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Terry Skinner
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The way i read this if you served between 1955 and 1975 you are considered a Vietnam Veteran even if you did not serve in country. And you can get a special Vietnam Veteran lapel pin as well. What is going on?
BCC
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Bunch of PC BS.

We have something we damned well earned and the "Era" vets will never have.

The "Thousand yard stare"

Wear it with pride.
Luther Patton
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I agree BCC,
Its BS
After the war, it seems like everyone wants be a Vietnam Veteran; even if they were not there.
 

Patton
Black Scarf Battalion 1/2
Nam June 67' June 68'
Larry G
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Yes Terry you read it right. Click on this link and read the official wording from the commemorative committee. This is how the US Government is still treating the Vietnam War Veterans.

http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/assets/1/7/Vietnam_Veteran_Lapel_Pin_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Curtis Parker
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American is still suffering the guilt trip of not respecting and fully honoring the real Vietnam Veterans...Now the non Vietnam War Veterans want to pacify us and now want to take this opportunity to jump on the band Wagon to try superficially to identify emotionally with real Vietnam Veterans like a wolf putting on sheeps clothing. Like we useds to say in the First Infantry Division (If You want to be one, be a Big Red One) and like John Kerins said "to know Bandit Hill You have been a Daring Bravo Bandit at Bandit Hill),to be credited as a Vietnam Veteran You should have physically Served in Vietnam/operational AO's supporting the Vietnam War,anything other than that only the Vietnam Veterans should get Credit for the Vietnam War ERA..This is not like serving in the Military during the Cold War ERA.....


Curtis Parker
B 2/2 Inf,3rd Plt,Track B231
9 Dec 1967-10 Dec 1968
Curtis Parker
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American is still suffering the guilt trip of not respecting and fully honoring the real Vietnam Veterans...Now the non Vietnam War Veterans want to pacify us and now want to take this opportunity to jump on the band Wagon to try superficially to identify emotionally with real Vietnam Veterans like a wolf putting on sheeps clothing. Like we useds to say in the First Infantry Division (If You want to be one, be a Big Red One) and like John Kerins said "to know Bandit Hill You have been a Daring Bravo Bandit at Bandit Hill),to be credited as a Vietnam Veteran You should have physically Served in Vietnam/operational AO's supporting the Vietnam War,anything other than that only the Vietnam Veterans should get Credit for the Vietnam War ERA..This is not like serving in the Military during the Cold War ERA.....


Curtis Parker
B 2/2 Inf,3rd Plt,Track B231
9 Dec 1967-10 Dec 1968
BCC
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There is a very short and concise statement that sums it all up:

"If you weren't there, shut the F*** UP!"
Curtis Parker
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BCC,that is short and straight to the Point...Noli Me Tangere and they can Take a Ramrod and really shove it, Roger,Over and Out!!!!



















ken
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IMHO:  If You weren't there. I for one really don`t give a Damn what your opinion is. And I could care even less about what you think now. And I really don`t want to hear your totally worthless ((( BS ))).  That you spout off to improve your own pathetic self image.
ken
Terry Skinner
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Google Maj.Gen. James T Jackson then click on the Commemoration post. It's unreal. They are even selling a flag with the Vietnam Service Ribbon as part of the design. You just won't believe it.
BCC
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Terry,
Allowing the RVN Service Ribbon design to a NON in country veteran sounds like a "Stolen Valor" issue to me.
John Kerins
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I got nothing but respect for anyone who served and played by the rules. If they wound up a life guard in Hawaii, God Bless them! But if they fiddled there way to an assignment through connections or whatever, screw them.

If they didn't serve in country they should not be given any medal, plaque, letter, or anything else implying they did. If it said Vietnam Era find. To say Cold War Veteran find. The Cold War was everywhere, so if you served during it OK. But to say Vietnam War would indicate you took part in it, you were there. 

Any guy who wears this and doesn't make it clear to everyone he was never in country, in my mind is guilty of stolen valor!

By the way, is everyone who served stateside during Korea called a Korean War Veteran?

Curtis Parker
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John,Roger,over and Out, I totally agree with you Daring Bravo Bandit....Noli Me Tangere!!!!!
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