Category Archives: Vietnam War history

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE

Received from the Oorah contingent (who else?) this morning is an interesting commentary on the relative intelligence of Officers versus Non-Commissioned Officers. Far too often, the commands come down from above in “Make it so, Numbah One!” format. This has to … Continue reading

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY–1971

Butch Long’s DRO review couldn’t be on a more auspicious occasion than February 22nd. Not only is it George Washington’s birthday but also the day a friend passed away just north of Vientiane from what I heard. I was still … Continue reading

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LZ CORK-MAMA’S GONNA MAKE A LITTLE SHORT’NIN’ BREAD

  Put on the skillet, slip on the lid, Mama’s gonna make a little short’nin’ bread. That ain’t all she’s gonna do, Mama’s gonna make a little coffee, too. What an auspicious day for a Decision Review Officer (DRO) Hearing. … Continue reading

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BROWNWATER NAVY HUMOR

I received this from a non-VFW kind of Vietnam Vet. I share it in its entirety because- well- sometimes you just have to own your quirks in these fraternal constructs. It seems the reputation of Veterans Service Organizations and their free-thinking Post … Continue reading

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LZ CORK– I’VE GOT ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR

If you’re read my book, you know playing VA poker is an art form. You keep your cards up and don’t let prying eyes see what you’re holding. Yeah, I know the drill they espouse. “Whatdaya got? Send it allllll in. … Continue reading

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CAVC-PROCOPIO V. McDONALD (ROUND 2)- WE HAVE ALL BEEN HERE BEFORE

As CAVC cases go, this is a horrible retread. So much so that they didn’t even deign to give it a panel. Jurisprudence that is this defective should not be permitted to see daylight-let alone twice. I am all for … Continue reading

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MILESTONES-JOHN CHARLES THOMAS JR.-1950-2016

In Vietnam, during a firefight, the most awesome sound a wounded man could hope to hear was that of a Huey Dustoff coming in regardless of the danger. When our troops were wounded, we didn’t have the luxury of time. … Continue reading

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