Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by G 97, Sep 18, 2017.
Might have been in another episode, I saw mention of it and the losses that were suffered.
I was born in 56. I remember the nightly casualty counts, friends a couple years older encouraging us to go for their knees in our pick-up football games. I also remember people driving up and down Hillsborough Street in Raleigh cheering, flashing headlights and honking their horns when it was over.
I remember 56 like I was two.
Daaaannnngggg! You guys are old!
Spent years trying to outrun old, but that sucker's got endurance you wouldn't believe.
was 4...I do remember Ike, though.
Thank you. Now I feel younger. I don't really remember Ike, but I do remember the JFK assassination and duck and cover drills. Even then I was skeptical about the ability of that desk to provide sufficient cover to shield me from a nuclear blast.
Trump is committing genocide on all you Methuselahs.
Where's the federal gooberment and airdrops of Metamucil, Super PolyDent and Depends for the needy in this thread?
That information is only available on a need to know basis. You aren't on the list.....yet.
Yes the PBS series discussed it but as proof the NVA strategy of "grab them by the belt" was key to winning and not as the stupidity of marching the relief troops thru the NVA camps.
I'm just 4 years younger than you and I can still remember sitting at the dinner table with Walter Cronkite blaring away in the other room about the daily body count and the protesting going on. For some reason the announcement of the My Lai massacre really sticks in my memory. I will never forget the name Lt. William Calley. My mom liked to have nightly discussion about the war and did her best to explain what was going on from the viewpoint of both sides (soldiers and protesters).
In TN, they were still doing those when I was in school in the 80s. I remember doing them in 1st and 2nd grade.
Ken Burns is a leftist shill. But he makes good docs sometimes. I'm up to part 4.
I remember Hurricane Ike as well.
Is he really? I know next to nothing about the guy. I just like a good history documentary, especially with real footage.
Couple of good reads:
OLD? Hell, even today they're just puppies.
If he keeps screwing around and insulting us he won't have the chance to get old.
I'm a Vietnam Vet. USMC.
I was a heavy equipment mechanic stationed on Okinawa and picked up a temporary duty assignment working with the South Vietnamese Marine Corps. I was attached to an advisory group headquartered in Saigon but stayed in camp with the VNMC teaching them how to repair and maintain the diesel generators we shipped them.
Some were so young I swear they couldn't be more than 12.
I didn't see much combat but I did spend enough time with the Vietnamese Marines to get an understanding of what life is like for people born into war.
I've watched a bit of the series and it seems well done but not sure I will bother with the rest.
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