Daily Items

 

Topic Tribute to Vietnam Vets
Date 31-May-2011

 

Thanks to club member Glenn Cooper for this item

 


 

This is powerful and very well done. I recommend to all it being seen and sent on. A great tribute and remembrance to those who served in the Vietnam War Era.
 
THE VIDEO SAYS THAT THE AVERAGE WW II COMBAT SOLDIER HAD 40 DAYS OF COMBAT - THAT'S THE AVERAGE IT SAYS..., AND THE AVERAGE COMBAT SOLDIER IN VIETNAM HAD 204 DAYS OF COMBAT. YOU CAN ONLY GUESS WHAT THE AVERAGE COMBAT HELICOPTER PILOT WHO WAS FLYING EVERY DAY HAD ...ANYWAYS, ENJOY THE VIDEO AND PASS IT ON IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO SERVED THERE.
 
This is one of the better Vietnam videos made by and for Michigan Vietnam Veterans, but I believe all of you will appreciate this. This story could and is retold by 49 other states and territories as well.
 
If you know a Vietnam Veteran consider sending this link to them.
 

 

Some might argue with the numbers, i.e., that the average WW II combat soldier had 40 days of combat vs 5x as much for Vietnam combat.  One needs to be careful because "combat", in particular "combat zones" were not the same.  Front lines (and, thus combat zones) were clearly defined in WW2.   A soldier was in combat if they were at the front; otherwise they were not.  There were no clear "front lines" in Viet Nam; virtually anywhere was a combat zone.  That said, the helicopter provided a level of combat mobility for soldiers in Vietnam not available in WW2.

 

Some Vietnam War Myths (you decide what is correct and what is not):