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BLADE4356

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Since this is the year that many baby boomers are turning 60 , i was thinking that there must be alot of members who have pictures from their younger years in viet-nam. It would be nice to see the experiences that others have had when they were turning 19 or 20 years old.Nothing graphic please , just young american boys (and girls) growing up in a very turbulent era.
Shots of me turning 21 in vung-tau, me on the left, sitting in the door gunners spot of a uh-1d.
 

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A great idea Blade! (y) . I hope others post what photos they have.
And, I hope everything posted is about memories and NOT politic.
It was in fact a turbulent time, but regardless of politic, I have great respect for the bravery of our soldiers in a very difficult war, a issue never in doubt!. Another chance to say --Thank you.(y)
I am looking forward to seeing personal memories of those who served.
:) >f
 

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Nice idea Blade. Being Canadian and to young to have enlisted ( I did try though ) I really wanted to go. Don't ask me why as I still can't answer it to this day. I look forward to more.
I hope you don't mind that I fixed one of your shots. Nothing disrespectful, just got rid of a few creases etc. If you don't approve let me know and I'll remove it lickety split.
 

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Wimpy369 said:
Nice idea Blade. Being Canadian and to young to have enlisted ( I did try though ) I really wanted to go. Don't ask me why as I still can't answer it to this day. I look forward to more.
I hope you don't mind that I fixed one of your shots. Nothing disrespectful, just got rid of a few creases etc. If you don't approve let me know and I'll remove it lickety split.
Good work Wimpy !! Wished I could could fix photos like that! (y) >f
 

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Hey wimpy , don't disapprove at all , matter of fact , thanks for the touch up. That shot is of the barracks which happened to be next to the base boundaries at vin-long. No-mans land on the other side of the wire. I had been over there 9 months when i got transferred there.This shot is from the chopper as we were coming in to land.Hard left turn coming up. My first day there , everyone laughed when i asked why there were soo many shafts of light coming thru the wall. Snipers occasionally would crack off a couple of rounds in the middle of the night from a tree line which is not in the picture.
Fidelista , my thoughts exactly , memories not politics. It was'nt a happy time but it did happen. We can't acknowledge just the good times but the bad also , its what makes us who we are today.
 
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Very nice idea Blade, I look forward to seeing more posts.

I was U.S. Army 75-95, E-8, reitred
 
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I also think that is a good idea Blade. I don't have any photos of that type, My Brothers were too young, but I had a bro in law, but no photos.
Hewee you did good. (y)
 

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Theses are some other shots that i came across. The one with me holding the helmet, it gets cold as hell once you get up to altitude , thats why the clothing seems alittle too much for over there. Another shot , i took when we got to altitude and i locked the m-60 in the down position and just sat back and enjoyed the scenery.
On post number 1 , i hope no one got the wrong idea, when i said young american boys and girls, there were alot of other soldiers (australian,south koreans, etc) that i worked with , i would love to see any of them send photo's also.The other shot is of me sitting in the rear seat (pilot) of a cobra helicopter, totally out of my element.
 

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This thread seems to be going no where , dumb me thought that there would be alot of viet-nam vets willing to share . I can understand tho. not all vets came away from that experience with a healthy mind set. Would appreaciate it if the moderator would end this thread , thanks to all for their kind comments.Bye.
 

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BLADE4356 said:
I was thinking that there must be alot of members who have pictures from their younger years in viet-nam. It would be nice to see the experiences that others have had when they were turning 19 or 20 years old.Nothing graphic please , just young american boys (and girls) growing up in a very turbulent era.
Shots of me turning 21 in vung-tau, me on the left, sitting in the door gunners spot of a uh-1d.
Sorry couldn't resist ;O)
http://www.pixpond.com/1/grqts.jpg
http://www.pixpond.com/1/4npi3c.jpg I was Airborne in 71-73..You guys we're just coming back home around "72"
 

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BLADE4356 said:
This thread seems to be going no where , dumb me thought that there would be alot of viet-nam vets willing to share . I can understand tho. not all vets came away from that experience with a healthy mind set. Would appreaciate it if the moderator would end this thread , thanks to all for their kind comments.Bye.
Give it a little time. I'm sure this thread will grow..(y)
 

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Yes, it probably will grow. I have many photos of my ex over there, from this period, and the only reason I don't put them up is that we aren't together any more. I just feel it would not be right to put his photos out there. We only have our grown kids in common now.
It does bring back a lot to see the photos. What turbulent times those were for us all. The memories are very admixed. I both long for back then, and am glad to not be back there.

Blade...there is no dumbness in starting this thread.
 

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