Tag Archives: war mementos

THE GOOD HUMOR MAN AT TAN SON NHUT AB

Recently, I wrote about an irate Vet who went off on me re PTSD. In that post, I implied something I wish to clarify. While I have only met, for the most part, combat Vets who have been severely affected … Continue reading

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HCV–SUNRISE 9/17/1970–SUNSET 6/25/2015–RIP

Once upon a time long ago in a mountainous Kingdom north of Thailand, nestled in a small valley was a funny airpatch but that is another story. I was the “chieu hoi boy” on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless I had … Continue reading

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MILESTONES– MSGT. JAMES HOLT-173RD AIRBORNE

The last bits of history from Long Vei are finally trickling in and the last of our warriors come home to their eternal rest on Marry Anna Custis Lee’s front lawn. Seems the US Govt. in their hatred of the … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 3–LZ CORK AND THE CONTINUING FALLOUT

When I first wrote about LZ Cork and the adventures of Butch Long, I never expected to hear from anyone else who survived it. A different war, Vietnam conjoined soldiers from all over on an as-needed basis. Thus, from the … Continue reading

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THE GUNS OF AIR AMERICA

I should paraphrase this one. Some of the guns I could legally bring back that I saw and had in Laos during my employ with Bird and Son Air, aka AirAm, aka Consolidated International Airlines, aka US Agency for International … Continue reading

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5/7/1975–THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN

One day of the year, one seminal moment of introspection. My plaint that day was ” WTF? We were winning when I left”. What could have happened? Greed, bribery, buying a officer’s commission for your son, the list is endless. The … Continue reading

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SPRING NOVA CONFERENCE–SAN FRANCISCO 2015

Never have I  been in such august company as I found myself at the Spring NOVA conference last week. I met people I have corresponded with over the years, attorneys who read Asknod and others who have been instrumental in … Continue reading

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4/11/1975-4/11/2015–ONLY 40 YEARS AND IT SEEMS LIKE AN ETERNITY

I received this from my dearest friend Patricia Lupole today-she who named us Asknod. It comes as I remember getting a letter from a fellow Air America Friend packing up PC-6’s over at the Air America Terminal on the flightline at … Continue reading

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VIETNAM–WHERE WERE YOU?

Here’s a lovely Google Interactive showing all the locations where we had military assets in the former Republic of South Vietnam. I note that it doesn’t show our assets in the adjoining countries but I suppose that will befall some … Continue reading

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FRIENDLY FIRE IN 1967 FINALLY RESULTS IN BELATED PURPLE HEART AWARDS

I’m not sure why it is that the US Government cannot bring itself to honor those it puts in harm’s way until forced to by the court of public opinion or shamed into it. Our erstwhile member, Veteran Butch Long, … Continue reading

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