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  • #9959
    vbob
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    HEY

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    #20422
    dino
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    Uh oh …he’s started it now …Loooook Out .Nah really…wouldn’t be nice to sometime just Take A Break !

    #20427
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    Yeah, and whatever we’re fighting for, we’re gonna stop fighting for it in 18 months. If we’re not gonna go in and kick A–, then let’s bring the guy’s home & start getting ready to fight them here.
    Bill

    #20429
    m-amp-m-speed-amp-custom
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    Bill:
    HERE WE GO AGAIN!
    I agree! But if you bring them home the fight should be with the Government, that’s were the problem LIES!
    Rich

    This is not the place for politics but “VOTE THEM ALL OUT”

    #20433
    dino
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    What years in ‘Nam Bob? How ’bout You others …? No politics ..just “Been There Done That” …sometimes you Vets come in on Holidays BUT …Guess We”d All like to Know Who was fightin while we were Playing. I Had a Back Ailment that Gave me a defurment,so I went to Art School During Dover-Woodstock Era. But my Dad was Lt.Col. G-2 Army Reserve since WWII ( Almost went to Bay of Pigs Thing)….And taught Me and My brother ‘right’ .Before Dover Tech Guy ,My Brother Did 4 yrs Air Force.Times have changed and then again some things Haven’t. Has a lot to do with How Things ‘changed” at the track Too during the mid sixties.

    #20451
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    Good web site ” throw the bums out “, check it out. Lots of good links to car stuff too.
    Bill

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    vbob
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    #20570
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    Pretty cool pictures, I bet they bring back some memories. My brother Dan was in Nam also. He came back with a brand new 67 tri power Vet convertable.
    He racer at Dover before he went over there. He raced a 62 Impala 409/409.

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    #20588
    dino
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    NAM VETS …Pass this On …V-Bob Sent Me
    Subject: Three new illnesses added to the presumptive list for Agent Orange

    Any veteran who served in Vietnam (boots on the ground and/or the inland waterways) and has been diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) please contact The Department Service Office and make an appointment. There will be three new illnesses added to the presumptive list for Agent Orange. The term the VA is using is Ischemic Heart Disease. This is CAD. Contact this office at 860-594-6600. If you are Vietnam veteran with CAD and have been represented by another Veterans’ Service Organization please contact them for assistance.

    Respectfully;
    John P. March Jr..
    Department Service Officer
    The American Legion
    Department of Connecticut

    #20658
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    #20743
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    …..Just in From BOBBIMAC:

    NEW CHRISTMAS POEM

    TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
    HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
    IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
    PLASTER AND STONE.

    I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
    WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
    AND TO SEE JUST WHO
    IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

    I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
    A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
    NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
    NOT EVEN A TREE.

    NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
    JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
    ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
    OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

    WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
    AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
    A SOBER THOUGHT
    CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

    FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
    IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
    I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
    ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

    THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
    SILENT, ALONE,
    CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
    IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

    THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
    THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
    NOT HOW I PICTURED
    A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

    WAS THIS THE HERO
    OF WHOM I’D JUST READ?
    CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
    THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

    I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
    THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
    OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
    WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT..

    SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
    THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
    AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
    A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

    THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
    EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
    BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
    LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

    I COULDN’T HELP WONDER
    HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
    ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
    IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

    THE VERY THOUGHT
    BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
    I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
    AND STARTED TO CRY.

    THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
    AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
    ‘SANTA DON’T CRY,
    THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

    I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
    I DON’T ASK FOR MORE,
    MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
    MY! COUNTRY, MY CORPS.’

    THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
    AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
    I COULDN’T CONTROL IT,
    I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

    I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
    SO SILENT AND STILL
    AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
    FROM THE COLD NIGHT’S CHILL.

    I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE
    ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
    THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
    SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

    THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
    WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
    WHISPERED, ‘CARRY ON SANTA,
    IT’S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.’

    ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
    AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
    ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,!
    AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.’

    This poem was written by a Marine.

    #21078
    dino
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    Video Bob wanted me to post this link …Good Night Siagon by Billy Joel On YouTube

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