Thanks for taking the time to come in and chat.
7" Reels.... Akaii, Teac.... good days they were. Anyway, I will keep you informed of things
that are going on and you do the same. Be cool my brother.
First off, welcome home my brother. I'm glad you are SAFE. In regards to "Sir! No Sir!", the OWNERS of ATS evidently thought enough about it to
consider them joining the ATS family as I have done. THEY are more into their own world where I, on the other hand.... am a PERFECT FIT and am proud
to call ATS my FORUM HOME on our website.
FACTS.... as I said in an earlier post.... I checked out everything, including their sources that they based the movie on. The FACTS are correct.
Having served three tours in Vietnam... honestly, I thought made me an expert. But the movie brought out things that I personally never saw. As I have
said more than a few times... I was really blown away.
Regarding the promotional vehicle comment... a little maybe. But the THREE AMIGOS wanted this forum to be about conspiracy....... because that is what
ATS is ALL about. For my era, the Vietnam Conflict was my course of knowledge and SNS was a perfect fit and match of not only what the ATS BOSSES want
this forum to be... but what I want this forum to be.
Just for the record.... just because things are in the forum... does not mean that "Dave Rabbit" or ATS necessarily agrees 100% with what is posted
here. We do, however, agree that there was a huge cover-up in Vietnam. SNS brings to light something that was covered up over 35 years.
If you know anything about me what so ever, you know that I SUPPORT THE TROOPS. DID THEN and DO NOW! So far, just in pre-production planning our Radio
First Termer Iraq group has logged several hundred hours... and we have several hundred more before we will be satisified that we have a product that
will SERVE the Men and Women in Iraq when we broadcast the show. It is a labor of love. No one is making a DIME... not one CENT. All of our time and
our effort is because we LOVE & SUPPORT THE TROOPS!
Now you are probably saying.... "Well Dave.... then why are you promoting SNS as it is a movie about draft dodgers and things that contradict your
service." Well, good question. Maybe it has to do with being 57 now and not 22. Although my stance THEN and STILL IS TODAY that the TROOPS are the
NUMBER ONE PRIORITY for me. After learning that SNS had used a few of my clips for their movie.... then meeting David Zeiger and becoming friends with
him..... seeing the Critic's Copy of the movie some 3 months ago....... sitting there with my family and watching the story unfold... I have to tell
you... I WAS SHOCKED. I saw racial tensions galore during my three tours.... but personally NEVER SAW the things that the movie brings out. You have
to understand, of course, that STARS and STRIPES and AFVN were not real HIGH on TELLING THE TRUTH TO THE TROOPS. Anyway, absorbing the story of the
SNS Men and Women... seeing them... hearing their stories.... honestly I was moved. Even though Radio First Termer has been heralded as an ANTI-WAR
show in history... it was really more about ANTI-STUPIDITY..... and believe me...... there was LOTS of that which I PERSONALLY WITNESSED.
I guess what I'm trying to say.... and maybe not doing a very good job of it... is that although at the time when I was 22.... I probably would have
taken a different stance than I do today..... what I can tell you is that I have a tremendous amount of RESPECT for those that STOOD THEIR GROUND and
did what THEY BELIEVED was RIGHT! If I have learned anything in 35 years... I have learned that people have a tremendous amount of passion about
things... politics, religion... ATS
. Because I would like to hope that these forums give folks the ability to agree, disagree or have no opinion
what so ever (haven't met any of those here
) all I want at the end of the day is that everyone in ATS ..... RESPECTS what others have to say...
and if they don't.... say so.... without slander or verbal abuse or attack.
I think SNS is a powerful story. ATS thinks SNS is a powerful story. This forum is for what YOU and the OTHERS think. If you get the chance... see the
movie. Digest it. Then come back and give me and the other great ATS family the benefit of your insight and wisdom.
I do have one last thing to tell you.... I am presently communicating with about 12 Iraq troops in the combat zone right now. And if the 12 are any
indication... Vietnam was just the tip of the iceberg.
Thanks so much for taking your valuable time to write me. I appreciate you and all the other of my Brothers and Sisters in Arms so much. I told some
folks yesterday... that unless they had their lives on the line every day... knowing it could be their last... they would NEVER UNDERSTAND the
mentality or the passion of a BEING A VET.