Hey You, Vietnam Veterans!

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U. S. Marines heavily engaged during the Tet Offensive (30 Jan 68)

The ‘Old Imperial’ city of Hue

In recognition of the Marine Corps’ 238th birthday—I came across this article today, and I would like to share it with my veteran comrades-in-arms (and with anyone else that might find it interesting).  It’s my story, it’s your story—it’s our story.  One veteran said:  ‘I was born in Vietnam.’  And that’s exactly how I feel.  Every aspect of my life has been, and continues to be, touched by Vietnam.  I made my first pilgrimage back, with my son, in 2004.  I returned again in 2008.  I will continue to go back, because something quite ‘unexplainable’ keeps pulling me back.  I may very well choose to live there eventually, and even to complete my life-cycle there.  Vietnam changed my life forever, and not totally for the worse.  Here is the link to the article I am referring to:  (Click Here).

Sgt. Stephen F. Dennstedt 2151667 USMC

1965 to 1971 (Vietnam 1967 to 1968)

Survivor – Tet Offensive 1968

Link to Tet Offensive:  (Click Here)

To the memories of two fine officers who lost their lives, at Chu Lai, during Tet 1968:

Navy Lieutenant Stanley ‘Doc’ Lewis, MD (our Flight Surgeon) – KIA

and

Marine Second Lieutenant Richard KerrKIA

(Click here for more about Chu Lai and Tet)

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