Tag: Viet Cong
Jesus is the reason for the season, and no government or contentious secularist can take that from us. Merry Christmas, my wonderful brothers, sisters, and children everywhere! May our Lord God Jesus Christ be with you all the days of your lives, and beyond!
I am writing these books so that Vietnam Veteranss can set their grand children on their knees and open the pages to an era, not of shame or failure, but of heroism, goodness, and Military victories, during the Vietnam War.
The legacy of Gerald R. Ford transcends the succession of political trends and social revolutions, and will live forever in the bloodlines of rescued children who comprise the roots of a new American family tree that will grow and flower for untold generations to come. There is no price that can be put on a legacy that made life possible where otherwise death would have been inevitable.
He lectured me like an uncle, reminding me that both our countries had lied to us, that I must go forward and be happy, for we had survived things most people can’t imagine. He had noticed the anger in me, I believe. We parted with brotherly hugs and handshakes, and I felt better inside that day than I had in years.
Then the broke and ran at the same moment in opposite directions, Esker back to where his rifle was, and the NVA all the way to Hanoi, probably. For a few minutes, that which goes on in the killing fields was forgotten, and we learned to laugh again for awhile. God bless you, my brothers and sisters. Take care of one another.
I have referred to myself as a Gold Star Sister at times, but just to abbreviate the truth that I lost a brother to war, not to assume the distinction of a parent who has lost their child violently and much to soon to combat or the freak happenstances that are part of war. In fact, I thank God that I have never suffered as my parents suffered. I am the mother of four and the best 25 years of my life have been spent being their mommy, mentor, and friend.