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Speaking to students at the local High School
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Sep 12, 2013.

Post Traumatic Stress aka Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricardo Jacques Jul 26, 2013.

11 November 2012 Veterans Day. . .a few words about the veterans of Vietnam
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From Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam;"The Vietnam veterans would be call upon to pay a price for a war. That was eventually lost through simple fatigue and a failure of national will. The…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Nov 11, 2012.

14 July 1967, Rocket attacks in I Corp South Vietnam
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I was out in the bush, when I saw all these rockets flying over-head.Some were going in the direction of the 1st Marines headquarters.Other were going in the direction of  2nd Battalions 1st…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Jul 29, 2012.


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A short History of 5th and 6th Marine Regiments during World War I in France

A short History of 5th and 6th Marine Regiments during World War in France.

The Marine Regiments were part of the 4th Brigade.

Of the 2nd Infantry Divison US Army in France.

Marine companies, unlike those of the U.S Army, were numeric.

Shortly after it being amalgamated with the 3rd Brigade in France,

Strenuous efforts were made by many to have the 4th Brigade conform, to

the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) alpha pattern.

My Note;

Besides the regular…


Posted on April 9, 2012 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

First Time viewing the 'Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall'

It took place in Lansing, Illinois; a friend Steve a fellow veteran of Vietnam.

His service was with the U.S Army 25th Division.

Steve could have avoid Vietnam as he was the son of the manager of the steel-mill that we both worked for as weldors.

Weldors  are the humans doing the welding, welders are the machine used for welding.

Back to the day, I first saw all those names; in Vietnam we would lose a man here and few there.

But seeing all those names on…


Posted on April 9, 2012 at 7:26am — 12 Comments

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At 11:43pm on July 25, 2013, Jeff Wenum said…

Ricardo-- got another for you; and all the rest. At the rifle range at P.I. I went for a break in the "head." Two other guys in there smoking up a storm( without permission). All of a sudden down comes a D.I. from the rafters screaming and yelling. 'His guys' doing the smoking, all I wanted was to get out of there. The D.I., I later found out, was the son of the D.I. who ran the guys in to the swamp in the late 50's. A couple of them died.

At 9:50pm on July 15, 2012, Jeff Wenum said…

Ricardo, thanks fro the kind words.. I also was out in So.Calif., in 1970..( !stMarDiv)Beautiful country. "The Wall" is certainly something special.Have seen it twice in my life, so far. Hoping for at least one more trip in the near future. Also, USMC Museum; was there , along with my oldest for the opening ceremony.Guys walking around with dark shades&earbuds..Didn't know George W. was on his way..Great ceremony. Saw  a couple of MOH's walking around that day.Semper Fi.

At 10:20pm on April 5, 2012, Claudia Bartow said…
Wow, you have written a lot on the link you sent me. Feel free to break that down into smallers parts and post here if you wish. Your thoughts and stories are very interesting.
Thanks again for sharing.
At 9:48pm on April 5, 2012, Claudia Bartow said…
Thank you for your service in Vietnam, and especially jumping right in and sharing.

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