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  • Looking for Comrades -- Calvin Perry, Mon, July 12 2021, 20:23:44 (adsl-98-88-65-174.asm.bellsouth.net/98.88.65.174)
    I looking for Comrades that was in Delta Campany,4th BN(M) 23 RD Inf,25 In Div. Rawlins FSB (10/10/1969 -10/11/1970 Vietnam.

    I need a buddy statement for VA Claim date/time (APC ran over landmine coming back to base camp early in morning. Back and Knees problems.
    thank you for service. Welcome Home.

    Calvin L.Perry
    Georgia

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  • Were You There? Qui Nhon South Viet Nam 1966 -- James Netherland, Sun, June 27 2021, 10:41:31 (ppp-70-246-117-144.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net/70.246.117.144)
    There was a small Vietnamese boy who came into the American camp and helped us do small jobs. We gave him food and small amounts of money to help his elderly parents. He was their only child. We had become close to this little guy. One day we were working on Hwy. 19 between Qui Nhon and Ahn Khe on pipeline. He ran across the road suddenly and was struck by an American military vehicle and killed. This happened some time between August 1 and November 30. Anyone who was there, please contact me. By the way, my nicknames were: Swampy, Swamprat, and Webfoot because I was from Louisiana. If anyone remembers me, please let me hear from you. Thanks, James Netherland (697th Engineering Company, Pipeline Unit)

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  • K-9 MWD/Sentry Dogs and ROBOTS -- Don Poss, Tue, June 08 2021, 21:37:50 (cpe-104-173-58-12.socal.res.rr.com/104.173.58.12)
    Robot Dogs -- very cool -- but...

    Will IT carry my helmet, lick my face, or strike terror in the heart of sappers in the wire?
    Will IT block my path refusing to let me walk in to a waiting deadly snake?
    Will IT be extra vigilant when he knows I'm sick; or set at heel while sharing my poncho in a monsoon?
    Will IT attack a battalion firing automatic weapons and RPGs; patrol silently while quartering a post for hours, or understand the guy stepping out of a bunker to take a wiz is not Ho Chi Minh?
    Will it save the lives of 10,000 US. troops? Or willingly give it's circuit-boards ("life") to save yours?
    OR
    Is the Robot only as good as its programming algorithms and macros?

    Will ITs gears lock-up when a twig clogs it, or decide the good-guys are the bad-guys if they're dressed similarly?
    Will IT know what to do when the guy (tech Handler) on the other side of the world working the joy-stick stands up for a stretch;
    Will IT obey basic hand commands in the dark, like Sit, Down, Watch, Attack, or simply be a friend?
    Will IT run through mental-rain to stand guard over a wounded Airman?
    Will there be any "connection" at all between the tech-handler or vice-versa, the Robot Dog?
    Will It recognize me at the airport when I come home after three years.*
    Will it give away your position when its AI deciding IT should stand up? Or, like my old Prius,
    Will IT decide IT's no longer what you thought IT was (a car/robot), at the worst moment?
    Will IT suddenly work for Them?
    Will you ever trust it?

    Just a few thoughts.

    Don Poss
    Da Nang, 366th SPS, Blackie 129X

    * Steven Hall

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  • CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY- Renew expired CDL -- Don Poss, Thu, June 03 2021, 14:33:02 (64.188.5.204.static.quadranet.com/64.188.5.204)
    CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY

    Gents and Ladies,

    Until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, and regardless of your age, California is offering online driver’s license (CDL) renewal after paying the renewal fee, to those with a expired CDL, with or without a one-year extension. If you are a California resident and have an expired driver’s license, you are now eligible to renew your CDL online by completing the CA DMV form and paying the fee.

    HERE'S HOW:
    •Open your computer browser and in the URL address box enter:https://www.dmv.ca.gov

    •Login to Online Services or create a new account then login.

    •After successful login, the form will display your CDL number.

    •At https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/driver-licenses-identification-cards/driver-licenses-dl/ , see the Left Column of DMV options and scroll down to “Driver’s License or ID Card Renewal”. Click that link.

    •Answer the questions qualifying you to Vote as a US Citizen: Citizen? 18 or over? Not an inmate in prison? Then clink next/continue and pay your $37 fee.
    That’s it. Your renewed CDL will arrive in the mail within a few days (so they say)

    California will align its mask guidance with CDCs on June 15, 2021. California’s Governor has said California will keep existing mask guidance in place until June 15, 2021, when it aims to fully reopen the economy. After that, the state plans to allow fully vaccinated Californians to go without a mask in most indoor settings. You will still have the option to wear a mask if you choose.

    It is unknown if the expired-renewal offer will continue until the Federal Government says the plague is over. What I do know is that my wife and I just renewed our CDLs today, and we will not have to stand in the insane CA DMV lines, or play the “Your name is not on my appointments list”, take a written test, eye chart, go to this window; go to that window, bureaucratic games.
    If you qualify for the renewal, it is painless, and I recommend it

    Don Poss
    War-Stories.com

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  • Three New Stories, by USMC Fred DuPont -- Don Poss, Tue, April 20 2021, 17:17:14 (cpe-76-166-233-185.socal.res.rr.com/76.166.233.185)
    Welcome Fred DuPont, War-Stories.com Life Member #89. Fred served with the USMC Engineers, 1st MARDIV, III MAF, Chu Lai, 1967-1968.

    Check out Fred's three new stories and photos at:

    * Ambush at Calu! 1967, NVA RPGs, grenades, mortars, small-arms:
    http://www.war-stories.com/aspprotect/pdf/cl-fred-dupont-ambush-at-calu-nov-1967.pdf

    * Bad Day at Dien Ban! August, 1968, NVA walking in mortars:
    http://www.war-stories.com/aspprotect/pdf/cl-fred-dupont-bad-day-at-dien-ban-aug-1968.pdf

    * The Ba Ren Bridge! Sep, 1968, 3rd Pltn marines pinned down by snipers:
    http://www.war-stories.com/aspprotect/pdf/cl-fred-dupont-the-ba-ren-bridge-sep-1968.pdf

    Don Poss,
    War-Stories.com Webmaster

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  • Re: 1970 Danang-MAG-11 Hooch Area Rocket Attack -- Steve Vaughn, Mon, January 27 2020, 16:50:09 (c-24-129-118-57.hsd1.fl.comcast.net/24.129.118.57)
    I served in Danang Jul to Nov 1970 H&MS-11. Before getting there I read in the Salinas Californian newspaper about a rocket attack in late June, right after I reassured my Mom that Marine Air Wingers were in a secure area. Thought it said 2 died. You might search the archives of this paper for that info. Hope this helps you. Unfortunately they want money for access to the info.
    PS: Do you any thing about a rocket by the MAG-11 Enlisted club before you rotated. Say Dec 70.

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  • C-130 crash at An Khe, June 17, 1967 -- Jim Bailey (jimbo), Sat, May 18 2019, 7:28:18 (adsl-70-232-167-42.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net/70.232.167.42)
    I witnessed the crash of the combat loaded C-130 that crashed on takeoff at An Khe in the evening of June 17, 1967. I helped others pull some of the injured soldiers out of the plane until the front of the plane started burning. Aware that the plane was combat loaded with 105/155 and small arms ammunition, and had landed on an ammunition dump, we finally had to stop pulling the guys out. I think there were about 60 on board and do not recall how many we pulled out. It was a horrible experience that I will never forget.

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  • Departed Brother - LT Johnny Eustler -- John C. Mayer, L.S., Sun, November 04 2018, 8:03:22 (cpe-172-88-32-71.socal.res.rr.com/172.88.32.71)
    Don: I just finished reading the story written by TJ McGinley and his joining the Tiger Force. In it he mentioned John Gertsch and a platoon leader being killed July 1969 - I believe the platoon leader was Lt Johnny Eustler

    Prior to joining the Tigers, Lt Johnny Eustler was my platoon leader for a couple of months - a great guy. I was a Sgt at the time (Co 'B' 1/327)

    Is there any way of getting in touch with any of his relatives

    John C. Mayer, L.S.

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  • Remembering D-Day, June 6th - Normandy, WWII -- Don Posd, Wed, June 06 2018, 14:09:04 (mobile-107-77-230-152.mobile.att.net/107.77.230.152)
    Gents,
    As we all know, June 6th is the anniversary of the greatest amphibious beach landing in history. Usually, VSPA posts a graphic image of the Normandy beach landing. However, I have been off line for updates for nearly two weeks, and it will be another week before renovations in our home is complete (don’t let your spouse watch those home renovation TV things). Welcome Home :. Don Poss

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  • Poem - PTSD: Left In Contact -- Don Poss, Sun, May 27 2018, 19:14:37 (mobile-107-77-229-129.mobile.att.net/107.77.229.129)
    PTSD - Left In Contact
    (c) 2018, by Don Poss

    P -
    There were days of wine and crying times, now
    countless dreams of woe.
    T-
    Youthful bones in crumbling repose, cloaked in
    midnight’s slumber, dare strum night-strings of
    twilight men corralled in rem-sleep blunder.
    S -
    Shadows past that linger-last, a wakeup toll
    demanded. Dangle the fee, entice, ensnare,
    strike the tuning-fork of survival.
    D -
    No words of parting, no last hooray, no see you
    another day. Regain control, take up the reins,
    and remember those still left in contact.

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  • Anyone who knew my brother -- Bill (Lorenzo), Fri, January 19 2018, 8:23:29 (70.44.115.105.res-cmts.sefg.ptd.net/70.44.115.105)
    Anyone out there who served with or knew my brother Jim Lorenzo who was in Qui Nhon between May-August 1966. Thanks.

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  • A Proud Vietnam Vet until I Die -- Matthew F, Wed, June 21 2017, 12:13:37 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)

    I would like to thank you for your service in Vietnam and to extend a hand of thanks for you spreading the feelings and emotions of vets in order to help us civilians to understand how it feels to be in those conditions and to try and help returning vets. We may never understand, but it helps for you to write these poems as it gives us an understanding that you guys sometimes need help.

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  • War -- Evan, Wed, June 21 2017, 8:46:34 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    For my English class,I read a poem that is titled "The Nurse One," written by Jeanne A. Urbin Markle
    I like how this was told from the perspective of this nurse. Clearly shows that soldiers aren’t the only ones that go through bad times during war. It’s very heartwarming to know that she would go to a place where she could very likely die just so she could be with her husband.

    I also read another written by Garwood Bacon, a soldier story
    My name is W. Garwood Bacon, I was born June 26, 1920 in Camden, NJ. I enlisted in the Navy on Navy Day, November 11, 1941 as E-5 which is in the Naval Intelligence Branch in Philadelphia. My rate as E-5 was 2nd class yeoman.
    On December 7, 1941 I called the custom house in Philadelphia where I was to be assigned and they told me they would be in touch with me for active duty. I went on active duty in February, 1942. I served as a driver for the officers investigating waterfront activities, I also boarded Spanish and Portuguese speaking vessels off of Lews, Delaware going out on the pilot boat and then going up the Delaware to the port of Philadelphia and ask questions of the crew. I examined all the way into the bottom of the ship to see whether there was any evidence of them possibly refueling German subs.
    At one point, I thought it would be more exciting to be a flier. I applied and passed the physical and mental for Navy air, but then was told because of my importance to the Intelligence Branch that I would have to be put on a long list. So at another point I decided I would want some action and it just seemed like I'd entered the service early but yet the other kids were leaving, coming home and going away and I was coming home in civilian clothes and not very understandable to the neighbors.
    Anyway, in 1943 I was transferred by request to the fifth Naval District and got boot training at Bainbridge, MD where I was assigned by request to the beach battalion program in Virginia. Because of my rate I was in the leading naval beach battalion which had about 50 officers and 500 men. It was my responsibility to take care of all of the paperwork of the transfers, incoming people, captains mast, court martials and so forth.
    Commander L.C. Leever was our commanding officer, the man came from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was an enlisted man in WWI, owned a good sized boat and was in the flotilla in the Hudson River and he became an officer to lead our group. We had many practice invasions besides the normal workout to stay in shape on the beaches at Solomon's Island, Camp Bradford, and then we went to Fort Pierce, Florida, began for similar training and to Ledapees, New York where we were for a short while before leaving for England in March 1944 on the Maritania which is sister ship to the Felicitania.
    It was an English ship and I was quartered in the fourth deck below and it was only my guitar that saved me from being seasick the whole trip. We finally landed in England and was stationed in Devonshire, England where we did some combined exercises with the army at a place called Slapton Sands which had similar surface and ties that we would be landing in Normandy.
    Actually it was shell and rocks anywhere from 2 inches to four inches in diameter and it was impossible to dig a normal foxhole. On one of the live ammunition practice landings at Slapton Sands. We saw what was to be one of the surprise weapons of the war. There were some tanks which had canvas bottoms so they would float but when the got in the water they actually did look like a small boat.
    There were 32 of them on the invasion and I believe only 4 made it to shore. The rest were either sunk or shorted out because of the heavy waves.
    May 15, 1944, 7th Naval Beach battalion left our training bases for the marshaling area for the invasion of France after 9 months of intensive beach battalion training and dry runs at Camp Bradford, Fort Pierce, Solomon's Island and several practice invasions on the English coast, under realistic conditions of live mines on the beach and naval gunfire from supporting ships of the British and American navies.
    As the trucks loaded down with the battle clad men and tons of medical communications, boat repair and hydrographic gear rumbled noisily out of the strangely quiet and vacant camp the feeling of "this is it" was evident on the grim faces of the veterans of previous invasions and all of the inexperienced men. We could all sense the fact that this is not just another dry run but would be the test for all of the training and individual initiative that we possessed in a battle to obtain a foothold on a European continent.
    As we careened crazily down the narrow country lanes of Devonshire towards our unknown destination some of us started to sing some old songs to break the tension. Since most of our battalion consisted of young men averaging about 19 or 20 years old, it wasn't long before our entire company of trucks and jeeps were yelling away lusty on such refrains as Marching Along Together, and a beach battalion song some of the boys had composed a few months before.
    It was a relief to get rid of the pent up energy caused by the weeks of waiting. At Painton we disembarked from our trucks and boarded an awaiting troop train. Everywhere the British people gave us the "V" for victory sign and they too saw that something was up. They had been waiting for a long time for this occasion since 1939.

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  • Vietnam War Poetry -- Cameron Goduti, Wed, June 21 2017, 8:05:51 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    Dear Mr.Rosario,

    I really enjoyed your poem. It was so different and original the way it was setup, that I really looked into it. I've never seen a poem like this,setup with no rhymes, and no sentences. The names of the things that you saw really made me think about what it all looked like, and put a very clear picture into my head.

    I would like to say, Thank You for your service, and Thank you for sharing your poem with me. I really enjoyed it.

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  • IT IS THE SOLDIER Charles M. Province -- Jenina Melvin, Wed, June 21 2017, 7:44:12 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    While reading the story I got a little bit mad because Province was proving so many points and actually opening my mind and my eyes up a bit. I think everyone at one time or another take advantage and tend to forget about everything these soldiers are doing for us, but after reading this I will never ever forget or take advantage of them again. I would like to let the troops know that i’m very thankful for everything they have done for us.

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  • The Nickname ''BOZO'' -- Alexandria Bachelder (amused), Tue, June 20 2017, 10:15:36 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    This story starts off sad but towards the end it gets happier in a way. I like how you handled things and how you wear it proudly now. I would honestly not be able to do that myself. What amuses me about this is that people called you this and you got over it and started to be proud of it.

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  • War is Never Over by -- Mercedes Tether, Mon, June 19 2017, 10:57:55 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    As I read this poem,I had so much respect for each and every person who had fought in a war and for those who are still fighting. It had left me knowing that it is so hard to get over what had happened in a war they have been fighting in.I could relate to this,about wanting to let go of the pain that had once came but not being able for it to go away.

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  • It Is The Soldier -- Tim Pitman, Mon, June 19 2017, 7:32:30 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    The soldier in this case does not actually mean a man in the army. More likely the soldier is the persons that do the work and fighting behind the scenes. The “politician” or the “poet” the person that brings the soldier, as well as themselves to fame. In this poem it is explaining how the soldier is the one who brings about change not the scapegoat. By scape goat I mean credit thief.

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  • War Charles Wagenor -- Tim Pitman, Mon, June 19 2017, 7:30:53 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    The meaning of this poem is quite clear. There is no point to war. It will always end badly, and people will die. In the text it says the only way the man will return home is by leaving the war and to do that the war needs to end. If there is no end to war than why would he fight? He fights because he feels he has to because somebody at sometime said it was heroic.

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  • War Is Never Over By Cecil L. Harrison -- Tim Pitman, Mon, June 19 2017, 7:29:19 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    The meaning of this poem is that war will never stop, and peace will never fully be achieved. War will always present itself in the world and there is nothing anyone can do to stop the constant feuds. Even if there is a person trying to stop the feuds, he is creating a feud. In the poem the author shows different viewpoints and how they feel that war will never end.

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  • PTSD By Kim Bautista -- Tim Pitman, Mon, June 19 2017, 7:27:35 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    The meaning of this poem is clear. It is to show what PTSD does, and how easy it is to have after a war. It makes great examples of how PTSD takes over the mind and then the rest of the body.

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  • Dog Stories By Paul Cameron -- Tim Pitman, Mon, June 19 2017, 7:24:47 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    This poem gives great examples of what war can to any sort of being. War is stated to have an effect on the dogs that fight alongside the troops in Afghanistan. PTSD is not just in human being but also dogs meaning there are more things affected by war and fighting.

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  • English project-Ryan sheppard -- Joel Drown, Fri, June 16 2017, 10:28:07 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    I read a story written by Captain Ryan Sheppard, of the 2nd Canadian Horse Artillery, on https://afghanistan.nationalpost.com for an English project for school. His story tells about surviving an ambush in Afghanistan, and how he had resigned himself to being shot; however, he escaped the situation unscathed but thankful.
    Dear Ryan sheppard my name is Joel Drown and i writing to you about your story of you being ambushed in june of 2007.Your story was amazingly written and so exciting i felt like i was there.i have members that have served during this time period and currently and they tell me story's such as the one i have read. Its amazing how the simplest mission can be the one that takes the turn for the worst.When you were in the heat of the moment and you described how you kept your head when you thought you were going to be shot. its amazing how such little time it take for something like that to become the normal thing running through your head.Your story has showed me what to expect when i hear story's about ambushes on soldiers.
    Thank you for your time and service,Joel Drown

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  • Welcome Home Soldier by Ed Blanco -- Joel Drown (suprised), Fri, June 16 2017, 10:05:22 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    Dear Ed Blanco i'm writing to you about your story about your first day back to the states.When i read your story it hit me close to nome because i have had many family member go and fight over there and they would tell me how badly they or there brother in arms were treated.None of you brave men deserved any of that how you young men at the time were treated was wrong and inhumane. That man in the suit at the airport bar was one of the few that truly was an american patriot that understood what it meant to serve.
    Thank you for your time and service, Joel Drown

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  • Was I there? -- Justin Carter, Tue, May 16 2017, 9:30:39 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    This poem was quite confusing at first but after a while of re reading the poem, I completely understood everything that was going on. It must be extremely scary to even fight in a war and see so much violence going all around. If I were in battle, I’d probably as scared as the guy in the poem if I were in a battle like that. It's just shocking how awful a war can do to the person's mind especially when they are very close to death's gate.

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  • SCOUTS! OH-58A KIOWA -- Justin Carter, Tue, May 16 2017, 9:20:12 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    This must’ve been an extremely scary time for you Glen due to the fact that you were almost killed. I’m glad you are even alive to this day because we wouldn’t of heard your story. If you haven’t survived, nobody would’ve even heard of your times in the war other than the fact that you fought in the war and served, but you fallen as a hero to this wonderful country. Hope things are doing good and peaceful nowadays for you.

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  • Dog soldiers (Poem) -- Justin Carter, Tue, May 16 2017, 9:17:33 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    I really liked this poem that you made because you showed that even creatures such as dogs can help us fight for our freedom. Sure their role in a battle is little to none, Although when they are needed in the specific mission such as finding something hidden that they can smell, than their presence is vital. Their help can also rescue soldiers in battle as well. THere are some other reasons that I can explain your poem is true but to make things short, all I gotta say in the end is great job on the poem.

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  • Freedom Is Not Free! (Poem) -- Justin Carter, Tue, May 16 2017, 9:15:38 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    I really liked this poem due to the fact that our army is the main reason why we have our freedom and you explained that really well. You basically said that nobody besides the person that fights in the battlefield is the one that fights for our freedom and in many ways, and that's true. I love how the poem was short and simplistic as well since it explains the meaning of the poem so easily. Just hope my cousin will be a hero in the army as well since he just joined the Marines last year.

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  • The Night Before Christmas -- Sara B. (It made me sad but also thankful), Mon, May 15 2017, 12:15:08 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    When I read the poem it gave me an idea of what it was like for them while they were there. As I was reading it I could picture it in my head. It shows that when everyone else would wake up to a tree all decorated and gifts under the tree and stockings with candy that they wouldn’t wake up to that, they would wake up and have to fight. So I just have to say thank you for risking your lives to fight for our freedom and fighting for our rights.

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  • War Article Responses -- Hunter Hart, Mon, May 15 2017, 7:54:06 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    Infantry Assault: Dear Mr.Hawkins, Thank you for sharing your poem it is truly incredible to read. Your poem really describes what it is like before a battle, during a battle, and after a battle. It really shows all that a soldier must go through during war. All the sacrifices that soldiers give for their country should never be overlooked.

    I joined the Navy Because. Dear Mr.Keefe, Your story was very interesting to read. It helped me to get a better understanding on why people joined the military and what they did while at service. Thank you for your service in the military and for sharing your story for the public to read.

    Fight to the End: Dear Mr.Camunes, Thank you for sharing your story about the struggles during war and after going to war. Struggling soldiers who come back home after the war should be treated better and should have a setup life when they come back. Your story is very inspirational and everybody should have the mindset that you have. Again thank you for your service and for sharing your story.



    The Joker: This story was all about showing how small the world is and how much people have in common. It was all about meeting a war icon named “The Joker” who was not publicly named as an icon but by the people who knew him.

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  • A proud Vietnam vet I am until I die -- Macey Cotnoir, Sun, May 14 2017, 16:15:28 (d-173-44-69-182.cpe.metrocast.net/173.44.69.182)
    When I read this poem, I had so much respect for every man and woman fought in any war. It really explained what was used in the war and how it's not easy to hear cries for help and not being able to do anything about it. I will always have respect for soldiers and this poem especially how proud you are to be a part of this and a retired Vet.

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  • I remember -- Kati Cummings, Sun, May 14 2017, 12:23:50 (pool-64-222-183-2.man.east.myfairpoint.net/64.222.183.2)
    After reading your story I remember it had given me another point of view that everyone had to go through while being away. It had shown me that you shouldn't take your family for granted and the time you have with them. Your story had really stuck with me even after reading the other stories that were written. Your's stuck with me because of how things had changed just being at war then coming home. At the end of your story you had mentioned that "death was something you had to put up with occasionally and not as an everyday occurrence" it had made me realized that you had to be brave and knowing that you and the guy next to you may not have the same outcome but you had to be ok with it. You have a well written story and I like how you had put all of the emotions into one story.

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  • "Night Quiet" By: Jerre D. Divelbiss -- Alyssa Lambert (Nostalgic), Fri, May 12 2017, 17:25:57 (c-73-100-152-169.hsd1.nh.comcast.net/73.100.152.169)
    This poem depicts the yearning of a soldier's heart to get back to the people he loves. It shows that he wakes up every morning and fights for love, just to go back to sleep dreaming of one day returning home to his love.

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  • "Who Cares" By: Louis G. Parrillo -- Alyssa Lambert (Forlorn), Fri, May 12 2017, 16:38:17 (c-73-100-152-169.hsd1.nh.comcast.net/73.100.152.169)
    When reading this poem, I felt the loneliness that the mother was enduring. The description of her praying to God that her son makes it home safely really shows a mother's love. "Who Cares" proves that the only person who will ever truly care and remain caring for us is our mother.

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  • The Wall By, Michelle Magnuson -- Cody G (Sad), Fri, May 12 2017, 15:24:08 (c-24-62-158-60.hsd1.nh.comcast.net/24.62.158.60)
    This story made me sad because it's all about the wall where soldiers who died names are on it. People go their to remember and honor the fallen. Thank you for your services.

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  • Freedom Is Not Free! By, Charles Province -- Cody G (Sad), Fri, May 12 2017, 15:19:45 (c-24-62-158-60.hsd1.nh.comcast.net/24.62.158.60)
    This poem made me really understand what these soldiers were fighting for. They were fighting for our rights. For us to live free. Thank you for your service.

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  • Forget Me Not -- Mason I, Fri, May 12 2017, 12:12:12 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    First off I would like to say thank you for your service. I especially liked this poem due to the format and the repeating stanza. The format of the poem allowed each sentence/ word phrase to have an emphasized meaning. If it was all in one line it would be easy to look over the words as a simple list, but the extra emphasis allowed me to understand that each line was its own small story in a way. Also the beginning and ending stanzas being the same gave a very pleasant ending to a very unpleasant plotline.

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  • PTSD by Kim Bayes Bautista -- Macey Cotnoir, Fri, May 12 2017, 9:46:56 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    When reading this poem I really got hooked and felt the hurt and fright described. I wanted to keep reading but there was no more to the poem I loved it so much! PTSD seems very scary and what he went through must have been even scarier. I felt as though you really connected to this boy and described his emotions and feelings very well.

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  • The mad dash of Mike Hanks by James Clark -- Macey Cotnoir, Fri, May 12 2017, 9:42:04 (23-25-226-69-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net/23.25.226.69)
    This story is very graphic and puts very detailed images into my head because the battle scenes described are very detailed and I can just imagine men carrying larger men and dashing across a battlefield. The subject really came across and how much running the Sgt., Cpl., and sargent did to help the injured soldiers.

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