Any Vietnam Veterans?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by 45JMB, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. 45JMB

    45JMB New Member

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    Can any Vietnam veterans give me some stories on how it was over there in Nam I have a report to do. Tell me how it was to be in a foreign country. Why did the war start, what weapons and equipment did you use at the time, anything you want to say about it. Thank you for your service god bless.
     
  2. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well , it was beautiful , hot , lush , mountainous and I had a great view through the bars , (LBJ) , I bad , had trouble with Alkyhol and newbs out a "ROTC"..!

    Don't get me wrong , them guys was ok , just a little green is all.! The more of the problem was the Alkyhol mixed with , by that time , six years vested in martial arts . I'm that guy that shouldn't drink and I don't and haven't for over 30+ years . My so called friends was always daring me to do stupid things.!
    Drunk and totally stupid , I'd more than Oblige.!

    Nam , I think of mud , I was a mechanic on track , wheeled . tandem axles vehicles. You get em stuck or broke down , I was the guy to go get em.!
    A"HUMUNGUS" five ton wrecker , tow truck..! Eeek..! A little Alkyhol and it could be a weapon of "MASS DESTRUCTION" , that truck could tow tanks out a bogged down swamp .

    Once . I ran over the post office for a friend that didn't get something , a package , a little ginny gin , and I was most obligin..! :D Did dodge a few bullets , a sobering experience , and my gun , (M-16) was so dirty , thang wouldn't shoot half the time..! :D My weapon of choice , Ma truck and harsh language ..! :D :confused:

    No hero here..! :)

    PS: I'm no loser , I was in the top 2% of everything I did , just two of me ,
    one DRUNK and one SOBER..! :D
     
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  3. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well , weapons: M-16 , 22 round mags. no kick , could click full auto , lay it smack on my crotch and NO kick ,<--Really sensitive to dirt , had to keep it clean , used ta put a condom over muzzle..! Law , toy looking anti armored disposable bazooka.!
    M-29<--I think , Long time ago.:confused:Over-under rifle with grenade launcher , Big a$$ed shot gun looks.!
    Clay-mores <--Eeeek..! 50 meter killing radius..Eeek ! Plastiques ,Being an artist , I had some interesting figurine bombs ,..! Stuff was totally stable with-out some ignition device . Once made a "T-REX" figurine bomb.! :D: frag grenades , ETC. many ways to die. Lost many friends..! :( like a bad movie , but time passes and I'm still here..! :) Hoo yaul..! :D
     
  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Dango, Hell the "Girl" Marines could move those old Russian trucks all alone.;)
     

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  5. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Oh yeah , LOL ..! I'd rather drive her any day , wasn't an option , they gave me the truck..! Dang-it..! LOL :D

    Since I'm on a rant , The "NAM" thing was a "POLICE ACTION" and a war of lies and economics , Much money is made in wars..! A stagnate economy and a pack of lies was the priority and motivation for this supposed war..!

    Lyndon Johnson , Daddy of Operations (Pierce Arrow , Flaming Dart , Rolling Thunder) and then we gots ole "Tricky Dick Nixon" (Line Backer and the most famous , Operation Menu)..! We were not supposed to be in or near Cambodia
    or Laos , night air strikes (Operation Menu) , to dispose of a peaceful pact signed in 1955..! OH WELL , alls fair in love and war..! :confused:
     
  6. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Both my dad and step dad are nam vets. My uncle went crazy from his experience, it ****ed up his life and eventually got him killed. My cousins and aunt suffered his pain for many years. Still, for what it's worth, they now have McDonalds and Coca Cola. What a sick punchline.

    Jane Fonda can suck it dry! beotch!
     
  7. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I solute your family and do feel your and their pain , That was a time of no glory and no heroes. They did not even recognize "Post traumatic" anything back then . We were on our own.! Many could not cope and some of us got lucky.!
    Through the graces of GOD , or whatever , some made it and are ok..! :)
    I've got many friends all around this country , true brother-en and one never forgets , but does carry on..!

    That was another motivator of my chosen wild , fearless , adventurous life style for some 12-14 years years..! Got the perfect attitude , just don't care what anybody thinks about me , but you can count on me in times of need .!

    Most politely insane , at your service..! :D I like my perspective , like a movie I'd once seen and not really me at all..! :D Where's the pop-corn , dang-it..! :confused:

    PS: these pills got me runn-eth at the mouth way too much , I'll stop , See Yaa,,! :) Advice to all , (DON'T LOOK BACK) , one step in front of the other , forward and on-ward..! Hooo Yaul..!
     
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  8. 45JMB

    45JMB New Member

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    Thank all of you guys it's always a pleasure to listen to an American hero!
     
  9. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ditto that , too Jagermeister and family , Hero in the truest sense..! Thanks too all that serve.........! And , to all the mothers that bore the load the most..!
     
  10. chuckusaret

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    Based on the comments it appears that no one wants to share their experiences or they did not serve in Vietnam. I would suggest that you visit the public library, they have tons of factual history about Vietnam. Another good source of info is the local VFW, most VFW posts have members preselected to discuss inquiries such as this on request.
     
  11. c3shooter

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    Individual experiences will vary greatly, depending on what the service member did, where they did it, and when- great deal of variation along the timeline of the war.

    As in all wars, WHY a war began is political, not military. Following WW 2, and getting the Japanese out of the French colony of Indochina (what they called Vietnam then) there were to be elections on a government. Results of the elction were contested, with the resultant division of the country into North/ South.

    Equipment will depend again on duty assignments. For Infantry, early on the basic rifle was the M14, later replaced with the M16, and the M79 Grenade Launcher. The M60 Machine Gun (look at the statues at the Vietnam Memorial to see an M60) were used down at platoon level, and 60mm/ 81mm mortars, along with a lot of 105/ 155mm artillery.

    Strategically, the war was flawed by the lack of a clearcut overall goal. In WW 2, there was a goal- go after Japan, go after Germany, go after Italy. Destroy their ability to wage war. That was missing in Vietnam. The military was being used by politicians to "send a message".

    There are entire bookcases on the subject, not possible to give a simple answer here. Would urge you to look at the men (and women) that were there. Do some research on the Vietnam Memorial- average age, youngest, oldest, average time the deceased had been in Vietnam, branch of service, etc.
     
  12. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Oh yeah , the M-60 machine gun , A two man gun at least , one to carry the ammo and one to man the the gun ! It could take the tread off a tank+ armor piercing..EeeeK. !

    Hoo Yaul..! Don't like my rendition Uhh.? Walk in these shoes..! Bay of Tonkin ,
    False radar "Blips" , ..???? Two Vietnamese torpedo boats 1964-65..? Act of aggression on who,s behalf..? What will History say..? I'll have to look myself,!

    :p:)
     
  13. HOSSFLY

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    It was hot & dry--
    No wait- It was hot & wet--
    On hell- it was HOT!
     
  14. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yo amego , was worried about you. See yur OK..! ;):) Good and welcome back.