like the song says "I don't want no parades, I don't want no forgivin', I just want to know I'm not here alone."Thanks Gary.
It's hard to accept thanks for taking part the Vietnam "police action". Boys ordered to go to war under penalty of law buy spineless gutless crooked politicians. I went over proud and came back guilty. How do you thank the 158,000 that didn't make it out alive.
I have a feeling you were there much earlier than I was. I was at NKP 68-69. All detachments were safely ensconced on bases by that time. NKP, Khorat, Takhli, Ubon, Udorn, U-Tapao....Hey Charlie:
I just realized what your screen name come from.
It is good to see a Pink Pony here.
Just poking fun.
I was one of 16 who protected the Red Horses in Tialand. They were a crazy bunch of great guys. Partied hard in Kunsan, and drank a few beers and punched each others lights out a few times. What a memory!
Thanx very much Gary. I know now that I'm not alone. But the first few years I did feel alone, but never alienated. Thank God I had a solid family upbringing and solid family ties. But there were times early on that it sure I was standing on the hill by myself.I thank them by respecting, honoring, and never forgetting their sacrifice and passing that on to my children.
That's how I thank them.
And you're not alone Mr.Mitchell .
Since ancient times, the laurel wreath has been a symbol of victory, hence courage. But, there is not a wreath on the MOH, so it's probably also used to set it higher than the EIB (Expert Infantryman Badge) which is not earned under fire, but by demonstration of skills.I see the CIB badge, but never understood what the wreath represented.