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(KFAB Omaha)   The last Vietnam veteran leaves the Iowa National Guard. Thanks for your service   (kfab.com) divider line 40
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2012-11-06 10:45:34 AM  
He'll continue working for the National Guard as a civilian contractor with Northrop Grumman.
Aka riding the good old "gravy train".
 
2012-11-06 10:49:18 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: He'll continue working for the National Guard as a civilian contractor with Northrop Grumman.
Aka riding the good old "gravy train".


He's got to be able to afford his TotalFark.
 
2012-11-06 10:50:41 AM  
Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.
 
2012-11-06 10:51:23 AM  
Thank goodness. I was really starting to about him lately
 
2012-11-06 10:52:11 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: He'll continue working for the National Guard as a civilian contractor with Northrop Grumman.
Aka riding the good old "gravy train".


this
 
2012-11-06 10:52:52 AM  

Godscrack: Thank goodness. I was really starting to about him lately


The whole thing?
 
2012-11-06 10:52:52 AM  

Cpl.D: Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.


except he is not retired.

Just going to start drawing pension while still getting paid, probably doing the same job for much more.
 
2012-11-06 10:55:35 AM  
I trust he left nothing behind...because Charlie will use that against us

Also...Charlie don't surf the point
 
2012-11-06 11:00:06 AM  
Was he covered in spit?
 
2012-11-06 11:01:15 AM  
Let's hope he doesn't try and walk his way through some remote town.
 
2012-11-06 11:06:59 AM  

Cpl.D: Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.


The only way it could have been more earned is if they'd won the war.

/too obvious?
 
2012-11-06 11:13:25 AM  
Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.
 
2012-11-06 11:13:30 AM  
He's 58. Did he get to Vietnam and leave an hour later?
 
WGJ
2012-11-06 11:14:31 AM  
Spent his entire adult life sucking on the government tit.
 
2012-11-06 11:16:32 AM  

Cpl.D: Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.


back of the bus phaggot
 
2012-11-06 11:19:28 AM  

FreetardoRivera: Cpl.D: Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.

back of the bus phaggot


I thought those were noise Harley bike riders who just ruin days cause they are annoying everyone around them... So he wouldnt need to go to the back of the bus...
 
2012-11-06 11:20:35 AM  
Was there a parade?
 
2012-11-06 11:21:32 AM  
When do we get to spit on the baby killer?
 
2012-11-06 11:31:10 AM  

RanDomino: Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.


You're a dick and a troll in addition to being an asshole.
Regardless of his service in Vietnam, his dedication to a cause that's greater than himself is wonderful. The service in the National Guard for that length of time is commendable. Do you realize how many times he has worked tirelessly in support of his country, state and neighbor? How many floods and blizzards did he deploy for? More than you have. How many times has his wife and kids watch their Dad and husband leave when the commander called and said we need all hands on deck. These calls come at the worst times. Not only for his neighbors, but also for his family, who are more than likely having to deal with the same events, but alone. Sometimes they don't come back. A lot times he has probably missed a family function, how many weddings, funerals, kids plays and birthdays were missed because of his dedication to duty and desire to serve his country, state and neighbor.
 
2012-11-06 11:39:24 AM  
TangoDown
Regardless of his service in Vietnam, his dedication to a cause that's greater than himself is wonderful.

Know who else was dedicated to a cause greater than himself?

Do you realize how many times he has worked tirelessly in support of his country, state and neighbor? How many floods and blizzards did he deploy for?

Good, then let's commend him for that... not for being part of a terrible war.
 
2012-11-06 11:47:58 AM  

RanDomino: Good, then let's commend him for that... not for being part of a terrible war.



Still missing the point. The last thing you want is soldiers feeling empowered to decide which wars to fight. That road leads right to military dictatorship.
 
2012-11-06 12:25:05 PM  
I think we should stop thanking these guys and start apologizing to them. Instead of "Thanks for your service" we should instead say "I'm sorry we got ourselves involved in yet another unnecessary hostile action for that required your service in the first place. We will try harder in the first place."

The best thing you can do for veterans is stop creating them.
 
2012-11-06 12:25:44 PM  
Goddamn internet editing sucks! "We will try harder in the future."
 
2012-11-06 12:45:27 PM  
JK47
Still missing the point. The last thing you want is soldiers feeling empowered to decide which wars to fight. That road leads right to military dictatorship.

Only if combined with a professional military.
At the very least, if we really believed in democracy soldiers would be able to elect their officers.
 
2012-11-06 12:59:13 PM  
Another job lost because of Obama.
 
2012-11-06 01:00:26 PM  
So, was he full time ARNG? or the weekend warrior?
 
2012-11-06 01:09:34 PM  
So long "hero". Thanks for the national humiliation.
 
2012-11-06 02:02:29 PM  

TangoDown: RanDomino: Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.

You're a dick and a troll in addition to being an asshole.
Regardless of his service in Vietnam, his dedication to a cause that's greater than himself is wonderful. The service in the National Guard for that length of time is commendable. Do you realize how many times he has worked tirelessly in support of his country, state and neighbor? How many floods and blizzards did he deploy for? More than you have. How many times has his wife and kids watch their Dad and husband leave when the commander called and said we need all hands on deck. These calls come at the worst times. Not only for his neighbors, but also for his family, who are more than likely having to deal with the same events, but alone. Sometimes they don't come back. A lot times he has probably missed a family function, how many weddings, funerals, kids plays and birthdays were missed because of his dedication to duty and desire to serve his country, state and neighbor.


This
oef vet here
 
2012-11-06 02:39:19 PM  
Vietnam was an atrocity which shames us forever.

That we fell for that Tonkin Gulf shiat proves we are a nation of idiots or cowards or the chronically dis-empowered.
People who think otherwise are practicing self-deceit and should seek mental help. Hint: authority functions as a parental surrogate for some.
 
2012-11-06 02:46:39 PM  
rebelman233
oef vet here

*reads post*
*reads name*

...were you fighting for the insurgency, then?
 
2012-11-06 02:50:47 PM  
He was a seaman.
 
2012-11-06 04:21:00 PM  
www.learnnowbc.ca
 
2012-11-06 04:44:58 PM  

RanDomino: rebelman233
oef vet here

*reads post*
*reads name*

...were you fighting for the insurgency, then?


No America wannbe Rambo. I was a 99 Zulu male striper and an in flight missile mechanic

62 golf for real
 
2012-11-06 05:01:07 PM  

RanDomino: Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.


Go to hell.
 
2012-11-06 05:10:34 PM  

JK47: RanDomino: Good, then let's commend him for that... not for being part of a terrible war.


Still missing the point. The last thing you want is soldiers feeling empowered to decide which wars to fight. That road leads right to military dictatorship.



Talk about missing the point.

Yes, what a horrible dictatorship it would have been if all those soldiers refused to fight and the leaders of this country during that era were embarrassed and looked like the d bags they were.
 
2012-11-06 05:12:10 PM  

Tanthalas39: RanDomino: Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.

Go to hell.


By the sound of it he isn't going to be the one going there.

/OEF veteran
//back of the bus with you as well
 
2012-11-06 06:19:51 PM  

FarkedOver: When do we get to spit on the baby killer?


My dad would be pleased to know he has officially lost that status and gets a pithy "thank you for your service" in kind.
 
2012-11-06 08:06:17 PM  
Thank you good sir.
 
2012-11-06 08:12:40 PM  
Gives us older (almost 50) reservist hope.

/Retires at 59
//Just 9 years to go
///Hope my knees hold out
////Get off my lawn now
 
2012-11-07 12:21:06 AM  
There was a Chaplin at Ft Drum who had been a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. I just left like 9 months ago so he is probably still there.

/and fark you trolls
 
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