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Old 05-20-2012, 12:34 AM   #11
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Sorry my bad.

My point...We learned how to treat our returning Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airman and Coast Guardsman with better respect than we did when Vietnam Vets came home.

I did NOT mean we learned about War.

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I have always had trouble with Comprehension Jim , I know your a good man

you are correct that there has been a huge improvement in Veteran Care.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #12
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Don't waste your time looking for Romney in those videos. He went to France instead.
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I recently spoke to an Apache pilot who had just returned from the "stan". He said he was far away from base, low in the mountinous area when he started taking SAF.

He said he tried to "RADIO FOR PERMISSION TO RETURN FIRE", so no, we haven't learned anything from VN.

Unrelated to the topic he couldn't make contact so he radioed for a relay to transmit his request. Low and behold (or high and behold) his call was answered by an orbiting U-2 spyplane who relayed his message. U-2s still in theather drawing blood, cool.

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
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Don't waste your time looking for Romney in those videos. He went to France instead.

another Obama voter are you?

he even faked his selective service card and is the only person in the US with only 2 digits instead of four , besides having the only Hawaiian Birth Certificate without the pressed Seal = Hummmmm

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This is my brother in law, Ace:
LAPORTE, ALFRED P., JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Alfred P. LaPorte, Jr. (2076173), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Weapons Platoon Sergeant with Company H, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During the early morning hours of 25 February 1969, while elements of the Second Battalion were occupying a defensive position at Fire Support Base Neville in Quang Tri Province, the Marines came under a vicious ground attack by a North Vietnamese Army sapper company supported by mortars, grenades, and satchel charges. Reacting instantly, Sergeant LaPorte commenced directing devastating counter-mortar fire and illumination on the assaulting force as it neared the battalion's perimeter wire, and as the Marines' supply of mortar rounds became depleted, he fearlessly moved about the fire-swept terrain to ensure the rapid re-supply of mortar ammunition. When an enemy round detonated in an 81-mm. mortar emplacement and ignited an uncontrollable fire, Sergeant LaPorte quickly directed the men of his mortar crew to evacuate the position and led them to a covered location, then returned and organized a firefighting crew to extinguish the blaze. Observing two wounded Marines lying in positions dangerously exposed to the North Vietnamese fire, he boldly maneuvered through the hazardous area and assisted his injured companions to a location of relative security. As he reached the command post, an 81-mm. mortar round impacted in the vicinity. He unhesitatingly seized the extremely hot projectile and, despite severely burning his hands, threw it over an embankment, thereby preventing injury or destruction to nearby personnel and equipment. His heroic actions and calm presence of mind during a prolonged critical situation inspired all who observed him and saved the lives of numerous Marines. By his courage, selfless concern for his fellowmen, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, Sergeant LaPorte upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
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A true American hero, thank you for posting this.

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #17
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Outstanding too-tall , I know your proud of him and so am I
Hope he is doing great today and has a good life

I back our troops 100% but hate to see thier lives wasted and families destroyed. I am not anti War , I am anti Foolish War.
I believe in only full on devastating 100% War that gets it over quickly and decisively , not decades of policing and Nation Building
we now have promised 8 Billion Tax dollars every year just to Afghanistan's corrupt president on top of our already high expenses.


good report also shootnstarz

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