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A Guy with Nuts and Guts (english)
21 Feb 2003
Modified: 03 Mar 2003
It's doesn't take GUTS to follow the crowd it takes GUTS to stand
up and be diff. This was jsut sent to me and I think it should
be published here to show tollerance.
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It's doesn't take GUTS to follow the crowd it takes GUTS to stand up and be diff. This was jsut sent to me and I think it should be published here to show tollerance.
Eddie The Lock a Vietnam Veterans put his money where his mouth
is when he presented his idea to a crowd of demonstrators in NYC
recently.
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Where are Vets 4 Peace when you need them? (english)
22 Feb 2003
Tolerance yes. But it's terribly sad that those "on the wall" who he claims to represent aren't here BECAUSE of a senseless war (Vietnam) just as the coming war will be senseless.
This vet does not represent all veterans. Check out Veterans for Peace http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
No blood for oil. Keep our troops home!
See also:
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
I Got Your Back Eddie The Lock (english)
22 Feb 2003
"I Got Your Back"

I am a small and precious child, my dad's been sent to fight.
The only place I'll see his face, is in my dreams at night.
He will be gone too many days for my young mind to keep track.
I may be sad, but I am proud.
My daddy's got your back.

I am a caring mother. My son has gone to war.
My mind is filled with worries that I have never known before.
Everyday I try to keep my thoughts from turning black.
I may be scared, but I am proud.
My son has got your back.

I am a strong and loving wife, with a husband soon to go.
There are times I'm terrified in a way MOST NEVER KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bite my lip, and force a smile as I watch my husband pack.
My heart may break, but I am proud.
My husband's got your back.

I am a soldier .Serving Proudly, standing tall.
I fight for freedom, yours and mine by answering this call.
I do my job while knowing, THE THANKS IT SOMETIMES LACKS.
Say a prayer that I'll come home.
It's me whose got your back.

Author Unknown
A Real DUCK! (english)
22 Feb 2003
OOPS my age is showing: sent the below the new commenst to the wrong moron!

Here, this ones for aYOU, Freddy...( why do I want to keep adding) the fairy?

BTW: How's Fidel? Been checking you.. you seem to support all & every thing
that is against America(ns)... Why haven't you spent time with AOVets & Families,
and their Kids who need help yesterday or for a full accounting from your hero's the
communists who run Vietnam or Cuba ( a breeding place for terrorists and a country
who sent PUKES to torture our PoW's in VN ) re: our MIA's??????????

no matter, what you say is insignificant... and ain't worth wiping me arse with... but still want
to hear more about your PoW experience seeing you can speak on their behalf as well on
behalf of friends I know who would have chased your ass to hell an back who's names
are etched on The Wall..

to me your a "duck" ... period. Thats your choice, thats why there is a WALL in DC and
other monuments.. in fact I got a letter from a Dad who's son just shipped out who said,
hey, these protests, thats why my son is making the trip. ........... morons can protest..
but like you ... I don't have to agree and will scream my opinion from the house tops..

Were YOU a PoW in Vietnam or any other era? You are standing up speaking for PoW's
so I assume you must be one.

I didn't see you name on any former PoW Roster though but will pass your name & addy on to the
NAM PoW's case I missed it.

And who the muck are you to speak for any HERO who's name
is on The Wall? I see you subsribe to VVAW.. thats your business and many who see the
shit from another angle don't agree we should sit and wait to be Nuked or Chemically Slaughtered
by folks who don't care if YOU are alive today and dead tomorow. Those men DIED for your
right to go out and do what the muck you want, same with The Lock... that is what has kept our
nation UNIQUIE among the many and creates the SURGE of refugee's ( some who will end
up killing American Families & Kids ) ongoing and continuous for years.
9/11 must not have penetrated your brain.. still smoking the gold in dark attic's?

How come you morons don't march to have SoDamn disarm? Or Al Queerdo's to disarm and
disband in the name of "world Peace"???

Do you burn the Flag? Have you thrown away your CIB? Then you be no better than the "ducks"
at Hanoi who steped out of rank so they could receive preferential treatment while the rest
Served with Honor and Returned with Honor. A short word with a world of meaning, and
one that you do not appear to comprehend.

No one likes WAR or the Toll of war. You think any one over the past 200 years has enjoyed seeing
their kids suffer or die. NOPE!! No one I have ever spoken to, but ask them how they FELL about
their kids service. Do you think PoW's enjoyed the trip? But ask them before you stand up on their
behalf, what they actually feel. Under the WORST conditions they stood tall and did what they could
to resist, and when you hear them sing God Bless America it adds a whol new meaning to the song.

PoW's/MIA's were not created, like death it was a risk... but one known and accepted and 99%
took the pain and stood tall, like The Lock in NYC against morons who want to see our way of
life terminated for the good of "who?"...

And what you mean want-to-be soddam? Is'nt that your role MoFo? No WARS just sit back and
let the al queerdo's do what they will... queer birds of a feather if you ask me. If you didn't TS
- I answered.

Joe Oliver
Houston, TX
http://www.soft-vision.net/ao_vets/
http://www.soft-vision.com/hanoi/



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Subject: Re: [vfp-chaptercontacts] FYI email exchange with counter-demonstrator
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 09:21:01 -0800
From: "fredy and sherry champagne"
To:
References:

Eddie, you're no Viet Nam combat vet. You look like a wanna-to-be Saddam. If you had really seen any combat in Viet Nam, you would not be so fucking arrogant
and eager to send young men and women to die, create more wars, more POWs and more MIAs. You are a disgrace to all those who died in Viet Nam, as you
have learned nothing, nothing. I resent you using the name of the dead on the wall, to further your own self-aggrandisement. You are a disgrace to all Viet Nam
veterans. Wake up, punk. Your beloved government is sending another generation off to kill and die for nothing, another useless war.Fredy Champagne, US Army,
A Co/2nd/2nd/1st Inf Div, Lai Khe, Song Be Province, 1965-66. Proud to be a peace activist.
YEAH I'M THE GUY IN THE PHOTO (english)
03 Mar 2003
I know He goes to war

I can't tell you of ever finding God in church
And I can't remember feeling
He was near me when I went there.

I do remember seeing a lot of friendly smiling faces
And people dressed in all their nice clothes.
Somehow, I always felt uneasy -
Too many people, too close.

No, I don't remember seeing God in church
But I hear his name there constantly. Some ask,
Have you been born again? If so, when?
And I don't understand!

I did feel God in Vietnam -
Almost everyday.

I felt him when, after an all night fire fight,
He sent the sun to chase the rain away;
and the rain would return with majesty
The very next day.

He was there when I collected
Sgt. Moore's body parts to put in a body bag.
He was there when I wrote
A letter to his widow explaining how he died.

He was behind me when I heard
Sergeant Sink's last dying gasp.
He helped me carry
Sergeant Swanson down a hill in the An Lo valley.

I caught a glimpse of God when I felt the heat of napalm
Called on our own position, may 27, 1967.

I felt him around me when
The chaplain would hold field service for our dead.

I saw his reflection in the faces of my men
When I told them to save one bullet for themselves
As we were about to be overrun one hot steamy day
In a Nam far away.

He led me in the "lord's prayer"
On every assault
As we stood on the skids coming in at treetop level.

When we set up night ambushes
And I couldn't see my own hands because of the darkness,
I could feel his hands.

He sent loneliness to guarantee the fond memories
That always appear later in life.

I'll always remember the strength God gave
To the orphans - the children of war.
He made them strong, but they didn't understand.
I know after 25 years,
We sleep under the same star.

He sent boys to war.
They returned young men;
Their lives forever changed
Proud to protect the land of the free.

I don't know if God goes to church,
But I know he goes to war.

Written by Barry L. McAlpine
First Squadron, Ninth (US) Cavalry

HAPPY 30TH ALLIED POW RING
REMEMBER COLONEL TED GUY

ALL THE VETERANS I KNOW WILL FIGHT AGAIN
WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT.
WAKE UP AMERICA!
MANY THANKS TO OUR MILITARY FOR PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM.
YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN.
FOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW.
EDDIE THE LOCK
THANK YOU VETS (english)
03 Mar 2003
THANKS JOE OLIVER FOR ALL YOU DO.
YOU ARE TRULY A GREAT AMERICAN.
THANKS TO ALL THAT SUPPORTED ME THAT DAY.
THERE WERE MANY MORE WITH ME THAT DAY THAN THE PROTESTERS THOUGHT.
TO ALL THE "VETS FOR PEACE" WHACKOS, YOU ARE NOT MY BROTHER.
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS,
not criticizing MY country's policies.
EDDIE THE LOCK