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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I spent the fist six months of 1970 based out of Hoi An which was the TAR of the ROK Marines Blue Dragon's Brigade. Care to explain why the South Koreans also used the term gook when referring to the NVA and VC ?
    not sure of the unit, but I met some ROK Marines in Chu Lai.. what you say is true.. they called Charles gook quite a bit.... hell, everybody did.

    around 1978 or 79, we got a new SSgt in fresh from the drill field.. named Danny Nguyen.
    we were swappin' Nam fishin' stories over a beer and he says "careful... if you call me a gook, i'll **** you up".. so I say " whatever you say, slope"...the lil' bastard tackled me in the E-club and started wailing on me
    he's still a good friend to this day.. helluva guy...stellar marine.

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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, when we were up by Boom boom Rock, we only had to deal with them sporadically.. at Chu lai, they were up our ass non-stop.

    we had a Marine K-9 detachment on Monkey Mountain that went on a day patrol with an ARVN platoon...I was in country for about 3 or 4 months, still a boot, still green as ****
    we glassed them going out and watched as the entire Platoon stopped, stripped to their skivvies and sunbathed.
    the Marines headed back and it wasn't 10 seconds after they came in the wire that mortars started fallin'..Marvin didn't even budge, they didn't even flinch.. they just kept catching rays.
    that's the exact moment I knew there was something fishy goin' on..

    when the Gunny tells me i'm heading out with them... I told him ok, but none of them would be coming back with me.
    Gunny was squared away, he knew the deal... he let me slide.
    I'm familiar with Monkey Mountain only because I could see it from Marble Mountain, I could see all of the antennas and radars and I was told there was a Marine Hawk SAM battery on the mountain.

    Meet King Rat of Monkey Mountain:
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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I'm familiar with Monkey Mountain only because I could see it from Marble Mountain, I could see all of the antennas and radars and I was told there was a Marine Hawk SAM battery on the mountain.

    Meet King Rat of Monkey Mountain:
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    I was a HAWKer back then.. 5923... you were given the straight scoop.
    I showed up in country 1 year after this pic was taken..Jan '70

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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    not sure of the unit, but I met some ROK Marines in Chu Lai.. what you say is true.. they called Charles gook quite a bit.... hell, everybody did.

    around 1978 or 79, we got a new SSgt in fresh from the drill field.. named Danny Nguyen.
    we were swappin' Nam fishin' stories over a beer and he says "careful... if you call me a gook, i'll **** you up".. so I say " whatever you say, slope"...the lil' bastard tackled me in the E-club and started wailing on me
    he's still a good friend to this day.. helluva guy...stellar marine.
    Had to be the same ROK Marines I was attached to in Hoai An, 2nd ROK Marine Brigade (Blue Dragons) Bad mother ####### and they knew it.

    I use to watch the some of the aircraft that had heavy bomb loads take off from Chu Lia using the rocket assist JATO packs. Pretty cool.

    When were you in-country ?

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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Had to be the same ROK Marines I was attached to in Hoai An, 2nd ROK Marine Brigade (Blue Dragons) Bad mother ####### and they knew it.

    I use to watch the some of the aircraft that had heavy bomb loads take off from Chu Lia using the rocket assist JATO packs. Pretty cool.

    When were you in-country ?
    7Jan70- 17July71

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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    7Jan70- 17July71
    June 69 -July 70

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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He ordered the systematic murders of South Vietnamese teachers, community leaders and intellectuals. He allowed American POW's to be tortured and murdered, if not directly ordered it to be done. He was a mudering, Communist piece of ****, not a patriotic hero.
    Precisely. Being a smart and tough murderous bastard does not make one good.

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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    The Vietnamese people have shown unbelievable resilience. We have many American soldiers who spent a tour in that hell hole and are still dealing with it. I can't imagine how it must be for the people who lived their lives there. But you don't see resentment towards us. You don't see Vietamese terrorists trying to kill as many Americans as they can. I don't hear about Vietamese people having PTSD but I don't see how they can't.
    Why would one expect to hear about PTSD from an enemy country? Why would the communists have even studied or paid attention to it?
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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why would one expect to hear about PTSD from an enemy country? Why would the communists have even studied or paid attention to it?
    What did the Vietnamese ever do to you?

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    Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    What did the Vietnamese ever do to you?
    Go try that trick on someone who'll fall for it.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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