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44 years today the final stages of the evacuation of the American Embassy in Saigon was underway. Over 6000 Vietnamese and 1000 Americans had safely departed. Only the Marine Security Guards remained. Cpl. Charles McMahon and Lance Cpl. Darwin Judge — early April 29 while they stood guard at the defense attache compound at Tan Son Nhat Airport were killed by artillery bombardment. They would be the last U.S. servicemen to die in a war that killed some 58,000 Americans. I was lucky enough to have served a an "Ambassador in Blue" with a number of these Marines during that time and found their stories to be no less than heroic.



 

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The whole thing was a cluster fuck. It was a war we were not allowed to win.

You know.... Mike Tyson said "Everyone wants to be a beast until it's time to do what beasts do" and too many people fit that description. Once Congress has "unleashed the beast", if any Congressman then hampers a military operation while men are in the field should be pulled from office and brought up on charges of treason. What those guys went through is a total fucking disgrace... and when you consider it was entirely avoidable... some heads should have rolled (literally). At the very MINIMUM their public service record should be flagged and their pensions should be given to the families of the fallen.
 

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You know.... Mike Tyson said "Everyone wants to be a beast until it's time to do what beasts do" and too many people fit that description. Once Congress has "unleashed the beast", if any Congressman then hampers a military operation while men are in the field should be pulled from office and brought up on charges of treason. What those guys went through is a total fucking disgrace... and when you consider it was entirely avoidable... some heads should have rolled (literally). At the very MINIMUM their public service record should be flagged and their pensions should be given to the families of the fallen.
^^^ AGREED!!!
 

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I recently watched a show on Amazon detailing the last few days in Vietnam.

Interesting story about the evacuation.

I can only imagine how much of a mess those last few days were
 

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They had to cut a tree down so a chopper could land in the parking lot. The ambassador absolutely did not want the tree to be cut down but the Marines finally convinced him that was the only way to land a chopper on the ground
 

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You know.... Mike Tyson said "Everyone wants to be a beast until it's time to do what beasts do" and too many people fit that description. Once Congress has "unleashed the beast", if any Congressman then hampers a military operation while men are in the field should be pulled from office and brought up on charges of treason. What those guys went through is a total fucking disgrace... and when you consider it was entirely avoidable... some heads should have rolled (literally). At the very MINIMUM their public service record should be flagged and their pensions should be given to the families of the fallen.
We haven't "unleashed the beast" since WW2. Probably because doing so would escalate to WW3.
 

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You know.... Mike Tyson said "Everyone wants to be a beast until it's time to do what beasts do" and too many people fit that description. Once Congress has "unleashed the beast", if any Congressman then hampers a military operation while men are in the field should be pulled from office and brought up on charges of treason. What those guys went through is a total fucking disgrace... and when you consider it was entirely avoidable... some heads should have rolled (literally). At the very MINIMUM their public service record should be flagged and their pensions should be given to the families of the fallen.
Mike Tyson is a pathetic drug addict.

Put him in a cell with Sonny Liston and he would be sucking dick inside 20 minutes.

Fact, not opinion.

 
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