First Name:Donald (Donnie)
|Joined: May 31, 2010, 7:28 pm|
|Last Active: May 31, 2010, 8:07 pm|
I'm a 51 year old army veteran. I entered the service in 1975, when the Armies ranks were still pretty full of Nam vets. I got to know a lot men. Learned to give them the respect which was due, and in turn learned a lot about them and that secret code of silence which they shared as brethren of that war. I had a cousin, who went over there, and although he physically survived two tours, he just never really returned from that place. Then later, in 1972 one of my sisters married a Nam vet. A man I came to love as a big brother, but even as a youngster, I saw firsthand the physical and mental scars this man carried throughout his short life. So, do I want to learn the true story of this war? Hell yes. I'm older wiser and more intelligent now, and wish to understand what it was that took these happy go lucky young men, and so quickly turned them into the men they were when they came home. If in fact they ever really did.