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One Final Memory Of Veteran's Day

By ohomen171 follow ohomen171   2019 Nov 12, 4:31am 88 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


#veteransdayBefore we leave Veteran's Day, let me share with you my memories of coming back from war. I flew on a C-141 Starlifter from Danang to Travis Air Force Base in September of 1971. It was a plane full of wounded men. We were so happy when we landed. It was good to be back in the USA. As we walked off the plane, each of us received a mimeographed piece of paper with the words :"President Richard M. Nixon thanks you for your service." The only welcome that I got was from my first wife. We went to a motel. We enjoyed a first-time experience of a water bed. No one ever correctly thanked us for our service. It took me 36 years to get the Purple Heart that I had earned.
1   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2019 Nov 12, 7:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Please know that in today's military, Vietnam vets are highly respected, and have been since the late 80s. We all know your sacrifices and honor were not given due appreciation when you came home.
3   E-man   ignore (0)   2019 Nov 12, 9:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ohomen171,

Thank you very much for your service to our country. I salute to you sir.

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