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Utah Bob #35998

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  1. A few years back I learned of the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam being opened in California. I recalled I had a flag somewhere that I hade brought back in ‘70. I eventually got in contact with the folks in charge, (one is a retired Viet-American US Navy Captain) and they were thrilled that I wanted to donate it. I guess seeing as how things ended, the bulk of the war artifacts are in GI hands seeing as how most Vietnamese got out with only the clothes on their backs. They wanted to fly me out for the ceremony and banquet but I politely declined. Didn’t want a fuss made. A Facebook friend sent me these pics this morning. I had seen pics of the flag raising ceremony and opening of the museum but not the display itself. I guess they got the pics from my FB page. Glad the banner finally found a good home. Maybe I’ll get out there some day.
  2. They are still, in many respects, two separate countries.
  3. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SASS VETS Bad Blueridge Bob Badeye Bob Big Jake Bitter Creek McCrae Boothill Bandit Boss Hossfly Brazos Cain Buckhorn Bud Buck Snort Miller Cassi Rio C.P. Bacon Cherokee Slim Colorado Slim Commissioner Gordon Country Wildman Cousin Wilfred Cowboy WT Pooh Crazy Knife Al Denton Dancer Devil Dog Dave Dry Creeek Trampas Fallon Forty Rod John Henry Quick Henry McKenna Iggy Popgun James Riley Johnny Dingus Lead Ringer Laylow Curly Lawdawg Rick Lecherous Lester Lightfoot Lil Cali Rose Major Matt Lewis Manny Pistolero Manosdelfuego Mud Marine Nooga Kid Outrider Presidio Reno Sparks Rhett Butler Riley Yates Cross Rowdy Yates Ruff Cobb Sergeant Smokepole Shadetree Jones Shanley Shooter Sheriff Robert Love Shiloh Brown Silly Billy Sinful Skyhawk Hans Slick McVarmit Ten Sleep Good Guy Texas "T" Tripps Tuwin Turkey Creek Vic Turkey Creek Jack Utah Man Wildroot Wiley Desperado Will Dearborn Will E. Missit Wimpy Hank Yoho Yuma Devil Dog
  4. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Bad Blueridge Bob Badeye Bob Big Jake Bitter Creek McCrae Boothill Bandit Boss Hossfly Brazos Cain Buckhorn Bud Buck Snort Miller Cassi Rio C.P. Bacon Cherokee Slim Colorado Slim Commissioner Gordon Country Wildman Cousin Wilfred Cowboy WT Pooh Crazy Knife Al Denton Dancer Devil Dog Dave Dry Creeek Trampas Fallon Forty Rod John Henry Quick Henry McKenna Iggy Popgun James Riley Johnny Dingus Lead Ringer Laylow Curly Lawdawg Rick Lecherous Lester Lightfoot Lil Cali Rose Major Matt Lewis Manny Pistolero Manosdelfuego Mud Marine Nooga Kid Outrider Presidio Reno Sparks Rhett Butler Riley Yates Cross Rowdy Yates Ruff Cobb Sergeant Smokepole Shadetree Jones Shanley Shooter Sheriff Robert Love Shiloh Brown Silly Billy Sinful Skyhawk Hans Slick McVarmit Ten Sleep Good Guy Texas "T" Tripps Tuwin Turkey Creek Vic Turkey Creek Jack Utah Man Wildroot Wiley Desperado Will Dearborn Will E. Missit Wimpy Hank Yoho Yuma Devil Dog
  5. I just 2anted to be first in line.
  6. Movies are entertainment. When the movie has inaccuracies in a field in which the viewer may be familiar, it can Unfortunately interfere with the entertainment. Sometimes it’s difficult for us who are knowledgeable about the facts of historical events to suspend disbelief and enjoy the experience. We have to constantly remind ourselves that it’s merely a good story. It is too bad that so many people don’t realize they may be watching a somewhat skewed or not entirely accurate story. In some cases it may cause them to delve into real history a bit. It did for me as a young boy.
  7. Oh no! You did not mention Red Tails. I had so much hope for that movie.
  8. It made a lot of money so far. https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/midway-takes-no-1-from-doctor-sleep-in-box-office-surprise/ar-BBWvLkp?ocid=mailsignout
  9. More accurately the statement should have been “The plane that helped save Britain” But I’ve seen the Garand touted as “The Gun that Won WW2”. That’s not entirely accurate either. Indeed, the successful outcome of the late unpleasantness was a team effort. Admittedly not always a smoothly functioning team. Kinda like an NBA team with a bunch of different personalities and egos. Who said there’s no I in team?
  10. Like the Hurricane? https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/battle-of-britain-week-was-the-hurricane-the-plane-247944
  11. I’ll certainly trust your review over some Entertainment reporter who majored in cinema arts and minored in common sense.
  12. And, whilst scrolling through the documentaries, I spotted on on Scotch!
  13. For the. Battle scenes yeah. A lot of the other stuff was.....well, Hollywood.
  14. Macht nichts. They might have been able to delay the inevitable by a few minutes. But there was no chance of victory from the beginning. Outnumbered almost 10 to 1. No reinforcements or re supply. It’s amazing they held out as long as they did. Heroic effort. And everyone should visit the Alamo at least once. https://www.fwisd.org/cms/lib/TX01918778/Centricity/Domain/1160/Alamo Primary Sources.pdf
  15. Directors only listen to the military technical advisors when it suits them, doesn’t impact the budget, and won’t change the fantastic script.
  16. Here’s a guy who won’t watch it. https://www.warhistoryonline.com/news/ww2.html?fbclid=IwAR24oubJgAHy32jvGCOBpCDs4a8zUMAy5xE5qbZ4S5e-qLVBXoc6e61NgII
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