Above is probably the right thread. I sat and cried as I looked at the pictures, of course I could not understand most of the words being sung.
I thought of my friends who were in Viet Nam,and came back. I cried thinking of 50,000+ soldiers, sailors, marines and coasties who never returned. I cried thinking what we accomplished. Life is cheap to some, as long as it is not theirs. Our Military said, "This is War, let us win", politicians said we cannot afford to upset some nations. The military said here are the targets we need to hit to win, the politicians said some of those are off limits. So the soldier follows orders.
I am definitely not against war when you have no choice. I am not against war when there is a good reason. I am not faulting the present wars we are in. I fault how they are handled, and what they are accomplishing.
I am just in a crying mood I guess, but life is so precious.
Thanks for coming this way.
'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
- Naval Ops Manual -
'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'
- Unknown Infantry Recruit-