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Vietnam Requiem

Hadn't seen this before, a news documentary from they early 80's dealing with Vietnam and the effects on veterans when the came home. Just to say there are moments of veterans (still quite young in this film) becoming quite upset talking about their experiences, some of which are really unpleasant. Don't want to upset certain people who may have had similar experiences or don't agree with the views presented as many are pretty negative..

This is part one, the rest are on you tube itself...


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Mixed feelings, of course.

The good news is that these days there's a little more awareness, compassion and sensitivity concerning vets dealing with the criminal justice system. Veteran's Court dealing specifically with vets of wars as long as one didn't go too overboard in the crimes they committed. One of them overseen by State District Court Judge Marc Carter (Harris County, Houston, Texas), former Captain, USA, Intel (ret'd). Good man. Fair judge. Excellent human-being.

Go here to see it as YouTube disabled embedding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AfA6T59uRc
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The lead in photo on youtube yells BS. There were no all black units.
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The lead in photo fits nicely with the BS claim that the average age of an infantryman in Vietnam was 19, which has been debunked on this and many other sites. What is statistically known is the average age of the Vietnam War dead, which is 23 point something.

I don't recall any claims that Blacks served in larger numbers, or that there were Black-only units, because I quit at the 'average age 19' claim.
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How about looking past what appears to be something obvious, that isn't, and considering that only 10 soldiers tops can be seen for 2-5 seconds and then considering that a platoon of soldiers marching to cadence is comprised of 26-30 or so guys in total. Damn!
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The film is 30 years old and I think the 19 thing has been discredited.. Paul Hardcastle made that famous...
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How about looking past what appears to be something obvious, that isn't, and considering that only 10 soldiers tops can be seen for 2-5 seconds and then considering that a platoon of soldiers marching to cadence is comprised of 26-30 or so guys in total. Damn!
You were in the Army????

How did we form up? First in rank then in file. What was the command then? "IF YOUR TALLER THAN THE MAN IN FRONT OF YOU MOVE UP". Notice in the film? That doesn't hold true.
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The lead in photo fits nicely with the BS claim that the average age of an infantryman in Vietnam was 19, which has been debunked on this and many other sites. What is statistically known is the average age of the Vietnam War dead, which is 23 point something.

I don't recall any claims that Blacks served in larger numbers, or that there were Black-only units, because I quit at the 'average age 19' claim.

That Blacks served in larger numbers has also been debunked as well as most of us were draftees.

The film is all about pushing an agenda. Reality it isn't.
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The story of five men. Good, one highly decorated and ends up in jail. H---. He joined at age 17. What could he offer an employer when he got out. ZERO. Of course we know that we were all drug crazed baby killers. Nothing new here.
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How about looking past what appears to be something obvious, that isn't, and considering that only 10 soldiers tops can be seen for 2-5 seconds and then considering that a platoon of soldiers marching to cadence is comprised of 26-30 or so guys in total. Damn!
How about looking at the rest of the film??? The part on BCT showed a mix of races. Unloading of the planes showed a mix. Hell they even stuck in some 82nd AB troopers in a portion about the the Marine landing.

Like the lead in stated. Film clips culled from footage. That means selected.

Now I have a bridge to sell. You interested?
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That Blacks served in larger numbers has also been debunked as well as most of us were draftees.

The film is all about pushing an agenda. Reality it isn't.
I just saw this and put it out there with a caveat too I might add. If the film had an agenda, it's not mine...
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I just saw this and put it out there with a caveat too I might add. If the film had an agenda, it's not mine...
I doubt that it was Cope. Not your style.
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I doubt that it was Cope. Not your style.
Glad we understand each other then. Some people assume that the message is an opinion of the messenger sometimes...
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