Time for another Boston Tea Party… but then we’d be fined for polluting the harbor.
A marvelous conclusion to a man’s combat experience in Vietnam along with his learned insights. If someone in your family or a friend went to Vietnam, I recommend you read this excellent bit of writing.
By Lieutenant Colonel William C. Curtis, USMC (Retired)
LtCol William C. Curtis, USMC
I always tried to think about what we were doing in terms of how the enemy would view it: our defensive positions, our offensive tactics, and in our relationship with the civilians who surrounded us. Politeness and courtesy toward village officials, women, and the elderly was very important. The medical treatment of villagers by our Navy Corpsman paid dividends.
The quality of my Marines was mostly good, although I did have a few knuckleheads —but dealing with these Marines as an older brother always brought them around. As a Sergeant I didn’t have official disciplinary powers, but I could rail at them and also send them away if they failed to abide my rules. I was also older than the average sergeant. I had already seen a good bit of the world, and I was (and continue to…
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Tried my hand at “motivational” posters. Comments are appreciated!
Otherwise, just some more snapshots:
Wake up, America. It’s ludicrous people that shouldn’t even be here receive huge benefits while our American boys get slapped down when they need it.
Virginia Tech basketball coach teaching his players to respect our flag… and to honor those who have worn our uniform!
Share! (Link goes to V/T webpage; therein lies the video.)
I regret not having “read” this story before. It speaks well to our country of today.