well, having been on both sides of that big blue puddle during my service I have to ask: did you get to choose your post? I sure as hell didn't. Did you enjoy your meals? your re-supply of ammunition, medical supplies, uniforms etc.? Did you ever have your ass saved by air support? When I was sitting in a little radio shack in Virginia I knew more about and effected more activity in viet nam than when there in person. So, yes, there is a difference between a viet nam era vet and the rest of us-strictly geography- I'd have never made it home alive without them. So, yes, I would say you are overreacting.
: In pa. you have to have been awarded a vietnam
: sevice medal on your dd-213
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: What do you folks think of a woman and her
: brother (acquaintances of mine)who both
: served in the Marine Corps 1975-77. they
: both sport Vietnam Veteran license tags
: (Alabama) on their autos and describe
: themselves as "Vietnam Veterans"?
: They make no distinction between a Vietnam
: Vet and a Vietnam ERA Vet. I served in the
: Navy during the same period and would never
: ever describe myself as a Vietnam Vet. It
: just pisses me off to no end. They spent
: their entire enlistments at 29 Palms.
: California is a damn sight different than
: the Republic of Vietnam. Is their anything
: that I can do about this? I have called the
: DMV in Alabama and they say that as long as
: your DD-214 says that you served during the
: Vietnam Era you can have a Vietnam Vet tag.
: sucks doesn't it? Am I( over reacting? Any
: suggestions on what I can do about it?
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