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  • Eleven Letters Honor POW’s Hidden Wound

    09/22/2019 3:55:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Rolling Thunder Remembered ^ | 20 September 2019
    20 September 2019 Eleven Letters Honor POW’s Hidden Wound Capt. E. Alan Brudno, USAF, a 1958 graduate of NQHS, joined the U.S. Air Force with the hope that he would one day explore Mars as a member of the Astronaut Program. On October 18, 1965, on his 33rd mission over Vinh, North Vietnam, his F-4 Phantom jet was shot down and he became one of the longest held POWs in America’s history. He returned home in February 1973 deeply scarred by his captivity. He was posthumously awarded two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Distinguished Flying...
  • Vietnam Veterans go mental at stupid pokemon go players at memorial park(foul Language)

    07/30/2016 7:30:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    I don't blame them, i don't blame them at all! Those c*&t "gamers" should be shipped right away to those other c$%ts of ISIS, no ifs ands or buts!
  • Vietnam War Veterans Wounded Together Reunite After 44 Years

    05/27/2013 9:11:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2013 | Lisa Stark
    Former Marines Jim Volkmar and Arthur Phillips always wondered what had happened to each other. They last saw each other more than four decades ago in as a haze of morphine as doctors worked furiously to patch them up. Volkmar was a platoon commander, Phillips his radio operator. On that March day in Vietnam in 1969, they had set out to help rescue members of their platoon who were pinned down by the Viet Cong.
  • Organizers of Vietnam veterans' tribute to include complete picture of era

    01/25/2011 1:00:18 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 7 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | Michael Futch
    With the patriotic soldier and family in mind, planned activities include a Vietnam Wall traveling memorial, a wreath-laying ceremony, tributes to local Vietnam veterans and the nurses who served, and the rededication of a Vietnam War Memorial on Fort Bragg. But as envisioned by [Fayetteville Mayor Tony] Chavonne and other organizers, the homecoming also will include perspectives from native Vietnamese, homeless Vietnam veterans and anti-war protesters. "We're part of that story," said Chuck Fager, director of the Quaker House. The day before the meeting, Fager said he was appreciative that Chavonne had extended an invitation to the Quaker House to...
  • Many Arlington Residents Have Expressed Unhappiness With Rolling Thunder

    06/09/2010 8:14:52 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 26 replies · 59+ views
    Hello Yupette, Thank you for your blog. You should know that many Arlingtonians have expressed unhappiness about the noise and bad behavior from 'Rolling Thunder' We recently suggested that 'Rolling Thunder' move to a resort area like Virginia Beach and that 'Rolling Thunder' be replaced by bicycle and pedestrian events. We were ignored. Thanks for trying to improve our quality of life, not cater to every special interest that wants to do its thing in Arlington. Susan
  • Taking it personally.. Kimbrough leading Texas efforts to preserve memories of those lost in Vietnam

    04/26/2010 4:25:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Beeville Bee-Picyaune ^ | 04/23/2010 | Jeff Latcham
    Former Bee County Judge Jay T. Kimbrough knows his place. It would be somewhere next to childhood friend and fellow Marine Cloyde Pinson Jr.’s name on the Vietnam War Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. For if it wasn’t for the bravery of his Platoon Sgt. Jimmie L. West, Kimbrough would have died of his wounds the same day as Pinson did in 1967 in the Que Son Valley. Despite recovering from the wounds to his abdomen, anyone who spends any time with Kimbrough knows how the war impacted his life, his outlook. Now Kimbrough is taking on a new mission...
  • Vietnam Veterans Honored at White House Nearly 40 Years Later [by Ayers' and Dohrn's pal Obama]

    10/21/2009 6:24:02 AM PDT · by ETL · 26 replies · 1,165+ views ^ | October 20, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Oct. 20: President Obama shakes hands with Capt. John Poindexter in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. For Army Capt. John Poindexter, being awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for heroism Tuesday marked an "opportunity to close a chapter" in his life. "The general feeling is a pretty intense level of excitement," Poindexter told just before he and 85 other Vietnam veterans were honored at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. "It will mean to me that I've filled an important duty to the men who I literally owe my life to, men who...

    05/24/2009 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 2,031+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2009
    The Washington Times has partnered with the Internet company on a new project that transforms Washington's Vietnam war memorial wall into an interactive, personal journey on the Web. The Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial allows you to search the names on the wall and to drill down into the government's official war records to learn details about each of the 58,000-plus heroes enshrined on the wall. You can also add your own personal stories, remembrances and photographs. (edit) Start by clicking on the "Search the Wall" box, where you can select "Search" or "View." Once you find the name...
  • Vietnam Wall - 25th Anniversary, Nov. 10,2007

    11/03/2007 5:09:05 PM PDT · by trooprally · 55 replies · 2,298+ views
    Nov. 03,2007
    LIST of the WEEK'S EVENTS including Reading of the Names. Here is a quick break down of Saturday's events. There is going to be a Opening Ceremony from 10 AM till 11 AM on the Mall at 3rd ST. between Jefferson and Davis Drives. Closes Metro is the Blue/Orange Line stop at Federal Center, SW. But if you want to enjoy a nice morning stroll along the Mall, any of the other stops are good. There is a Parade from 11 AM til 4 PM. It appears to start where the opening Ceremony is and go to the Washington Monument...
  • Ernesto “Gooie” Gomez (Vietnam Vet Navy Cross for Valor recipient has passed)

    10/29/2007 4:31:41 PM PDT · by RDTF · 16 replies · 521+ views
    Kerrville daily times ^ | Oct 26, 2007 | not specified
    MISSION — Ernesto Gomez entered glory Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007. He leaves behind his love, Carleen Gomez; beloved sons, Israel and Gabriel Gomez; four grandchildren, many others he cherished, and a tattered Bible. Ernesto Gomez was a highly decorated Marine Vietnam Veteran, awarded the Medal of Valor. His interests were many: motorcycles, stone masonry, prison ministry, golfing (who shot under 100) and cooking. He was an artist, bonsai enthusiast, poet and loved telling everyone about the Lord God his Savior. Services will be at Grimes Funeral Chapels at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, with full Marine military honors....
  • John Kerry's time is coming — again (Projectile hurl alert)

    10/16/2007 5:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 286+ views
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2007 | Elizabeth Wilner
    Here’s a burning question no one is asking: Whither John F. Kerry? He is his party’s most recent presidential nominee. He came tantalizingly close to winning. And yet no one is looking for him to put his stamp on the 2008 Democratic primary or wondering aloud who he’ll endorse — even though Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile says that in the early-state contests, “most of the voters would be thrilled to know who Kerry would back and why.” But the lack of an audible clamor for an endorsement by Kerry is more than a bit deceiving, as is the...
  • Oily Substance on Wall Was Vandalism, Not Accident, Police Say

    09/17/2007 12:45:18 PM PDT · by mojito · 98 replies · 1,082+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/2007 | Michael E. Ruane
    The unidentified substance that was found splashed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial earlier this month was the result of vandalism, the U.S. Park Police said today. Sgt. Robert Lachance, a spokesman for the Park Police, said the investigation into the incident is continuing, but the detective on the case had ruled it an act of vandalism. Lachance said he could provide no more details because the probe is still underway. The oily substance was first reported to police the evening of Sept. 7, National Park Service officials have said. Dark blotches were found along a stone curb at the base...

    09/16/2007 10:42:19 AM PDT · by Right Winged American · 23 replies · 1,471+ views
    VA WatchDog dot Org. ^ | 09/13/07 | Larry Scott
    VA NEWS FLASH from Larry Scott at VA Watchdog dot Org -- 09-13-2007 #3UPDATE: SEN. AKAKA EXPLAINS (SORT OF) SUBMITTING ANTI-VETERAN LEGISLATION -- Akaka offers grade-school civics lesson as excuse for submitting President's bill that would prevent "Blue Water Navy" VA claims. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Senate Vets' Chair On September 6, 2007, Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, submitted "by request" legislation that would prevent "Blue Water Navy" veterans from receiving benefits for Agent Orange exposure.  This is an attempt to overturn the Haas decision.  The bill, S.2026, would also overturn the Nehmer decision.  (see...
  • WHEN YOU CAN'T WIN IN THE COURTS, BUY A SENATOR (Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans

    09/11/2007 12:59:44 PM PDT · by Right Winged American · 6 replies · 564+ views
    VA WatchDog dot Org ^ | 09-10-2007 #1 | Larry Scott
    COMMENTARY: WHEN YOU CAN'T WIN IN THE COURTS, BUY A SENATOR -- Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Senate Vets' Chair, submits bill for White House that would overturn two key Court rulings favoring veterans' benefits. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Senate Vets' Chair Commentary below: Please note that the original version of this commentary did not mention that Sen. Akaka submitted this bill "by request" from the White House.  That omission has been corrected.-------------------------Who bought Sen. Daniel Akaka?  The White House.Sen. Akaka (D-HI) is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.Last Thursday (September 6, 2007), Akaka introduced S. 2026 "by request"...that is,...
  • CHALLENGING THE DVA AND THE IOM (Institut of Medicine) - Blue Water Navy

    09/02/2007 10:51:39 AM PDT · by Right Winged American · 631+ views
    CHALLENGING THE DVA AND THE IOM   This Summary is provided in advance of a more detailed report challenging the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Institute of Medicine. The premise is there is no coincidence that the legal arguments of the DVA in Haas vs. Nicholson (which are extremely weak) and the release of the Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2006 (which excludes important data available to them) mutually support one another entirely. But that is the total means of their support. They are otherwise resting on air. The DVA legal argument is semantic manipulation that is meaningless...
  • VA Cancer Data Blockade May Imperil Surveillance - (Blue Water Navy)

    09/02/2007 9:09:00 AM PDT · by Right Winged American · 3 replies · 385+ views
    MedPage Today Online ^ | August 31, 2007 | By Michael Smith, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 -- Stonewalling by the Veterans Administration is putting U.S. cancer surveillance and research in jeopardy, according to many of the researchers involved in those fields. After decades of sharing data freely and allowing researchers to get in touch with its patients, the agency has been blocking such activity for the past several years, according to Dennis Deapen, Dr.PH., of the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program and the University of Southern California. The result, Dr. Deapen said, is that California state data on cancer incidence rates are being skewed. And that, he said, is likely to have...
  • Jane Fonda slammed for not paying female employees

    08/19/2007 3:52:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies · 3,655+ views
    Yahoo! Movies ^ | August 16, 2007
    Veteran actress and feminist Jane Fonda has been slammed for not paying her female employees working in the actress' radio network Green Stone Media. The twice Oscar winner and the radio network's co-founder Gloria Steinem have been accused of "putting their own reputations above their female employees' finances." According to the New York Post, Fonda and Steinem are 'refusing to pay severance, and the founders won't file for bankruptcy protection because it would publicly embarrass Jane and Gloria.' However, the 'Klute' star's spokesperson has denied the reports and said that the accusations are unfounded. "This is pure speculation. There is...
  • Navy Vets Die To Protect Corporate Profits!

    08/15/2007 9:58:24 AM PDT · by Right Winged American · 6 replies · 328+ views
    VnVets Blog ^ | Friday, August 10, 2007 | ngfs66
    Friday, August 10, 2007 Navy Vets Die To Protect Corporate Profits! We have said it before on several occasions, and now it is even more on target than ever: "It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield." On more than one occasion we have accused the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs [DVA] with protecting the chemical companies that manufactured Agent Orange by prohibiting Blue Water Navy Veterans from receiving presumptive benefits...
  • [Cindy}Sheehan criticizes Charlotte police (Gathering of Eagles "Neo-Nazi, pro-war fascist group")

    07/22/2007 2:26:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 3,206+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 19, 2007 | CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR.
    A blog written by antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan and posted on criticizes Charlotte police for allowing counter-protesters to "try to intimidate us" during Sheehan's antiwar rally Tuesday in Bryant Park. But in a memo to top police administrators, one captain said officers had no issues during the two-hour event and expressed surprise at the complaints. "At the School of the Assassins in Columbus, GA, and in Charlotte, NC, we ran into similar problems: police presence that seemed to be there to foster violence. At both places the neo-Nazi, pro-war fascist group "Gathering of Eagles" came out to mostly try...
  • Vietnam Vet Overcomes Obstacles to Lead Troops in Iraq

    07/05/2007 6:30:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Defense News ^ | Staff Sgt. Russell Bassett
    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Gholston (right), a squad leader with the Oregon National Guard’s 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, talks with his fellow soldiers after coming off a range in June at Fort Dix, N.J. Gholston, a 52-year-old Portland, Ore., resident, rejoined the service after serving in the Navy when he was younger. Gholston and the rest of the 115th deploy to Iraq in August. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Bassett Sgt. 1st Class Michael Gholston Vietnam Vet Overcomes Obstacles to Lead Troops in Iraq By Staff Sgt. Russell Bassett 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment...