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Re: The Vietnam War - Ken Burns 2017 PBS Series
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2017, 12:53:20 AM »
Yes sadly, The USA got squeezed into that war in Vietnam. The French and British sure didn't help, fucking retards.  Everything blew up in the USA's face and went horribly wrong, and then the fucking cunts LBJ and all the industrial military complex exploited the situation to make billions at the expense of a generation of people, on both sides.  The whole thing was just a horrible tragedy that should have never happened.

Re: The Vietnam War - Ken Burns 2017 PBS Series
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2017, 01:01:51 AM »
I was born in 1964.  My earliest memories are of watching news clips on TV of the Vietnam war... at maybe about 2 or 3 years old.  We moved when I was 4, and one of our new neighbors was a WWI veteran. I heard many stories from him, and it would seem those two things in my early childhood instilled a deep interest in history and military.  I had a large Ballantines military history books collection and many others when I was under age 10.

Re: The Vietnam War - Ken Burns 2017 PBS Series
« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2017, 06:18:57 AM »
If you were drafted, it was for 2 years in the Army, active duty with an additional 4 year inactive reserve commitments.

You had the option to enlist in the other services, but the active duty commitment was 3,4 or 6 years depending on the service and the speciality. The total service commitment remained the same. 6 years combination of active duty and inactive reserves.

A lot of people would enlist in the national guard or reserves if they had a low lottery number in hopes they wouldn’t get called up. You had to do this before you got your draft notice though.

The other services only offered the best jobs if you enlisted before you got your draft notice.

The educational deferment was a big factor in creating the trend towards liberal adts degrees during the 60’s and 70’s.

It was also during that time that was when Universities started separating their Arts & Sciences. Art and Science had been together for a very long time. But the progressive educators decreed that those would be separated. I do not think that was good move.


Re: The Vietnam War - Ken Burns 2017 PBS Series
« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2017, 06:35:20 AM »
I was born in 1964.  My earliest memories are of watching news clips on TV of the Vietnam war... at maybe about 2 or 3 years old.  We moved when I was 4, and one of our new neighbors was a WWI veteran. I heard many stories from him, and it would seem those two things in my early childhood instilled a deep interest in history and military.  I had a large Ballantines military history books collection and many others when I was under age 10.

My Great Grandfather was born in 1903 and was an isolationist farmer. People from the town he lived in thought WWI Vets were idiots that joined up with an "Expeditionary Army" that was akin to a Mercenary force. WWI Vets were NOT well respected by many in the country at the time. They were considered Mercs, not regular Soldiers. This is also why there was support for Black Jack Perishing cutting them down when they formed the Bonus Army. People thought: "They cost us a lot of money and side-stepped the constitution. They're scum-bag adventurers and they get what they get."

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« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2017, 07:02:02 AM »
My Great Grandfather was born in 1903 and was an isolationist farmer. People from the town he lived in thought WWI Vets were idiots that joined up with an "Expeditionary Army" that was akin to a Mercenary force. WWI Vets were NOT well respected by many in the country at the time. They were considered Mercs, not regular Soldiers. This is also why there was support for Black Jack Perishing cutting them down when they formed the Bonus Army. People thought: "They cost us a lot of money and side-stepped the constitution. They're scum-bag adventurers and they get what they get."

My neighbor was with the BEF out of Canada.  We were at war as soon as the Brits declared war on Germany. The Dominion of Canada at the time. That was Canada's coming out party so to speak. The Canadian story in WWI is a very interesting.

Re: The Vietnam War - Ken Burns 2017 PBS Series
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2017, 08:16:14 AM »
My neighbor was with the BEF out of Canada.  We were at war as soon as the Brits declared war on Germany. The Dominion of Canada at the time. That was Canada's coming out party so to speak. The Canadian story in WWI is a very interesting.

Canada? You mean The Queens' genetic storage locker? :)

Re: The Vietnam War - Ken Burns 2017 PBS Series
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2017, 07:50:20 PM »
My neighbor was with the BEF out of Canada.  We were at war as soon as the Brits declared war on Germany. The Dominion of Canada at the time. That was Canada's coming out party so to speak. The Canadian story in WWI is a very interesting.
Yes it was and yes it is.  100 years ago now.

peace
Hog

Re: The Vietnam War - Ken Burns 2017 PBS Series
« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2017, 08:25:23 PM »
I was born in 1964. . .

Too youmg, daft!

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