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kikibalt
11-11-2006, 03:02 PM
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Mikey Capp
11-11-2006, 03:45 PM
Dear Mr Baltazar,

What an incredible story of courage and valor! As a small child I can remember sitting by the television set in my home and watching Howard K.Smith and Harry Reasoner talk about the daily activities going on in the Vietnam war but I was too young to understand it all at the time.

As an adult I am mystified by this conflict and have watched many hours of documentaries and read books on the Vietnam war trying to make sense of it all.

Thank you for sharing this heartwarming and fateful reunion for both the Campbell and Torres families with the Cyberboxingzone.

Sincerely Mikey Capp

kikibalt
11-11-2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks Mikey

The Vietnam era/war is a special part of America's history for me, I have five sisters but only one brother, my brother Mando did two tours in Vietnam, but thanked God that he came back in one piece.

I left home when Mando was only four years old, so we didn't get to really know each other until he came home from Vietnam, so for that I'm every thankful.

Frank

Chuck1052
11-12-2006, 02:41 AM
Frank, that was a great story! Whatever people think about
the post-Great Generation servicemen, one has to remember
that there were a lot of the latter fighting in a brutal war
in Vietnam.

- Chuck Johnston

Petey
11-12-2006, 06:02 AM
I worked an amateur show tonight in a small city in Miinesota, a verteran's day show. Any vets got free admission. When they asked for Vietnam vets to raise their hand and be thanked for their service, one of our judges and our physician both responded.

What struck me though, was when our color guard came in to present the colors. Two of the members were Sergeant First Class (E-7) from the 82nd Airborne at Ft Bragg, NC. Both had the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB). And both were 5-10 years younger than me. (I'm 40 years old). This reminded me that most guys my age, especially those of us in the Guard or Reserves, had a relatively peaceful life in the mid-80s when I came in. Realizing that these guys younger than me were Platoon Sergeants somewhere also reminded me of my 21-year old nephew, a Sergeant in the MN Army National Guard who is currently serving in Iraq, as well as my 25-year old nephew who is a Regular Army E-5 or E-6 serving his fifth combat tour between Iraq and Afghanistan.

Old men who have never seen combat, save on TV, (Clinton, Bush, Quayle) send our young men (and women) to fight and sometimes die. As usual, the best of our country is fighting and dying, rather than those who benefit most from wars (Clinton, Bush, Quayle and their descendant types again...). We need to thank and take care of our vets, regardless of who sent them to war for what reason, and reserve our criticism for those that sent them.

"No vets, No USA."

kikibalt
11-12-2006, 03:40 PM
Petey
Thanks for your post, I enjoyed reading it.

Frank