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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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I am posting this for my big brother. He was a Marine,( I was Navy, aviation ,another story... later) he was like your normal teenager and crazy wild. The Marine Corps perfect dude! Thank god, for what came next..( Hey, I think thats ok or else he might be dead. )

Brad and I came from a Marine corps back ground. I was the shy one (being 4 and 1/2 years younger than Brad) Brad was all over the place..popular, sports (lettered in football, basetball) , I thought he was "the man" and more! lol..our dad was a (and still is at 87) Marine. He was a force in our lives. We moved all over the place..USA, Guam, different bases.

Moving ahead..I was 15 years old when Vietnam was really going crazy. Brad said," you and me are gonna have to go." I said, not me I'm going to San Francisco! (lol, I really said that!!) Time moved on...Brad went to college and played football and had a great time.

Brads grades were not so great..


hey if you guys want to hear more ...let me know. I'll give you a true story of two guys that went two different ways...But...



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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:25 AM
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That what?

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ETA: ah....going back to see your edit.
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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by loam
That what?

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ETA: ah....going back to see your edit.
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Good Idea! (and "that what?) is the story.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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Leave the OP alone, everyone is free to post their thoughts - I would hope so anyway - It may not be relevant to the majority but if someone feels comfortable enough in this environment to post a thread dedicated to a loved one, who can deny them that?

If it's the wrong forum simply move it and move on.

And I love Donovan.

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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Hey, thanks for that!

I'm just trying to gather my thoughts. It was a long time ago. I want to tell it like it was.

My brother, in the Marines and me later in the Navy.

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by RUFFREADY
reply to post by Ramcheck
 


Hey, thanks for that!

I'm just trying to gather my thoughts. It was a long time ago. I want to tell it like it was.

My brother, in th Marines and me later in the Navy.

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You tell your story if you want to man, and your brothers.

second.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:56 AM
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Ok,

Brad, could not keep his grades up. Long story, short ..he was drafted. he tried to get in the air force, Navy etc.. and our dad said. join the Marines! (my dad was still in the Marines at the time an we were on D.C., living in the city of Falls Church, Va....

More if you want it?


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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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If you look at the above
film. That was one of the A-7's that I would later get to know.

I was in school, 10th grade, my brother finished boot camp and was off to "The Nam" he wasn't "in country to long before", he was walking point
...he saw movement in the boonies..he releases the bullets in hs M-16 at the movement..

He wasted three VC ....it was a big deal..he made " Parade magazine" . I can go into that more if you like. But, I remember taken copies to my buds and showing them (the story was about an "all day and night fight", choppers being loss and such..my brother said, "we ran into a battalion" we threw grenades back as they tossed them at us" ) ....and so much more


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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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Ahh, Neil Kenneth Robert Young, or Don Grungio. Carry on Sir, please.


Second.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 01:38 AM
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I will my man! It was the best of times..and the worst of times.

while my brother was fighting and I was in school..all we had was CBS News!

I was called out of school one day..my brother had been hit..




posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 01:51 AM
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Katie Couric though, in the 90s. Milf...



I'm sorry, please continue.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 01:57 AM
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A Telegram came by two Marines. ( I was called out of class at JEB Stuart High School) I was freaked out....(of course) and went home to my mom, she was upset, to say the least, ( at that time I thought..I will KILL as many gooks as I can) I thought also, "crap", it said in the telegram he was hit in his right arm an right leg..and would go to Japan for fix-up (long story short)..

Thats when I started to think about the "war that never ends" and such..



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:02 AM
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thats my jet, but I am getting ahead of the story...
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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:07 AM
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Hey RUFFREADY you got me listening...




posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:16 AM
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I would do..

Anyway, my brother came back from his wounds. He went back to "The Nam" and did what all good Marines do, "kill".

He, then got wounded again in a massive fire fight, out numbered and choopers being shot at, the whole ball of wax.

He told me he was throwing chi-com grenades back as they were coming in..

it was a crazy all out attack..





posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:30 AM
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Great! and its all, true.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 02:45 AM
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That night, he told me, they were tossing grenades and screaming like nuts. The marines were calm and directing fire at the sounds. The gooks were droping an gave up before sun up.

Jump a head about two years, I was finished at my "Calif." college and with my Cinnamon Girl. I'm telling you the truth..just a while ago( on face book) I was contacted by the daugter of "the
Cinnamon Girl", but, that.s another story. Anyway I was off to "The Navy" !!





posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 03:13 AM
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Originally posted by RUFFREADY
That night, he told me, they were tossing grenades and screaming like nuts. The marines were calm and directing fire at the sounds. The gooks were droping an gave up before sun up.

Jump a head about two years, I was finished at my "Calif." college and with my Cinnamon Girl. I'm telling you the truth..just a while ago( on face book) I was contacted by the daugter of "the
Cinnamon Girl", but, that.s another story. Anyway I was off to "The Navy" !!







Might I be so bold as to ask of your age? Just so that I can read it with the appropriate voice in my head, up until here I've been using Scott Bakula.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 04:11 AM
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Me too! Reading and listening! Fascinated!

Donovan! When last did I hear his music, seems years ago!



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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Any story from a fellow veteran always gets me!

Good so far I hope for more soon!





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