Another Eagle has left us

Another Eagle has left us

schaduwfax
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schaduwfax
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Joined: September 27th, 2012, 11:03 am

October 2nd, 2017, 1:48 am #1

I read this morning that Mr. Donald Malarkey passed away.

May he rest in peace
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Simon H
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October 2nd, 2017, 8:56 am #2

Sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy to his family.
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Ken N
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October 17th, 2017, 12:38 pm #3

It's damn depressing. I haven't even told my 13 year-old son about it. We have been on a "Band of brothers" kick the past week or so; watching all the episodes back to back. 

Even more depressing is that the vets are basically gone. Most of us can remember when they held pertinent positions in our daily lives. They were our mail-men and our school teachers. Our politicians and corporate heads. Our film and TV actors. 

American civilization is truly a different thing altogether since they have left the scene. I wasn't ready for it and I don't like it.
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Simon H
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October 18th, 2017, 2:38 am #4

Not sure if it is the right place to say this Ken, but there are other generations of veterans who are still about and have served their country with pride and bled for their brother comrades, in Vietnam and in later conflicts. These old warriors also deserve our respect and thanks. Sadly those who went into battle in SE Asia in the 1960's are often derided and scorned because of the Government they fought for. But they fought for your flag and country and as such they are the pillars on which your nation stands. Give them the respect as you did their forefathers.
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January 5th, 2018, 5:29 pm #5

I was a general medical officer in Vietnam in C Company (Brigade Clearing Station) of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade. I watched the brave young men who came back after their missions and also the day before they were to go out.  I learned to appreciate the bravery, valor and sacrifice that was inside each of them. Many never returned from that last mission. We should appreciate them, not demean their service. Like General George Patton so eloquently said: “It`s foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
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