Monday, March 10, 2014
A Bed Time Story
Once upon a time, long, long, ago and teenager joined the US Army and upset his dad a great deal. After a few years in the Army he was serving, safely, in Europe when a war in another country erupted with people trying to force the people there into subverting what freedom they did have and to force them under the rule of an evil man named Ho.
The young soldier wanted to be a good leader and knew that respect was everything and those leading people into the Field of Battle must know, first hand, what to teach his men to expect and he volunteered to serve and to protect his nation and the Little People in Vietnam. His First Sergeant, His C. O. and his Sergeant Major thought to protect him and refused to let him go there.
This caused the youngster to destroy his career and to get a flag on his Personal Records as being P. I. (He broke the Chain of Command and used Political Influence.) The lad wrote His congressman to get orders into the Field of Combat.
There is a nation, here in the U. S., full of such old men today. Some of them were forced to go to Vietnam and some of them volunteered but none ever refused to defend their nation, discarding the Saigon Warriors, and they, everyone of them, were a little crazy. Some of them tromped around the Jungle Floor and some of them flew LOG (Logistical Resupply Missions) with the unfriendliest people in the world shooting Quad Fifties, B40s and all other manor of, terrible, instruments of death at them.
Some of these kids were Killer Spades, Black Bandits and some, bless their crazy hearts, were Smiling Tigers. They did LOG Missions and Insertion and Extraction Missions and when thye MedEvac could or would not land, they did MedEvacs at three in the morning instead of sleeping to be ready for the missions in the morning.
Today, they, finally, have a reason to be proud of their people because they are not treating their new Veterans with the disrespect that was, over-abundantly, afforded the Korean and the Vietnam Veterans. But America, the man in the Oval Office is setting you up to fall. Combat has no equal for evil on this earth and none of your vets want you to, ever, know the evil we saw first hand, please, wake up.