Category Archives: Veterans

U.S. Veterans Issues, Việt Nam War, The Second Indochina War (1954-1975)

I guess you just had to be there . . . .

A joke or story isn’t near as funny if you have to explain it. Sometimes it’s situational and you wind up saying: “I guess you just had to be there . . . .” Not one Vietnam war veteran in … Continue reading

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Lady Katherine

Lady Katherine. That’s how I think of her whenever I think of her – Lady Katherine. Perhaps she was a even a princess at one time. I don’t exactly recall the occasion, it may well have been the collation following … Continue reading

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Gary Wetzel

Speaking as a fellow Vietnam war veteran I have but three words for Gary Wetzel: Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

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The Orgy Room

Went to the VA for my biannual eye exam and a new pair of glasses. I skipped breakfast and my morning coffee so I wouldn’t be caught in an untimely crisis. About 40 minutes past my appointment I got the … Continue reading

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Keep the noise down; I’m tryin’ to sleep.

I suppose it’s only appropriate that I write a war story on Memorial Day. Over the years I’ve had this habit of reacting to loud, sharp, and sudden noises by saying: “Hey! Keep the noise down; I’m trying to sleep!” … Continue reading

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Núi Bà Đen – The Black Virgin Mountain

Title: Who ever said Geology wasn’t sexy? Subject: Nui Ba Den, dubbed “The Black Virgin” by GI’s Author: Wayne F. Reske (Photo of Núi Bà Đen – Nui Cau as seen from Tay Ninh West Base Camp) Slide (182) Properties … Continue reading

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Yellow Cab

I’d like to say it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; but that would be just plain wrong. Plagiarism aside, it was definitely the worst of times; not just for me but for a lot … Continue reading

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