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(Newser)   Runner Michael Bowen completed a special mile yesterday-he has now run one for each of the more than 58,000 US vets who didn't come home from the Vietnam War   ( divider line
    More: Hero, Vietnam War, Vietnam, last mile, Vietnam Era, POW/MIA  
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2401 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Sep 2013 at 3:52 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-21 04:51:21 PM  
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uber humper: That, is a long farking way. At my measly ~20 miles per week that would take around 54 years.

So just run a mile for every 1,000 vets. It will be about as useful. You know, as opposed to actually lobbying for better VA facilities, or asking some real vets what they need.

Right now I'm tallying up shots of Captain Morgan for each breast cancer survivor, visiting strip clubs to honor 9/11 EMT's, and eating bacon cheeseburgers to bring awareness to homelessness. I wish I could do more for our vets, but my bumper already has as many ribbon stickers as it can fit.
2013-09-21 04:09:50 PM  
2 votes:

Cyclometh: Well, that seems helpful.

Precisely. I've farted once for every starving child. I'm a hero.
2013-09-21 06:32:19 PM  
1 vote:
My dad got a silver and bronze star in Vietnam. He died of Agent Orange poisoning and Hepatitis C which the US government gave him as thanks for his service. Everyone else spit and threw things (feces, rocks, etc.) at him when he came back.

After reading this, I have to say that Michael Bowen is a modern day hero. Let us hope his body is big enough to support that huge heart of his.

My father would be proud.
2013-09-21 04:19:29 PM  
1 vote:

toejam: Cyclometh: Well, that seems helpful.

Precisely. I've farted once for every starving child. I'm a hero.

Do NOT light a match!
2013-09-21 04:02:57 PM  
1 vote:

Rashnu: And he's doing 9/11 next...with three knee surgeries under the belt you think he'd have gone with Benghazi.

Heh, I was about to say Grenada.
2013-09-21 03:57:43 PM  
1 vote:
Well, that seems helpful.
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