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Date Posted: Tue, June 28 2005, 19:36:01
Author: bob a. mcguire
Author Host/IP: 209-132-170-125.ccrtc.com / 126.96.36.199
Subject: Re: Memories Of A Wounded Corpsmen
In reply to:
's message, "Re: Memories Of A Wounded Corpsmen" on Mon, June 06 2005, 21:29:27
Im a U.S.Marine!
I was 20-year's old when i inlisted in the U.S.M.C.
in apr-30-th 1964 to fight and preserve the freedom of
the U.S.A. even if it would cost me my life.
In those day's there was alot of protesting and people
who turned there back on this country by burning draft
card's and running acrrost the boader.
I got mad,and exstended 6-more month's after doing a
13-month tour,cause my budy was killed!
There was alot of protesting going on then to, as is
now,but I new we had to fight them there or we would have
to fight them here.
I had just about enough of our own people turning on
us as well as the enamy,such as the Ohio Kent State
University inccident.So in 1965-while still in a battle
zone near Da-nage i wrote this story as a letter to an
editer for a better understanding of the American way
It go's like this word for word.
My home town! AMBOY MARINE WRITES FROM S.VIET-NAM
Dear Mr.Editor, I am a privat first class in the
Uunited States Marine corps serving in south-VIET-NAM.
Im sending this letter to you concerning people who
protest the war here in VIET-NAM.
I try to love my fellow man no matter what or who he
is,-but i find it hard to believe American men and women
really object to UNITED STATES servicemen being in viet
It bring's much sorrow to our heart's when we here
what some of our fellow AMERICAN'S are do'ing in the
states,but it does not lower our morale.It only gives
us a stronger desire to do our jobs here.
If these people,who parade,protest and tell us we are
fighting a useless war,had to live without their freedom,
they would change their poit of view.
If they would only think of how it would be to live in
a country without freedom,without any hope of the future
ever coming true.
Perhaps they don't care abowt the people in South-Viet-nam,
but the U.S. troops were to move out,the trouble would
never stop here.Perhaps in a few years we will be fighting
the same way in our own backyards.
Don't think im trying to act like a hero,because I'm
far from that.Im just a young marine trying to do my part
in an old war,but it is a war in which i would gladly give
my life, if it will help bring freedom to the people here
and help it grow stronger in our own country.
To me,one of the most important thing's about freedom is
that it means little children today and tomorrow can grow-
-up in a land where they are free to learn the teaching a
real and true "GOD" without fear!
The day i left home to come here,I left my mother stan-
-ding in the doorway crying.My father's last wards were
choked up with tear's as he spoke to me saying,come back
to us son and it hurt me so much i cryed when i turned
like thousands of other servicemen here, i have hopes
and dreams that one,day i may see my family and loved
ones here on earth again.But freedom did,dose,and always
will have a high price to pay so i must stay here till
the job is done.
since i have been here,points in the "SOLDIER'S code of
CONDUCT"mean a lot to me.Im glad to have learned to live
with them,Especially the first one: I am an AMERICAN
fighting man.I serve the forces which guard our country
and protect our way of life.I am prepared to give my life
in its defense."
PFC. ROBERT A.I. MCGUIRE,
UNITED STATES MARIE CORPS,
YOUR'S TRULY Mac. a. McGuire!
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