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Date Posted: Wed, November 23 2005, 19:51:45
Author: Jeff Northridge
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Subject: Comparisons
In reply to: Joe 's message, "Funny" on Tue, November 22 2005, 8:38:51

Howdy Joe;

Although you are correct in pointing out that many of the comparisons that people try to make between one war and another are ludricrous, there are always some similarities. Imagine some GI who managed to survive the cold and snow and shelling at Bastogne only to receive a "Dear John" letter on New Year's Day. Imagine a GI who fought for ten days at Hamburger Hill, rotates out, goes home in class A's, and is spat upon by a group of anti-war protesters when he gets off the plane. Or imagine a Marine who fought house-to-house for seven days at Fallujah, goes home, starts having some mental problems, and the VA psychiatrist tell him that he is unfit to reenter society. Are these cases all that dissimilar? I think not. There is a bond between veterans of all wars that transcends the nature of the war in which they fought, the equipment used, race, religion, or anything else. We have all been in combat and know what it's like, but the civilians have not and know not what they're talking about. Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I'd like to say thank you for all of our men and women in uniform serving our country all around the world. They're the best of the best.

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