Last edited by MMC; 10-06-13 at 01:43 AM.
My wife's Mother was secretary for the Tank Destroyer Bn. reunion beginning in the early 50's.
My Father-in-Law was salt of the Earth, an incredible testimony to his generation.
Those guys were awesome.
I started going to the reunions with my wife soon after we started dating.
The one I remember the best was "Why not Minot".
I just Googled the actual unit # for my wife for tomorrow.
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On the bright side I am amazed a the resilience of the Vietnamese people and there willingness to forgive and forget the horrible injustice we and the USSR inflicted on their people. If only the people of the Mideast could bury the hatchet so easily.
Last edited by iguanaman; 10-06-13 at 02:09 AM.
Used in the Philippines as well. Always stood as a racial term for asians, not Berbers... The Marines stationed at manila used the word to refer to prostitutes. As far as i can tell it never was a 'neutral' word. Not used outside of the Pacific region.
If you ever set foot in SE Asia with US personnel you should know the term, 'Luke the Gook' when referring to the VC. 'Gook' was not a complement- Sir Charles was.
You are good at revisionist history.