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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 4:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sp4 Roy Jeffrey Burke born in Carnegie Pa graduated Carnegie high school class of 1968. Team member of Dowds Dirty Half Dozen 75 Ranger Regiment KIA December 21 1969. My best friend all through school I never expected to see his name on this site.
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My nephew's name is not on the wall, he did come home from Vietnam but died young just from being there.
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Brings back memories of local small town boys. Didn't know them, but knew the families.
Seems like a dis-apportionant number came from small or poor towns. Maybe just the luck of the draw. Either way, too many.

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Rich families would find a way for their child not to participate.


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"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."

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Brings back memories of local small town boys. Didn't know them, but knew the families.
Seems like a dis-apportionant number came from small or poor towns. Maybe just the luck of the draw. Either way, too many.

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Rich families would find a way for their child not to participate.
Yes, that is true. I was one of those. My father told me that someday I would be "tested" as he had been in WWII. He wanted me to join the Navy as our family had always had the boys join the Navy.

However, since we lived near Travis AFB, and he saw the body bags coming back, and no progress in the war he said that this was not a war, it was politicians throwing bodies at the problem. I got number 42 in the draft but by that time my sister, father and mother were living in Paris and I was traveling around the world. My address was their place in the 13th Arondesmont which is where my call up was mailed to. The letter came after the reporting date. My parents sent a letter to the draft board saying that as soon as they heard from me they would tell me that I was called up. The lawyers said that way I was never legally served so the government had no way to come after me.

Bottom line, relatively wealthy family has lawyers and exits country. Sounds like Germany in 1936...

While I have never felt guilty for not going I can not, to this day, go into the Memorial at Eagles Nest in New Mexico. The emotion is just too intense. I have gone there with my best friend about 7 different times. For him, it is a pilgrimage.

My best friend is ex-101st Airborne and was in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam back in 60 through 64 when we "weren't there". He had to sign papers saying that if he was captured the government would disavow that he was US military. He has told me it was good I didn't go.

Is any of this "fair" in terms of who went? No, absolutely not. But then Lydon Johnson should have been impeached over his incompetence in executing the "war" and McNamara should have been in Federal prison with no way out, ever.

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Rich families would find a way for their child not to participate.
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My wife was born at Travis AFB

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My wife was born at Travis AFB
The hospital there is quite good. Rumor has it that during the Black Panther uprisings back in the day that Oakland and CHP cops were brought to Travis as the doctors there were trained in combat medicine.
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If you ever look at the wall. The first " 28 " names,,, Were KIA, in NAM,, YEARS before the conflict started. This is a fact not bull**** or hear say ! They were called Advisors !
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I enlisted in the Army 5 Jul 61, Honorable Discharge 1966. I was a combat medic/surg tech "Advisor" in Nam in 1962. I was "never" there. Not on my records. I saw and treated and cared for more trauma than any one person should ever see.
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