What Can You Do to Help Our Vietnam Veterans?

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    Stop the parade float an' let `em get off before the train hits `em...
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    Officials: Vets' float crossed track after signals
    18 Nov.`12 — A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, investigators said Saturday.
     
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    It's a little to late, I think, to thank VN vets in any way that is truly meaningful.

    The time to have done that, back when it would have helped, is long past.

    I hear todays chickenhawk' generation of right wing cranks telling me thank you for your service, and most of what I hear, given the mindset of the people who tell me this, rings false.

    If today's chickenhawks really want to thank the VN generation for their service, the best thing they can do is see to it that TODAY'S GENERATION service people are not WASTED on stupid militaristic misadventures of EMPIRE.
     
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    Don't drive in front of trains and you won't get hit.
     
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    Feds investigators say train signals, lights & gates worked properly...
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    Feds probe deadly Texas train-truck crash
    Nov. 18,`12 (UPI) -- Federal investigators said all warning lights, gates and bells worked properly before a train hit a parade float carrying wounded veterans in Midland, Texas.
     
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    Send me rep.
     
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    Doomed Parade Float Used Tried-and-True Route...
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    Parade where vets killed used route for 3 years
    Nov 19, 2012 - Floats had followed same one for 3 years
    See also:

    State highway safety director reassigned following revelations of driving violations
    11/18/2012 - Highway Safety Honcho Has Abysmal Driving Record; Massachusetts' Sheila Burgess will be reassigned
     
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    Train Warning Delayed in Texas Crash: Records...
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    Rail Crossing Built for Longer Alert
    Nov 29, 2012 - Alert designed to sound 10 seconds earlier
     
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    I am a Vietnam era vet; so rep the heck out of me and all is forgiven........... :cool:
     
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    Forty years later they want to know what they can do for VN Vets? Leave them alone.
     
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    Stop making vets prove their disability is service connected; if a combat vet suffers any malady notwithstanding it's cause it should be treated. Period.
     
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    I guess a Veteran has to prove he is a combat Vet then. How does that work?
     
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    For being an assfucker?
    Sorry

    Don't send rep to fake-vet pieces of shit like you.
     
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    we know, asswipe, we know.

    stfu, already
     
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    Umm scars from bullet and shrapnel wounds help.
     
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    Umm, how does a Vet prove that the scars are from shrapnel and bullet wounds and does that eliminate the legitimate claims of Combat Vets who weren't wounded? Ya see, either way the "combat Vets" need to prove their disability is service connected.
     
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    Viet Vets are now so old, they all have some sort of limits on their ability, even if it's only old age.
     
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    They served their country, time now for their country to serve them
     
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    Some combat scars are not physical and others can be disputed, i.e. Agent Orange Exposure. Until the Reagan Administration vets didn't need to prove a medical issue was service connected. In particular PTSD which was recognized as early as WW I but called by a different name:

    The Perilous Fight . The Mental Toll | PBS

    Stress has been associated with cancers, heart disease, drug & alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders.
     
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