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I, like many others was not welcomed home as our troops are today. I believe the ones coming home now get that Welcome because of my generation, we don't want them to go thru what we did.
I didn't understand why we were treated that way and became ashamed to let people know I was a Viet Nam Vet, (2 tours). When I was released from the hospital in '69, my Dad, who was a medic in WW2, tried to talk me into getting help as did my wife of 43 years, who just passed away.
I only wish I had listened 40 + years ago. I am now on my way to regaining my life as it should of been all these years. If anyone out there knows of a Vet that's is having problems, please...
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[marlene henneberg] - Thank you so much for your service and you have nothing to be ashamed of. The people of U.S. should be VERY ashamed of the way they treated you and others that served in Nam
[david boedeker] - Welcome home to all Vietnam veterans!!
[wanda whitaker garner] - Forever indebted to you and the other thousands upon thousands that fought in Vietnam. Our hearts swell with pride for your sacrifices. God Bless you and all ....... and you continue to wear that Vietnam hat proudly. If I ever see you I will gratefully and humbly salute you. You are loved and honored!!
[julie kallbacka] - I still get so very sad and angry about how the Vietnam vets were and to some degree still are treated. I agree it is the vets of the Vietnam generation that stood up and changed things so no other US soldiers would ever be treated so badly again. Much respect to Vietnam vets and WELCOME HOME!
[bobby head] - I for one never experienced any shame for my service in the Nam nor did I expect or want a welcome home parade, as I had volunteered to join the Marines and for Vietnam to be a warrior and having accomplished that was reward enough for me. I did suffer from guilt for having survived whereas many of my fellow warriors did not and yes it caused problems with my wife and family, but I have never blamed anyone or anything for the way my life turned out as I chose this path for me. I even feel uncomfortable today when a stranger wants to shake my hand and Thank me for my service as when I was in Vietnam the last thought on my mind was that I was fighting for the freedom for my country, instead I was fighting for the survival of the man next to me and all the men in my squad or platoon. I still have nightmares but they are few and far between and not as bad as when I first return. I guess i'm lucky in many ways as I have five beautiful and wonderful daughters and a son. I would not change anything in my past involving my time in the Marines.
[shirley manypenny] - What happened to Viet Vets was disgraceful,disgusting, and horrible. We could thank people like Jane Fonda and Ed Asner in part. Repulsive individuals. You have my undying thanks and love for what you did for your country. My husband was there too and it sickens me to see what that putz inthe White House has done to our country now.
[steve a. hollander] - Robert, I came off of active duty in 1972. I did not serve in Viet Nam, never saw combat and would never claim such. I have the utmost respect for my fellow vets who did and equal disdain for the all too many who claim valor that was not theirs. Having said that, in my experience and opinion, most of the negative feelings toward vets of our generation originated with one John Kerry, first-class coward and liar. By his accounting, we who wore our country's uniform were "Baby Killers" and undeserving of any recognition for our sacrifices. Kerry claimed medals, mostly Purple Hearts, that were not his and betrayed his own generation of soldiers, sailors and Marines. He stole the pride and recognition that should have been ours. Yes, most of us were and are proud to have served, but the sting of his betrayal remains.
[lisa wolfe] - All of you are heroes in my book. You should have been treated like one. God bless you & I hope you continue to get better
[mary-ann bruton] - I don't understand the difference. People need to understand that even if they don't agree with the reasons for the war or just hate war, doesn't mean you should hate the warriers! The fact is you went to war representing our country. Everyone should just say, "Thank your for your service to our country," shake your hand and or offer you a cup of coffee and let you live without any incrimination! Thank you for your service to our incredible country. Thank you for standing up for our country and proudly serving as a Patriot and Warrior of the United States of America! I appreciate your dedication to duty and service.
[tina rust] - It's never too late to regain your life!! Thank you for your service and WELCOME HOME!! You served our country well. You did what was asked of you. You and all the other service men and women are hero's in my book. Y'all were/are willing to put your lives on the line to serve our country. Loudly, boldly and proudly I do again say Thank You from someone who isn't able to serve!! :') Welcome Home Soldier!!
[david akerson] - Sorry about the loss of your wife. I also lost my wife of 42 years just over a year ago. I am also a vet. God bless U and thanks for your service. Good luck,
[nelly octavio] - Remember you're there to fight for the oppressed! You're all heroes! Some didn't understand of you being a soldier! Tough life but you've got courage & dignity for yourself & your country! A grand salute to you all!
[george schichtel] - Robert, what you did over there you had to do, it was a bad war and by rights, you shouldn't have even been drug there. I thank you for your sacrifice and commitment(2 tours) and pray that you know that you did your best in a bad situation. The welcome home for you guys sucked and the American people should be ashamed. I for one stand with my brothers and honor you I can't even imagine what you went through
[carol pickering] - Thank you for your service during Viet Nam.
[donna launonen] - So sorry for the way our generation treated our vets- they were our friends and loved ones- they deserved much better.Thank you for your service !
[earl jackson] - Listen.. The reason I think people were not welcomed back from Vietnam is because of the propaganda machine. America was fighting against Communism and anyone who would have supported us we had to protect. A major propaganda machine started in the US by the Communist Vietnamese. Remember... Americans will fight, but they only want to fight if they have the high moral ground. Enemies KNOW THIS...so any mishappening in a war... and they spread it like wildfire to the American people. It's just a plot the enemy uses to weaken the moral and put pressure on the soldiers and the people to make it harder for government to get things done. It's nothing more than a war strategy. I have read books on wars and strategies and the use of spies and propaganda and I tell you the truth... You Vietnam veterans were HEROES! It's the American people who were swindled by the enemy and never knew it. So to all you Veterans out there.. Thank you all for your service. Our leaders were weak and Lyndon B Johnson was a backstabbing traitor to the American People. God bless all of our veterans. Soldiers don't make mistakes... Leaders do.
[marlena aragon] - Just recently my dad is trying to get out his feelings of Vietnam ... Something I could never begin to understand. I am eternally grateful for our vets!! Thank you for your service! It makes me sad to think of you and my father and all the other soldiers that never received the love and welcome home that they deserved! You deserved to have this country embrace you for everything that you had just been through!!
[karen anderson] - Thank you for serving your (at that time) ungreatful country.
[linda moore] - Thanks for your service. Don't feel that you did wrong! I pray for your future recovery and appreciate you! Many of my friends have told me of their shame. Stand up proudly and know that not all Americans are against you!
[rockyandbecky smith] - God bless you and thank you for serving our country! My dad is a Vietnam Vet who has and is struggling with the past. When comimg home from Vietnam he decided to enroll in college classes bc he wanted to be a History Professor but the protesting there and the treatment he received was so terrible that he stopped going and went on to find employment. He has had two brain annyurisms from agent orange and it is an absolute miracle that he is still alive. After having them and having major surgery, he went through recovery and it took him a year to regain a lot of his memory. With the help from the good Lord he labored at a steel company for many years and is now retired but still has trouble coping with the past. He is my hero and I am so thankful that he is my dad and for all that he has taught me in the past years. He has been seeking help and will hopefully contine to get even more support in the near future. He has always told me that when I see a Vet to be sure to shake their hand and tell them thank you..... God bless our troops & their families and help our country.
[hank lewis] - Don't ever be ashamed for being a Vietnam Vet. You served our country & I thank God for you & all the others.
[chet morris] - A long overdue Thank You and Welcome Home, Sir!
[diane beebe] - All Vietmam vets.... We love you and you and you and so on!
[tamara m. smith] - Welcome home my fellow soldiers...my sisters and my brothers in arms! WELCOME HOME! Semper fi and a big ooooHRAH!
[mary anne rochford] - I know how hard those years of NOT going to therapy was difficult. Yet how sweet the surrender must have felt. Congratulations on taking such a big step for your happiness!
[clarence edward foskey] - I will share this with love from a fellow Vietnam vet 68-69. Welcom home and i salute you. May God Bless you. May "" GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. '""
[maaria minardo] - I wish you peace in your heart and mind ~ God Bless
[mike de angelis] - Welcome home troop, thank you for your sacrifice. I honor the pain you feel.
[gale hulett] - Same here. Came home, treated bad, kept it to myself about my year in Vietnam.Wife left me, took most of our kids with her. Joined a Vietnam vet group in 1991 after keeping It bottled up for 20 years. Doing okay now.
[annette m. cusumano samuelson] - Thamk you for your service. I think a lot of people just didn't want us in the war. When they showed all the atrosities on the news every night it incensed those people more. You and everyone who fougjtnon Vietnam deserved a hero welcoming. So welcome home soldier. Good for you for seeking help now.
[carolyn flowers] - My husband was treated the same way when he got home from a year in Viet Nam. He never looked at civilians the same way after that.
[loretta hayre] - First off Thank you for Serving,Secondly all Military no matter what branch there in should be greeted by a army of people holding flags to show how much there appreciated by us. It really ticks me off the way our Veterans and Military are treated!!!
[norman bevins] - Thank you to all of you that served before me and did make our home comings positive . I thank you for sacrifices sincerly seargent norman bevins
[robert ammons] - God bless I will never forget.
[dee luther] - Thank you for your service, Soldier, and I apologize for not understanding back then what it was like for you. Oh, I supported peace, but I didn't realize that you did, too. Please forgive my ignorance. God bless you.
[shery bare houston] - First, thank you for all you've been thru. I am a child of the 60's and nothing unsets me more to hear someone speak ill of the soldiers of that era. I cleaned some guy's plow in Walmart one day when I was looking at a book about the war and he started. Needless to say he eventually just walked away ! I wish you only the best in your recovery and may God bless you, continued healing sir.
[randy hudon] - In the last couple of months i have been in a lot of airports and have seen many people in uniform. and have made a point to walk up and thank them for their services. the day before Thanksgiving i encountered two young men just getting home from Afghanistan and shook their hands and thanked them.both said no one had done that.every person behind me did the same. as i was walking away both young men had tear filled eye's and pride on their faces
[sam madvig] - Welcome home soldier! Thank you for your service! I hate to think of the homecoming you and the rest of the brave men and women received after doing what was asked of you. It is shameful the way soldiers were treated. Thank you thank you for your sacrifice!
[david bell] - Brother, from one Vet to another...I'd first like to say, "Welcome Home". I didn't receive my first welcome home from anyone until about 9 or. 10 years ago. I too served 2 tours; just remember that you did for others what many others did not and would not do for you. Knowing this helps to understand others. Know that you can always hold your head up and be proud of what you gave because your Brothers were happy...and some even thankful that you were there! God Bless You Brother!
[mark jones] - Yep, got spit on in an airport. Changed into civies. Getting help now also. Bless you brother.
[leslie forgie] - Welcome home. To you and anyone else who didn't receive that welcome. You are a hero. I will go out of my way to thank a vet, hug them, and welcome them home. Again. Thank you
[larry askins] - I Remember the rude treatment and even some hatred as I returned from Vietnam in 69 as well. I'm sorry for your suffering. You are in my prayers brother.
[sonya scott] - Thank you for serving! Thank you for your sacrifices!
[michael rogers sowers] - I am very thankful for vets. Like you my freedom would not be possible if it weren't for brave warriors like yourself thank you I am so appreciative
[diane beebe] - I was little girl watching tv In 72 your homecoming ... Impact beyond belief... Thank you from the bottom of my heart
[beverly morgan smith] - Thank you so much for your service...... It does not matter what war ...... Only that you fought for your country! Hold your head high! I am Retired from USAF med corp myself! Thanks sgaun
[richard sprotte] - I experienced the same thing, and found that keeping my veterans status quiet was the best plan, and yes our treatment was instrumental changing the way later veterans were treated
[shawn hollub] - My husband was an A4 pilot in Vietnam. He was spit on and called a baby killer when he came home.
[charles kirby] - Vietnam veteran 1971-1972
[charlotte knowles zomparelli] - Thank you for you service and sacrafices.....I'm sorry that you and all the others did not get the welcome home that you deserved!
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[peggy labus] - I have always been proud of our Viet Nam Vets, always will be. God bless you and thank you for your service.
[mary sturm] - Thank you to all Vietnam veterans. You did your duty during a time of civil unrest. You are all heroes in my book. Thank you for your service. I salute you! -- Kathy Sturm
[linda thompson frazier] - Thank you for your service, my dad served in Vietnam and his PTSD was hard on us also this was the generation that sucked it up, because of that war we try to take better care of our service.people. My husband and his 2 sons are active military.
[gary reif] - I have posted on several sites in the past.
The treatment of our view name vets was spawned in part by our the president . Tricky dicky (aka) [Richard nixon].
His comments on television acted as a catalyst to persuade people to act that way.
So remember war ducks and my at times be needed it is not the answer to all our problems. We Americans are arrogant we think all others should look act and say what we do.
Until that changes our society is going to hate other races and religions.
You can start a love revolution by being kind caring and compassionate.
I see a lot of comments on sites right now bashing our black president, our woman Congress persons, the old and the poor: if you are sincere about now thanking a vet then for you to start living this kind caring lifestyle is the greatest reward you can produce.
[margaret smith] - Thank you for service sir. Ther are some whovreally do care.as a sister and cousin of 4 service personnel I know how they. Were treated, especially my brother who was spit at. Holdvyou head up please, we honor you . And I tsught ny sons sbout giving you the respect you deserve. GOD BLESS YOU
[ben hager] - Most welcome home celebrations were local. I remember my uncle coming home from Vietnam. We had a banner on the front porch and a few of the neighbors dropped by to welcome him. But there were no big parades nor giving of the key to the city like previous wars.
[fay mason] - I could not believe the way our Military was treated during this time. I have always been patriotic and was ashamed for the way people reacted when our soldiers came home. When you see a soldier shake their hand and say Thank You for their service.
[marie-luise taylor] - I feel for you...as for your treatment as a VIET NAM VET I think the people are now finally ashamed of the way you were treated....I am for one..I was a flight attendant flying in and out of Vietnam with WOA ...I saw at first hand what you brave guys went through..It still hurts..
[debra jackson smith] - The help needed is not a sign of weakness. It is a bravery that goes beyond pride. Please get the help offered. Talk to other vets if nothing else. God Bless all service men and women. Special prayers for the spouse and children of vets
Army wife of a retired vet!
[evan j. hetland] - THANK YOU 4 ur service! beit all belated but thanks & best wishes in the new yr. from a proud & GRATEFUL American! tc&gbu
[carl brummund] - we never met, we served in different eras, but you are my brother
[patricia diehl] - I have no idea why they treated Viet Nam Vets this way. They went through hell!
[carrie dwiggins] - Thank you for your service! God bless you!
[rose cotto] - Thank you got your sacrifices ! Thank you for your service . Welcome home!!!! We appreciate Vietnam Vets !
[joselyn hafla] - Thank you very very much for your service Sir.
[imma countrymama] - I know it's been a while, but Welcome Home Soldier!!!
[larry hubbard] - I Pray Every Night For All Our Veterans,For Those Who Didn't Make I Home Alive The One's Who Did And The One's Still Serving. God Bless Each And Everyone That Served
[len koonce] - As a fellow Vietnam Era Vet I know the feeling, though I was not in direct contact with the war, I was a Navy Spook, and with that I saw all the major top secret messages and watched feeling helpless to not do my part...as a CTO2 I give high fives for all my fellow vets..
[donna callen guidry] - Thank you and all of your generation that did not get the respect deserved.
[charlene koplin] - I am ashamed of the way you all were treated ,IAM proud of all our VETS !! then and now !!
[maia mihalik] - I agree that the way Vietnam vets were treated was and continues to be deplorable. I thank you for being in service before I was even around to have grinned as a baby in your direction. You and those before you were the role models I looked back to when I myself swore in as enlisted.
[mandy mix cook] - Thank you for your service. I think it's terrible that y'all weren't treated like the heroes that you are.
[connie berthiaume] - That was a National disgrace and I hated every minute of it. SO unfair. You only did what was commanded of you. I would like to tell a few of those people what I think. BUT Praise God you have a new outlook and can help others. THANK YOU.
[eloise vancamp] - My husband was spat on when he csme back into san francisco after his tour
[tom newton jr.] - Welcome home, Brother.
[jewels strongone sanchez] - Hello all, Jacob and I (July), created a page for to unite in prayer with others in Christ for any matters that effect our nation and/or our brothers and sisters in Christ. We believe in the power of prayer and are asking that you like and share our page with others to pray together with people all around the nation. We also want to stop hatred and spread the gospel. It's time we believers rise up and fight the spiritual battle with prayer in unity! God bless you all! Again, like and share our page... We love you, God bless you and your loved ones.
[lynette avery] - It was a disgrace on our nation as to how the veteran's of our era were treated. Thank you for your service & the sacrifices that you & others made, as well as your families. My sister got help for PTSD at 62 a few years ago. She takes medication now & is involved with a couple of veteran's organizations as well as a good church. God bless you, sir.
[eileen riley-howard] - God bless you and thank you for your service and sincerely sorry with your loss may she RIP
[kitty sweet] - God bless you Robert Joy. Welcome home.
[tracy thomason brink] - Thank you for your service and sacrafice
[dawn miller graeter] - Welcome home and thank you!! Something that should of been said years ago?
[m teena tetzloff-king] - I have so much respect for Viet Nam Veterans. My brother was one of them. It broke my heart to hear comments about them and to him. I'm so sorry all of you have had to suffer because of our country's ignorance and disrespect. Thank-you for your service and sacrifices for me. Salute - with Love, Hugs and prayers for a better future.
[larry lambert] - Thanks for your service and dedication to veteran's. I also am a Vietnam Vet. and can certainly relate. I now work at the VA helping veterans meet there needs. Wish you well brother and thanks again.
[harry ard] - When I came home from Vietnam, we flew into Seattle Washington, then to Dallas, then to Midland. I never had anyone spit on me or say anything mean to me. I think most the the spitting and name calling was in California, nuff said.
[maureen rudden] - The "Welcome home" has left permanent scars on a lot of Viet Nam Vets...unfair and cruel! Thank you Sir and God Bless!
[howard shanker] - Welcome home Bro! Be Blessed!!!!!!!!
[clayton timberlake] - A real hero man, welcome home.
[natalie lupo] - Thank you for your service and welcome home!!!
[revon gilbert] - I didn't understand either ........I was a kid then , You all deserve better. Thank you and God Bless you all for your service to the American people and America.
[bruce harmon] - right there with you buddy. u.s.m.c. 1968. Vietnam 69-70
[sheryl caudill weiss] - I'm so sorry so many of us were so unaware of this....Thank you, for your service..
[ash ambriz] - My godfather was a Vietnam vet (rip joe andazola) thank you all for your service no matter how recent or how long ago it was! I may not support our current wars but I will always support our troops!
[dave edleman] - So true. And thank u
[shane schielein] - I would of shaken your hand and bought you dinner. I wouldn't care what era it was in. My patriotic blood is thick??
[fred s. loquasto] - God Bless and Welcome Home to our Nam Vets !
[jeanne eller] - Thank you for your service! You take care of you!
[irene joyce platt] - There were lots of protests then. The people seemed to be mixed up.They should have protested the war if they were against it but not our guys in the military. They were wrong. A belated Welcome Home to all our Vietnam Vets...
[charles kirby] - I have a hard time with how we were treated when we came home. Still hurts to this day.
[rosemary nichols] - I'm so sorry you had such a hard time. You served your country honorably, and the least we could have done was treat you honorably in return. I'm glad you're getting help now.
[lornadeen manning] - All did not act the way of Jane Fonda $ her Friends. we lost our Brother, In a War we could of one, Heart Breaking.
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[susan cannon] - Returning Vietnam Vets were not treated fairly. Most people fail to understand you had a job to do - same as military today. The few bad people/incidences gave all a bad name. For all the injustices - I apologize for their short sightedness.
[amy perkins] - God Bless you Sir! And I thank you and all our Vets for your service!!!
[timothy gaddy] - WELCOME HOME! THANK YOU...
[margaret roemer] - Thank you for your service. I cried when the planes of POWs landed on US soil.
[jessica toelen] - I know someone who complains that we give such a welcome to our service men because he didnt get it and I tried telling him that its because of our Vietnam vets we react this way.... most of us have parents or grandparents that were treated poorly back then and we love them and wish we were there to welcome them....THEY are the ones who taught us to respect our men and women that serve our country.... why complain when we are just doing what u showed us should have been done then....
[bc recycles] - Thank you sir for your service and sorry about your wife.
[donna jobe] - THANK YOU SIR !!
[lorie foster] - Welcome home n thank u for services to our country.
GOD BLESS ......MY FRIEND
[sandy sterling] - my husband wouldn't admit to being a viet nam vet for years it was awful felt so bad for him and all the other soldiers coming home people even went as far as calling them baby killers and spit on them it was awful well he has passed away now because of agent orange and the complications it caused
[june killea] - Well done you, then and now...
[gail geddes] - It was disgusting how the Vietnam vets were treated ... like they were the enemy ... and I agree, the people who treated them like that should be ashamed ... thank you all for your service. God bless.
[frances kent coyne] - Thank you Sir for your service May you finally find the honor you deserved
[susan wright] - Thank you. You could have told me that you were a Viet Nam Vet because I felt very bad for you guys. You all should have had a parade to welcome you home. I truly believe that you helped stop communism. God belss you all.
[galen d cartright] - http://www.westernjournalism.com/retired-us-colonel-calls-obamas-removal/
[richard gragg] - I am a volunteer Fire Fighter. I am in no way the man or woman that joined the service. i have all the respect in the world for them. I have people walk up or know me that says i couldn't do what you do well, it is the same with the service. i would have had to go see a doctor 4 hours a day everyday if i joined due to a injury from my past so, i did not join. I call it what happens behind the lights and tarps but, Some people aren't cut out for it, someone want to say bad things because, they couldn't make it, some aren't happy and wouldn't be happy if you gave them 30 million dollars, and then you have the brave men and women that did so, i could be typing this today. My heart goes out to all the men and women that has protected and still is protecting this great nation. All Gave Some Some Gave All. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
[rob white] - Wow...sounds just like my stepfather's experience returning from Vietnam. I am an OEF veteran, but I have so much respect for you all who served in past wars and it humbles me. No ones' courage or will to serve should ever be overlooked no matter what put them in harms way. We are Americans because we choose to be, and we want our way of life the way we fought for and want it to be.
[natalie austin chamberlain] - God Bless you, sir, and thank you for your service. The way Vietnam Vets were treated was shameful in many ways. I hope you find the healing you seek and that the rest of your sojourn here is filled with understanding and peace.
[harry n sue stricklin] - The atmosphere in America at the time was so negitive due to the students protesting!
[heidi geranen reid-champigny] - Thank you, Robert Joy. And thank you, Tina Rust....could not have said it better. I have always felt the same way. So very glad you are working things out. Happy 2014 to you.
[vicky stephens hoover] - Thank you for your Service !!! God Bless You !!!
[jackie fields segars] - They did what our govt made them do, some were drafted and forced to serve, how can u judge them when u don't know the horrors they went thru, I'm sure some broke under the stress, do u think u could have done better, judge not lest u be judged.
[ronda tadlock] - My brother was there I'm not sure where, I was very young and he didn't talk about it much. He is gone now. I'm not sure where my brother in law was over there but he is a great man and like you tries to help all veterans. Thank you for you services then and now. Bless you.
[terri sampey] - God bless you and Thank you for serving your country
[familia de martinez] - Hey brother, I understand. My pops did 2 tours in 'nam, I could see the pain in his eyes and hear the stories about he was treated when he rotated back. I myself retired August 2012, did 12 deployments, treatment is better compared to back in the day, but the funding and support from "leaders" in Washington isn't there. Sad thing is, the battle doesn't stop when any of us come "home". Nightmares, depression, anxiety, anger and guilt follow you no matter where we go. I'm still losing bros, and they're not even deployed. I urge everyone to call, write, email, whatever you can do to our government, take care of ALL our vets!! Let them know, we may be "winning" the war overseas, but we're losing the most important war here at home.
[frank orta] - have uncle that burred all his stuff and has not spoken of his experience in the war I just want to say THANK YOU to all our service MEN & Women
[linda leigh] - Welcome home soldier we are proud of your service
[joanne mitchell] - Thank you for your service to our country!
[david bell] - God Speed back to your families and friends!
[darene dorton] - Thank you for what you did!
[greg muniz iii] - I was too young to say thank you to my Dad when he came home from DaNang, but while alive I let him know I was proud of him and his service along with many like you. Thanks we the younger generation HAVE LEARNED MUCH FROM YOUR LEADERSHIP, THXS. GREG. M III
[larry hill] - Thanks Robert for your service. Yes there is a lot of difference today than it was for us.I served 2 tours over there too. Did not like getting spit on.
[earlene yarbrough] - Thank you very much for serving.
[barbara paustian ireland] - GOD bless you and all the Viet Nam Vets. My ex siste in law was also traeted badly when she came home and I wanted to join the Army and be a nurse in Vietnam but my own father threw a fit so I didn't . Sory I didn't because that is my era.
[patti herzog] - Jade talk to anyone and everyone you can. Please do not isolate yourself. God bless you and thank you for your service.
[judy ewing] - Thank you for your service, God bless you.
[connie wright] - My husband served on the front lines in the Vietnam war, but he has never mentioned how he was treated when he came home.
[jeff sturgeon] - Although I may have just born around the time you may have come home. I would like to say Thank You on behalf my generation.
[sam lester] - Thank you so much for your service!
[daryl brooks] - I hear your words brother, god bless the vet's
[tammy phillips] - Thank you so much...To ALL of my comrades Thank you for your services from ALL ERA'S...You deserve Nothing but the up-most RESPECT,from all of us....I would like to take this Very Special Moment to say WELCOME HOME to Our Vietnam Veterans! Proud to be an American...
[karen colten] - very sad, and yes, thank you for your service
[paula kay weter] - I am proud of you for your service, just wish others weren't so cruel. God Bless you sir, and Thank You!!!
[bernadine breske] - You are a true hero in my eyes my uncle bob was in viet nam also and he is my hero too!
[shawn rossen] - God bless you Sir and thank you
[bubby bee] - Yes I was one of those, that came back from Vietnam in 69! Still today I feel like I'm unworthy of anything! Even employer treated us bad!also the EEOC that's supposed to protect you!
[susan sprott fisher] - I will never forget being told we couldn't come home wearing our uniforms. We had a planeful of veterans that served with honor and were not allowed to return our homeland in uniform. I, too was ashamed for many years
[joanna lindsey naegely] - Thank you Sir for your service and willingness to put our freedom amd way of living above your own life. Without brave men and women such as yourself we would noy be the spoiled country we are today so to that I say thank you! My Grandfather Harry Marriner served and was a POW in WWII and my Father and uncle served during Viet Nam I am very proud of them all although I know I will never hear the stories of what REALLY happened I do know that without the armed forces our country never would have become what we are today so again Thank You to ALL that have and will serve!!!!
[beverly poole] - WELCOME HOME !!!! AND THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[crystal hyde] - I for one thank you sir for your service. The way you and your fellow brothers were treated is absolutely appauling to me and has been since I was a child. I make it a point as do my children to thank any and all who served.
[lyn hawkins] - Thank you and welcome back!!!
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[emily casteel norred] - Thank you sir for your service! God bless you!
[joann l. kostenbader] - Sorry and thank you.
[jeff treece] - Bob, my father served two tours in Vietnam, and I served four tours in SE Asia and one in Afghanistan. From one vet to another. Welcome Home and Never Forget.
[mike martin sr] - I do know of a Vet having ongoing problems. I wish I knew what to do for him.
[barrett galloway] - Vietnam vets have my respect as do all vets!
[candy perry] - You have nothing to be ashamed of....I thank you for your service. I am glad you are getting the help you need to regain and reclaim your life.
May God Bless.
[aldene blessing] - hanoi jane made it her business to cause trouble for these brave heros!AND IT NEVER NEEDS FORGOTTEN!
[kathleen goff kesinger] - I am so sorry you were treated that way. Thank you for your service. You're one of the good guys and I pray you will be able to find peace in your life. You deserve it.
[bob paine] - WELCOME HOME, my friend, and THANK YOU for your service, from a Vietnam-era Army vet who was fortunate not to have been in Nam.
[penni price-lindsey] - God bless you, sir....and thank you.
[nellieluvsbeing yahyahto nehviandskylee] - My brother Ortega John III never got help. As a child i thought he was just being dumb . Now that im older i realize he needrd help but nobody ever took time to ask him are you ok? He passed away two yeard ago.
[sharon nicoll] - God bless you, and thank you for your service. I don't know why you were treated the way you were -- I, for one, HATED it! Please accept my apologies for their outrageous behavior!
[david hodges] - Thank you so much for your valued service and GOD bless you! also a vet!
[cathy combs] - Well who ever sent this txt. You should send out a invitation to all the Vets that lives close to you. And make a day where its just you and the guys. You could do it every weekend or when ever you guys can get together. And make the a tradition every months that your on this world.. I'm not talking about the holidays for vets just people you might know or would like to know.
And thank you for your service. My son in the ARMY now. But I pray for all the boys to come home safe to the little one and the love of their lived..
[bj martin] - To me, you are the greatest!
[lucy a acevedo] - I think it is shameful what our country did to the Vietnam Vets. God bless all veterans.
[edna vaughan] - I always felt that I would have treated better if my husband was in jail then in the Navy during the Viet Nam war.
[wanda canupp] - I will always thank a vet past present and future. Our president may be the commander in chief but it's not his life he lays on the line or his family he walks away from/leaves behind for us. It is those individuals that choose so selflessly to do so. So yes I am and always will be proud to thank a vet.
[judith humbert] - thank you so very very much for your service.
[sylvia jones] - Thank you for your service! God bless you Sir!
[diana lapergola] - thank you for your service sometimes the American people are stupid
[mary seidl] - Good luck to you and thank you for your service to us. You deserve our praise, thanks and honor. God Bless You.
[raymond mcauliffe] - Welcome home!! This veteran will never be silent again about my service! I believe there will be special punishment for those idiots that spit on us and called us baby killers!!!!!
[eric coppala] - God bless our men and women and their families who've served and continue to.
[yolanda allen] - My husband was a Vietnam veteran, and my brother gave his life for our freedom
[randy darwin] - yes ser thank you for your service sorry you lost your wife.
[bob nolan] - Welcome home does not have the same meaning as it would have back in 68. Duster unit
[ivan a lupenko] - Thank for all you sevrice to keep this country free may god help
You with all your need protect you in all the thing you do
[keith medved] - welcome home brother
[richard katterjohn] - I hear you,Brother!
[flynn stone] - Sometimes you do things that people will disagree with. That's freedom of speech. Set an example by not encouraging the erosion ofdissenting public opinion. That takes bravery too.
[john street] - Thank you for helping pave the way for us brother we are forever in your debt.
[christine ebert] - Thank you from the bottom of my hearts. It's a shame how vets were treated then and now! May God bless you
[michelle moody] - I never felt that way. I don't know why anyone did ?
[richard gragg] - my father said he never wanted to hurt someone so bad as he did when he come home from Vietnam. He was spit on by a woman that was lucky that day due to a fence blocking her from him.
[james kraft] - God bless you and yours that sacrificed so much !!
[john irizarry] - Thank you for your service. It's a shame what you went threw twice! No words can help your pain, I offer a lunch, coffee anything to sit and talk to another vet about different agendas. God speed brother
[ryan scott] - Thank you for your service and for sharing your story.
[donald leow] - You are the defender of liberty and freedom of our world.
[claude s. jones] - Thank you for your service. God bless you and all who served.
[jade jerger] - I myself need help but dont know how to explain it
[dave litteral] - I hear ya bro. me two same same. welcome home.
[samantha daggy] - Please never feel ashamed for serving our country...we have the freedom because of vets like you. Thank you so very much for your service!
[david bish] - Christian religion kill 50 million females. world wide.
[gary m. murray sr.] - Stand tall and be proud Hero.
[david bish] - Get your lYing r e l io us le ader to look out for
[paula kelley] - Thank you for serving our country!
[farmergirl denise marie] - Thank you! May God bless you, and all of those who have given us all so much at such great sacrifice.
[harry mills] - Welcome home !!!
[monte tate] - As a 23 year Army vet thank you. My Dad is a 2 tour Vietnam vet you guys sacrificed for us and it doesn't go unappreciated. God Bless you! Friend me if u want. I will always be there for u.
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[lynette avery] - Howard L Peter Yes, thank you, she laughs now & says that it is amazing how everyone else has changed since she started taking meds! We are proud of her.
[theresa burchfield] - Welcome home and thank you for your service! I was born in 69 to a hippie peace nick but I never saw her behave badly to any veteran. Those that did deserve the shame not you nor your brethren! God Bless and keep you and sincerely, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
[robert w moore] - Welcome home my friend.
[samantha ross] - Welcome home, honey. I'm sorry this is so late.
[jeff dingman] - WELCOME HOME SIR!
[vicki lynne vincent] - Hey,
I just signed the petition "White House and Veterans Administration: I want to expose and abolish CFR38-"Re-couping" Veterans Severance Pay" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Our goal is to reach 100,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
[donald wendt] - The people who treated you like crap are the ones that have to feel ashamed, you served your country like a man, you didn't run away like so many others. God bless you Sir and thank you.
[pat maznik] - Welcome home soldier! From a proud Vietnam vets widow - 5/12
[ann hensen] - Thank you so much for your service and sacrifices for our country.
[althea gillis] - this is so sad.I hope all Veterans get the help they need.
[lisa warren] - graduated 78, sicked by how our Vietnam vets were treated, sick.
[gary j. curtiss] - Well, Bobby old boy, you're one of the lucky ones. God bless you.
G.J. Curtiss, SN
DaNang, Vietnam '67-'68
[melissa standley] - Robert, thank you for what you did, your service to our country. I'm sorry people did not say that to you when you first got home. May you find healing and joy.
[mark davidson] - My Uncle and Cousin both did multiple tours in Vietnam.
[debbie dejohn wallace] - God Bless you!! Thanks for fighting for us!!! I Luv our Vets !!!!
[greg stricker] - Welcome home, finally, my brother!!!
(From an Army Vet who served without combat)