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Joe Heller

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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Amen!

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    If we really want to give thanks to our troops… how about ensuring that they have the equipment they need to stay safe on the battlefield (instead of wasting that money on bloated, unneeded weapons programs), giving them the treatment they need when they come home wounded (physically or mentally), and- oh, here’s a crazy idea- not sending them off to suffer and die in unnecessary wars of profit.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    Ah, at long last you’re being honest.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Spent last evening at dinner hour at our annual veterans dinner, put on by VFW and VA. Some wore their old uniforms some did not. Some were “right winger”, some like my son and I, were to the political left that “roadkill” despises in his total ignorance. My son an I were among a smaller percentage who are also members of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans), me after only three years active during ’Nam, he, 13 years active duty including Bosnia, Iraq, and elsewhere in the field with five years attached to the most “elite” unit in the Navy.


    Interesting that among the group are my friends, and comrades who did not have “hangups” with race, creed, or political leanings when we served a nation of ALL people, some giving little even in “service”, while others gave much more, and as it is VETERANS DAY, NOT “Memorial Day”, it was for those still living, many with thoughts, and memories, and scars, that literally 99% of Americans today, will not, and CAN NOT, ever comprehend!


    The “horrors” of war cannot be truly felt in a book, TV show, or “heroic” movie depiction, though the first minutes of “Saving Private Ryan” might come closest visually, it does not even then provide what is for many of us, the strongest sensation, and memory, the SMELL of war, and its aftermath.


    “Platoon” by Oliver Stone was the first move I saw in “surround sound”, and the experience was, well, “interesting”.. It was also the first move that ever made me SMELL Viet Nam again.


    Which is to say, regardless “political viewpoint”, this is a day for us who remember, and those “outsiders” in the civilian world to recognize devotion to country, despite the quality of “leadership”, and respect those who served, and survived, and say, NOT “thank you”, but “WELCOME HOME”.

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A nice comment by Carl Sagan that puts human conflict in a different perspective! http://www.upworthy.com/the-single-most-mind-altering-photograph-ever-taken

  6. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Well said…and welcome home

  7. skibum70

    skibum70 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A great majority of the guys I worked with in two VN tours were draftees!

  8. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 1 year ago

    They need more money. Roll back the Reagan tax cuts.

  9. Jon

    Jon GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Around 14 of the 19 comments involve partisan bickering? Doesn’t seem like the best way to honor veterans…

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