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Old 09-19-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Let us remember - and never forget their sacrifice.

The third Friday of September is POW/MIA day, this year it's Sep. 20.


I am at a loss for anything else to add.
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I have a POW flag, POW license plate, and a POW tee shirt...there but for the grace of God, go I.
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I have a POW flag, POW license plate, and a POW tee shirt...there but for the grace of God, go I.

& you drive a Japaneses car, did you forget WWII.


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& you drive a Japaneses car, did you forget WWII.


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My MH tires are made in Vietnam.(yes I have trouble with that)
IMO this is a time to come together for a common cause. Forget the petty jabs please, and remember why we observe the day.
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My MH tires are made in Vietnam.(yes I have trouble with that)
IMO this is a time to come together for a common cause. Forget the petty jabs please, and remember why we observe the day.
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Thanks for posting.

My neighbor was a South Vietnamese Army Colonel who spent five years in a North Vietnamese prison camp.

I'll talk to him tomorrow and tell him there are still some people who appreciate what he went through.
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Thanks for posting.

My neighbor was a South Vietnamese Army Colonel who spent five years in a North Vietnamese prison camp.

I'll talk to him tomorrow and tell him there are still some people who appreciate what he went through.
I once worked with a Korean conflict POW. I cannot imagine his life as a POW.
I once toured the Vietnam POW memorial at Andersonville. It was so graphic I can never return.
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I have been watching the national and local news OTA this morning for several hours. I've seen segments on today being National Queso Day, National Pepperoni Day and National Elephant Appreciation Day. Nary a word on National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
It really makes me very sad. I know at least a dozen former POWs I have served with either before or after they were shot down over North Vietnam. When our returnees arrived back to Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego for their health assessments and treatment I gladly served as a volunteer "aide" to one of the returnees. Anything he wanted or needed I would do anything to get it for him. I was pretty proud of my homemade ice cream recipe so I brought him some figuring he would love it. Sadly, he couldn't eat it as it would hurt his teeth because he hadn't had anything cold in his mouth for years.
My US and POW flags fly day and night (lighted) whenever we are in camp for more than one night. They have special meaning today. I especially honor the memory of the finest naval officer and gentleman I have ever met. CDR Harley Hall who was the former "Boss" of the Blue Angels and the last Naval Aviator shot down in the war. There is convincing evidence he was captured alive and later died or was murdered at the enemy's hand. His widow, after years of leaving no stone unturned to find out what happened to him, finally received a badly decayed tooth that DNA proved was his.
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Don't see the correlation.
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WOW, It's called Disrespect to the American Military.

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It's the MIA's that I really wonder about. How many did we leave behind?
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It's the MIA's that I really wonder about. How many did we leave behind?
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Regrettably here it is: How Many Missing?
For detailed casualty/MIA information, and much more: https://www.archives.gov/research/mi...c-records.html
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Thanks Ray, it's really sad to me to think that there were/are people we may have left behind. I do remember that not to long after we pulled out of Vietnam there were two US Senators that I can still remember did everything within their power to block any type of investigation into the possibility of there being any MIA's left behind. But I digress, this is not the place to talk about that.
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