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(UPI)   After 40 years, Vietnam vet tracks down his buddy and returns the knife he left on the battlefield   (upi.com) divider line 29
    More: Hero, Vietnam, Vietnam vets, Hamtramck, knife  
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2013-10-13 11:36:14 PM
www.worthpoint.com
\\    Lots of backslashes
 
2013-10-13 11:50:53 PM
www.doblu.com
 
2013-10-14 12:13:22 AM
"I want to place that knife at the wall in Washington and leave it there."

What, so someone can just swipe it?
 
2013-10-14 05:30:18 AM
Is there anything Facebook can't do?
 
2013-10-14 05:34:21 AM

fusillade762: "I want to place that knife at the wall in Washington and leave it there."

What, so someone can just swipe it?


There's a lot of assholes in DC, but it takes a real special kind of asshole to swipe the loot from the Viet Nam war memorial, that's why the clean it up at night.
 
2013-10-14 05:37:22 AM
That's not a noife.
 
2013-10-14 05:41:08 AM
Hmmm...maybe it's not too late to return that Turbo Graphic 16 game I borrowed decades ago...
 
2013-10-14 05:45:17 AM

EvilEgg: [www.doblu.com image 850x478]


Came to post "...and I kept that uncomfortable hunk of metal, up my ass, for 40 years"
 
2013-10-14 05:51:23 AM
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2013-10-14 05:54:37 AM
Dusty? Maybe.

But hero?

...

And here I thought "rape" was the all-time champion for how far diluted a word could get from the original meaning.
 
2013-10-14 06:02:54 AM
Don't they have pollacks in Texas?


I grew up with a ton of Ski's.

/Hamtramck is more Caldean now.
 
2013-10-14 06:16:28 AM
Came for the Pulp Fiction reference.  Left happy.
 
2013-10-14 06:21:35 AM

jedikinkoid: Dusty? Maybe.

But hero?

...

And here I thought "rape" was the all-time champion for how far diluted a word could get from the original meaning.


Where have you been since 2001? Everyone who gets paid to kill to advance US interests is a selfless hero now.

Also firefighters.
 
2013-10-14 06:36:40 AM
Prez shot up his car with that knife.
 
2013-10-14 06:56:38 AM

Fano: EvilEgg: [www.doblu.com image 850x478]

Came to post "...and I kept that uncomfortable hunk of metal, up my ass, for 40 years"


darkjezter: Came for the Pulp Fiction reference.  Left happy.


I know. I should know better by now, but I saw two comments... thought an uncomfortable object in my ass would be a funny thing to mention, certainly no one mentioned it in two comments... and there he is....

WALKENNNNNN!!!!
 
2013-10-14 07:09:04 AM
Gaddafi style
 
2013-10-14 07:36:16 AM
This is why we need the Walken tag back.
 
2013-10-14 07:47:39 AM
That was his children stabbing knife. He left it behind to hide the memories
 
2013-10-14 07:55:04 AM
That's hardcore right there.
 
2013-10-14 07:57:21 AM
troggy:
Where have you been since 2001? Everyone who gets paid to kill to advance US interests is a selfless hero now.
Since the turn of the 20th century, the soldier has undergone an apotheosis, especially in English-speaking countries, which would have been shocking to even professional military men in the 18th and 19th centuries. This is largely because of the last two world wars, where the need for numbers of soldiers was high and even conscription was an insufficient tool for the task. You had to motivate young men with patriotism on one hand, and assure them that they would receive praise from a grateful nation on the other. Deprecating the soldiers of your country in any way was practically a hanging offence.
Soldiers are neither better nor worse than the general population that they come from. Neither is courage any guarantor of any other decent human traits. Ask the Irish about Oliver Cromwell sometime- this was a man who was loved by his soldiers because he led from the front and was never afraid to get into the thick of a fight. Or "Smith's Gorillas", one of the best fighting units in the Union army in the Civil War, who had more than a bit of pyromania in the ranks.
 
2013-10-14 08:14:58 AM
My toothbrush, sure...my wife, maybe...my limey sticker, never.
 
2013-10-14 08:18:35 AM

cynicalbastard: troggy:
Where have you been since 2001? Everyone who gets paid to kill to advance US interests is a selfless hero now.
Since the turn of the 20th century, the soldier has undergone an apotheosis, especially in English-speaking countries, which would have been shocking to even professional military men in the 18th and 19th centuries. This is largely because of the last two world wars, where the need for numbers of soldiers was high and even conscription was an insufficient tool for the task. You had to motivate young men with patriotism on one hand, and assure them that they would receive praise from a grateful nation on the other. Deprecating the soldiers of your country in any way was practically a hanging offence.
Soldiers are neither better nor worse than the general population that they come from. Neither is courage any guarantor of any other decent human traits. Ask the Irish about Oliver Cromwell sometime- this was a man who was loved by his soldiers because he led from the front and was never afraid to get into the thick of a fight. Or "Smith's Gorillas", one of the best fighting units in the Union army in the Civil War, who had more than a bit of pyromania in the ranks.


The fewer who serve, the more people see soldiers as heroes.

If most of the populace served, the would see less heroics in everyday nice guy actions.They would understand what is often misunderstood as "heroic" is just the starting point for a military person. And they would know things go badly often. And that sometimes our guys do terrible things.

People prefer to see soldiers as heroes.
 
2013-10-14 08:20:51 AM
...but stabbing his 'buddy' in the throat.


"Here's your KNIFE, asshole!"
 
2013-10-14 08:49:37 AM

MugzyBrown: ...but stabbing his 'buddy' in the throat.


"Here's your KNIFE, asshole!"


Was sort of expecting something along those lines when I read the headline.
 
2013-10-14 09:14:48 AM
I don't believe waiting 40 years to return someones property is especially heroic.
 
2013-10-14 10:28:36 AM
Wish I could get back the Randall model 1 a stars & stripes journ-analist stole from my LBE when I was evac'ed.

/You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get a left-handed sheath for one.
 
2013-10-14 10:35:58 AM

Big Ramifications: Gaddafi style


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erewhon: MugzyBrown: ...but stabbing his 'buddy' in the throat.


"Here's your KNIFE, asshole!"

Was sort of expecting something along those lines when I read the headline.

~


Respectfully, I think my idea of sneaking up and poking it up his date blade-first is the way to go. It's the time honored way of returning knives amongst warriors.
 
2013-10-14 11:09:17 AM
Approves.

bestsurvivalknifehub.com

\got to win this time.
 
2013-10-14 11:37:17 AM

fusillade762: "I want to place that knife at the wall in Washington and leave it there."

What, so someone can just swipe it?


Sounds like a good way to get arrested for having a weapon at a National Monument?
 
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