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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Irish Bob Weaver

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  1. The Terrible Conflict That Was The Vietnam War

    I fail to see the relevance between movies like Catch 22, Slaughterhouse Five, M*A*S*H, and Bonnie and Clyde and the Vietnam War. Bonnie and Clyde had nothing to do with any war ever fought. Platoon could have been a good film given that Mr. Stone was a Vietnam combat vet, but he made the soldiers look like drug crazed murderers and Mr. Coppola took a partly real incident and turned it into a piece of junk. M*A*S*H was about the Korean War and never mentioned Vietnam. Kubrick's film was the better one, but you failed to mention Hamburger Hill or We Were Soldiers. These are two of the very best.
  2. Vets & PTSD

    It didn't matter what your MOS or job was; if you were in-country, you suffer from some form of PTSD, it just may not show. When I came home from my first tour in 1966 nobody wanted to talk to me about Vietnam. I finally decided to go back. Now, I still have it on my mind. I can only sleep a couple of hours a night and am always getting up to "check the perimeter", and when I do close my eyes, I am right back in-country. People deal with it in different ways. I have learned to live with it.
  3. Introductions

    Hello there, My name is Bob, but my friends call me, Bob. I am an old soldier. I entered the Army in 1959 and retired in 1982. I served in just about every branch of the Army there is, except the MPs. I went through basic at Fort Ord, CA and was stationed in Germany twice, and both times at the old Kaserne in Babenhausen. I was Vietnam twice. The was there in '65-'66 when I went over with the 14th Trans Bn, but transferred to the 1st Cav Div. I was there again in '68-'69 with the 241st Trans Co. I was in Korea in '78-'79 with the 1st Bn, 9th, 2nd Inf Div. I have served with Infantry, Airborne, Ranger, Transportation, Quartermaster, and Aviation units. I retired out of Fort Benning, GA in March 1982. I may be retired, but I am a soldier at heart.
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