06-10-2012, 09:54 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: FEMA Region IV
Re: Viet Nam Veteran Bumper Sticker
Originally Posted by ozo
Capt ozo USMC-demolition 69yrs old-2tours-yet upon return- the 'word'
vietnam still wasn't used on TV news.
It was a strange time at best, and a head trip for years at the least.
I have seen many use the viet vet label for personal gain, and of course
the same label to do good and positive things.
I learned my opinion on any/all of the era had no value, and if for some
reason I failed to remember, I was sure to be reminded.
Simply put, it was only a time in life. You were a part of it, linked to it,
or you were not.
I have known as many good people that were vets as I have known bad.
To me, to hash out anything with a 'label' like viet vet, Desert Storm, etc.
and try to put relevance on it that would convey any self-importance, just like the bumper stickers at task, is to dissolve unity among us and dissipate the truth that should be bonding us together.
Mere truth is........we are drowning in a massive sea of government, and is affecting us all,greater than most of us realize.
I ramble surely, but my intent is only to convey that the more we focus on mediocre events that surround us daily, the more we lose focus.
thanks for your analysis OSO, I aqree with it.