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It is hard to believe it is November already. Being a school teacher, my fall is a whirlwind of new students, setting expectations and much more. Pretty soon we will all be giving thanks and eating turkey.
Before Thanksgiving though, it is time to give thanks to YOU. Those of you who wore the uniform. thank you on this Veterans Day. Thank you for enlisting or or succumbing to a draft. Thank you for leaving your families and life behind to go to an uncertain world of training and discipline. Thank you for learning a trade in the military that either directly saved lives or supported those who did. Thank you for serving stateside and overseas, for fighting the enemy or making sure the ones who did had trucks that ran, food in their…Continue
The 1st Cav and other units had been ordered into the Parrot's Beak region of Cambodia in April/May 1970 to search for NVA arms caches and COSVN, the central office for South Vietnam. The units met heavy resistance as the NVA tried to protect the huge arms caches from capture. The incursion into Cambodia caused an uproar at home and American ground units were pulled out before the job was done. ARVN units remained in Cambodia and American aircrews provided support for several months. I flew a number of these support missions in UH-1H aircraft. We flew ARVN troops in and out, carried out their WIAs, and transported captured arms and supplies. We were briefed before every mission to avoid getting out of the aircraft when on the ground in Cambodia as members of the media might notice, take a picture, and a PR nightmare might ensue. We even had to fly support at night because VNAF (Vietnamese Air Force) pilots would not cross into Cambodia at night.
On one morning…Continue
First, I want to say Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps. To all the "Jar Heads" out there, I hope your Day was as good as it could be! Second, to all the Soldiers, Airman, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsman, Enjoy Veterans Day! Thank You all for…Continue
My Dad and his twin Brother (Uncle Bill) joined the US Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. They were Seniors in High School but left early (as many young men did) to fight in WW2. Both were sent to "A" Schools and upon completion were sent to the…Continue
Back in the day we gave tours of the ship I was stationed aboard. I was assigned to give tours of the navigation bridge. A Greek Orthodox minister came on the bridge. He was in traditional robes and hat and had a full black beard. Knowing that he…Continue
Seems the number 1 Killer of Combat Veterans is Suicide! How tragic! Our Military is so thin in the number of Troops that the same Soldiers are serving three, four, five, and sometimes more deployments overseas. Something has to be done, as these…Continue
Started by Geoff Colt in Miscellaneous Sep 18.
The step-son of my son Brian asked me; if I would speak to their class.My granddaughter Rose is also a member of that class.I made a small gift for that class, it contained some of my poems about Vietnam.And a small sign; 'May America's youth never…Continue
For those of us who were not alive in 1945, it is hard to imagine the "colorized" version of anything that happened in World War II. History Channel and other occasionally release a color version of film footage, which I think is beyond cool.My…Continue
Started by Claudia Bartow in Holidays and Celebrations Sep 11.
In a book that I'm now reading, it states it like a trench/hole that keep's falling in.It easier to dig out that trench than it's to heal the mind.Right now Post Traumatic Stress is PC the term Disorder might turn the people, ho Ned aid most.I'm now…Continue
Unbelievable story of how a World War II veteran's Medal of Honor was stolen, then thought found, then lost again...…Continue
Started by Claudia Bartow in Miscellaneous Jul 5.
Ah. The document that made us a country, literally declaring independence from Great Britain all the while bullets flew during the Revolutionary War. This interesting information about our founding document is from…Continue
Started by Claudia Bartow in Holidays and Celebrations Jul 5.
Note: This fascinating story was sent to me by member Ron Albers. The author is unknown. If you know where this came from or the author, please let me know.The Japanese Zero and how we learned to fight it... In April 1942 thirty-six Zeros…Continue
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Started by Claudia Bartow in Combat Jun 14.
Ramona Plaisted holds the dog tags of her husband's uncle, World War I veteran Kenneth Plaisted. These tags were found in an auction box years ago by a Your Military Story member and finally returned .....READ MORE
Welcome to Your Military Story!
If you have ever served in the military, you have lots of stories and experiences to share. Boot camp, stories about your daily job, combat, being recruited, meeting your sweetheart, and so much more. You can share a story by clicking on the "add a discussion" button in the forum section below. Family members can also become members and submit stories on behalf of their loved…Continue