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Date Posted: 18:50:05 03/31/23 Fri
Author Host/IP: fl-67-233-162-109.dhcp.embarqhsd.net /
Subject: 1973 to 2023 , fifty years have passed since .........

We ended our Combat Mission in Viet Nam , and I'm not going to talk politics , or second guess the experts as to who won . Because nobody won ............ On both sides North , and South the total dead added up to 3 million dead , of all causes . According to one source there are over 275,000 MIA'S , from both NVA , and VC forces

We lost over 58,000 G I JOES , and JANES , officially there are approximately 1,200 Troops still missing within VIET NAM . Un-offically there may be another 5,000 , sounds like a high number I admit , but not when you take into account that that number is scattered over most of SE Asia from Laos , to Cambodia , North Viet Nam, and maybe even South China .

I say " unofficially " because from I've read those guys were " spooks " CIA etc. and supposedly no one to this very day has come forward say to where they were . Because for the most part they weren't supposed to be there . PERIOD .

Sanctioned Missions or not MIA is still MIA , those folks never made it Home . That's what matters and that is ALL that matters . I'm NOT an Expert by any means , and as I've said many, MANY times I am NOT a Vet . I just believe that those G I JOES , and JANES who died over there , as well as the MIA's , SHOULD BE REMEMBERED and HONOURED for their sacrifice . AND NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN .

Why do I care so much ????? Because if it wasn't for a high draft number MY name could have wound up on that WALL in D.C. I turned 18 in 1968 , one month after TET and was 1-A , later on they came up with the DRAFT LOTTERY , and I got a high draft number . That's what saved me , a lot of people weren't that lucky , and their names ARE up on that WALL that's why I'm closing out this post out with THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD GO I .

A SHARP SALUTE to all Members of the US ARMED FORCES . past and present . YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN .


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