Finally Can Rest
After fighting in the Vietnam War when I was 18, in the Gulf War when I was 40, in Iraq War when I was 52... and coming home on 2012...I can finally hang my weapons on the wall, case my medals I've earned... change my uniforms into civilian clothes...and finally live a life of peace with my lovely wife knowing that I've fought as hard as I could for my country to protect her.
Things I like to do:
Even though I'm an aged man now I like to read fanfic and help other writers by giving details on real life war experience having fighting in wars for most of my life. Mass Effect is my personal favorite and Tali'Zorah being so much like my wife when we first met each other during pre-school. But I still enjoy reading any stories either published or fanfiction.
I was born on Sep. 11, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. My entire family dating all the way back to the colonial time has fought for the U.S. mainly in the USMC. My family were all marines before there was a USMC, we had fought all the wars US has gotten into and always answered the call of duty. I myself had fought through in the Vietnam War, Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq, even though people hate me for fighting in wars they would rather forget I feel no shame or regret knowing I did all I could for my country. Now I'm a retired Major living in a peaceful countryside growing my own food and living a peaceful quiet life after fighting for so long with my wife.
August 29th, 2016 - Vietnam - Khe Sahn
I revisited the old USMC Combat base today, it's hard to imagine that almost 50 years ago I was here along the perimeter maintaining diligent watch for Charlie during the Siege. I can retrace the steps I've walked and ran to and where all the bunkers that I've ran to and from with constant mortar and artillery fire raining down all around that hell hole. Standing here again I asked myself the same question over and over again: "What did I do to survive all that hell?" I still cannot not answer my own question, but I know one thing, in the face of overwhelming odds the USMC stood firm. I'm not sure if this was said anywhere, but like our brothers at Wake Island during WW2 the transmission message of "Send more Japs!" I have delivered a similar message over the explosions and gunfire when I was manning my MG bunker and suppressing the enemy: "Hey Charlie! Go back to your brass and tell them that we said this: "Send more Charlies!""
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