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  • 50 Years Ago Today, Second Story

    05/20/2017 4:22:46 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 107 replies
    Self [link to first story] ^ | May 20 2017 | Chainmail
    Last Saturday, the 13th of May, I posted my article about the day I was wounded in Vietnam. hereBecause I had such wonderful responses and because a flood of memories have come back, I decide to write the next part of the story, my time in the hospitals after that pivotal day all those years ago.As I described before, I had been shot on May 13th, 1967 and underwent surgery that evening in Charlie Med, Danang Vietnam. That following morning I woke up in a Spica cast, a plaster sheath that enclosed my whole body from the top of my...
  • 50 Years ago today

    05/13/2017 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 107 replies
    Self | today | Self
    On May 13th, 1967, I was shot through my upper right thigh, shattering my femur and almost severing my leg. I celebrate this day every year because it was the day I almost died but through God’s grace, I have lived this half century more. I was a twenty-one year old Lance Corporal (E-3) in the Marines serving as an Artillery Scout (an enlisted Forward Observer) with Golf Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) about 16 kilometers Southwest of Danang, Vietnam. Our company was on a local sweep a little north of Hill 55, following the edge of the Song...
  • Senator Stolen Valor

    05/11/2017 11:09:28 PM PDT · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    DISREGARD PRIOR ARTICLE TITLED 'THE IMPEACHMENT OF SENATOR BLUMENTHAL' Last night, on CNN, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., CT) told Anderson Cooper that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, “may well produce impeachment proceedings.” Blumenthal continued: “It may well produce another United States vs. Nixon on a subpoena that went to United States Supreme Court.” Senator Blumenthal is simply parroting more Democratic talking points that are full of sound and fury and which signify nothing. There was no Saturday Night Massacre II. There were no violations of the law on the President’s part. There were no dictatorial machinations. There...
  • The Impeachment of Senator Blumenthal

    05/11/2017 10:12:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Last night, on CNN, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., CT) told Anderson Cooper that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, “may well produce impeachment proceedings.” Blumenthal continued: “It may well produce another United States vs. Nixon on a subpoena that went to United States Supreme Court.” Senator Blumenthal is simply parroting more Democratic talking points that are full of sound and fury and which signify nothing. There was no Saturday Night Massacre II. There were no violations of the law on the President’s part. There were no dictatorial machinations. There was nothing except an adherence to proper procedures that...
  • Green Jungle, Black Rifle; The M16 in Vietnam

    04/22/2017 7:47:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    It is public knowledge that the tropical jungles of Vietnam turned the M16 from space-age assault rifle to unreliable junk which got good men killed. The specter of dead servicemen clutching jammed rifles looms large in the cultural consciousness. It is certainly true that the rifle’s issues in Vietnam are taken to hyperbole, even to the extent that they are thought to affect the M16/M4 family almost 50 years later. Seeking to address these deficits, it is beneficial for us to address each issue which plagued the rifle in turn, and its corresponding solution. In so doing, we shall both...
  • Trump to Attend Three Summits in Asia in November

    04/20/2017 6:34:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Tempo ^ | April 21, 2017
    Jakarta - US President Donald Trump will attend three important summits in Asia this November, as a sign of firm and unwavering commitment to building strong foundation shared between US and Asian nations, Vice President Michael Pence confirmed. President Trump is planning to attend the US-ASEAN summit and the East Asia summit in the Philippines, as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. "Our relationship without any doubt has benefited both ASEAN and America, diplomatically, economically and from the standpoint of national security," he said while visiting the headquarters of Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Jakarta,...
  • Learning from George McGovern and Earl Browder (Browder was head of CP-USA)

    04/11/2007 5:47:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4-11-07 | Andrew Walden,
    It would be pleasing to write about an anti-American war Senator who finally saw the light. But McGovern was not actually flip-flopping. He was consistently representing the interests of what he described in an August 25, 1978 speech on the Senate floor as, “Ho Chi Minh’s popularly-based revolution for independence in Vietnam.”
  • Trump's letter to Vietnam President seeks closer ties

    04/01/2017 2:57:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | April 1, 2017 | Reuters
    HANOI • United States President Donald Trump has written to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to promote more cooperation between the two countries, the Vietnamese government's official website cited Mr Quang as saying. Vietnam and the US had advanced ties to a new level under the Obama administration amid a dispute with China over South China Sea issues, while Mr Trump has also expressed his hope for a stronger relationship. Mr Trump sent a letter to Mr Quang "affirming his wishes to promote cooperation on economics, trade, regional and international issues", the Vietnamese government website said. Mr Quang made the...
  • Artist Was Forced to Eat Bugs to Survive Under Pol Pot’s Communist Regime

    03/31/2017 3:12:43 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 6, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A survivor of the notorious communist Khmer Rouge torture camp revealed that he and other inmates were forced to eat insects to stave off starvation—adding that they ate their meals alongside corpses of former inmates. Vann Nath, a Cambodian artist, is one of only seven survivors of the notorious secret Khmer Rouge prison camp called S-21. Some 14,000 men, women, and children were tortured, interrogated, and executed during the far-left Khmer Rouge regime headed by Pol Pot that ruled between 1975 and 1979, according to his biography. Nath explained that he was kept alive due to his skill as an...
  • Hot Flight Attendants In Bikinis Made Vietnam Its First Female Billionaire

    03/31/2017 5:42:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/17 | DEREK HUNTER
    Airlines all have their own uniforms for flight attendants, but those uniforms were never a reason customers choose to fly a particular airline…until now. VietJet, a regional airline in Vietnam, has its young flight attendants dress in corporate colored bikinis, and that marketing gimmick has helped the company’s CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, become the country’s first self-made female billionaire. Bloomberg reports, “With the initial public offering of Vietnam’s only privately-owned airline, Thao is set to have a net worth exceeding $1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making her the country’s first woman billionaire.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Ia1fLc8hw
  • President Trump Signs Vietnam War Veterans Day Act; Honor Nam Vets By Flying Flag

    03/29/2017 9:39:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/17 | Taylor
    President Trump signed in to law on Tuesday an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition, according to a White House statement. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and calls for the U.S. flag to be flown that day to honor those who served in Vietnam. The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). The bill passed the Senate last month and cleared the House last week. The Three Soldiers Statue, part of the Vietnam Veterans...
  • "Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory"

    03/25/2017 8:07:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Anita Bryant
  • Vietnam Eyes Israel's Delilah Standoff Missile, and F-16s Could Be Next

    03/24/2017 5:38:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 10, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    China's militarization of its man-made islands in the South China Sea and the resulting anti-access/area-denial bubbles that will cover massive swaths of that body of water in the not-so-distant future, has Vietnam shopping for weaponry that can counter Beijing's grand plans. Hanoi has already forward-deployed Israeli-built GPS-guided Extra multiple launch rocket systems to their own islands in the South China Sea—a weapon system that could rain down rockets on China's outposts with little warning. Now, Vietnam is looking towards Israel once again for its weapons needs, this time to provide an standoff multi-role cruise missile that can strike targets over...
  • Cambodia rejects paying 'dirty debt' to the US(major hurl alert)

    03/22/2017 8:39:31 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 21th March 2017 | Vannarith Chheang
    The United States has renewed its demand for Cambodia to repay a war debt of $500m amid President Donald Trump's push to improve the state budget. Such a demand has met with an outcry from Cambodian political leaders and their people, who have consistently called the debt "dirty" and "blood-stained". Clearly, the memory of the United States' war in Indochina continues to shape Cambodian perceptions of and foreign policy towards the US. Cambodia is reluctant to pay the debt. However, should the US keep forcing Cambodia to service the debt, its moral high ground may be adversely affected. "I have...
  • On this day in 1968

    03/16/2017 4:39:39 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 26 replies
    Troops of Co C, 1st Bat. 20th Inf. Reg. 11 Brig. 23rd ID attacked the Vietnamese village of My-Lai. By the end of the day the village and its population were largely destroyed.
  • Certain Immigrants Not So Favored(CA)

    03/05/2017 3:03:00 PM PST · by Mark · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 3/5/17 | John Phillips
    STATE SENATE Certain immigrants not so favored When former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., decided to write a book about his life in the U.S. Senate, he titled it “Herding Cats: A Life in Politics.” In his experience, that’s what it was like trying to get a hundred senators on the same page. In California the felines are a little bit easier to control — they all seem to hate President Trump and are willing to do anything possible to block his agenda. Not long after President Trump was elected, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los...
  • John Kerry joins Carnegie think tank

    03/02/2017 1:58:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | By Guy Taylor
    Former Secretary of State John F. Kerry has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as its “inaugural visiting distinguished statesman, the global think tank said Wednesday. Mr. Kerry, who served as America’s top diplomat from early 2013 through the end of the Obama administration in January of this year, will focus on “conflict resolution and global environmental challenges,” the endowment said in a statement. Mr. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served for nearly three decades in Congress as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, is expected to use to post to continue pushing his legacy as an advocate...
  • 'I've been raped': Jane Fonda, 79, reveals for the first time that she was a....

    03/02/2017 11:52:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 104 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 2, 2017 | Ellie Genower For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 'I've been raped': Jane Fonda, 79, reveals for the first time that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in a frank new interview Jane Fonda has revealed she was raped in a candid new interview. The 79-year-old actress and activist also said she was sexually abused as a child while speaking to Brie Larson for The EDIT magazine. The two-time Oscar winner went on to say that she was once fired from a job because she wouldn't sleep with her boss. 'To show you the extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on...
  • Vietnamese-American lawmaker silenced for telling the truth about traitor Tom Hayden

    02/28/2017 11:21:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Speaking truth to power isn't allowed in Sacramento A California lawmaker who fled Communist Vietnam as a child decided to tell the truth about the late former state senator Tom Hayden and his treasonable behavior during the Vietnam War. Hayden died Oct. 23 at 76 after a lifetime of seditious, anti-American behavior, including collaborating with America’s enemies during wartime. California state senator Janet Nguyen’s (R-Garden Grove) attempt to speak truth to power was cut short by Hayden’s allies in the Democrat-dominated California legislature who objected to her setting the record straight about Hayden.
  • 27 Days of Hell: When China and Vietnam Went to War

    02/27/2017 10:53:59 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 26, 2017 | Xuan Loc Doan
    Several of Vietnam’s state-controlled news outlets have in recent days recalled the country’s 1979 border war with China, until now a strictly taboo topic. Such a recollection may signal that the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has finally eased censorship of the short-lived but bloody military conflict. The war between the two communist neighbors broke out in the early hours of February 17, 1979, when China launched a full-scale military invasion into Vietnam’s northernmost provinces. Though the skirmish lasted only 27 days, the devastation it caused was colossal.