No, i'm afraid I don't know your friend. And yes, my friend participated in the Battle of Ia Drang and saw further combat during the Battle of Hue and the Battle of Khe Sanh, unfortunately he was wounded by an enemy rifleman and had to be medevaced out of Khe Sanh torwards the end of Operation Pegasus. He told me that the worst thing you can do in war is abandoning your friends in the heat of battle, but luckily his fireteam didn't sustain any major casualties during the battle. Thats all I can tell you sorry, I made a promise not to tell anyone any detailed information about his service history. His request.
Dude, I read a book about Khe Sanh that was set from Jan-Apr 1968, on Hill 881S. The main character survived through Operation Pegasus, only to be hit with a rocket at Quang Tri. The charater also believes the worst is leaving your buddies.
I respect his decision to not tell further info. Although, I've always wondered. Why do we still keep info secret even though the war that the info was related to had already ended? )I read a book about D-Day. A picture had an insignia censored out, even though the photo was released after the war.)
There are some things we may never know about current and past wars. Did Spain really sink the USS Maine? Did the United States know that Japan was going to attack Pearl Harbor? And who was really responsible for 9/11? Questions like these may never be awnsered. And its probably a good thing, because some people "can't handle the truth" and the truth may cause allied countries to question their alliance with, for example, the United States. Beside that well... technology also has to be kept a secret. During WW2, Nazi Germany developed some of the most advanced weaponry at the time. From surface to air missiles, cruise missiles, helicopters, guided bombs, and even massive railguns. But thats not even scratching the surface of what else they could have created. I've read about a prototype heat-ray weapon that could melt the side of a battleship within seconds, they were even develpoing a space plane that could attack cities in the United States with nuclear or biological weapons. If the public knew about those weapons during WW2 it could've drained their moral and caused them to worry about attacks on the United States itself. Thats why the government keeps things locked away for no one to know. If the people found out they would have panicked. There may even be things that are being kept a secret from us today...
Ok, heads-up, this will be somewhat off-topic to the current discussion.
DPR Korea is a self-reliant (or as they say, Juche) state. It is also one of the five communist soverign states of the world. Does having the quality of being self-reliant make a country communist?
Two examples. Take the Republic of Emmeria. Everything is functioning very well and there are no problems. Then, their economy gets better or something and they stop importing things. They can make do with what they have. Does that make them communist?
Also, with America. More "Made in the USA" products are appearing on the shelves. Is that going to come to a point where we can stop relying on the Chinese (or everyone else, for that matter) to make our products and be self-reliant?
North Korea? Self-reliant? No no no, they ACT self-reliant but in reality they need international support just to feed their people.
Hmm... i'm going to say no because a modern country can't survive if they only keep to themselves. Example: North Korea. But sooner or later they will need to start trading goods, importing and exporting, because they won't find their place in the global economy and they'll lose massive amounts of money. Few examples of "communist" countries that have decided to start trading are China and Vietnam. Now they have stronger economies than before, when they were hardcore communists, because they now rely on other countries. So the Republic of Emmeria is either not communist at all or they are doing something right that real world countries couldn't figure out.
As for the United States, my guess to why more "Made in the USA" are appearing is because of all the patriots in this country. Overly patriotic people want their country to sustain itself without any international trade or support. But the US already tried being self-reliant in the early 1800s, but it only lasted two years and it was a complete failure. So I'm guessing we wont go down that road anytime soon.
going great except the fact that a guy from the air base i'm isigned to got shot down by the air force of uganada i mean wtf is wrong with that i mean were working are asses off helping there people and they shot us down man that's bullcrap
Solowing, things like that happen everyday. Murders in Mexico, attacks and bombings in Syria and Iraq, earthquakes in Iran, typhoons in the Phillipines, and the murders of ISAF troops by "allies" in Afghanistan. People die, you can't prevent such things.
tommorow i ship out to africa im not ganna be able to talk to you ones i ship out because theres no internet in africa well there is but not were im going i goodbye buddy hope i see you are talk to you agin one day
hey warwolf 1 our base commander tryed to enspire us this is what he said today you well be sent to africa to fight the hunger and the poor thats all he said he calls that enspireing i think im gonna cry
hey warwolf 1 I have bad news I am shipping out to africa it turns out a high ranking nato commander saw me and my co pilot perform that roll and he said he wanted us to be sent to africa to drop food to poor villages I ship out on monday morning i'm not sure when i'll be back sense theres no internet by the way i am now a colonel I got promoted again i'll tlak to you tommorow and sunday
It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time and do the things we never had.
Toto, nineteen-eighty something.