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For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines #14907110 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by jorgeI
...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
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Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: Sycamore] #14907242 05/24/20
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Thank you for sharing They were brave men giving their all for their country.


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Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: Sycamore] #14907299 05/24/20
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phew......
I wasn't born until 1972 so my thoughts or opinions don't mean crap, but the more I learn about that war it just seems like a waste.....


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Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: helidriver72] #14907320 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by helidriver72
phew......
I wasn't born until 1972 so my thoughts or opinions don't mean crap, but the more I learn about that war it just seems like a waste.....


This is a very interesting video of interviews with Vietnam veterans. "Vietnam Remembered."




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Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: Sycamore] #14907384 05/24/20
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thanks for sharing
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Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: helidriver72] #14907603 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by helidriver72
phew......
I wasn't born until 1972 so my thoughts or opinions don't mean crap, but the more I learn about that war it just seems like a waste.....

You are absolutely correct. Just like dealing with individuals trying to harm you or yours that have to be stopped right now. There are nations, organizations that would bring harm to this nation and it'd people that need to be deterred and or destroyed. I would like police action wars like Korea and the SEATO to cause the war in South VN forever stopped unless our military has the orders to do whatever is required, using whatever weapon is the most expedient with the least number of casualties to our troops. You will notice that Germany and Japan both have played nicely the past 75 years


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Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: Sycamore] #14907611 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by helidriver72
phew......
I wasn't born until 1972 so my thoughts or opinions don't mean crap, but the more I learn about that war it just seems like a waste.....

You are absolutely correct. Just like dealing with individuals trying to harm you or yours that have to be stopped right now. There are nations, organizations that would bring harm to this nation and it'd people that need to be deterred and or destroyed. I would like police action wars like Korea and the SEATO to cause the war in South VN forever stopped unless our military has the orders to do whatever is required, using whatever weapon is the most expedient with the least number of casualties to our troops. You will notice that Germany and Japan both have played nicely the past 75 years


"Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." --Thomas Jefferson

Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: arkypete] #14908732 05/24/20
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Six gone out of nine, is a hell of a shot for a small close knit community. Six times those green sedans had to drive through that little town to deliver that news.

I bet if you looked, Morenci still sends plenty to the service every year. tough town, tough people.

There is a MMA fighter from Morenci right now, Gaithje.

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Originally Posted by jorgeI
...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: Sycamore] #14908901 05/25/20
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Thanks for posting, damn shame, tough times for such a small town. Semper Fi

Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: Sycamore] #14909090 05/25/20
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I can't read the OP article without subscribing but here's another article about them: MORENCI MARINES


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Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: helidriver72] #14909528 05/25/20
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Originally Posted by helidriver72
phew......
I wasn't born until 1972 so my thoughts or opinions don't mean crap, but the more I learn about that war it just seems like a waste.....
I don't think so.

The war put the brakes on Communist expansion, limiting it to the South. We won every major battle we fought and we were on the cusp of absolutely defeating NVN when we pulled out.
Was the war mismanaged? Yes. Did our press do more damage than the Commies? Yes. Could the war have been finished much sooner with fewer casualties? Yes.

Was it, given the interference from the press and the mismanagement by our leaders, worth it? I'll let you decide.

https://ashbrook.org/publications/oped-owens-99-vietnamwar/


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Re: For Memorial Day...The Morenci Marines [Re: Rock Chuck] #14909587 05/25/20
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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I can't read the OP article without subscribing but here's another article about them: MORENCI MARINES


the first article is written by the history prof mentioned in your article:

“It’s very representative,” said Arizona State University history professor Kyle Longley, who spent five years writing a book on the Morenci Nine, "The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War." “Not just the men, which are very important, but it’s also a community."


Originally Posted by jorgeI
...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....

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