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   The last Vietnam veteran leaves the Iowa National Guard. Thanks for your service

06 Nov 2012 10:42 AM   |   6912 clicks   |   KFAB Omaha
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Day_Old_Dutchie     
He'll continue working for the National Guard as a civilian contractor with Northrop Grumman.
Aka riding the good old "gravy train".

06 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
Carousel Beast     

Day_Old_Dutchie: He'll continue working for the National Guard as a civilian contractor with Northrop Grumman.
Aka riding the good old "gravy train".


He's got to be able to afford his TotalFark.

06 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
Cpl.D     
Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.

06 Nov 2012 10:50 AM
Godscrack     
Thank goodness. I was really starting to about him lately

06 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
kvinesknows     

Day_Old_Dutchie: He'll continue working for the National Guard as a civilian contractor with Northrop Grumman.
Aka riding the good old "gravy train".


this

06 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
TabASlotB     

Godscrack: Thank goodness. I was really starting to about him lately


The whole thing?

06 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
kvinesknows     

Cpl.D: Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.


except he is not retired.

Just going to start drawing pension while still getting paid, probably doing the same job for much more.

06 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
JohnCarter     
I trust he left nothing behind...because Charlie will use that against us

Also...Charlie don't surf the point

06 Nov 2012 10:55 AM
Old Man Winter    [TotalFark]  
Was he covered in spit?

06 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
SN1987a goes boom     
Let's hope he doesn't try and walk his way through some remote town.

06 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
Nightsweat     

Cpl.D: Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.


The only way it could have been more earned is if they'd won the war.

/too obvious?

06 Nov 2012 11:06 AM
RanDomino     
Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.

06 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
stuhayes2010     
He's 58. Did he get to Vietnam and leave an hour later?

06 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
WGJ     
Spent his entire adult life sucking on the government tit.

06 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
FreetardoRivera     

Cpl.D: Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.


back of the bus phaggot

06 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
yves0010     

FreetardoRivera: Cpl.D: Proof that snarky headlines aren't always the best fit. Good job, subby. And to the Vietnam Vet: Enjoy your retirement. Yours is about as earned as it can be.

back of the bus phaggot


I thought those were noise Harley bike riders who just ruin days cause they are annoying everyone around them... So he wouldnt need to go to the back of the bus...

06 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
Valiente     
Was there a parade?

06 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
FarkedOver     
When do we get to spit on the baby killer?

06 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
TangoDown     

RanDomino: Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.


You're a dick and a troll in addition to being an asshole.
Regardless of his service in Vietnam, his dedication to a cause that's greater than himself is wonderful. The service in the National Guard for that length of time is commendable. Do you realize how many times he has worked tirelessly in support of his country, state and neighbor? How many floods and blizzards did he deploy for? More than you have. How many times has his wife and kids watch their Dad and husband leave when the commander called and said we need all hands on deck. These calls come at the worst times. Not only for his neighbors, but also for his family, who are more than likely having to deal with the same events, but alone. Sometimes they don't come back. A lot times he has probably missed a family function, how many weddings, funerals, kids plays and birthdays were missed because of his dedication to duty and desire to serve his country, state and neighbor.

06 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
RanDomino     
TangoDown
Regardless of his service in Vietnam, his dedication to a cause that's greater than himself is wonderful.

Know who else was dedicated to a cause greater than himself?

Do you realize how many times he has worked tirelessly in support of his country, state and neighbor? How many floods and blizzards did he deploy for?

Good, then let's commend him for that... not for being part of a terrible war.

06 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
JK47     

RanDomino: Good, then let's commend him for that... not for being part of a terrible war.



Still missing the point. The last thing you want is soldiers feeling empowered to decide which wars to fight. That road leads right to military dictatorship.

06 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
Rent Party     
I think we should stop thanking these guys and start apologizing to them. Instead of "Thanks for your service" we should instead say "I'm sorry we got ourselves involved in yet another unnecessary hostile action for that required your service in the first place. We will try harder in the first place."

The best thing you can do for veterans is stop creating them.

06 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
Rent Party     
Goddamn internet editing sucks! "We will try harder in the future."

06 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
RanDomino     
JK47
Still missing the point. The last thing you want is soldiers feeling empowered to decide which wars to fight. That road leads right to military dictatorship.

Only if combined with a professional military.
At the very least, if we really believed in democracy soldiers would be able to elect their officers.

06 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
LarryDan43     
Another job lost because of Obama.

06 Nov 2012 12:59 PM
nuke666     
So, was he full time ARNG? or the weekend warrior?

06 Nov 2012 01:00 PM
Lord Summerisle     
So long "hero". Thanks for the national humiliation.

06 Nov 2012 01:09 PM
rebelman233     

TangoDown: RanDomino: Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.

You're a dick and a troll in addition to being an asshole.
Regardless of his service in Vietnam, his dedication to a cause that's greater than himself is wonderful. The service in the National Guard for that length of time is commendable. Do you realize how many times he has worked tirelessly in support of his country, state and neighbor? How many floods and blizzards did he deploy for? More than you have. How many times has his wife and kids watch their Dad and husband leave when the commander called and said we need all hands on deck. These calls come at the worst times. Not only for his neighbors, but also for his family, who are more than likely having to deal with the same events, but alone. Sometimes they don't come back. A lot times he has probably missed a family function, how many weddings, funerals, kids plays and birthdays were missed because of his dedication to duty and desire to serve his country, state and neighbor.


This
oef vet here

06 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
signaljammer     
Vietnam was an atrocity which shames us forever.

That we fell for that Tonkin Gulf shiat proves we are a nation of idiots or cowards or the chronically dis-empowered.
People who think otherwise are practicing self-deceit and should seek mental help. Hint: authority functions as a parental surrogate for some.

06 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
RanDomino     
rebelman233
oef vet here

*reads post*
*reads name*

...were you fighting for the insurgency, then?

06 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
Deep Contact     
He was a seaman.

06 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
moto-geek     
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06 Nov 2012 04:21 PM
rebelman233     

RanDomino: rebelman233
oef vet here

*reads post*
*reads name*

...were you fighting for the insurgency, then?


No America wannbe Rambo. I was a 99 Zulu male striper and an in flight missile mechanic

62 golf for real

06 Nov 2012 04:44 PM
Tanthalas39     

RanDomino: Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.


Go to hell.

06 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
FreetardoRivera     

JK47: RanDomino: Good, then let's commend him for that... not for being part of a terrible war.


Still missing the point. The last thing you want is soldiers feeling empowered to decide which wars to fight. That road leads right to military dictatorship.



Talk about missing the point.

Yes, what a horrible dictatorship it would have been if all those soldiers refused to fight and the leaders of this country during that era were embarrassed and looked like the d bags they were.

06 Nov 2012 05:10 PM
FreetardoRivera     

Tanthalas39: RanDomino: Thanks for what? Being a pawn in a pointless, futile imperial adventure that cost the lives of millions of innocent people?  If he was a willing participant, he's nothing but a murderer.

Go to hell.


By the sound of it he isn't going to be the one going there.

/OEF veteran
//back of the bus with you as well

06 Nov 2012 05:12 PM
edmo    [TotalFark]  

FarkedOver: When do we get to spit on the baby killer?


My dad would be pleased to know he has officially lost that status and gets a pithy "thank you for your service" in kind.

06 Nov 2012 06:19 PM
groundhog     
Thank you good sir.

06 Nov 2012 08:06 PM
id10ts    [TotalFark]  
Gives us older (almost 50) reservist hope.

/Retires at 59
//Just 9 years to go
///Hope my knees hold out
////Get off my lawn now

06 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
ace in your face     
There was a Chaplin at Ft Drum who had been a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. I just left like 9 months ago so he is probably still there.

/and fark you trolls

07 Nov 2012 12:21 AM
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