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tRump, At Best, Shows Unmitigated Gall to Visit Vietnam on Veterans Day

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    1. Thanks GP. I'm a bit mopey today. Not just because of Veterans Day and it took me 40 years to talk about the Vietnam War, but going to a memorial today for the son of my bride's & my best man. I'm getting very tired of burying children. He was 50, but hey.

    1. USAF AFSC 8044, Vietnam, Thailand '72-73. Patrolling Tu-Do Street bars in Saigon FOR FREEDOM!

      12th RITS @ Tan Son Nhut, 432 RTS @ Udorn RTAFB. Can hardly remember what these mean anymore.

        1. I got a DD from the Civil Air Patrol. Really. I got busted for possession, and they considered that to be outside the boundaries of polite Cadet society. About the same time, our Colonel's son got busted for not only possession, but possession for sale. He got promoted to Master Sergeant. I learned a valuable life lesson.

          1. Well played, sir. In fact, when my mom worked at UMDNJ, doing infectious diseases, she'd warn me of all the fun stuff you could get from raw shellfish.

  1. In the 1990s, Trump made headlines for lobbying the New York State legislature to ban disabled veterans from working as street vendors around Trump Tower. “Do we allow Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s finest and most luxurious shopping districts, to be turned into an outdoor flea market, clogging and seriously downgrading the area?” he wrote to a state assemblyman. Thirteen years later, he appealed again to then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Whether they are veterans or not,” he wrote, “[the vendors] should not be allowed to sell on this most important and prestigious shopping street.”

    On behalf of my father and grandfather (both of whom served):

    OH, FOR FUCK'S SAKE.

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