Con Thien, The Hill of Angels, Health-care

The Hill of Angels

Did you ever dig in,

                          At Con Thien?

                                                It’s where highway 1,

                                                                                   And the world both end.



It’s not just the stars,

That light up the sky.

And every night,

Is the 4th of July.



O’er the ramparts we watch,

The rockets’ red glare,

Then sleep in muddy trenches,

In our green underwear.



And often I watched,

Till the dawn’s early light,

The barrage of anti-aircraft guns,

And a distant fire-fight.



Many soldiers have stood,

In this vacuous place,

And stared back at Satan,

Right in the fire from his face.



They call it the “Hill of Angels”.

It’s a bald spot of 500 feet.

Where all the good soldiers and

Bad explosives come to meet.



You can feel and smell the heat,

Of the “fire and brimstone”.

And there is no sin,

For which you would not atone.



Long before,

The Vietnamese would reclaim it.

Long before and long after,

Marines rename it.



It’s easy to shoot the fish.

But it’s “Our Turn in the Barrel”.

And now it rolls off the tongue,

As though it were a Christmas Carol.



Con Thien. Gio Linh.

Each was its own coffin.

And rockets from Hanoi,

Were the nails coming in.



The “Hill of Angels”,

Is a tormented host,

Where many a soldier,

Has given up the ghost.



But we’re just some bait.

To draw the other side “off-sides”.

Some of us play in the open arena,

While the other team hides.



Rockets pummeled every square inch,

And there’s not a firm place to stand,

If we’re just here for target practice,

I’ll gladly give up this land.



And I know the hell doesn’t end,

In  Con Thien or Gio Linh.

But reaches up to Hanoi,

And Ho Chi Minh.



And the North just fires,

From memory now.

And we’ve had more rockets,

Than God should allow.



But on a clear night,

I can see those northern lights,

Of anti-aircraft guns,

And distant firefights.



It rains all day.

It rockets all night.

And it’s too muddy or dusty,

To have a fight.



100 bombs,

Are with each B-52.

Imagine, if you can,

The B-52 after you.



Souls are taken,

As are bodies and minds.

Widows and orphans are made,

As the “Meatgrinder” grinds.



But these are the sights,

From the 17th Parallel,

Where at the end of the road,

There waits a hell of a hell.



Dig in at Con Thien,

It’s our little coffin,

And the nails are coming in,

From Ho Chi Minh.


The hell doesn’t end,

In Con Thien.

And again, it’s 4th of July,

At the world’s bitter end.



Highway 1 will bring you in.

Dong Ha, Cam Lo, C-2 are on the way.

But mine sweeps are the first “order of the day’.

These dirt roads are where evil likes to play.



And planted mines,

Have no discrimination,

Between soldiers and,

A peaceful civilization.



Off to the east is Leatherneck Square,

And no one ever ventures there,

Without giving death,

A really good stare.



It was called, “Our Turn In The Barrel”.

Before we’d ever find her.

And before us, it was called,

The proverbial “Meatgrinder”.



Con Thien. Gio Linh.

Each was its own coffin.

And rockets from Hanoi,

Were the nails coming in.



Talk a little at the radio,

While the NVA listens in.

Not much to do at the “End of the World”,

"Hill of Angels", Con Thien.



Time to change the mud,

In my magazines,

I wish we had toilet paper,

In the latrines.



Supplies might come in,

When clear skies come around.

Perhaps when the rain

And rockets die down.



But the flip side of that Muddy “Hole”,

That “Bloody Hole”, Con Thien,

Is that "Dust Bowl", that “Dust Hole”,

That “Graveyard” of bones, Con Thien.



Agent Orange has killed every green thing.

There’s not a tree to hang a swing.

Besides the scream of passing incoming,

There’s not even a bird to sing.



And the “orange dust” fills the nose,

Your boots and all your clothes.

Fill more sandbags,

As a hot breeze blows.



It was the McNamara line,

                                          the DMZ,

But it was a ride on the River Styx,

                                                         to my friends and me.



It was the 17th Parallel

Where we called hell.

And a thousand rockets a day,

Can really ring your bell.



Young men into wars are thrust.

     Cake their faces with blood and dust.

          They’ll dig in and do what they must.

                  And later in life, “these young men”

                            were the only men they could trust.



And it’s where the road and world both end,

And young men become old men.

And it’s only them, on whom they depend.

Standing up, digging in, against hell’s wind,



Let’s smile at the cameras,

And all say cheese,

And go to your churches,

And pray on your knees.



But, we stood at the Hill of Angels”,

                                                  Or “Satan’s Derriere.”

And to my knowledge,

                                    EVERY MARINE HAD THE SAME HEALTH-CARE!



And it’s in Vietnam or the desert of IraQ,

When a soldier has to have his brother’s back,

That it’s easy to pick the fools who won’t take up the slack

They throw kids into war like kittens in a sack.



But I NEVER dug in at Con Thien,

For HMOs or insurance salesmen,

To provide the best health-care,

For only wealthier women and men.



Let “us” know,

If “you’re in or out”,

And what this “America”,

Is all about.



Because, as far as I know,

All the Leathernecks there,

From old “Saigon” to Leatherneck Square,

Every Marine got the same “health-care”.



We stood up and we dug in,

And we poked the eye of Ho Chi Minh.

And with his endless army stood chin to chin,

At the “Hill of Angels”, Con Thien.



And if it were for heath-care for all,

                                                              I’d dig in again.


But not for the “wealth-care for "y’all”,

                                                               you businessmen,


Who sell lies,

                    and hell for a living,


Live the lives of luxury,

                                       without much giving.



For "if one goes there,

                                   we all go there",


Let’s look Satan in the eye,

                                          and demand health-care.



When the bean-counting idiotic political pundits tell you that health-care is not in the budget - look those liars in the eye and tell them that -

NOT ONE OF THEIR WARS HAS BEEN IN A BUDGET!


AND IT IS THEIR WAR WE ARE FIGHTING-


THEY ARE NOT!


THEY ARE AT WAR WITH US! -

                                         WE ARE THE REAL AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY!

IF THEY WILL NOT COMMIT - THEY ARE TRAITORS TO AMERICANS!!


WHEN THEY WILL CENSOR TRUTH-

THAT IS TREASON!

AND THAT IS NOT AN AMERICAN VALUE.


IF THESE POLITICAL FOOLS WILL CATER TO THE RICH-

THEY ARE TRAITORS TO AMERICANS!


IF THEY CANNOT GO TO THE SAME DOCTOR-

THEY ARE TRAITORS TO AMERICA

AND GOD!


AMERICANS WILL STAND TOGETHER ON HEALTH-CARE!


ANY WHO DO NOT WISH FOR AMERICANS TO BE WELL -


GO TO THE HILL OF ANGELS!



One MAN was as good as another,

                                                        when WE stood up and WE dug in.


And- WE had the same health-care,

                                                           at the “Hill of Angels, Con Thien.



~Micky Dee~Micky Dee~Micky Dee~Micky Dee~Micky Dee~Micky Dee~Micky Dee~



Con Thien Base Camp & The Battle For Con Thien

Vietnam War: The Battle of Con Thien (Part 1)

BUSINESS DESTROYS THE ENVIRONMENT.

BUSINESS DESTROYS THE FOOD.

BUSINESS DESTROYS THE AIR.

BUSINESS DESTROYS THE WATER.

BUSINESS DESTROYS OUR CHILDREN AND THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

IT'S TIME BUSINESS CLEANED UP.

IT'S TIME HEALTH OF AMERICANS BECOME THE PRIORTY OF BUSINESS -

IF NOT- WHAT IS BUSINESS GOOD FOR?

IF BUSINESS DOES NOT SERVE AMERICANS- GET RID OF IT!

SELFISHNESS IS NOT AMERICAN- OR IT SHOULD NOT BE.



It's easy to tell the traitors of this country America.

They will be waving the US flag.

They will be cheering for our solldiers - while they are at war.

They will have a yellow ribbon on the back of a behemoth automobile.


TRAITORS TO AMERICA AND THE FIGHTING SOLDIER!


THEY WILL NOT LIVE WITH SOLDIERS OR AMERICANS.

THEY WILL NOT EAT WITH SOLDIERS OR AMERICANS.

THEY WILL NOT GO TO THE SAME DOCTORS AS THE SOLDIER!

THEY WILL NOT GO TO THE SAME DOCTORS AS AMERICANS!


They will talk "how will we afford it?

There will not be a WAR in the budget - BUT WE WILL HAVE ONE! AND WHO WILL FIGHT THIS NEXT WAR?

NOT THE BUSINESSMAN!

NOT THE SONS OF CONGRESS!

NOT THE SONS OF LAWYERS!

THE NEXT WAR WILL BE FOUGHT BY THE POOR THAT THEY HATE!

They start a new war to murder our children.

It is population control.- for America - for the world!

it is an answer to unemployment.

It is to get resources.


IT IS NOT TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS!


IT IS NOT TO PROVIDE DIGNITY FOR THE HUMAN BEING!


KNOW YOUR TRAITORS!


I have NEVER BEEN SPIT ON BY A HIPPIE!

I have been spit on by the GOP.

Call me on this. I've never lived where the GOP hasn't run amok.

And if the GOP and Tea-hagglers or republicrats

                                       want "their own medical providers"

                                                      GO GET IT FROM HILL OF ANGELS!


Insurance agents? HMOs? Lawyers?

When are these people required to be real Americans?

REQUIRE THAT AMERICANS STAND UP FOR AMERICANS - ALL AMERICANS!

OTHERWISE THIS LAND OF OPPORTUNITY, THIS BEACON OF HOPE, THIS AMERICA IS JUST ANOTHER FANTASY.

REQUIRE THAT THE WORDS FROM THESE POLITICAL PARTIES ARE FOR ALL AMERICANS OR- SHUN THEM ALL!


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Oh Micky Dee you speak the truth that so many young men and women believed, died for, either by body and soul or minds. How many pieces of how many men were left in that country? SO many lies, still happening, I know. And you're right - war is good business - check history, real history and see who was behind the wars. Peace and love Micky. I'm sorry, we're all sorry for the insanity and we will stand against it where ever we can!


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funride 5 years ago from Portugal

I never doubted you, and that`s why I love you!

We`re all in the same boat, like it or not...

Keep sharing my friend ;)


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

The deed does not need forgiveness,but those who saw the need,and to those who don't see the need for healthcare than to hell with their greed,stay blessed Micky.;)


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Awesome poem. You have so much talent in that department, but the subject, the content, the videos,---- oh Micky you were all so young. May God forgive the ¨men in suits¨ who send our kids to be cannon fodder.Made me cry,. Love you, man. You keep telling it like it is. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Mickey Dee - I posted this comment elsewhere, but it seems to fit here as well.

Aetna Health Insurance Corp posted a 491 million dollar profit in 2010. There are 307 million Americans. The PROFIT PAID just by the Aetna customers in one year could FUND a MILLION dollars worth of HEALTHCARE for EVERY American. And we could all take a cruise with the change.

Your story was chilling. Thanks for posting a bit of reality.


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thanks Micky,for telling it like it is. Godspeed. creativeone59


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Micky, this is an eloquent, thought-provoking and heart-rending poem. I had a really hard time getting through it. Like everything you write, it is up/useful, awesome and beautiful.


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Rossimobis 5 years ago from Biafra

I have been busy lately because it is their war we are fighting. Thanks Dad!


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Sometime it takes a visit to Hell for some to truly understand the word sacrifice. Haunting poem, brilliant as always.


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

Brother Man this is simply a beautiful hub, One of your greatest hub I've seen you write. You know we got to tell it like it is rather people like it or not.

God Bless Micky Dee

I Love you brother man


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Very powerful poetry, I was glued to every word and tried to imagine being there. I was a young girl during the war in Nam and was oblivious to what was going on in my little teenage world! Now that I understand, I feel for those young men, they were fighting for the American dream and what it stood for. Now, America is in an identity crisis! Every man/woman knows in his soul what is right and that's how we all must live by and be guided by. You are good at what you do, keep the masses stirred!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Excellent hub teller of truth. Real Americans are tired of the bullshit. It's time to take back the country. If not for the V.A. I may not be here right now. Everyone is entitled to healthcare. Peace bro! Tom


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Hey bike man. I'm speechless by the power of your passionate plea. Thank you.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Micky, By far, this is your best..I know i say that everytime. The pictures..The words.. made me sad, but mostly made me mad. You have a wonderful gift..Keep writing. The videos brought tears..All so young.. Take care my friend.

God Bless You.


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

You are an Angel...Thanks..

I have one question? the last news video was it just show for Americans? or was this pretty much like it was? I am sick, my stomach aches and I am so sorry...sad but it is good to share this stuff because so many have no idea what you all have been through..

GOD BLESS YOU ON THIS GOOD FRIDAY...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Good grief, can we get a Pulitzer Prize over here for this man. Micky, this is one of the most amazing poems and hubs I ever read. Every line is pure gold...

"...They call it the “Hill of Angels”.

It’s a bald spot of 500 feet.

Where all the good soldiers and

Bad explosives come to meet...."

Searing words that etch a tattoo in the heart of all of us. This is something most will never forget.

I just added you to my hall of fame in my website "Influences". Have a peaceful weekend, Micky.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Well done, my uncle. I can felt how terrible this war. The war always left the pain. I hope the world always peace forever....amen. You made this deeply from the bottom of your heart. Excellent and I'll press all button here. I make it double with my thumbs up! Have a nice weekend. My pray always for you.

Your nephew, prasetio


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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

Amen Amen. Super! Old rich men start the wars and our young healthy youths pay with life and limb. Enjoyed the videos Mickey.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you all for commenting.

God bless each of you.

I avoid commenting because I "leave so much out here". But I want to answer dear - G-Ma Johnson - yes ma'am- most "fire-bases" were the same.

Camp Carroll was a bigger fire base with more artillery. But Cam Lo, the Rockpile, and others seemed about the same size. We were also deployed around bridges and these were very small.

Con Thien and all the rest of the bases received "incoming" all the time.

The videos were made before my "tour". I was there in 1968 and 1969. We did not receive 1200 rounds in one day while I was at Con Thien. I was there twice.

But yes ma'am - I can look at the videos and see men walking. I see them on patrol, coming back to the perimeter. I see the trucks where men are being transported and I can smell the exhaust.

Camp Carroll was a recipient of a lot of incoming. I think the best place to avoid the incoming was the "Rockpile". The forward rears of Dong Ha and Quang Tri got quite a bit too. But harassment was part of the incoming. Incoming was more sporadic- enough - to not be constant - but to harass, keep us edgy, and inflict casualties. But yes ma'am, it was dry as a bone when dry. It was wet and mud in monsoon season. And I have spent a night in my underwear in trenches with water in them back at Camp Carroll. Camp Carroll was bigger. We had tents to sleep in when we came out of the boonies. At most all firebases- there was no sleeping in underwear. While writing this poem - I vividly recalled a night of "monsoon incoming at Camp Carroll. We had been in the woods somewhere. We were issued new underwear. I ran out of my wet tent three times. Twice I came back into the tent and changed underwear. We used underwear in the rear only to sleep. It became a burden quickly. At Con Thien and most all "perimeters"- we were fully clothed and fully armed and our butts were puckered.

God bless you all.


Shitinski 5 years ago

Oh thank you Mick for reminding me. Thanks too for going and returning from hell, like Jesus you all are. Love brother.


Micky Dee 5 years ago

Long live Shitinski!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Micky,

I did not make it through the entire 2nd video but will come back. In the first one when that young man said that it is just a matter of time meaning that before he was killed...it was a chilling reminder of just how terrible that war was (and all wars). As you know both of my brothers were there...same time frame as you...and my one brother who was a crew chief on a helicoptor saw the most action and most of his buddies killed. My other brother was in the Navy.

Your pleas comes through LOUD and CLEAR on this one for universal healthcare. I just wish that all the wasted money our government has spent could be put to better purposes. Housing for the homeless, preventative health care for the masses (by the time people arrive in emergency rooms...everyone does get treated...money or no money)...food for the hungry, etc., could all be tackled.

Would you believe that our foreign aid is all lumped together? It is a vote up or down for everyone! Why are we still giving foreign aid to enemy countries of ours? Why China where they hold a lot of U.S. debt and are loaning money (in effect) to us? We are still giving China foreign aid! All of that money (and more) could be put to your health care plea and other good causes for people living in our country.

I don't think it is all the GOP. It is also Democrats, Independents and the other "yahoos" in Congress who keep spending our money on ridiculous things that keep us all in debt. Just my take on things.

I'm not saying we need to close our eyes to the world, but why can't we pull back a little and help our own people at home FIRST rather than do it if there is a little money left over to do it?

It should not be that complicated if we put America first. Should it?


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

My brotherman, your passion shines through, your love of truth. Thanks for sharing this awesome writing.

Love and peace

Tony


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Micky, your hub is powerful, chilling and speaks a truth that is hard to hear. Your reference to sacks of kittens really rocked me because that's what it is when we send our children to war. As for universal health care, I live in a country where that is already established. It seems so basic to me. No person of any nation should go without the very basic needs of life but in a nation like America, it just stuns me.


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Excellent, Powerful, Truth, References, all put into one wonderful Hub that you create! A talent that can't be overlooked. I appreciate you! Blessings always! Voted-Up!


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

I only understand much of this because of vietnemvet68 telling me many stories. I do know, however, no one can Fully get it unless they had similar experiences. Great write and it brings us all a bit closer to understanding. Thanks.


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agusfanani 5 years ago from Indonesia

I can feel the heroism of Vietnam war in this hub. Those surviving heroes deserve better treatment including their health care since they have paid very expensively for what they deserve to get. This is one of awesome hubs I've ever read.


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pan1974 5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

This hub is well said, well written, so much knowledge and common scense.They are at war with us but, I wonder how it will end. I have always meditated on this.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Such a powerful and so truthfull !!Full of common sense and this is why your hubs are always so popular. You get to the point and stick up for your own beliefs.

Brilliant Micky,

Take care

Eiddwen.


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wibowo30 5 years ago

My uncle, I want to introduce my new account. If you familiar with prasetio30. That's me. Actually I am the same person. Don’t worry, my old account still existed. If you don't mind please visit my hub. I am your nephew too. Cheers.....


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GrouchyOldMan 5 years ago from From Everywhere and Nowhere

I like you poem,you have some great stories here, some good readin


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Deborah Demander 5 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Bravo!! Well done. I must say, I like your writing. A lot!

Namaste friend.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Morning Micky,

No words..just thinking about my two sons and daughter serving right now and the future they will face..thinking about my dad who wears his Vietnam/MIA hat who had a stroke and is now in his scooter, due to undiagnosed diabetes that he had while serving his country.. that has to drive very far to the VA to get his medical needs met..I have no words..but thank you for telling it like it is. God Bless.

Sunnie


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Namaste Deborah.

God bless you Sunnie Day. I had a cavity too small to "fix" when I went into the USMC. When I got out - it was worse and I suffered from pain, inflammation, etc. I also had menatal issues that I wanted to hide and the "health-care for Vets" wanted to ignore. Maybe if enough Vets die - the problem would go away?

Sunnie - the VA is treating me so good right now.

NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. God bless you dear. God bless your family.

The leader$ of America WILL NOT PROTECT OUR YOUTH BUT WILL SACRIFICE THEM.

I pray for your children and family. I have no faith in Americans to do right though.

We are GIVEN NO OPTIONS. It's either go into debt for college or go directly to war. God bless!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Thank you so much Micky...I am glad you are getting good care at the VA. I wish ours was closer. Thank you for your prayers too..As a mom..just worry about my babies..

God Bless,

Sunnie


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

So true, Micky. I think many young men and women go into service for the college benefits. It is a dear price to pay!


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lisadpreston 5 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

I love the truth that you speak from your heart and experience. You know first hand which makes all of your words so credible. I don't want to hear what someone has read from a textbook regarding these matters. You and people like you, are the spokesmen for this country. You are the voice that ungrateful Americans need to hear. I thank you personally from my heart. It is because of brave men and women like yourself that I enjoy the freedoms that I have and am not saluting to a dictator every morning. I appreciate the sacrifice and am forever in your debt.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Micky you shared a side of the war that only you could share the way you do. The suits take and feed their bank accounts, do they send their children off to war? NOT...men/woman are sold on the benefits of joining up, education etc etc..yet to die so young and never reach their dreams instead they come back to America changed for the worse and given no recognition, just cursed for going over in the first place, how sad. And all of this they are told for their country.War is ugly and mankind has known this since the beginning of time. Peace my friend.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you all. Thank you so mush for being my firends.

God bless you Saddlerider. It's all true what you say. You and I share so many truths brother man. You are a good man Saddlerider. Life kicks us in the teeth. We just struggle on. Keep trucking with me brother.


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

And what all of those bad memories for

What those battle and those lives they gave up for

If in the end, later

What is left is only greedy government

and big fat lazy people whose know how to change and scanning the tv show at 0,1 second only?

I believe,

Living at my best and keep my morality always at the highest level

Is my way to respecting my country's heroes

I wish, many people feel the same too

Great provoking thought of hub, King Micky!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Micky, you are a special breed of veteran. Most soldiers that I know will not elaborate on the horrors of war, especially to a civilian. But not only do you find the words, you engulf yourself in the words. You open the floodgate and let it all pour out, saying, "Look, look at what your greed and arrogance costs."

I read somewhere, years ago, that the so-called "hippie" movement -- Woodstock, et al -- was funded and guided by the war profiteers. As Americans were wising up to the fact that their innocent sons were being murdered for money, the controlling elite channeled intelligent opposition into a crazy, drug-fueled party. A million clear-eyed adults with an agenda converging on Washington could have changed the course of the war. A million hippies on LSD playing in the mud -- well, no one is going to take them seriously. And thusly did the power players subvert the anti-war movement. I'm sure you know much more about this than I do, but it seemed worth mentioning.

Thank you for your honesty and bravery.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you Freya. "Living at my best and keep my morality always at the highest level, is my way to respecting my country's heroes" - beautiful dear Freya. Honor all the fallen with lives well lived.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you Doug. "We" want "normalcy" after "mayhem". "We" want to prove that "we" can make it in the "rEaL w0rLd" - whatever that is. "We" want that white picket fence that "we" fought for. "We" want to forget. So "we" put "it" all on the back-burners. "We" pack it away. Sometimes - if we live long enough - "we" need to cough up the truth along with "hairballs". Lots of hairballs brother man.

"Woodstock, et al -- was funded and guided by the war profiteers. As Americans were wising up to the fact that their innocent sons were being murdered for money, the controlling elite channeled intelligent opposition into a crazy, drug-fueled party. A million clear-eyed adults with an agenda converging on Washington could have changed the course of the war. A million hippies on LSD playing in the mud -- well, no one is going to take them seriously. And thusly did the power players subvert the anti-war movement."

The CIA has done its own drug pushing FOR SURE. They are murders, drug pushers, ETC. And- they work for bu$ine$$ - as usual. God bless you brother Doug!

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