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posted 18 November 2003 01:44 AM      Profile for Mick        Edit/Delete Post

Open Letter To GIs In Iraq From Vietnam Vet Stan Goff"

Dear American serviceperson in Iraq,

I am a retired veteran of the army, and my own son is among you, a paratrooper like I was. The changes that are happening to every one of you —some more extreme than others—are changes I know very well. So I'm going to say some things to you straight up in the language to which you are accustomed.

In 1970, I was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, then based in northern Binh Dinh Province in what was then the Republic of Vietnam. When I went there, I had my head full of s**t: s**t from the news media, s**t from movies, s**t about what it supposedly mean to be a man, and s**t from a lot of my know-nothing neighbors who would tell you plenty about Vietnam even though they'd never been there, or to war at all.

From: Parkdale! | Registered: Jun 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 18 November 2003 11:16 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Powerful stuff.

Reading that made me feel better, having recently run afoul of FD's resident Vietnam-vet-turned-hateful-drooling-gibberer.

From: The King's Royal Burgh of Eoforwich | Registered: Dec 2001  |  IP: Logged

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