Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 3 years ago

    I was 12, and more concerned about the Mets than what was happening in Saigon.

  2. Enigma505

    Enigma505 said, almost 3 years ago

    I was on Camp Pendleton, waiting for all those people getting on those helicopters,(SV refugees) to get there, so we could “patriate” them. 40K plus. Just sayin….

  3. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, almost 3 years ago

    I was fighting to get approval to extend my remote tour for another year. Not realizing that 4 months later Congress was going to screw over the country were i was stationed.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    I was 36 years old, married with a young child and a baby, and pickled tink that “our guys” were getting out. Originally, living near Stanford, I had been “anti” uniform wearers. But after I had talked with some returned vets, I changed my mind.
     
    One guy, who was a good friend, had been a sergeant. He told me tales of how “grunts” got rid of gung ho “point men”. In the jungle on mission they would just hang back, getting slower and slower, exposing the “gung ho” on point, till either the Cong got him, or he was completely separated.
     
    There was also “fragging” in the news, but my sarge friend didn’t personally know of any cases.

  5. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

     
    U.S. military involvement ended on 15 August 1973 as a result of the Case–Church Amendment passed by the U.S. Congress.29 The capture of Saigon by the Vietnam People’s Army in April 1975 marked the end of the war, and North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year. The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities (see Vietnam War casualties). Estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed vary from less than one million30 to more than three million.31 Some 200,000–300,000 Cambodians,181920 20,000–200,000 Laotians,323334353637 and 58,220 U.S. service members also died in the conflict.[A 2]
     
    Source: Wikipedia

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 3 years ago

    I was 29 and in my 4th year at Illinois Bell in switching.
    ……………………………………………………………………….
    I was in the USAF from 1966 thru 1971. Uncle Sam never sent me to ’Nam. Went to West Germany instead.

  7. artybee

    artybee said, almost 3 years ago

    I was 25 and thinking, “Well, we’ve learned our lesson about getting into wars where we have no business. I’ll never see that again.” Whoops. We got into TWO wars where we didn’t have any business. God help us if the neocons get control again.

  8. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, almost 3 years ago

    Do the math, folks. Assuming that B.D. and Ray Hightower were both somewhere around 18 years-old in 1975, then both characters are now at least close to their mid-50’s. Actually, B.D. has to be pushing 60 (maybe from the far side) if we are to make any sense of previous timelines.

  9. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    @artybee

     
    Friend artybee, let me introduce you to Iran!

  10. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 3 years ago

    I had just turned twenty.


    I just checked. On 22 April I went to a Kraftwerk concert in Birmingham, AL. I’m sure I must have gone to see someone else on the bill, but darned if I can remember who.

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    Exclusive:
     
    PRESIDENT OBAMA REQUESTED THE REMOVAL OF INDEFINITE MILITARY DETENTION EXEMPTIONS FOR US CITIZENS
     

    Brian Walker, Special Report:
     
    The National Defense Authorization Act that originally passed through the Armed Services Committee was approved with provisions that explicitly exempted US citizens from the indefinite detention language of section 1031 (which was re-numbered to 1021 immediately before it was passed) of the bill. This would have meant the legislation would have reduced the president’s powers to detain US citizens.
     
    Read more at:
     
    http://us.mg3.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=441815779&clmigstart=20110628
     
    Source: NATION OF CHANGE news service

  12. formally known as doc white

    formally known as doc white said, almost 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    And someone like me had to treat that person left out there or zip him up in a bag.
    What a bunch of assholes.

  13. formally known as doc white

    formally known as doc white said, almost 3 years ago

    I was in vietnam from jun 1967 till oct 1971 and treated or baged and taged way too many.
    Was in Iran fromJul 1972 to mar 1979. I was in Iran for the fun and games there also. I had it,and retired.

  14. PelaMary

    PelaMary said, almost 3 years ago

    I want to thank all of you for your comments. Where was I when Vietnam was ending, at home raising children. I was then and now opposed to war but never anti uniform. My dad was a wounded vet of WW I and my bro WWII and Korea. My bro and I had lots of discussions about Vietnam. I don’t think that he even understood how much worse that war was than the ones he was in. I love all of you guys and wish you the best of holidays.

  15. freddy-59

    freddy-59 said, almost 3 years ago

    I was 16 years and 3 months from being born :D

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