had been exposed to Agent Orange and in civilian retirement developed  like Cancers.  After the VA claim process, he received   8 months of disability..

    REH

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