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For those who wonder, was it all worthwhile?
Viet Nam 1966
Viet Nam 1967
Limbaugh Nailed This One

New Pledge of Allegiance (TOTALLY AWESOME)!
Forever let her fly-- CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?
THE MAN IN THE GLASS


The "Show Me" state has once again showed us how it should be done. They need more publication and exposure on this. Let's pass it around.

In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the Official language of Missouri ... Nearly 90% voting in favor! English became the official language for ALL governmental proceeding in Missouri. It also means no individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English.

In 2008 a measure was passed that requires our Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be here illegally. It allows Missouri law enforcement offices to receive training to enforce federal immigration laws. The bill makes it clear that illegal immigrants will NOT have access to taxpayer's benefits such as food stamps and health care through Missouri HealthNET.

In 2009 a measure was passed that ensures Missouri's public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are here illegally. The law also requires all post-secondary institutions of higher education to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. of Higher Education that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States.


 


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2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, Sev. Battery, Tay Ninh and Cu Chi
August 15, 1966 through August 13, 1967.

 


"The Pledge of Allegiance"


I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under "GOD" indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.





It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press; It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech; It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate; It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given the right to a fair trial; It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag. The cost of war is measured in blood, sweat and tears, as is the price for freedom. -- Author -- Theodore Roosevelt -->

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In this website you will find Information for all war Veterans and where a Veteran can go to get help. Also some pictures from all wars. www.vets-helping-vets.com is committed to helping all Veterans.

 I have put some of my personal Viet Nam history on this web. I was in the {2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery 175mm & 8 inch, guns Sev. Battery, Tay Ninh and Cu Chi, Plus other hot spots} The 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Sev. Battery supported a lot of troops in Viet Nam. I was in three Campaigns, Counter Offensive Phase #2 1/7/66 - 5/31/67 & Counter Offensive Phase #3 1-/6/67 - 1/29/68 & Operation Godsden. February 11th, 1967, Sev. Battery departed Cu Chi base camp to participate in Operation Godsden in Tay Ninh Province. I was in Viet Nam from August 1966 to August of 1967.


" Vietnamese Immigrant's - touching commentary "

 It looks like we did some good after all! On Saturday, July 24th, the town of Prescott Valley, AZ, hosted a Freedom Rally. Quang Nguyen was asked to speak on his experience of coming to America and what it means. He spoke the following in dedication to all Vietnam Veterans. Thought you might enjoy hearing what he had to say.

  35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English, I'd laugh at you. Man, every morning I wake up thanking God for putting me and my family in the greatest country on earth.

  I just want you all to know that the American dream does exist and I am living the American dream. I was asked to speak to you about my experience as a first generation Vietnamese-American, but I'd rather speak to you as an American.

If you hadn't noticed, I am not white and I feel pretty comfortable with my people.

  I am a proud US citizen and here is my proof. It took me 8 years to get it, waiting in endless lines, but I got it and I am very proud of it. Guess what, I did it legally and it ain't from the state of Hawaii.

  I still remember the images of the Tet offensive in 1968, I was six years old. Now you might want to question how a 6 year old boy could remember anything. Trust me, those images can never be erased. I can't even imagine what it was like for young American soldiers, 10,000 miles away from home, fighting on my behalf.

  35 years ago, I left South Vietnam for political asylum. The war had ended. At the age of 13, I left with the understanding that I may or may not ever get to see my siblings or parents again. I was one of the first lucky 100,000 Vietnamese allowed to come to the US. Somehow, my family and I were reunited 5 months later, amazingly, in California. It was a miracle from God.

  If you haven't heard lately that this is the greatest country on earth, I am telling you that right now. It was the freedom and the opportunities presented to me that put me here with all of you tonight. I also remember the barriers that I had to overcome every step of the way. My high school counselor told me that I cannot make it to college due to my poor communication skills. I proved him wrong. I finished college. You see, all you have to do is to give this little boy an opportunity and encourage him to take and run with it. Well, I took the opportunity and here I am.

  This person standing tonight in front of you could not exist under a socialist/communist environment. By the way, if you think socialism is the way to go, I am sure many people here will chip in to get you a one way ticket out of here. And if you didn't know, the only difference between socialism and communism is an AK-47 aimed at your head. That was my experience.

  In 1982, I stood with a thousand new immigrants, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and listening to the National Anthem for the first time as an American. To this day, I can't remember anything sweeter and more patriotic than that moment in my life.

  Fast forwarding, somehow I finished high school, finished college, and like any other goofball 21 year old kid, I was having a great time with my life. I had a nice job and a nice apartment in Southern California. In someway and somehow, I had forgotten how I got here and why I was here.

  One day I was at a gas station, I saw a veteran pumping gas on the other side of the island. I don't know what made me do it, but I walked over and asked if he had served in Vietnam. He smiled and said yes. I shook and held his hand. The grown man began to well up. I walked away as fast as I could and at that very moment, I was emotionally rocked. This was a profound moment in my life. I knew something had to change in my life. It was time for me to learn how to be a good citizen. It was time for me to give back.

  You see, America is not a place on the map, it isn't a physical location. It is an ideal, a concept. And if you are an American, you must understand the concept, you must buy into this concept, and most importantly, you have to fight and defend this concept. This is about Freedom and not free stuff. And that is why I am standing up here.

  Brothers and sisters, to be a real American, the very least you must do is to learn English and understand it well. In my humble opinion, you cannot be a faithful patriotic citizen if you can't speak the language of the country you live in. Take this document of 46 pages - last I looked on the internet, there wasn't a Vietnamese translation of the US Constitution. It took me a long time to get to the point of being able to converse and until this day, I still struggle to come up with the right words. It's not easy, but if it's too easy, it's not worth doing.

  Before I knew this 46 page document, I learned of the 500,000 Americans who fought for this little boy. I learned of the 58,000 names scribed on the black wall at the Vietnam Memorial. You are my heroes. You are my founders.

  At this time, I would like to ask all the Vietnam veterans to please stand. I thank you for my life. I thank you for your sacrifices, and I thank you for giving me the freedom and liberty I have today. I now ask all veterans, firefighters, and police officers, to please stand. On behalf of all first generation immigrants, I thank you for your services and may God bless you all.

Quang Nguyen is Creative Director/Founder of Caddis Advertising, LLC. The company's website is http://www.caddisad.com/

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" Viet Nam 1966 "

  On September 19th, two 175mm guns from Battery C departed Cu Chi for Tay Ninh to assume a new mission in support of the 196th, Light Infantry Brigade. On October 5th, the 25th, infantry Division attached an 8 inch Artillery platoon to Battery C (forward) to supply more heavy artillery support for the 196th, Infantry. C Battery's remaining two 175mm guns departed Cu Chi on November 15th, for Tay Ninh where they joined the forward element and moved to Soui Da to support Operation Attleboro. The Battery returned to Tay Ninh on November 20th still within range to support the operation and fire defensive concentrations for the Special Forces Camps at Soui Da and Trai Bi.

  On December Battery A, still located at Xuan Loc, received several fire missions from the 11th, Armored Cavalry Regiment to fire on a large Viet Cong force which was boxed in near Gia Ray. The accurate fire missions of Battery A contributed to a total body count of 99 VC KIA.

  Battery A returned to Cu Chi on December 24th, after being relieved of its mission at Xuan Loc by Battery C, 1st, Battalion, 83rd, Artillery Division.

  Since the Battalion's arrival in Viet Nam, Battery positions have been separated by as much as 80 air miles. As of December 31st, 1966, Headquarters, Service and A Batteries were located at Cu Chi, Battery B at Lai Khe, and Battery C at Tay Ninh. The 2nd Battalion has been employed as true Corps Artillery in support of the 1st, Infantry Division, the 25th, US Infantry Division, the 25th, ARVN Division, the 10th, ARVN Division, the 173rd, Airborne Brigade and the 11th, Armored Cavalry Regiment.

" Viet Nam 1967 "

  During period January 8th, through 17th, 1967, Battery B. occupied firing position at coordinates XT 723353 and XT 659310, the latter position in the middle of the "Iron Triangle" in support of Operation Cedar Falls. The battery missions was reinforcing 1st, Infantry Division for this operation, battery was made of four 8 inch Howitzer batteries.

  During period January 13th, through the 15th, 1967, 8 inch platoon, Battery A, occupied firing position at coordinates XS 770936 in support of Capitol Military District to destroy fortified installations.

  During period of January 17th, through the 25th, 1967, Battery B located at Lai Ki base camp continued support of Operations Cedar Falls in GSR 3rd, Battalion, 319th , Artillery. On January 17th, the Battery reverted back to composite (8inch/175mm /weapons.)

  On January 24th, the 8-inch Howitzer platoon from Battery C deployed to XT 299568 to support two operations on Nui Ba Dinh. All missions were direct fire to destroy bunkers and tunnels. On February 11th, 1967, Battery A departed Cu Chi base camp to participate in Operation Godsden in Tay Ninh Province to a position at Trai Bi coordinates XT 125568. During Operation Godsden, Battery A fired a total of 1,085 rounds 8 inch. During February 1967, all batteries and Battalion Headquarters participated in Operation Junction City.

On February 20th, 1967, Battery B moved from Lai Khe base camp to a new base camp at Suai Da.

On February 20th, 1967, Battalion Headquarters consisting of S2 & S3 Section, 1 Survey Team, Communications Section, and Maintenance Section departed Cu Chi and deployed as a forward command post to Trai Bi XT 125568. At that time command post assumed tactical control of Batteries B and C with a mission of general support of II Field Force Viet Nam.

  On March 15th, command post forward march was ordered back to Cu Chi
on April 9th, 1967, Battalion was directed to deploy a forward command post to Tay Ninh base camp with the following responsibility: (a) Control of all US artillery firing out of Tay Ninh Base Camp. (b) Artillery defense of Tay Ninh base camp to include the H & I and counter mortar program. (c) Operation of artillery air warning station.

  On April 14th, Headquarters and Service Batteries were directed to deploy to Tay Ninh base camp as a permanent location. The move was completed by April 30th, 1967.

  On April 21st, Battery A converted to an 8 inch battery, departed Cu Chi for Sui Da XT 457268 for participation in Operation Manhattan with mission of reinforcing 25th, Infantry Division and remain there until May 8th, 1967 when it returned to Cu Chi.

  During the period April 27th, 1967 through June 1st, 1967, Battery C deployed from Tay Ninh to Trai Bi for support of Operation Diamondhead and return to Tay Ninh base camp June 1st, 1967.

  During period June 6th, through July 1st, Battery B at Sui Da and Battery C at Tay Ninh supported a Special Forces Sigma operation in eastern War Zone III.

  On May 23rd, 1967 Battery B fired the 100,000th, round of the 2nd, Bn, 32nd, Artillery Group in the Republic of Viet Nam. The lanyard was pulled by Col. Koch, commanding officer of the 23rd, Artillery Group.

  On July 14th, 1967, this Headquarters became the only artillery air warning control station for Tay Ninh Province. This includes broadcasting air data from all permanent and temporary firing positions in Tay Ninh Province and routing aircraft into clear traffic patterns.

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~ Limbaugh Nailed This One ~


Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on the head..........


By Rush Limbaugh:

  I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.. If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.

  Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.

  Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.. (Actually, soldiers are put in harms way by politicians and commanding officers.)

  We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

  You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?

  However, our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system. If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

  I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting.

"When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't seem fair to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can.

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New Pledge of Allegiance (TOTALLY AWESOME)!

BY A 15 yr. Old SCHOOL KID IN ARIZONA

Since the Pledge of Allegiance
And
The Lord's Prayer

Are not allowed in most
Public schools anymore
Because the word 'God' is mentioned.....
A kid in Arizona wrote the Article below.

NEW School prayer:
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen

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"Forever let her fly-- CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? " This is important, folks!  If you've already voted against banning the American flag in schools, we need to do it again and again!  That's what the special-interest groups are doing, to skew the count!  We need to let the world know that American's DO have a backbone, and we won't lay over and quietly submit!  Thanks.  ~Lynn This is just sickening. Only 56% have voted on the FOX poll to NOT ban the flag in school and something like 36% voted YES, to ban it. What is going on in this country?? Read below.  Fox is running a poll about whether the flag should be banned in schools in order not to inflame Hispanic students. The poll is being sandbagged by CASA and the SEIU and we MUST mount a counter action. If you agree with me that the flag should be taken down for no one, let's show them that we patriots are STILL ALIVE AND WELL!  Please share this with other Americans who are also sick of the "anti-American, anti-US flag" groups trying to undermine our country, our flag and our freedoms. Anti-American organizations eg. Moveon.org , Organizing for America, and SEIU have been twittering today to go to Fox Poll and vote to ban the Flag .... and right now it is working. SHOW THEM WHAT TRUE PATRIOTS BELIEVE!!!  Let's flip those numbers and show the leftists we are organized and on the move....flip the numbers now-FLIP THE HOUSE in November! GO HERE NOW and vote to keep our flag in the public schools......: 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/05/06/american-flag-banned-america/

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" THE MAN IN THE GLASS "

When you get what you want in your struggle for yourself, and the world makes you King for a day, just go to a mirror and look at yourself and see what THAT man has to say.

For it isn't your father, or mother, or wife whose judgment upon you must pass, the fellow whose verdict counts most in your life is the one staring back from the glass.

Some people might think you're a straight shooting chum and call you a 'wonderful guy', but the man in the glass thinks you're a bum if you can't look him straight in the eye.

He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest, for he's with you clear to the end, and you've passed your most difficult test if the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world, down the pathway of years and get pats on the back as you pass. But your final reward will be heartaches and tears, if you've cheated the Man in the Glass.

The above truism was found on the pages of the March, 2002 issue of "LZ53".

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"His fight was in Viet Nam, my fight is the Viet Nam still in him"

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