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Wassermann Gardens by Milo Samardzija

Milo Samardzija’s title alerted me that the subject of his book,  Wassermann Gardens (Publish Green, 170 pp., $8.99, Kindle), might be venereal in nature. I was not disappointed. 364 more words



“…We were moving in a shallow ditch.  Their urgency was coming through to me, in my half conscious condition.  The trees were covering us and there was another thirty yards to go before we would be out from under the canopy, but it didn’t matter.  253 more words

Combat Veterans

The Confederacy and Vietnam Veterans

“American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God”

I have no idea of the origin of the above saying, it has been around for a very long time and likely adapted from some other saying. 969 more words

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You Had to Be There by Gene Gorman

Thought for the day: There’s no such thing as a good deal that a GI can’t fuck up. A bunch of guys I served with believed that thought was gospel. 497 more words


By What is Sure to Follow by Donald N. Burton

Donald N. Burton enlisted in the Navy in April 1966 after receiving a draft notice from the Army. He did three tours in the Vietnam War. 307 more words



“…Sitting just inside the tree line, trying to catch my breath for the fifth or sixth time in the last four hours, my body was shaking uncontrollably and sweating profusely, from head to toe.  293 more words

Combat Veterans

Vietnam vets in need for Freedom Fest float

AUSTIN, Minn. – July 4 is fast approaching and there will be special grand marshals at this year’s Freedom Fest in Austin.

Vietnam veterans will be honored during the Independence Day Parade and organizers are looking for veterans who want to ride on the float. 126 more words

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