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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.

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Good job, UB!!

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Well done all around.  You, sir, for your generous donation, and the Museum for acknowledging you, not with just a little tag "Generously donated by Capt. Bob de Groff, US Army (ret.)" but a brief summary of your service and photographs.  

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Museum of the Republic of Vietnam

 

Click on either image for the link to the Museum's website.

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38 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

Well done all around.  You, sir, for your generous donation, and the Museum for acknowledging you, not with just a little tag "Generously donated by Capt. Bob de Groff, US Army (ret.)" but a brief summary of your service and photographs.  

I assumed that would be the case, hence my surprise.

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9 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

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.

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You were such a cute 2nd John!

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Most Excellent!  This is WAY Cool~!!  ^_^

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Very well done by all parties involved. 

 

Very generous of you, UB. 

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4 hours ago, Noz said:

You were such a cute 2nd John!

That’s what all the sailors told me.

 

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It earned a place of respect. Thank you

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Well done UB, Thank you for your service.

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You live in florida?  Heck I thought you lived in utah.  Where are you gettin all those snow pics from? 

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RG, Reverse that. He lived and worked in Fla., then retired to Utah.

 

UB, Bravo for you. It was nice that they gave some background on you:FlagAm:

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35 minutes ago, Four-Eyed Buck,SASS #14795 said:

RG, Reverse that. He lived and worked in Fla., then retired to Utah.

 

UB, Bravo for you. It was nice that they gave some background on you:FlagAm:

They got some things wrong. I retired to Colorado. I do not live in Utah, But I can see it from my house. :lol:

 

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