A damned old veteran to John Wayne: “Thank you for your service.”

Hi readers.  Thanks for coming by for a read.

I’ve been thinking a lot about us veterans lately, possibly because of the recent VA fiasco including my own healthy part of it.  Which put me into close proximity with a lot of other old model vets.

I’m going to start this off with what General Smedley Butler had to say to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in possibly the most honest address in history by a general-grade officer:

Old Confederates trying to recall the rebel yell:

Spanish American and Civil War veterans trying to remember how much fun it was.

Then there’s WWI:

I couldn’t find any veterans of the American Indian Wars being interviewed, though there were plenty of them still alive long after the movie camera and recording was invented.  I suppose John Wayne will have to do.  We veterans all owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude anyway.

Thank you for your service, John Wayne.

Old Jules

 

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3 responses to “A damned old veteran to John Wayne: “Thank you for your service.”

  1. Some amazing videos. Thanks for looking them up.

  2. How you found these gems, I don’t know. I mainly use youtube for boxing and a guitar instructional. Job well done with these beauties.

    As a vet to another, thank you; but here’s to a life past that one, a new identity not reliant on a previous title; to days anew, not faded memories and those forgotten but back to being pilgrims and not soldiers.

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