Vietnam Video

Duffster in "day play" gear

Duffster in “day play” gear

For Those Who “Walked the Walk”

 

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

BLT 1/26, RVN 69/70 – 0311

 

The video is a conversion of a Powerpoint I received from Jimmie (Col. Jim Hanke, USA SF), an A Team Leader in Vietnam.  I served with a Marine Special Landing Team.

Enjoy the video and the music.  Note a few things also:

  • Anyone over 140 lbs was not engaged in regular combat.  Vietnam wore us down to human skeletons.
  • Check for body armor and helmets.  You will find they weren’t used 80% of the time, and then for “staged” photos.  In Vietnam, flak jackets could cook you to death.
  • Look for “fancy gear,” expensive custom boots, glasses, custom made combat gear, some costing hundreds, even thousands of dollars that we see today.  Typically, what you wore was replaced when it rotted off you.  You got your “new gear” by stripping the dead.  (If only I were making this up.)
  • Note the total lack of folks with big muscles.  We didn’t have any protein drinks, steroids and weight rooms, not near combat anyway.

The photo gallery below is taken from some of my photos from Vietnam.  The last three are Afghanistan, recent vets working for military contractors protecting drug shipments.


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I am not saying that many in Vietnam didn’t protect those drug shipments also, after all, what would a war be without drugs, oil or arms profiteering.

What you will see in Vietnam was the reality of war, a war where more Marines were killed than in World War II, a casualty ratio 400% of that seen in the Pacific War against the Japanese.

If you were there and are, from time to time, thanked “for your service,” never let them know how totally stupid and insulting that sounds.

It wasn’t “service.”

It was “Vietnam.”

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  1. Ken Rechtstein  August 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks Gordon for reminding the new generations about the tragedy that was/is Vietnam war and how hundred thousand young Americans were conned by the Zion Talmudic Mafia, with the assassin LBJ as its puppet, to bring mayhem and misery to innocent people ten thousand miles away from US shores.

    LBJ should be tried post mortem for the slaying of president JFK, permitting the Israeli attack and carnage aboard USS LIBERTY and for all those Americans and Vietnamese fallen during and AFTER the Vietnam war, as a consequence of Agent Orange and other calamities, tied to the war and brought over both the US and Vietnamese people.

    Those images are invaluable for present generations and the Vietnam war shows all clearly that wars ALL WARS are a RACKET, planned and staged by RACKETEERS, with the Zion Talmudic Mafia Dons, controlling the Media-Finance-Armament Industry and Whores in Congress-Senate as the sole profiteers from unjust and subhuman wars…

    Then and now, the same scenario is unfolding in Afghanistan-Iraq-Lebanon-Libya-Syria, to implement an agenda for the sole and only benefit of the Zion Talmudic Banksters and their associates in the City of London and Tel Aviv.

  2. taosword  August 21, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I walked the walk in Vietnam with the 1st Air Cavalry in 1968. My experience may have been different than the average Marine grunt in that we were resupplied usually twice a week. We had alot of choppers and used them. We almost always had intact jungle fatigues and boots. We even got 1 or 2 hot meals brought to us by chopper if we could get to an artillery fire base which was usually close so we could call a fire mission quickly if needed, and it was needed alot. We almost never went forward to attack when we took fire, especially in the mountains since it was almost always a trap. We had hunter/killer teams on standby a few minutes away. That would be a Cobra gunship and a LOCH which was a small observation chopper. So we would call them after having our artillery fire for effect for about 5 minutes. And if intel said there were alot of bad guys around, especially the NVA who walked along ways to fight us, we would call 2 Phantom fighter jets which would take about 20 minutes, and they would drop napalm and 500 lb bombs and 20 mm cannon fire on those poor souls. The officers who tried to rush the hill or bunker for a body count was an exception to our strategy and this EM would tell him to get screwed and attack the bunker himself. That was part of my experience that may have been somewhat different than the Marine. Later on in the 1st Cav. in my battalion, 2 years after I left they had mass mutinies if there were bad orders. I was just starting when I was there as there.

  3. Chandler  August 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Wolf: Lyin Lyndon it was. He was so obsessed with gaining the presidency, he stood aside while JFk rode into the snipers nest while he cowered down in the seat two cars back.
    Nixon, Johnson, Ford, Bush, the entire clan showed no remorse over JFK’s slaughter.
    Those people are the same cowards who avoided war. A pilot, GHW Bush bailed out and left his crew to go down with his plane. Cowardice in its finest hour. Out in the open, this Bush man would not have made mayor of Podunk Maine. Nixon was in the Navy, and his career was lackluster. His service as president was a failure. Lyin Lyndon never came near a uniform, and was a giant waste of flesh and bones.
    But it was Johnson who paid his dues to those who wanted Vietnam, and over pay them he did. Lied to us so convincingly, without remorse or regret.
    Vietnam was that generation’s nightmare. Was, is and will remain my constant reminder of why I lost eight good friends for no reason whatsoever.
    Thank you GD for a flashback of my buddies, and that time.

  4. datdemdar  August 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Only when the ones to declare war are directly in the front lines leading their soldiers is the time to fully believe your government’s truthfulness.

    Bush nor Cheney didn’t send their kids to war? Just for that their credibility for causing conflicts should be highly questionable and deemed criminal.

  5. Preston James, Ph.D  August 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Vietnam and all other such illegal, undeclared, unConstitutional, unprovoked wars such as those in the Mideast are perfect examples of how criminally insane sociopaths in high offices in the USG and Military create Hell on earth for those that have to fight them, which never includes themselves. These wars, all of em are essentially Bankster wars for the central Bankster crime syndicate and its Cutouts (the Mispucka, Red Mafiya, zio NeoCons, and war profiteering defense contractors i.e. the gangsters running the USG and other govts of the world especuially the UK) who are part of the anointed luciferian club.

    The untold death, misery and suffering these soulless scum have created and still create is the greatest unpunished crime against humanity in history and must be stopped, with these war mongers fully exposed publicly and brought to complete and final justice. These folks are parasites upon the human race and the body politic and unless stopped with eventually kill the host like any parasite is programmed to do.

  6. potai  August 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Some of those photos are disturbing. Thanks for the honesty. My uncle went to VN. Wasn’t back a week when got drunk and in a coma from a car accident. Died soon after. He helped me build a cub scout pinewood derby car that I won with. I miss him. By the time I got old enough, the draft went to lottery and my number was low. If I had got drafted then, I would have been foolish enough to go. In hindsight, I’m glad fate spared me from the experience. It messed up a lot of folks. The lowlife LBJ was also known for the USS Liberty incident. Liberty attacked by Israel. It seems to be a metaphor of creation.

    • nofolalo  August 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      “Liberty attacked by Israel.” It seems to be a metaphor of creation.

      Well said!

  7. Lonegunmen  August 21, 2013 at 9:07 am

    These photos show that war for Americans is just a way of life, business as usual and a cruel game of survival.

  8. nofolalo  August 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    “the whole thing was probably some Satanic ritual”

    In retrospect, it depleted the generation that would present the strongest resistance to the machinations of the present hour; beyond that, follow the money trail.

    • wiggins  August 21, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Sadly as did the First and Second World Wars…………….

    • Grampah  August 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Yes, I’ve observed the depletions. WW2 came home to massive media focusing on sports, hollow “celebrities”. Korean era came home to forget about it. NAM went further, debilitating and killing off a higher percentage, then demoralizing their post service lives. It has gotten much worse.

  9. nofolalo  August 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    As good as it gets.

    E Trp, 17th Cav. 173rd Abn. Bde. Base Camp Bien Hoa ’66

    ***http://www.173rdairborne.net/images/173-e17-2plt-1.jpg

    “I’ve got sunshine, on a cloudy day”, can you hear it?

    Most of the unit were drafted, yet volunteered to go Airborne.

    • nofolalo  August 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Ha!

    • Gordon Duff  August 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      “when its cold outside…I’ve got the month of may”

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